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  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, following a Democratic policy lunch. A massive $1.1 trillion spending bill, aimed at funding the government through October and putting to rest the bitter budget battles of last year, is getting generally positive reviews from House Republicans who are eager to avoid another shutdown crisis with elections looming. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Harry's rules: Reid dominates crippled Congress

    Harry Reid is one of 100 senators, but so far in 2014, he's been responsible for one-third of all the amendments proposed on the Senate floor — a number that underscores just how much one man has come to dominate the legislative process.

  • Chris McDaniel pauses while addressing his supporters after falling behind in a heated GOP primary runoff election against incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran on Tuesday June 24, 2014 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Miss.  (AP Photo/George Clark)

    DEACE: Can conservatives fight a two-front war?

    What do you get when you cross a president with an underwater approval rating with an opposition party with an even lower approval rating? Why, the 2014 election cycle, of course. It has the potential to be a watershed moment in the future of the American political landscape because, for the first time in the history of the movement, conservatives are attempting to fight a two-front war.

  • Bills in the Senate is still as a statue in the Capitol Rotunda, but Republicans hope to get things moving if they win control of the chamber in the midterm elections. Polls suggest they have a solid chance. (Associated Press)

    GOP: GOP homing in on Senate, ready to push policies

    Having beaten back all of the tea party challengers so far this year, Senate Republicans have assembled a field of candidates well-poised to hold their own seats and make a run at the at least six Democrat-held seats needed to flip control of the chamber and start calling the shots in the upper chamber.

  • FILE - This June 3 2014 file photo shows Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate’s top Democrat has yanked a $180 billion spending measure from the floor after the chamber’s top Republican protested a plan that would have denied Republicans the chance to more easily win changes to the measure. Majority Leader Harry Reid pulled the measure after McConnell thwarted a move to require a supermajority 60-vote threshold for adoption of amendments to the measure.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Mitch McConnell boasts lead in internal poll

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's re-election campaign released an internal poll showing him with a 7-point lead over Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, contradicting recent surveys of Kentucky voters that show it's a neck-and-neck race.

  • President Barack Obama meets with, from left, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Obama briefed leaders of Congress on US options for blunting an Islamic insurgency in Iraq. US officials say Obama is not yet prepared to move forward with strikes and is instead focused on increased training for Iraq's security forces, boosting Iraqi intelligence capacities and upgrading equipment. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Obama, Congress mull Iraq options; GOP slams president's waffling

    President Obama reviewed military options in Iraq with congressional leaders Wednesday as militants attacked the country's biggest oil refinery and Republicans accused Mr. Obama of dithering while hard-fought U.S. gains are being lost.

  • With one objection, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid shot down Republicans' first move to block President Obama's proposed carbon emissions regulations. (Associated Press)

    Harry Reid blocks GOP attempt to derail EPA rules

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday blocked the first legislative attempt by Republicans to derail President Obama's proposed environmental rules that threaten to put coal-fired power plants out of business.

  • Join the discussion: Has the GOP accepted Obamacare?

    As time passes and more people sign up for Obamacare, the American public and the GOP both have complicated opinions on the Affordable Care Act.

  • ** FILE ** Kentucky Gov. Steven L. Beshear. (Associated Press)

    Ky. Gov. Beshear knocks McConnell over his position on Obamacare exchange

    Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear is criticizing Sen. Mitch McConnell for suggesting the survival of the state's health exchange — kynect — is unconnected to the fate of Obamacare itself.

  • Paul not sure what would happen to state exchange

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul favors repealing the Affordable Care Act but said Friday he doesn't know if rescinding the federal law would affect the 421,000 Kentuckians who are insured through state's exchange.

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