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‘A Gentleman’s Guide’ Leads Tony Awards Nominations

Nominations for Broadway’s Tony Awards will be announced Tuesday, but unlike most years, there no obvious front-runners for best musical or play and virtually no lock in the acting categories.

04/29/2014

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has challenged Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes to three debates.   (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

McConnell Takes Shot At Reid: Senate Being Run Into The Ground By ‘One Person’

Senate Republicans accused Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) of trying to “jam” through legislation and nominations as some members of Congress look to head home before the Christmas holiday.

12/18/2013

The Senate is nearing a potential showdown on curbing the power that the Republican minority has to block President Barack Obama's nominations, as Democrats edge toward muscling a rewrite of filibuster rules through the chamber.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Reid, Dems Near Vote On Curbing GOP Filibuster Power

The Senate is nearing a potential showdown on curbing the power that the Republican minority has to block President Barack Obama’s nominations, as Democrats edge toward muscling a rewrite of filibuster rules through the chamber.

11/21/2013

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham says nothing has changed even after CBS News admitted on Friday that it was wrong to trust a "60 Minutes" source who claimed to be at the scene of the Benghazi assault. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Graham Threatens to Block All Nominations Without Benghazi Answers

Sen. Lindsey Graham is threatening to hold up all nominations for federal government positions until survivors of last year’s deadly attack on the diplomatic post in Libya appear before Congress.

10/28/2013

A divided Senate on Thursday derailed Democratic legislation providing $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation's veterans, as the bill fell victim to election-year disputes over spending and whether to slap sanctions on Iran. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Steps Back From Brink In Nominations Fight

The Senate stepped away from the brink of a meltdown on Tuesday, confirming one of President Barack Obama’s long-stalled nominees, agreeing to quick action on others and finessing a Democratic threat to overturn historic rules that protect minority-party rights.

07/16/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama outside of the White House. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

White House: ‘Grave Concern’ On Delayed Nominees

The new White House chief of staff says there’s “a grave concern” about delays in assembling President Barack Obama’s second-term national security team.

02/17/2013

Will The Lumineers get a GRAMMY nod? You'll have to watch and see! (Photo courtesy of Dualtone Records)

More Artists Join Tonight’s Nominations Concert

The Lumineers, Janelle Monáe, Sheryl Crow, Little Big Town and Chris Young join tonight’s show in Nashville.

12/05/2012