Senate Democrats Re-Elect Reid As LeaderSenate Democrats have re-elected Harry Reid of Nevada as their leader for the new Congress that convenes in January.
Reid: Boehner 'Spooked' Out of Immigration Reform By Tea PartySenate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., expressed support for President Obama’s use of executive action on immigration legislation, saying that the real “failure of leadership” is with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio., for being “spooked” into a corner by Tea Party conservatives.
Obama: Rising College Costs, Loans Have Trapped US Middle ClassPresident Barack Obama says the rising costs of college have left America's middle class feeling trapped. He says no hard-working youngster in America should be priced out of a higher education.
Former Obama Administration Official Who Helped Author Drone Memo Expected To Be Approved For Federal JudgeshipBolstered by the promised public release of a secret legal memo, Senate Democrats are ready to approve a top federal judgeship for a former Obama administration official who helped formulate the justification for the drone killings of suspected American terrorists overseas.
Senate Dems Ridicule Obama Judge Nominee Over Abortion, Confederate Flag VotesSenate Democrats lambasted one of President Barack Obama's picks for a federal judgeship in Georgia on Tuesday, skewering him for his past votes on abortion and the Confederate flag.
Schumer: Media Shield Law Has Senate Votes For 'Covered Journalist' ProtectionA senior Democrat says there are enough votes in the Senate to pass a bill to protect reporters and the news media from having to reveal confidential sources.
Senate Blocks Democrat Bill To Boost Veteran BenefitsA 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.
27 Liberal Groups Pressuring Senate Dems To Reject Obama Judicial NomineeTwenty-seven liberal groups are pressuring Senate Democrats to reject one of President Barack Obama's judicial nominees.

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