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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 20- Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he believes there are enough votes in the U.S. Senate to override a veto of a $612 billion defense bill, as the two U.S. political parties intensified their war of words over the legislation. The NDAA was passed by the Senate on Oct. 7 and the House on Oct. 1. If Obama vetoes the measure,...

  • The NDAA was passed by the Senate on Oct. 7 and the House on Oct. 1. If Obama vetoes the measure, Republicans are not expected to muster the two-thirds majority that would be needed in both the Senate and House of Representatives for an override. Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, said the veto would be sustained in the House, which would hold its vote before the...

  • Harry Reid wants Senate deputies to 'just relax' Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:42 PM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., center, listens to a question during a news conference on Capitol Hill with, from left, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., in Washington, Feb. 24, 2015.

    Harry Reid wants his deputies to "just relax" in their dispute over leadership posts after his retirement, reports John Harwood.

  • GOP considering this to stop Obama on immigration Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:56 AM ET
    Senator John Thune, R- South Dakota

    One GOP leader opened the possibility of a government shutdown in an attempt to stop President Obama from taking executive action on immigration.

  • Democrats urge Obama to stop inversions on his own Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 6:36 PM ET
    Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill.

    Three senators urged Obama to use his executive authority to reduce or eliminate tax breaks for companies that shift their headquarters overseas.

  • Janet Yellen and Larry Summers

    President Obama is in the process of interviewing three candidates for the position at the helm of the central bank: Larry Summers, Janet Yellen, and a dark horse, Donald Kohn.

  • Police Have Possible Suspect in Ricin Letter: Senator Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 8:57 AM ET
    Sen. Roger Wicker

    Authorities declined to comment on a suspect or any other aspect of the investigation, but a senator says the person under suspicion writes a lot of letters to Senate members.

  • Senate Leaders in Deal to (Sort of) Muzzle Filibusters Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 4:07 PM ET
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    The Senate's senior Democrat and Republican reached a tentative agreement to impose modest limits on the filibuster, the delaying tactic that minority parties have long used to kill legislation and was immortalized in the film "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."