Alexander Bolton and Bob Cusack 12/18/13 01:19 PM EST
“I think for sure it will be a net positive,” said Reid.
Bernie Becker and Peter Schroeder 12/18/13 06:00 AM EST
The GOP divide over the role of outside groups is heating up in the Senate.
Alexander Bolton 12/16/13 06:00 AM EST
The budget deal, NDAA and a new DHS secretary ... all by Friday?
McConnell challenger suggested he'd use debt-ceiling fight as leverage to defund O-Care.
Despite Republican protests, a Senate panel plans to approve Keith Harper.
Members prefer to focus on the ANC leader's legacy.
Obama has made three key moves to beef up his team in recent days.
Reid said Dems will keep the Senate, pointing to the improved economy.
The year-end budget deal is likely to pass next week, Senate leadership aides say.
Sen. Durbin said he's not sure there are enough votes to pass the budget deal in the Senate.
The Speaker backs the budget agreement, but the Senate Republican leader doesn’t.
Their push for an extended debate sets up a 1 a.m. vote on a judicial confirmation.
Senate Dems facing tough reelections say Obama has not done enough to fix botched rollout.
The South Carolina senator is apparently seeing a big bump in premiums.
White House chief of staff Denis McDonough held an unpublicized meeting with DSCC chairman.
Congressional tax writers put K Street on notice that tax breaks won’t be renewed.
Key factions of the Democratic Party are now turning on each other.
Senior tax writers are beginning to draw their own lines for reform.
“We’ll move forward appropriately,” the majority leader said.
The Democrats' move could have much broader ramifications down the line.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid did not know if he had votes to trigger the nuclear option.
Ted Cruz denounced a vote Thursday to prohibit filibusters against appellate court nominees.
Reid triggered the vote to change filibuster rules on nominations.
The threat of a shutdown is no longer necessary to defund ObamaCare, some Republicans say.
“I’m at the point where we need to do something to allow government to function,” Reid said.
A top House Democrat is urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to change Senate rules.
The administration risks rebellion from some Democrats if it fails to deliver by Nov. 30.
Democrats are taking the offensive on healthcare by scrutinizing insurance companies.
An aide says Senate Democrats feel no pressure to vote on the House-approved bill.
They argue unions should not be exempt without exempting for-profit companies and others.
The high-profile rollout continues to struggle.
The Senate leader said Democrats will meet Thursday with senior White House officials.
The Senate majority leader is short votes to advance Obama’s stalled judicial nominees.
Immigration reform is widely seen as dead; both parties responsible for demise.
"The hour is getting late," an ex-state GOP head said.
The group of about a dozen GOP senators will make a plan in case the budget conferees fail.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will meet with President Obama at the White House Thursday afternoon.
Sen. Tom Harkin is spearheading the push to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
Senators facing reelection next year told Obama point blank glitches need to be fixed.
The senators hope to lay the groundwork for fiscal reforms, other legislation.
Suddenly, congressional Democrats are catching Hillary Clinton fever.
Senators are seeking to revive a United Nations treaty on the rights of people with disabilities.