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Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas covers Capitol Hill for The Washington Times. She can be reached at jklimas@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jacqueline Klimas

"The people are hurting. They look to Washington for help. Nothing is happening," Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent, wrote in a blog on Huffington Post.

Unhappiness with tea party provides opportunity for liberals

As growing numbers of voters and even some top Republicans in Congress express unhappiness with the tea party after a government shutdown and criticism of the budget deal, progressive liberals like Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are trying to fill a space in the political debate by pushing issues such as income inequality and increasing minimum wage. Published January 1, 2014

Jobless insurance extension bill planned

Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, announced Thursday that he will introduce a 3-month extension to long-term federal unemployment insurance with a Republican co-sponsor and hopes for a procedural vote as soon as Jan. 6. Published December 26, 2013

**FILE** Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat (Associated Press)

Reed will introduce bill to extend unemployment insurance

Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, announced Thursday that he will introduce a 3-month extension to long-term federal unemployment insurance with a Republican co-sponsor and hopes for a procedural vote as soon as Jan. 6. Published December 26, 2013

Obamas wish troops a Merry Christmas

President Obama and the first lady wished troops a Merry Christmas on Wednesday and thanked them for serving so other Americans can feel safe during the holidays. Published December 25, 2013

President Barack Obama waves to people along the motorcade route while traveling from the University of Indonesia to the airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, Nov. 10, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Bye-bye! Support for Obamacare is going… going…

The number of those who support the president's health care law continued to drop in December, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Monday, a crucial deadline for enrollment. Published December 23, 2013

**FILE** Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, New York Democrat (Associated Press)

Dem congressman backs Obamacare probe — to a point

A New York Democratic lawmaker said Monday that Congress should investigate the rollout of Obamacare, but that it should be done in a bipartisan way, not as a way to kill the health care law. Published December 23, 2013