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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Tom Cotton, Iran, Nuclear Deal, Congress, Bipartisan, Israel, Politics, Top News, Deadline

Senate OKs Bill To Let Congress Review Iran Nuclear Deal on 98-1 Vote

a White House spokesperson called the bill “the kind of reasonable and acceptable compromise that the president would be willing to sign.”

May 7, 2015
Top News, Concealed Weapons, Right to Carry, Knife, Right To Slice, Second Amendment, Texas, Lobbying, Bipartisan, Arizona, NRA, Blades, West Side Story, Freddie Gray

Knives Are The New Guns In Lawmakers’ Second Amendment Expansion

Second Amendment advocates are pushing for a “right to slice” as repeals on knife and blade laws gains an edge across the nation.

May 7, 2015
Rob Portman, Free Trade, Protectionism, Currency, Money, Bipartisan, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Manufacturing

New Front Opens In ‘Fast-Track’ Trade Fight

Senators on both sides of the aisle angle for currency protection as an amendment to Obama’s hardline free trade position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

April 29, 2015
Environment, National News, Colorado, Fort Collins, Carbon Neautral, Energy, Climate Change, Bipartisan, Emissions, City

Colorado City Vows To Be Carbon Neutral, Defying Partisan Politics

Fort Collins, Colorado plans on becoming America’s first carbon neutral city.

March 30, 2015

Competing Sides Gear Up As Obama Pledges Action On Immigration

A band of Central Florida groups will support Obama’s push for executive action on immigration.

November 17, 2014

Obama Hosts Congress Leaders After Midterm Debacle

Can the meeting spark cooperation and less gridlock?

November 7, 2014

WATCH: Any Hope For Common Ground In Congress?

Joe Conason discusses bipartisanship in Congress on key issues on MSNBC’s ‘The Reid Report.’

November 7, 2014

Lawmakers Join To Honor MLK Jr., But Are Split Over Voting Rights Bill

By Rebecca Bratek, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Members of Congress joined in a rare moment of unity Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Leaders linked hands and gently swayed together to the tune of “We Shall Overcome” during the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony. The ceremony, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, […]

June 25, 2014

Former U.S. Climate Chiefs Urge Political Unity

Washington (AFP) – Four former heads of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency who served under Republican presidents urged lawmakers Wednesday to stop bickering over whether climate change is real and start finding solutions. Global warming is an increasingly polarizing issue in American politics, with most Republicans questioning the science behind it and most Democrats calling […]

June 18, 2014

Obama Health Nominee Wins Bipartisan Support

Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s pick to assume oversight of his signature health law received added bipartisan support Wednesday as more Republicans joined Democrats backing her nomination for secretary of health and human services. The growing support all but guarantees that Sylvia Mathews Burwell will be confirmed easily by the […]

May 15, 2014

Senate Advances Unemployment Benefits Bill, But House GOP Balks

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A bipartisan agreement to restore unemployment insurance benefits for more than 2.2 million jobless Americans cleared a key Senate hurdle Thursday, but faces continued opposition from Republicans in the House, making final passage uncertain. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-OH), has called the Senate plan — which overcame […]

March 27, 2014

Senate Passes Huge Spending Bill, Sends It To Obama

Washington (AFP) – Marking a truce after years of fiscal feuding in Washington, Congress passed a $1.1 trillion spending package Thursday that effectively ended the threat of an election-year government shutdown. The Senate voted 72 to 26 to approve the massive bill, in a show of bipartisanship after the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Wednesday […]

January 17, 2014

Playing Washington’s Inside Game

And then there were 12. When the 435 House members and 100 senators failed in July to agree on a long-term deficit reduction plan, congressional leaders did what they often do when they don’t know what to do: They appointed a committee. But don’t sneer, for this is — cue the trumpets — a supercommittee! […]

October 14, 2011

Obama Praises ‘Gang of Six’ Debt Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring “11th hour” urgency” to raise the government’s borrowing limit, President Barack Obama on Tuesday hailed a plan by “Gang of Six” senators from both parties to reduce federal deficits as the kind of balanced approach that could break the economy-threatening deadlock. He said it was time for Congress to rally around […]

July 19, 2011

Conservative Legal Star Upholds Healthcare Law

A George W. Bush-appointee and up-and-coming conservative jurist joined a Democrat to uphold the constitutionality of the healthcare law and its individual mandate to purchase health insurance today, giving the Obama administration its first bipartisan legal victory on the issue. “We find that the minimum coverage provision is a valid exercise of legislative power by […]

June 29, 2011

Bipartisan Group of Congressmen Sue Obama Over Libya Incursion

The Obama administration’s intervention in Libya to aid rebels seeking to oust strongman Muammar Gaddafi has, since its inception, had critics on the anti-war Democratic left, but also on the right, where some GOP lawmakers are skeptical of what they say is a violation of the War Powers Resolution, the 1973 law intended in the […]

June 15, 2011