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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 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. Reid was expected to force a vote as soon as Thursday on requiring only 51 votes to end filibusters, or delaying tactics, against nominees for high-level judgeships and agency officials. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Senate Democrats eased the way for swift approval of President Barack Obama's current and future nominees on Thursday, voting unilaterally to overturn decades of Senate precedent and undermine Republicans' ability to block final votes.
WASHINGTON — Planting a paltry number on a national disappointment, the Obama administration revealed Wednesday just 26,794 people enrolled for health insurance during the first, flawed month of operations for the federal “Obamacare” website.
Tea party conservatives Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, right, walk to a meeting Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, as the Senate prepares to vote on a measure to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown, at the Capitol in Washington. In May, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., called Sen. Cruz, a “schoolyard bully."
NEW YORK — Was a losing team bullied? Is your angry spouse a bully? How about that co-worker who’s always criticizing you? Or the politicians who forced a government shutdown?
WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress don’t usually fight for tax increases, especially ones that are part of President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Private services will be held for James E. Reid, 88, of Kempner.
WASHINGTON — Up against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation late Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown, the culmination of an epic political drama that placed the U.S. economy at risk.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks with reporters after voting on a measure to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, as Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., chair of the Senate Budget Committee, and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., listen.
WASHINGTON — Time growing desperately short, Senate leaders took command of efforts to avert a Treasury default and end the partial government shutdown Tuesday night after a last big attempt by House Republicans abruptly collapsed.
Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., is surrounded by reporters as he walks to the Senate floor after meeting with Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., in his office on Capitol Hill on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 in Washington.
WASHINGTON — Racing the clock, the Senate’s Democratic and Republican leaders closed in on a deal Monday night to avoid an economy-menacing Treasury default and end the two-week partial government shutdown.
The Citizens for Soldiers club will have its monthly meeting and workday from noon to 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Belton Senior Activity Center, 842 S. Mitchell St., Belton.