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Senate Democrats Block Action On Obama’s Trade Agenda

Senate Democrats dealt President Barack Obama a stinging setback on trade Tuesday, blocking efforts to begin a full-blown debate on a top priority of his second term.

05/12/2015

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Democrats Block Trafficking Bill Over Abortion Dispute

Senate Democrats blocked legislation Tuesday to help the victims of human trafficking amid a partisan dispute over abortion that threatens to sink the once-uncontroversial measure.

03/17/2015

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Obama Joining Senate Democrats For Private Strategy Retreat

President Barack Obama is joining Senate Democrats during a private strategy retreat.

01/15/2015

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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

Senate Democrats have re-elected Harry Reid of Nevada as their leader for the new Congress that convenes in January. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senate Democrats Re-Elect Reid As Leader

Senate Democrats have re-elected Harry Reid of Nevada as their leader for the new Congress that convenes in January.

11/13/2014

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

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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

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