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Obama tees off with Republican senators in bid to end political standoff

US President Barack Obama teed off a new bid to court his political foes, hooking up with two Republican senators for a rare Monday round of golf, as Congress headed back to town after a recess. Obama was lined up to play the course at Andrews Air Force base with…

Obama to dine with Republicans in budget push

President Barack Obama will meet rival Republican senators for a rare dinner Wednesday, as he tries to end an ugly budget stalemate holding growth hostage and clouding his second term. Obama, hardly known for flattering and charming his political foes, will sit down with a group of senior Republican lawmakers,…

Republican Senators: Slash jobs instead of defense spending

A group of Republican Senators will propose on Thursday a bill to stop mandatory defense spending cuts triggered by the failure of the congressional super committee, putting in its place a plan to reduce the number of federal workers and freeze the pay of others. The proposal would save about…

Lieberman opposes jobs bill, favors ‘people who manage corporations’

As the Senate appears set for a vote Tuesday afternoon on President Barack Obama’s jobs plan, one “centrist” senator has already decided to cast a “No” vote. Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) appeared on Fox and Friends and told co-host Gretchen Carlson why he doesn’t support the bill, centering on how…

New York gay marriage bill faces close Senate vote

NEW YORK — New York was one step closer to approving gay marriage after state legislators passed a same-sex marriage bill, even though the measure faces an uncertain vote in the Republican-led state senate. By a vote of 80 to 63, the New York State Assembly approved the Marriage Equality…

Wisconsin Democrats nearly halfway to recalling GOP state senators

Almost half of the signatures needed to recall key Republican Wisconsin state senators have been collected by the Wisconsin Democratic Party. Democrats have collected over 56,000 signatures supporting a recall of eight state senators who aligned themselves with Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial budget repair bill, The Washington Post reported.…

Missing WI Dem: Republicans may strip union rights without us

All 14 Democrats in the Wisconsin Senate staged an exodus from their state Thursday to protest Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s budget bill, which strips the collective bargaining rights of public employees. Part of the purpose was to ensure that Republicans fail to garner the requisite support for the proposal. There…

Foot, Meet Bullet. I Shot It At You.

I really don’t understand how multiple Republican Senators saying that people are voluntarily unemployed because of unemployment benefits isn’t blaring from every cable pundit’s mouth and every Democrat’s press office as the worst thing anyone’s ever said (seeing as how it kind of, er, is). Politico, of course, has the…

Shockingly, Republicans can’t scratch back

At the risk of sounding like a hack, I’m going to go ahead and point out the fact that only 9 Republican Senators crossed over and voted for a centrist, experienced SCOTUS nominee—and the rest didn’t because, in their own coded words, no way would they vote for a woman…

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