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Republicans are predicted to take the Senate in November, with a 51-49 seat edge that could be increased or decreased by two points if the election were held today.  (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate GOP Blocks ‘Buffett Rule’ Student Loan Bill

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates, a pre-ordained outcome that gave Democrats a fresh election-year talking point against the GOP.

06/11/2014

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

The Supreme Court is refereeing a politically charged dispute between President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans over the president's power to temporarily fill high-level positions. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Weighs President’s Recess Appointment Power

The Supreme Court is refereeing a politically charged dispute between President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans over the president’s power to temporarily fill high-level positions.

01/12/2014

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

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (C) looks on as U.S. President Barack Obama (R) speaks. (Photo by Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

Shutdown Showdown Intensifies With ‘Obamacare’ Delay

The political and economic stakes mounting with each tick of the clock, the White House and congressional Democrats say a House-approved delay in President Barack Obama’s health care law does nothing but push Washington to the brink of the first government shutdown in 17 years.

09/29/2013

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a leading anti-interventionist within the GOP ranks, was steadfast in his opposition on Tuesday, saying he was unlikely to back even a narrow resolution giving Obama the authority to respond militarily to the Syrian government. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Syria Vote Could Haunt 2016 GOP Hopefuls

Backing President Barack Obama’s plea for military action against Syria could haunt Senate Republicans thinking hard about a White House bid in 2016.

09/04/2013

In the courts of law and public opinion, congressional Republicans increasingly accuse President Barack Obama of exceeding his constitutional authority for the benefit of special interests, most recently by delaying a requirement for businesses to provide health care for their workers.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Republicans Accuse Obama of Overstepping Constitutional Authority

In the courts of law and public opinion, congressional Republicans increasingly accuse President Barack Obama of exceeding his constitutional authority for the benefit of special interests.

07/09/2013

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Senate Republicans: Let States Make Final Decisions On Schools

Education Secretary Arne Duncan would see his authority greatly cut and governors would have final say over their schools under legislation introduced Thursday by Senate Republicans.

06/06/2013

President Barack Obama speaks following a meeting with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in the Oval Office of the White House on May 31, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Clashes With Senate Republicans Over DC Appeals Court Nominees

President Barack Obama is simultaneously naming three nominees to the understaffed federal appeals court in Washington, setting up an aggressive push against Senate Republicans who are trying to keep him from naming any more judges to the influential circuit.

06/04/2013

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is not far enough to the right for some conservatives. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Plans Second Dinner With Senate Republicans

President Barack Obama is keeping up his congressional charm offensive, with a second dinner with Senate Republicans planned for next month.

03/28/2013

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