President Obama and his rival for the presidency last year, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz), squared off over health care Saturday in partisan weekly radio addresses with a potential Senate vote on the bill just days away.
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) will not be making a long walk through Saturday's blizzard to save the $626 billion Pentagon spending bill, having been assured by Republicans that he can return home to Connecticut for the Sabbath.
Health-care policy experts say that Nelson's concerns have little basis -- and that, in fact, Nebraska could make out better at the end of the day than many other states.
With tensions running high in the Senate amid a grueling schedule, Democrats are trying to make political hay out of Republicans' failed effort to filibuster the defense spending bill.
In a call with bloggers, David Axelrod walks back his comments that progressives are "insane" for opposing the Senate health-care reform bill.
In urging leaders Friday to sacrifice some national interests to forge a climate change agreement, President Obama risked more than the prestige of his office. He placed on the table a guiding principle of his foreign policy.
By Ben Pershing Is President Obama losing his trademark cool over global warming? Not quite,...
One day after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she wouldn't help President Obama round up votes to support his troop surge in Afghanistan, an offer of assistance came forth from an unlikely source -- House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio).
The tension and rancor within the Senate flared during an otherwise slow afternoon Thursday when Sen. Joe Lieberman asked for unanimous consent to extend some remarks on health care for "an additional moment." He didn't get it.
Former president Bill Clinton waded in the debate on the health-reform bill Thursday, urging support for its passage and warning "America can't afford to let the perfect be the enemy of the good."
By Alec MacGillis On Thursday morning, Andy Stern, the influential leader of the Service Employees...
Our political trivia question of the day (visit www.washingtonpost.com/politicaltrivia for more): About how much money...
David Axelrod says Democrats would be "insane" to oppose the Senate health-reform bill just because Joe Lieberman has had a role in the process.
By Ben Pershing If you're a Senate Democrat who supports health-care reform, which sounds worse:...
As the House was preparing to pass a $150 billion bill for additional job creation, reporters on Wednesday evening pressed White House officials on why the country needs another fiscal boost even as the Obama administration argues that the first stimulus, with $787 billion, is doing the trick.
The House on Wednesday voted to increase the federal debt limit by $290 billion even as lawmakers from both parties expressed worry about a growing debt that is now more than $12 trillion.
First lady Michelle Obama played Santa Claus on Wednesday afternoon, delivering two bulging sacks of donated toys to the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign in Quantico.
The House on Wednesday passed a major bill that provides more than $100 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and also extends programs that provide unemployment insurance and health care for people who have lost jobs in the recession.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that she was finished asking her colleagues to support wars they oppose.
The youngest member of President Obama's Cabinet, Peter R. Orszag, celebrates his 41st birthday on Wednesday.
By Ben Pershing During his "combative" interview with 60 Minutes this past weekend, President Obama...
President Obama emerged from a White House meeting with Senate Democrats Tuesday afternoon and announced he was "cautiously optimistic" the legislation would pass.
President Barack Obama said Tuesday that home insulation "is sexy," his newest appeal for Congress to pass incentives for homeowners who make their homes more energy efficient.
By Ben Pershing Unless this is a horror movie -- and at this point, it...
Two nonprofit groups announced Monday that they reached a legal settlement with the White House that may result in the release of a portion of the 22 million e-mails that went missing during the Bush administration because of poor labeling and other technical problems.
Despite its thousands of earmarks, President Obama will probably sign the $447 billion omnibus spending bill passed by the Senate, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday.
Citing Joe Lieberman's stance on health-care reform, Jane Hamsaher says his wife shouldn't be working for a breast cancer charity.
By Ben Pershing For months, Senate veterans pondering when a health-care bill would pass the...
By John Amick Top members of President Obama's economic team offered tough talk to bankers...
By John Amick and T. Rees Shapiro Today on the Sunday talk shows: ABC: THIS...
| December 13, 2009; 12:42 PM ET |
Categories: 44 The Obama Presidency, Sunday Talkies | Tags: cantor, gregg, lieberman, mccaskill, mcconnell, nelson, rockefeller, romer, summers
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