Senate Rejection of Keystone XL Measure Sets Up 2015 Showdown
Keystone XL pipeline backers came up one vote short in the Senate though vowed to try again in January.
GOP May Take Senate, but No End to DC Dysfunction: Political Pundits
Inside-the-Beltway political 'handicappers' Stuart Rothenberg and Charlie Cook tell IRI crowd not to expect tax reform even if Republicans take control of the Senate.
Changes Afoot in Washington Well Ahead of Midterm Elections
"It’s virtually certain that Republicans will retain control of the House — and now are within striking distance of taking the Senate,” says strategist Valliere.
11 Key Congressional Committees for Advisors to Worry About
As the election approaches, not just the White House and Congress are in play, but also control of congressional committees important to advisors and others in the financial services sector.
Senate Approves Deal on Spending, Averts Shutdown
Ending weeks of political brinkmanship, Congress finessed a dispute over disaster aid Monday night and advanced legislation to avoid a partial government shutdown only days away.
U.S. Government Shutdown Looms Again
In a surprise outcome on Wednesday, the House of Representatives failed to pass a bill needed to fund the federal government past Sept. 30.
Forget 2011 Budget, FY2012 Budget to Be Delayed as Well
The FY 2012 budget may include recommendations from the Presidential deficit reduction commission, including an increase in the retirement age for Social Security and a reduction on certain existing tax deductions.
Bush Tax Cut Deal: Obama Defends Compromise With GOP
Democrats rose up in anger following President Barack Obama's announcement on Monday that he would go along with Republican demands to extend the Bush tax cuts, but Obama insisted he was not going to "play games" with the economy.
Sens. Landrieu, Baucus Introduce Bill to Repeal Form 1099 Small Business Requirement
The Small Business Administration: the cost of tax compliance for small firms is 67% higher than for their larger counterparts.
Run over by Reid's Reindeer
Disgusting, deceitful, sleazy, shameful ...use any adjective you like. Unfortunately, the most accurate is usual, as in "politics as usual." Seems Sen. Ben Nelson's principled...