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- Pryor sides with GOP to oppose filibuster changes Updated: Nov-21-13 1:50 pm
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SAN ANTONIO - Classrooms in Texas are dramatically changing in 2014. So might education politics in the governor's race.
WASHINGTON - Democrats are ready to propel another one of President Barack Obama's court picks through the Senate, now that outnumbered Republicans have less power to block the president's nominees than they used to.
WASHINGTON - Democrats have used the Senate's newly eased filibuster procedures to clear the way for confirmation of the man President Barack Obama wants to become a top housing regulator.
HOUSTON - Sick of losing on Election Day, they huddled candidates on their 2014 statewide ticket in a hotel ballroom and bristled at being outspent and outnumbered by political rivals in Texas who they talked up as sophisticated and savvy.
WASHINGTON - A month after emerging from a government shutdown at the top of their game, many Democrats in Congress newly worried about the party's re-election prospects are for the first time distancing themselves from President Barack Obama after the disastrous rollout of his health care overhaul.
Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers:
BOSTON - Massachusetts' two U.S. senators are defending their support of a key change to the Senate's filibuster rule.
WASHINGTON - For 51 years of war and peace, Republicans and Democrats rallied around a bill to pay the troops, buy ships and aircraft and set military policy.
WASHINGTON - As Democrats watched Senate Republicans use filibuster powers to thwart more and more of President Barack Obama's agenda and nominees, they wondered how much worse it could get.
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont's two U.S. Senators voted with majority Democrats to support changes to Senate rules aimed at what they call Republican abuse of filibusters.
WASHINGTON - All roads lead to "Obamacare" for Republicans.
WASHINGTON - Democrats quickly enjoyed the first fruits of a milestone Senate vote making it harder for the Republican minority to block President Barack Obama's nominations: They swiftly ended a GOP filibuster against one of his top judicial selections and prepared to do the same for two others.
WASHINGTON - North Dakota's U.S. senators are split on changes to Senate procedures that will now allow for the swift confirmation of some controversial presidential appointments.
WASHINGTON - By limiting the ability of Republicans to block President Barack Obama's nominees, Senate Democrats sought to placate the party's core liberal activists dispirited by the troubled rollout of the health care overhaul and government snooping ahead of midterm elections in which a president's party typically loses seats in Congress.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he supports move by Senate Democrats to make it harder for Republicans to block his nominees.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor broke with fellow Democrats to vote against a measure to weaken filibusters and make it harder for Republicans to block confirmation of the president's nominees for judges and other top posts.