McCaskill Crosses Party Line On Clean Water VoteMissouri Democrat joins with Republicans, but measure falls 3 votes short in U.S. Senate
Republicans Announce Senate Majority LeadershipMitch McConnell picked to lead, while Missourian Roy Blunt to serve as caucus vice chair.
Bill to Avert Fiscal Cliff Heads to HouseThe measure cleared the Senate early Tuesday, hours after Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell sealed a deal.
Opinion: History On The Senate FloorLast week, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican Minority Leader in the Senate, did the stupidest thing any Senate Leader has done in the history of the Senate: He filibustered a bill he supported within a minute of introducing the legislation.
Opinion: GOP A Party Without A PlanWith one month to go before we reach the fiscal cliff, Republicans are going to have to figure out how to do something serious for a change instead of grandstanding and avoiding specifics.
Opinion: Pelosi Stays On As Leader, Continuing To Defy The GOP War On WomenShe will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.
Opinion: Four More Years Of GridlockEven the most liberal of Democrats must agree that Obama’s inability to get foes to work with him is severely impeding any progress this country.
Opinion: Economic Confidence Rises Despite Republican Efforts Against ItRepublicans will continue to talk down the economy for the next two months specifically because they want the economy, and the country, to suffer in order to win an election.
Opinion: Republicans Vote For Denial Of Affordable Health Care AgainTea Party zealots in Congress are obsessed with stripping people of their right and access to affordable care.
Opinion: Romney's Nixonian Secret PlansMitt Romney has provided no details, not even a hint, of what his immigration plan is. Either this is a lousy sales job, which is bad, or he has no idea there’s a difference between running Bain Capital and running the nation, which is worse.
McCaskill Says McConnell Has 'Lost His Mind' On Debt Talks“This is when we’re supposed to show the country that we’re capable of governing, not figuring out the best strategy for [McConnell] to become majority floor leader."
Senate Republicans May Test Deadline for Raising Debt Ceiling Will missing the deadline put financial markets in an uproar?