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
LONDON, Nov 19- "Keystone" would be a fitting epitaph for Democratic lawmakers, who will lose their majority in the United States Senate in January 2015. Polls show majority support for the pipeline, especially among the white working class and union voters that used to be the bedrock of the Democratic Party but which it has increasingly lost to the Republicans in...
The Democrat-controlled Senate failed to gather the 60 votes it needed to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
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...
Newly re-elected Republican Gov. Scott Walker says he's working a plan for drug testing for people seeking unemployment checks and food stamps.
That total, while daunting in its own right, is now greater than the amount held on U.S. shores.
Gov. Scott Walker, (R-Wis.), says Hillary Clinton in the White House would represent an extension of President Obama's term in office. It's put up or shut up time for the GOP, says Walker.
Gov. Scott Walker, (R-Wis.), discusses the hot button issues he would like to see Republicans tackle on Capitol Hill, including dropping corporate tax rates, implementing entitlement reform and drug-testing welfare recipients.
Gov. Scott Walker, (R-Wis.) shares his thoughts on labor unions, entitlement reform, and public education.
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?
Obamacare's excise tax on pricey health plans will hit both employers and workers with some steep costs, a new analysis shows.