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New START ratified, 71-26

The 71-26 vote marked a significant foreign policy achievement for the Obama administration during the lame-duck Congressional session.

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Communications workers, Sen. Harkin lead fight for filibuster reform

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Saying senatorial filibusters rob workers of legislation they want and need, the Communications Workers are leading a new coalition, unveiled Dec. 15, behind Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin's filibuster reform plan.

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Republican stalling on START is recipe for gridlock

If the Senate decides to vote on the new START treaty with Russia, it will likely garner enough votes for passage, an expert with a top Washington think tank predicted.

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No more filibuster

The U.S. Senate should revise its rules on filibusters and consent for judicial nominations in order to stop the growing trend of gridlock and indecision

Republican candidates "pledge" open warfare on working families

Republican Party Senate candidates pledged this past week to protect tax loopholes for companies that outsource jobs, according to new media reports.

Polls show GOP "tsunami" not happening

Three polls out yesterday, like the Gallup poll released a day earlier, show that the predicted Republican wave in the mid-term elections could be failing to materialize.

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Meek turns in petitions for Florida Senate race

TAMPA, Fla. -- The race for Florida's Senate seat looks to be a tight one. The Republicans are out in full force to maintain their seat and the lead up to the August primary is already brutal.

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Immigration moves higher on White House agenda

Immigrant rights activists, labor and faith-based leaders met with President Obama and White House advisers March 11 to discuss moving forward on immigration reform legislation.

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N.Y. progressives begin to line up behind Gillibrand

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., appointed to fill the seat vacated by now-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has already picked up a spate of endorsements.

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After NLRB vote, senators call to end filibuster rule

President Obama's nomination of labor lawyer Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board was squashed in a Republican filibuster in the Senate yesterday.

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