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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. takes a break from the Senate floor, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, after a bipartisan budget compromise cleared a procedural hurdle, advancing past a filibuster threshold on a 67-33 vote that ensures the measure will pass the Democratic-led chamber no later than Wednesday and head ... (more)
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But despite the historic levels of inter-party polarization, some legislators managed to work through the gridlock.
Investors focused on Washington Tuesday, nudging stocks downward while they await word on a budget deal and the Federal Reserve began a two-day meeting.
Reno police say two people are dead, including the shooter, and two others are wounded after a shooting at a medical building across from Renown.
Nevada's brothel industry came into the crosshairs of Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn's annual "Wastebook" - a year-end hit list of programs he says epitomize financial excess in the federal budget.
The White House says the meeting will focus on efforts to repair the Obama administration's HealthCare.gov website and reforming government information technology.
Congress has allowed the prostitution industry to slip into the U.S. tax code and for NASA to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep people in bed, according to Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn's annual "Wastebook" report.
The biggest threat to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's future in the Senate isn't the success or failure of the Affordable Care Act.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. listens to Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Schumer of New York speak about the budget, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Former government contractor Edward Snowden praised a federal judge's ruling against the National Security Agency's phone surveillance programs on Monday, applauding the judge for bringing the issue "to the light of day."
Though many senators have made public demands for new sanctions on Iran, the effort in the chamber has been fractured by an apparent committee turf war and members offering competing proposals.
Sen. Jeff Sessions , the ranking GOP member of the Senate Budget Committee, is warning his fellow Republican Senators against voting for the spending deal that House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan reached with Senate Budget Committee chairwoman Sen. Patty Murray .
FILE: Dec. 5, 2013: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., during an interview in his office in Reno, Nev.
In my last Memo to Demos , I outlined Obama's litany of lies to win passage of Obamacare, or as an increasing number of Democrats now prefer to call it , the "Affordable Care Act."
Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is optimistic the Senate will vote in January on her bill to change the military's approach to sexual assault cases.
The Senate's longtime rule, the filibuster, has gone the way of the do-do bird. With that in mind, the Senate Democrats now confirmed their first nominee.