Topic: Mitch McConnell
Obama achieved several legislative victories just before going on vacation. But with a GOP-led House vowing to target 'ObamaCare' and government spending, difficult battles await.
01/04/2011 04:24 pm
Even with the deep partisan divide, Obama and Congress worked together in the lame-duck session. But pressure on the president from the left and right will grow in the new year.
12/31/2010 12:10 pm
An ode to the economic recovery – and other news of 2010 – inspired by Clement Clarke Moore's classic Christmas poem.
12/24/2010 12:30 pm
What's behind GOP opposition to START?
12/24/2010 09:05 am
Readers write in about differing views on revenge and the death penalty, volumes of encyclopedias and revising history, and conservative and liberal ideologies.
12/23/2010 02:16 pm
This was a remarkably productive lame-duck session that required compromise between Republicans and Democrats. Now that Americans have tasted that, they'll want more -- not less.
12/23/2010 01:53 pm
At signing, Obama says repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' will 'strengthen our national security.' But the lack of a clear timetable for implementation is already frustrating some gay rights advocates.
12/22/2010 06:33 pm
A week or two ago, Senate ratification of the New START arms control agreement with Russia seemed uncertain. The White House successfully put on a full-court press while in the Senate, John Kerry shepherded the treaty through.
12/22/2010 05:04 pm
Which is a better use of $850 billion dollars: spending it strategically or leaving it in taxpayer pockets?
12/21/2010 05:05 pm
Landmark food safety bill, all but dead because its funding was tied to the ill-fated omnibus spending bill, was revived by the Senate Sunday. Obama is expected to sign it by Christmas.
12/20/2010 01:43 pm