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A view of the U.S. Capitol Building's Rotunda after a vote on Capitol Hill on Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Averts Shutdown Fears; Fights Over Nominees

Their power ebbing, Senate Democrats launched a last-minute drive Saturday to confirm roughly 20 of President Barack Obama’s nominees, and several Republicans blamed tea party-backed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for creating an opening for the outgoing majority party to exploit.

12/13/2014

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Nearly 9 in 10 Doubt Obama, GOP Can Break Gridlock

Americans may not agree on much lately, but one opinion is nearly universal: There’s almost no chance that President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and the Republican Congress can work together to solve the country’s problems.

12/11/2014

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Poll: Nearly 90 Percent Of Americans Don’t Believe Obama, GOP Can Work Together

Americans may not agree on much lately, but one opinion is nearly universal: There’s almost no chance that President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and the Republican Congress can work together to solve the country’s problems.

12/10/2014

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Hagel Says ‘No Major Difference’ With Obama

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he and President Barack Obama had “no major differences” that led to Hagel’s resignation.

12/04/2014

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Schumer To Dems: Make Government Help Workers

The Senate Democrats’ top message man is urging the party leftward in the wake of crushing midterm election losses, saying working Americans want a robust government that will promote education access, labor bargaining rights, progressive taxes and more.

11/25/2014

Dana Perino, the former spokeswoman for George W. Bush  in the White House and Fox News co-host, said “Republicans are really boxed in” on President Obama’s executive amnesty, and that his actions are easily within the law. (Photo by Chris McKay/Getty Images)

Dana Perino: Obama’s Executive Actions On Immigration Are Lawful

Dana Perino, the former spokeswoman for George W. Bush in the White House and Fox News co-host, said “Republicans are really boxed in” on President Obama’s executive amnesty, and that his actions are easily within the law.

11/21/2014

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Expert: Obama ‘Backing Republicans In A Bad Corner’ On Immigration

Since Obama has taken things into his own hands offending the GOP base, some experts warn that his actions could hinder Republicans in the next election.

11/21/2014

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Obama Announces Executive Action on Immigration

The president is setting new enforcement priorities that could make it easier for many more people in the U.S. illegally to stay in the country.

11/20/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall meeting at Yangon University's Diamond Jubilee Hall in Yangon on Nov. 14, 2014. (credit: CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Obama Doesn’t Invite Top Republican Leaders To Attend Immigration Dinner With Dems At White House

As many as 5 million people in the country illegally would be spared from deportation and made eligible for work permits but not entitled to federal benefits — including health care tax credits — under President Barack Obama’s immigration plan, officials said Wednesday.

11/19/2014

File photo of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). (credit: John Gress/Getty Images)

Ryan To Chair Tax Panel, A Possible 2016 Platform

House Republican leaders chose Paul Ryan on Tuesday to head the powerful House Ways and Means Committee for the next two years, giving him a high-profile platform if he decides to run for president in 2016 or beyond.

11/18/2014

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