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S.A. Miller

S.A. Miller reports from the White House on politics, policy and political campaigns for The Washington Times. He can be contacted at [email protected].

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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 Reid lords over 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. Published July 7, 2014

**FILE** Sen. Mark Udall, Colorado Democrat, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 31, 2013. (Associated Press)

Mark Udall finds little time for Obama in Colorado

Colorado's vulnerable Sen. Mark Udall won't stump beside President Obama in Denver this week but will join him for a fund-raising event, the senator's campaign said Monday. Published July 7, 2014

Sen. Mary L. Landrieu is the chief beneficiary of the Louisiana NAACP's most aggressive and sophisticated voter drive in the organization's history. (Associated Press)

Democrats microtarget blacks in South in effort to keep Senate

Black voters across the South increasingly recognize that they have the electoral muscle to swing statewide races, but that doesn't guarantee they will show up at the polls this year to save white Democrats struggling to hold on to their Senate seats. Published July 6, 2014

Democratic incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan will be watching closely the challenge to North Carolina's voter ID law. Opponents of the law contend that the identification requirement creates an obstacle for blacks, Hispanics and women to reach the ballot box. (Associated Press)

Fight over North Carolina voter ID law heads to court

The legal challenge to North Carolina's voter ID law goes before a federal judge Monday, as the fight over whether the law suppresses minority votes flares up in the state's U.S. Senate race. Published July 6, 2014

The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington is seen here on March 22, 2013. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Government watchdog group takes legal action against IRS over lost emails

The government accountability group Judicial Watch filed a legal motion Friday that threatens to drag the Obama administration into federal court to answer questions about the lost emails of ex-IRS official Lois Learner and others implicated in the tea party targeting scandal. Published June 27, 2014

**FILE** Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 3, 2014. (Associated Press)

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. Published June 27, 2014

**FILE** Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, accompanied by President Obama, meets Sept. 12, 2012, with State Department personnel in the courtyard of the State Department building in Washington after the president spoke at the White House concerning the recent deaths of Americans in Libya. (Associated Press)

RNC warns Hillary Clinton would be Obama's third term

The Republican National Committee launched a campaign Friday to convince voters that electing Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016 would be the same as giving President Obama a third term. Published June 27, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton signs copies of her new book "Hard Choices," her recounting of her time as President Barack Obama’s top diplomat, at a book signing event at the Tattered Cover Book store in Denver on Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Hillary's book sales fall hard

Sales of Hillary Clinton's new memoir "Hard Choices" plummeted in its second week in bookstores, according to publishing tracking firm Nielsen BookScan. Published June 26, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the League of Conservation Voters Capitol Dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama not scared of GOP lawsuit, says White House

President Obama won't stop using his executive power because of the threat of a lawsuit by House Republican leaders, White House Press Secretary Joshua Earnest said Thursday. Published June 26, 2014

Texas Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro (Associated Press) **FILE**

Rep. Joaquin Castro: House GOP caused border crisis

Rep. Joaquin Castro said Thursday that Republican-run House should be blaming themselves, not President Obama, for the flood of unaccompanied Central American children arriving in the United States. Published June 26, 2014