Obama Mourns Scalia, Will Nominate SuccessorPresident Barack Obama says he plans to fulfill his constitutional responsibility and nominate a successor to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Obama: Global Warming Pact 'Can Be Turning Point For The World'President Barack Obama on Saturday hailed the newly passed international climate agreement that he said "offers the best chance we have to save the one planet we have.''
Another 9/11 Firefighter Dies Of Cancer; Zadroga Act Hits Another RoadblockRetired Battalion Chief James Costello, 52, died Nov. 25 from World Trade Center-related cancer.
Rev. Sharpton Calls For Senate Confirmation Hearing For Attorney General NomineeAt the National Action Networks' annual convention Saturday, a crowd chanted "call the vote."
Senate Democrats Press For Vote On Attorney General Nominee Loretta LynchA letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signed by all Senate Democrats says Lynch's nomination has been pending longer than any nominee for attorney general in the past three decades.
President Obama: It's Time For Us To Take Care Of BusinessThe president spoke on the election, which delivered a harsh verdict for the Democrats, from the East Room.
Obama: Shutdown 'Inflicted Unnecessary Damage' To US Economy Thousands of furloughed federal workers returned to work across the country Thursday after 16 days off the job due to the partial government shutdown.
Agreement Reached To Avoid Default And Open GovernmentThe deal would reopen the government through Jan. 15 and increase the nation's borrowing authority through Feb. 7.
Senate Leaders Try To Broker Budget Deal After House Effort CollapsesSenate leaders have taken control of efforts to avert a Treasury default and end the partial shutdown of the federal government.
Senators Hopeful Deal To Reopen Government Is CloseSenators put faith in party leaders Sunday to devise a plan that would reopen the government and steer clear of a potential default this week.
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.

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