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Tea party tees off on McConnell after debt vote

02/13/2014 1:19am
The tea party is teeing off on Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.

Debt limit saves GOP from political showdown

02/13/2014 11:28am
Republicans' new acquiescence to letting the government pile up more debt with no strings attached paid double political dividends: It spared the GOP another politically debilitating showdown with President Barack Obama and also forced Democrats to cast votes that rivals immediately used against them in this year's midterm elections.

Montana senator named Indian Affairs chairman

02/13/2014 3:28pm
Montana Sen. Jon Tester is the new chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, while newly appointed Sen. John Walsh has been named to four committees.

Veteran Republican US Rep. Doc Hastings to retire

02/13/2014 4:49pm
Veteran Republican U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, who represented central Washington for two decades and was a key voice in public lands and energy policy, announced Thursday he'll retire at the end of the year.

Dems hope to force House vote on minimum wage hike

02/13/2014 5:11pm
House Democrats said Thursday they will try to highlight GOP resistance to a higher minimum wage with a tactical maneuver meant to bring new attention to an issue they consider a political winner.