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  • **FILE** Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat (Associated Press)

    Bipartisan effort launched to end earmarks

    One year after the Senate rejected a moratorium on earmark spending, a bipartisan effort to permanently ban legislators from favoring pet projects is under way but faces an uncertain reception.


  • Sen. Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania Republican, addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    LAMBRO: Taking a stab at deficit reduction standoff

    Sen. Pat Toomey, the GOP's fiercest anti-tax warrior, stunned the supercommittee when he proposed raising taxes to break the impasse over cutting the government's monster debt.


  • Rep. Jeb Hensarling is working with 11 others to "put forth legislation that actually addresses our long-term structural debt." (Associated Press)

    Deadlocked deficit panel weighs Plan B

    With the congressional deficit reduction committee locked in a stalemate as it enters its final 10 days before a critical deadline, members have hinted that they may be willing to punt and consider fallback plans.


  • Illustration by Mark Weber

    HUNTER: Senate Democrats hold seniors hostage

    Senate Democrats put pork ahead of Social Security last week when they lined up unanimously to kill legislation that would have guaranteed that seniors would receive Social Security payments in full and on time in the event the debt ceiling is not raised and the government is precluded from borrowing more money. In a 52-47 party-line vote, Democrats tabled an amendment (S.A. 113) to the Patent Reform Act(S. 23) that would have required the government to "prioritize all obligations on the debt held by the public in the event that the debt limit is reached, providing also that the government give equal priority to payment of Social Security benefits."


  • Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Pat Toomey waves to supporters during a rally in Blue Bell, Pa. Mr. Toomey is a former congressman.

    Sestak dog-poop ad raises stink

    Democrat Joe Sestak's cheeky TV ad about dog poop has tails and tongues wagging in the fiercely contested Senate race in Pennsylvania.


  • Senate race a litmus test for Pennsylvania

    Two weeks out from Election Day, Republican Pat Toomey appears poised to lead a Republican surge in Pennsylvania in a Senate race that will test just how deeply the state's "blue" roots run.


  • ASSOCIATED PRESS House Speaker Nancy Pelosi  of Calif., accompanied by Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010.

    Candidates aim to tar rivals over the outsourcing of jobs

    With unemployment stuck above 9 percent, Democrats have increasingly seized on outsourcing of U.S. jobs as a campaign issue, arguing the GOP's policies have encouraged companies to shift work overseas.


  • Declaration of independents in Pa.

    Rep. Joe Sestak, a son of the Philadelphia suburbs, needs the independent voters in his backyard as he campaigns as a Democrat for a Senate seat in a state that may tilt Republican this year.


  • **FILE** Pat Toomey give the keynote address during the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference Saturday, March 28, 2009, in Harrisburg, Pa. The former congressman drew resounding cheers Saturday when he told the state's largest gathering of conservatives that he is "very, very likely" to announce that he will challenge incumbent Arlen Specter in the 2010 Republican primary. (AP Photo/John Zeedick)

    Conservative to challenge Sen. Specter

    Pat Toomey, who as a little-known congressman nearly defeated Sen. Arlen Specter in the 2004 primary, announced Wednesday that he will challenge Specter again when he seeks the Republican nomination for a sixth term next year.


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