WASHINGTON - After eight hours of debate, the bipartisan Senate immigration bill emerged mostly intact Thursday, despite Republican-led efforts to make substantial alterations in the first of what is certain to be many long committee meetings to work through the 844-page proposal.
WASHINGTON — Surrendering to political reality, House GOP
leaders did an about-face and said they were willing to extend a
payroll tax cut for 160 million working Americans without insisting
that it be paid for.
WASHINGTON-The federal budget stalemate that could trigger a
government shutdown shifted Thursday from a debate over spending
cuts to a fight over abortion and environmental regulation, which
have divided Democrats and Republicans for years.
WASHINGTON - With early voting under way in many states,
President Obama concluded a multistate campaign swing Saturday
urging voters to the polls, while Sarah Palin rallied the
Republican faithful in the final dash to the midterm elections.