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  • **FILE** Sen. Lindsey Graham (left), South Carolina Republican, confers Oct. 3, 2011, with Sen. Chuck Schumer, New York Democrat, following a vote that clears the way for debate on a bill that would impose tariffs on Chinese imports as a penalty for currency manipulation on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

    Schumer, Graham resurrect bipartisan immigration reform

    New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, co-authors of a stalled bipartisan comprehensive immigration overhaul that includes a "path to citizenship" for the country's estimated 11 million to 12 million illegal immigrants, said Sunday that Tuesday's election results have created a new impetus for reforms.


  • Inside Politics: Lawmakers urge Pentagon to buy U.S.-made uniforms

    Congressional Republicans and Democrats sent an irate letter Tuesday to a Pentagon official requesting that the U.S. military issue uniforms made in America, not China.


  • President Obama, making phone calls Sunday to campaign volunteers with Suzanne Stern in Williamsburg, Va., is hearing accusations from the GOP that his administration is putting politics ahead of the safety of American diplomats. (Associated Press)

    GOP: Libya shows Obama is 'incompetent'

    As criticism of the Obama administration's handling of the deadly Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, continues to grow, top Republicans on Sunday ripped the White House and accused the president's team of putting politics ahead of the safety of American diplomats.


  • Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney takes pictures with California Highway Patrol officers before he boards his campaign plane in Los Angeles on Sept. 23, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Romney backers try to push aside campaign 'distractions'

    After a week of mopping up damage from Mitt Romney's remarks about the "47 percent," Republicans tried Sunday to push aside that issue and other controversies that have dogged their presidential candidate's campaign, insisting that "distractions" will not decide the election.


  • **FILE** Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii Democrat (Associated Press)

    Dems reject GOP move to force layoff notices

    Senate Democrats rejected a Republican effort to force defense contractors to send out notices of possible job layoffs four days before the election, calling the move politically driven and purely speculative based on looming spending cuts.


  • Sen. Lindsey Graham

    Port plan brings rare moment of unity for Obama, GOP

    President Obama's latest jobs initiative — a pledge to accelerate expansion plans for five ports along the Eastern seaboard — is getting rave reviews from an unexpected corner: a handful of Republicans usually sharply critical of the president but who have also fought hard in recent years for federal dollars to help ready their ports for the flood of shipping and commerce expected by the Panama Canal's expansion.


  • Senate panel votes to cut aid for Egypt and Pakistan

    In a fresh warning to Pakistan, a Senate panel approved Tuesday a foreign aid budget for next year that slashes President Obama's request for assistance to Islamabad by more than half and threatens further reductions if it fails to open supply routes to NATO forces in Afghanistan.


  • Afghan security men and NATO soldiers examine the scene of a militant attack in Kabul on Wednesday. A suicide car bomber and Taliban militants disguised in burqas attacked a compound housing hundreds of foreigners in the Afghan capital. The Taliban said the attack was a response to President Obama's surprise visit hours earlier. (Associated Press)

    Obama's deal with Afghans angers war opponents

    The long-term partnership that President Obama signed with the Afghan government commits the U.S. to a role in the troubled nation for at least a dozen more years, leaving critics fuming over the uncertain costs of a conflict that already has stretched for a decade.


  • Illustration by M. Ryder

    MILLER: Dare to Mediscare

    The conventional wisdom in Washington is that nothing significant will be done until after the November election. As the country racks up debt at a pace faster than ever in history, a few lawmakers refuse to just sit back, avoiding controversy. They want to tackle the biggest driver of red ink, Medicare, and do it this year.


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