Politics

GOP Derails Gender Pay Gap Bill in Senate

ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans have derailed an election-year Democratic bill curbing paycheck discrimination against women. The bill’s rejection was widely expected, yet Democrats hope the effort will pay political dividends in this November’s congressional elections. They are trying to drive Read More

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Third Time Not the Charm: Senate GOP Rejects Another Obama Judicial Nominee

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Monday stymied President Barack Obama’s latest judicial nominee, leaving one of the nation’s top appellate courts shorthanded and escalating the endless confirmation war. Facing a nearly unified GOP front, U.S. District Judge Robert Wilkins failed to secure the 60 votes necessary Read More

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Reid Considering Change to Nominations Rules

ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that he’s considering changing his chamber’s rules to make it harder for minority Republicans to block President Barack Obama’s nominations, a warning shot that suggested Democrats might soon use their power Read More