Mitch McConnell

Obama pushes back against GOP efforts to dismantle health law

WASHINGTON — The congressional battle over health care entered a new, more sharply partisan phase this week, as Republicans began building a case for dismantling... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2011

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Obama open to 'tweak' of health care, not repeal

President Barack Obama ridiculed lingering opposition to his 10-month-old health care law Friday and vowed to oppose efforts to repeal it, underscoring his commitment... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2011

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Senate rejects changes to filibuster rules

WASHINGTON — The filibuster lives on. The Senate voted overwhelmingly late Thursday to reject efforts to change its rules to restrict the blockades that have... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2011

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Senate leaders reach agreement on filibusters

Senate leaders said Thursday they have agreed that minority Republicans would filibuster fewer bills and nominations in exchange for a promise by the Democratic... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2011

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Senate to vote on secret 'holds', other changes

The Senate appears ready to reject proposals to put restraints on the many filibusters that have sewn institutional gridlock, dysfunction and discord in recent years.... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2011

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Social Security fund will be drained by 2037

Social Security's finances are getting worse as the economy struggles to recover and millions of baby boomers stand at the brink of retirement. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2011

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