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And although a majority of Americans hold negative opinions of both parties, an overwhelming majority continues to take one side or the other.  (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Reid: Boehner ‘Spooked’ Out of Immigration Reform By Tea Party

Senate 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.

07/01/2014

President 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.  (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Rising College Costs, Loans Have Trapped US Middle Class

President 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.

06/09/2014

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Former Obama Administration Official Who Helped Author Drone Memo Expected To Be Approved For Federal Judgeship

Bolstered 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.

05/22/2014

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Dems Ridicule Obama Judge Nominee Over Abortion, Confederate Flag Votes

Senate 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.

05/13/2014

At a Democratic leaders press conference on Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that House Republicans are too “afraid of the Tea Party” to pass immigration reform, adding that the reality is that the Tea Party’s power has already “peaked.”  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Schumer: Media Shield Law Has Senate Votes For ‘Covered Journalist’ Protection

A 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.

03/21/2014

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 Blocks Democrat Bill To Boost Veteran Benefits

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.

02/27/2014

President Barack Obama. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

27 Liberal Groups Pressuring Senate Dems To Reject Obama Judicial Nominee

Twenty-seven liberal groups are pressuring Senate Democrats to reject one of President Barack Obama’s judicial nominees.

02/20/2014

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

President Barack Obama listens while Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos(not seen) speaks to the press after a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on Dec. 3, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Dems Push Obama Nominees, GOP Bides Time

Fresh from shackling the traditional blocking ability of the Senate’s minority party, Democrats are ready to muscle through President Barack Obama’s nominees for pivotal judgeships and other top jobs.

12/08/2013

The Democratic-led Senate will only give President Barack Obama until next month before pressing ahead with new Iran sanctions.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate Dems Give Obama One Month Before Iran Sanctions

The Democratic-led Senate will only give President Barack Obama until next month before pressing ahead with new Iran sanctions.

11/21/2013

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