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Latest Senate Items
Republicans' plan to make $57 billion in deep spending cuts won more support than Democrats' $4.7 billion shallow cuts proposal in competing Senate votes Wednesday, though neither gained anywhere near enough support to pass.
The Senate on Wednesday first rejected House Republicans' broad spending-cuts bill, then turned around and defeated the much shallower cuts backed by Democrats and President Obama, and both sides said it constituted progress.
Republican lawmakers, calling the FCC's new Internet regulations an "overreach" and a "solution in search of a problem" voted Wednesday to move forward with an attempt to overturn the new neutrality rules backed by the White House.
Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate voted Wednesday night to strip nearly all collective-bargaining rights from public workers after discovering a way to bypass the chamber's missing Democrats.
President Obama on Wednesday nominated Commerce Secretary Gary Locke as ambassador to China. If confirmed by the Senate, he would be the first Chinese-American to hold the sensitive post.
Sen. Mike Lee, one of the first-term budget hawks who rode a wave of tea party support into Washington last fall, on Wednesday dismissed Democrats' budget proposals as "insulting."
Republicans in charge of the Wisconsin Senate have apparently discovered a way to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers, bypassing Democrats.
David Broder, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post political columnist whose even-handed treatment of Democrats and Republicans set him apart from the ideological warriors on the nation's Op-Ed pages, died Wednesday. He was 81.
Finally, the blatant nonsense espoused by President Obama, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will reduce debt has been exposed ("Unintended consequences," Web, Sunday).