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Sen. Evan Bayh is now in favor of bringing the health-care debate to the Senate floor, a day after he told CBS News it may not be worth even "starting a discussion." A brief statement today by Bayh's staff confirms the senator will support moving
Harry Reid thinks he has enough votes to pass a bill with a strong, opt-out public option, and he is like one or two solid votes away from a cloture vote on said bill. The White House is skeptical of his vote-counting, though, and in a meeting late
Two more senators on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to pursue a regional trade deal in the fast-growing Asia-Pacific region. "The Asia Pacific region holds tremendous potential for American manufacturers, farmers and service suppliers,"
Thirty Democratic Senators recently signed a letter declaring their support for a public option, as part of a sweeping overhaul to health care in the U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, a Democrat from Illinois, is among those lawmakers and says he will vote
All four area senators voted against a bill Wednesday that would have restored $247 billion in Medicare payments to doctors over the next ten years. Current law requires Medicare reimbursements to doctors to drop over time, but each year Congress
For Democrats determined to get a health care bill, Sen. Roland Burris is like the house guest who couldn't be refused, won't soon be leaving and poses a plausible threat of ruining holiday dinner...The Illinois Democrat, appointed by disgraced
Senator Al Franken amazes again. There is a video of Sen. Franken calming a group of angry Tea Partiers that had confronted him at a fair in Minnesota, with clear and honest answers. All the while respecting them and
The late Ted Kennedy was brother to the United States' only Catholic president. He received his first Communion from Pope Pius XII, and was married by the Archbishop of New York. He championed social causes such as civil rights
Senator Edward Kennedy died last night in Hyannis Port, Massachussetts, at the age of 77. He had suffered from brain cancer since May of 2008. Ted Kennedy became a senator for
Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy died early Wednesday at the age of 77. He had been battling brain cancer since May 2008, and just this week he had called for a change in law that would require Masschusetts lawmakers to fill his seat quickly.