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President Barack Obama gives a press conference in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington on Dec. 20, 2013. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Senator: Obama ‘Issuing Executive Orders To Change The Law Very Frequently’

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) reinforced that Republican distrust of President Barack Obama is rooted in executive overreach from the administration.

02/09/2014

Democrats dream of driving U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell into retirement this year, ridding President Barack Obama of one of his fiercest opponents. Tea partyers have the same dream, but they say the Senate's Republican leader actually is too accommodating to Democrats.  (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

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., speaks at a press conference after successfully pushing a bipartisan bill through the U.S. Senate to restart the government and raise the debt limit at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Durbin Claims GOP Leader Told Obama During Meeting: ‘I Cannot Even Stand To Look At You Right Now’

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., claims one GOP leader acted in a disrespectful manner toward President Barack Obama during a meeting over the government shutdown.

10/23/2013

Republicans call the Supreme Court's latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it's more like a win for the super-rich. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate Takes The Lead In Shutdown, Debt Limit Talks

Senators put faith in party leaders Sunday to devise a plan that would reopen the government and steer clear of a potential default this week, saying it’s unthinkable that political obstinacy would prevent the United States from paying its bills.

10/13/2013

Just one day after a mass shooting left 13 dead in the nation’s capital, federal gun legislation is likely to stay stalled in Congress.   (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Reid: ‘We Don’t Have The Votes’ To Pass Gun Legislation

Just one day after a mass shooting left 13 dead in the nation’s capital, federal gun legislation is likely to stay stalled in Congress.

09/17/2013

A member of the Senate Armed Services Committee says that military commanders who allow sexual assault to flourish should be fired. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Graham: Women In The Military ‘Putting Up With Way Too Much Crap’

A member of the Senate Armed Services Committee says that military commanders who allow sexual assault to flourish should be fired.

05/26/2013

Republicans keep slamming President Barack Obama's push to move the government away from a war footing and refine and recalibrate counterterrorism strategy. (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Graham: President Obama Using ‘Tone Deaf’ Approach To War On Terror

Republicans keep slamming President Barack Obama’s push to move the government away from a war footing and refine and recalibrate counterterrorism strategy.

05/26/2013

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, confers with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., during the Senate Judiciary Committee's markup for the immigration reform bill on Capitol Hill on May 9, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

High-Tech Companies Pushing For More Concessions In Immigration Bill

High-tech companies looking to bring more skilled workers to the U.S. pushed Monday for more concessions in an immigration bill pending in the Senate.

05/14/2013

Democratic Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin is predicting that Republicans keep their House majority. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin Predicts GOP Keep House Majority

Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin predicts that the Republicans will keep the House majority in November.

09/18/2012

Jeff Spore with Atmos Energy works to disconnect a gas line to a home which was destroyed by a tornado on March 2, 2012 in Harrisburg, Ill. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FEMA Denies Disaster Aid To Illinois Counties Ravaged By Deadly Tornadoes

Illinois’ senators and Gov. Pat Quinn has sharply criticized a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deny disaster aid to southern Illinois counties ravaged by tornadoes and said they would seek to reverse the ruling.

03/12/2012