Legal experts expressed doubts that the GOP would prevail or that the case could be concluded during Obama's presidency. GOP lawmakers said those unilateral actions were unconstitutional and have promised unspecified congressional action. A Republican official said party leaders might amend the suit to include Obama's immigration actions, which would...» Read More
Supporters of a Senate bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast are still scrambling to find the last vote.
We've finally got stimulus that works, says Jake Novak. So why are Democrats trying to screw it up?
One GOP leader opened the possibility of a government shutdown in an attempt to stop President Obama from taking executive action on immigration.
Republicans and Democrats disagree on practically everything, including their investments, except for these companies.
CNBC Contributors Sara Fagen, and Jared Bernstein, discuss the political gridlock between the White House and the GOP. He (President Obama) seems to be tacking to the left, says Fagen.
CNBC Contributors Sara Fagen, and Jared Bernstein, discuss the political battle over the vote on the Keystone oil pipeline. I think the economics may have gotten ahead of the politics, says Bernstein but Fagen counters, "This is still good policy."
WASHINGTON, Nov 13- U.S. Senate Democrats expanded the ranks of their party leadership on Thursday to include Senator Elizabeth Warren, a leader of the party's liberal wing and a possible presidential contender in 2016.. Democrats, who lost control of the Senate in last week's midterm elections, created a new post for Warren as a strategic policy adviser to help...
Obama intends to order changes that will combat millions of potential deportations, reports The New York Times.
It was unclear what impact the votes would have on the Senate race, but Senate passage of the bill as early as next Tuesday would force President Barack Obama to either sign it into law or veto the measure just weeks after a Democratic drubbing in midterm elections. Republicans and several moderate Democrats insist that construction of the Canada- to- Texas...
Andrew Cuomo tackle the issue in a lame-duck legislative session before Republicans take control of the state's Senate in January. Proposals to boost the wage from $8 an hour to $10.10 an hour and allow New York City to raise it even higher will face significant opposition next year following big GOP victories in last week's elections. Currently the GOP has...
JUNEAU, Alaska— Republican Dan Sullivan won Alaska's U.S. Senate race, defeating first-term incumbent Democrat Mark Begich. The Alaska seat was initially considered key to the Republicans' hopes of taking control of the U.S. Senate, but that goal was accomplished before the Alaska race was decided. Begich was in Washington, D.C., as Congress geared up to finish out...
We're seeing two sides of the president post-midterms. Will the real Barack Obama please stand up?
The White House has managed to move forward from Veteran Affairs health care scandal, among other events, reports NBC News.
The new Republican Congress will clash with the White House over two EPA regulations at the heart of Obama's climate-change agenda. The NYT reports.
The lame-duck session, which begins this week, could be instructive on what to expect from Congress next year, says Politico's Ben White.
People hoping for an era of good feelings and accomplishment in the next Congress will be very disappointed.
WASHINGTON, Nov 5- America's underperforming economy has been an albatross for President Barack Obama since he took office in 2009 and likely did his Democratic party few favors in midterm elections on Tuesday- but it may not have been the decisive factor. Hurt by Obama's general unpopularity, Democrats lost control of the Senate while Republicans...
CHICAGO, Nov 5- The Republican wave that hit the U.S. Congress in Tuesday's midterm election also boosted the party in state races, where it gained control of 10 chambers and could be on track to holding the largest number of legislative seats since before the Great Depression. Democrats lost their majorities in the West Virginia House, Nevada Assembly and Senate,...
Of the 10 congressional candidates who spent the most on their own races, six won and four lost.
States that can benefit the most from Obama's health law elected officials who oppose the Affordable Care Act, report the New York Times.