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The eight senators meet in private several times a week, alternating between Sen. John McCain’s and Sen. Charles Schumer’s offices. They sit in arm chairs arranged in a circle and sip water or soft drinks as they debate temporary workers and border security. In a capital riven by partisanship and gridlock, they are determined to be the exception and actually get something done.
Republicans split bitterly Thursday over a GOP senator’s old-school filibuster of President Barack Obama’s CIA nominee John Brennan amid claims that the administration could use drones to target Americans suspected of terrorism.
Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain say they want answers from the Obama administration and are willing to oppose the administration’s choice to be the new CIA director until they get them.
The Army chief of staff said Friday that the protracted fight over the budget is having a severe impact on Army training.
The White House sought to keep delicate immigration negotiations on track Tuesday as a key Republican senator further distanced himself from a draft bill President Barack Obama’s aides are readying in case congressional talks crumble.
Struggling to break an impasse, Senate Democrats set a test vote Thursday on whether to advance Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary after Republicans blocked speedy confirmation of their former colleague and Vietnam combat veteran.
Republican Sen. John McCain, a sharp critic of Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary, said Monday he will not support a filibuster of President Barack Obama’s pick, even though he declined to say whether he intends to vote for confirmation.
Sen. John McCain took some international politics to Twitter on Monday morning with a joke comparing Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s astronaut dreams to that of a monkey that was sent into space last week.
MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes responded to Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel’s Senate hearing by saying that GOP senators had a “seething theatrical contempt” for the former Nebraska senator.
Seeking swift action on immigration, President Barack Obama on Tuesday will try to rally public support behind his proposals for giving millions of illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship, as well as making improvements to the legal immigration system and border security.
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