Latest Senate Items

  • Md. Assembly approves in-state tuition to illegals

    A bill allowing in-state tuition for many illegal immigrants that looked dead in the Senate Monday afternoon returned to the floor Monday night to win final approval.

  • City State: Morning Roundup

    Va. lawmakers consider redistricting, novelist accused of campaign finance violations, D.C. breathalyzer concerns, D.C. special election, Md. Gen. Ass. winners and losers, rash of homicides in D.C., Construction on Constitution Ave.

  • **FILE** David Plouffe, former White House senior adviser. (Associated Press)

    Obama administration plans budget blitz

    Seeking to regain the initiative on spending cuts from House Republicans before Congress begins the 2012 budget and the debt-ceiling fights, President Obama later this week will lay out a plan to make real dents in the federal deficit, the White House said Sunday.

  • Maryland legislators chugging on last day

    A House battle Monday over a proposed alcohol-tax increase is expected to headline the final day of the 2011 General Assembly session, so far marked by efforts to fix the state budget and gaping shortfall, an unsuccessful bid to legalize same-sex marriage and Gov. Martin O'Malley's failure to win approval for key initiatives.

  • Md. House approves in-state tuition for illegals

  • House Republicans and Senate Democrats agreed on a deal late Friday night to pass a short-term funding bill to keep the government open through the end of next week. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, holds a press conference following the democratic caucus at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Friday, April 8, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Congress reaches deal to avert shutdown

    With little more than an hour to go before a midnight government shutdown, President Obama and congressional leaders said Friday night they struck a tentative deal to give themselves more breathing space as they finalize a long-term bill to cut $37.7 billion in spending.

  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, talks to reporters during a pad-and-pen session at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Friday, April 8, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Shutdown deadline nears

    With less than a few hours to go before a government shutdown Friday night, both parties made their last pleas for a spending agreement on their own terms, even as aides said leaders were trying to ready a short-term stopgap spending to try to buy more time.

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    Obama faces fight in choice for judge

    The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a controversial appeals court nomination Thursday, setting up the first big battle in this Congress over an Obama judicial nomination.

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