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The Senate is nearing a potential showdown on curbing the power that the Republican minority has to block President Barack Obama's nominations, as Democrats edge toward muscling a rewrite of filibuster rules through the chamber.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Reid, Dems Near Vote On Curbing GOP Filibuster Power

The Senate is nearing a potential showdown on curbing the power that the Republican minority has to block President Barack Obama’s nominations, as Democrats edge toward muscling a rewrite of filibuster rules through the chamber.

11/21/2013

Democrats controlling the Senate proposed Tuesday to avoid future showdowns over the so-called debt ceiling by giving the president authority to authorize additional federal borrowing unless Congress can muster veto-proof margins to block him.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Dems Look To Give President Automatic Debt Ceiling Authority

Democrats controlling the Senate proposed Tuesday to avoid future showdowns over the so-called debt ceiling by giving the president authority to authorize additional federal borrowing unless Congress can muster veto-proof margins to block him.

10/29/2013

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., reportedly made a comparison between “boatloads of Jewish immigrants” turned away from the U.S. as they attempted escape from Nazi Germany during World War II and the current influx of illegal immigrants coming across the border today. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate Dems Reject House GOP Limits, Push Billions In Additional Domestic Spending

Democrats controlling the Senate are pushing to spending billions of dollars more than their House GOP rivals on transportation and housing programs despite tough budget limits that promise to roll the increases back.

06/25/2013

The Senate is nearing a potential showdown on curbing the power that the Republican minority has to block President Barack Obama's nominations, as Democrats edge toward muscling a rewrite of filibuster rules through the chamber.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Dems Ignore Budget Limit, Add $91B To Spending Cap

With efforts on a broader budget deal foundering, Senate Democrats moved ahead Thursday with spending bills that ignore a second year of spending cuts mandated under the 2011 budget and debt deal.

06/20/2013

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