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Snapshots of the new Senate

The House of Representatives soaked up most of the attention Wednesday, but 13 new senators also were sworn in at noon, a crop that includes familiar faces and numerous younger lawmakers.

By Shailagh Murray  | January 5, 2011; 2:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Prayer service opens day for new Congress

Before the day's swearings-in, gavel-passing and speech-making, lawmakers gathered Wednesday morning for a bipartisan prayer service that some described as an emotional prelude to the opening of the 112th Congress.

By Philip Rucker  | January 5, 2011; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Elijah Cummings wins top Democratic slot on House government oversight committee

Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings has won the race to serve as the top Democrat on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee in the next Congress, a victory that will enable him to be the Obama administration's chief defender against an expected onslaught of Republican-led investigations.

By Ben Pershing  | December 16, 2010; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Larry Summers says tax cut deal must pass soon to avoid 'double dip'

Top White House economic adviser Larry Summers warned of a "double-dip recession" if Congress doesn't pass President Obama's tax cut agreement soon.

By Perry Bacon  | December 8, 2010; 4:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
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Michael Bennet: 'It's all rigged'

During a moment of extreme candor that was picked up by a hot microphone, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) on Tuesday was heard voicing his displeasure with Democratic plans for the lame-duck session of Congress.

By Matt DeLong  | December 1, 2010; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
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Senate Democrats fill leadership jobs

Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) will take on an expanded role in Senate Democratic leadership as the head of a new entity responsible for crafting the party's messaging and rapid-response operations. And a Senate freshman, Sen. Mark Begich (Alaska), will rise to the No. 5 leadership job in the chamber, a major concession to junior Democrats who are seeking a greater voice in Senate decision-making.

By Shailagh Murray  | November 15, 2010; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Obama To Deliver Kennedy's Eulogy, Web Politics Editor , August 27, 2009
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Obama to Lunch with Senate Democrats. All of Them., Web Politics Editor , August 4, 2009
DNC Puts Cheney Front and Center in New Web Video, Web Politics Editor , May 20, 2009
Obama Defends Afghanistan Strategy to House Progressives, Web Politics Editor , April 28, 2009
Obama, Progressive Democrats to Talk War Funding, Web Politics Editor , April 28, 2009
Passing the Torch at the DLC, Web Politics Editor , March 5, 2009
Senator Burris Acts the Part, Web Politics Editor , February 24, 2009
Jovial Democratic Senators Greet Obama, Web Politics Editor , February 24, 2009
Kaine Formally Appointed to Head DNC, Web Politics Editor , January 8, 2009
Leahy Speaks Out Against Lieberman Chairmanship, Web Politics Editor , November 14, 2008
Dean to Step Down as DNC Chair, Web Politics Editor , November 10, 2008
In Fla., Biden Bridles at Being Prompted, Post Editor , November 2, 2008
Nielsen Media Names Most Engaging Shows by Party, Web Politics Editor , October 21, 2008
Study: N.H. Voters Increasingly Democratic, Web Politics Editor , October 15, 2008
Democrats Launch a New 'Lie Counter' Site, Post Editor , September 15, 2008
DNC's First General Election Ad to Air in Michigan, Web Politics Editor , September 4, 2008
As Hurricane Looms, Obama Suspends Political Talk for the Day, Web Politics Editor , September 1, 2008
Unity on Display at Tubbs Jones Memorial, Web Politics Editor , August 30, 2008
Outside the Stadium, Looking in, Web Politics Editor , August 28, 2008
Watching the Speech from a Watch Party, Web Politics Editor , August 28, 2008
Kilpatrick Poses Quandary for Obama in Mich., Web Politics Editor , August 28, 2008
Advance Excerpts: Obama's Speech, Web Politics Editor , August 28, 2008
Democrats Becoming Obama's Party, Web Politics Editor , August 28, 2008
Obama Surfaces Briefly, Web Politics Editor , August 28, 2008
Biden Sick of the Age Talk, Web Politics Editor , August 28, 2008
Napolitano's Big Day Jitters, Web Politics Editor , August 28, 2008
Jesse Jackson, with No Role, Web Politics Editor , August 27, 2008
Obama Joins Biden on Stage, Visits Invesco Field, Web Politics Editor , August 27, 2008
Obama's Speech Day Forecast: Flawless Weather, Web Politics Editor , August 27, 2008
Video: Clinton Ends Roll Call, Web Politics Editor , August 27, 2008
DNC Wants Reporters Prepped for St. Paul, Web Politics Editor , August 27, 2008
Biden Speech a Family Affair, Web Politics Editor , August 27, 2008
Clinton Releases Her Delegates, Web Politics Editor , August 27, 2008
Obama's Thursday Night Task, Web Politics Editor , August 27, 2008
Obama Previews Goals for Speech, Web Politics Editor , August 27, 2008
Chaos on the Convention Floor, Web Politics Editor , August 26, 2008
Casey Speaks to a Changed Party, Web Politics Editor , August 26, 2008
Party City, Colorado, Web Politics Editor , August 26, 2008
Rendell Compares Obama to Adlai Stevenson, Web Politics Editor , August 26, 2008
Kennedy Passes the Torch, Web Politics Editor , August 26, 2008
Biden Thanks the Delaware Delegation, Web Politics Editor , August 26, 2008
Washington Sketch: Recycling the Way to Party Unity, Web Politics Editor , August 26, 2008
Sorry, Conventioneers: No Bruce For You, Web Politics Editor , August 26, 2008
Obama Downplays Speech Expectations, Web Politics Editor , August 25, 2008
With a Smaller Crowd, Obama Takes a More Populist Tone, Web Politics Editor , August 25, 2008
Michelle Obama Preps for Her Big Night, Web Politics Editor , August 25, 2008
Clinton Advisers Skipping Obama Speech, Web Politics Editor , August 25, 2008
Clinton Dismisses McCain Ads, Web Politics Editor , August 25, 2008
Obama and What it Takes, Web Politics Editor , August 25, 2008
No Red Meat from Warner Speech, Web Politics Editor , August 25, 2008
Behind the Scenes at the DNC, Web Politics Editor , August 25, 2008
Kennedy Comes to Denver, Web Politics Editor , August 25, 2008
The 1956 and 1960 Democratic Conventions, Web Politics Editor , August 22, 2008
And How Many Houses Do You Have?, Web Politics Editor , August 22, 2008
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Obama Looking to Diminish Superdelegates, Web Politics Editor , August 20, 2008
ActBlue Collects $42 Million for Democrats, Web Politics Editor , August 19, 2008
 
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