WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Labor Secretary nominee Thomas Perez fielded tough questions from Senate Republicans during a confirmation hearing on Thursday about his role in the Justice Department's decision not to pursue a false claims case against St. Paul, Minnesota. Full story
For the second time in as many months, President Barack Obama reached across the dinner table and shared a meal with Senate Republicans that both sides called constructive and an important step towards finding common ground.Twelve Republican senators ventured to the White House … Full story
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A liberal magazine reported on Tuesday that it had obtained a recording of Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell's discussion with campaign aides on putting the mental health and religious views of a potential opponent, actress Ashley Judd, "on the radar screen." Full story
Rachel Maddow reports on how Senate Republicans in the grips of right-wing conspiracy theorists are again getting in the way of U.S. leadership in the world and putting America in the company of Iran, Syria, and North Korea in opposing a new UN treaty.
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President Obama was back on Capitol Hill today, this time meeting with Senate Republicans. Reverend Al Sharpton hashes out how it went with Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and MSNBC.com Managing Editor Richard Wolffe.
Richard Wolffe and Krystal Ball discussed the dinner that President Obama had with Senate Republicans, and why the vice president wasn't invited. Jonathan Capehart talked about the problem CPAC has with uninviting electable Republicans.
Sen. Tom Coburn called the dinner between President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans “a good experience” and “something that should have happened years ago.”
A general view of the Internal Revenue Service Building in Washington, May 14, 2013. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell called on President Barack Obama on Tuesday to make available for questioning everyone who knew about the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups, and de
A visitor takes a picture of the Internal Revenue Service Building in Washington, May 14, 2013. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell called on President Barack Obama on Tuesday to make available for questioning everyone who knew about the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative gro
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to the media following the weekly Senate Republican policy meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)