(CNN) - Mitt Romney's opposition to Buffett Rule may be "because he's exploiting all of these loopholes" in the tax code, Rep. Henry Waxman charged in a Democratic National Committee conference call on Thursday afternoon.
Waxman launched into Romney for a lack of transparency as Democrats have put the Republican presidential nominee under another wave of pressure to release tax and financial documents.
Washington (CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blasted Mitt Romney Thursday in personal and biting terms, so to speak, telling reporters the presumed Republican presidential nominee could not be confirmed as "dog catcher" by the Senate.
A day earlier, Reid said on the Senate floor that Romney "couldn't get approved" as a Cabinet officer, because "he won't show anybody his income tax returns."
(CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is lambasting Republican Sen. Rand Paul for injecting a last-minute debate over abortion into a bipartisan attempt to pass flood insurance legislation.
"After all the work that's been put on this bill, this is ridiculous that somebody said 'I'm not going to let this bill go forward unless I have a vote on when life begins.'" Reid said Tuesday on the Senate floor.
(CNN) – In this election year, when support from women is considered especially crucial, Democrats in Washington made a high-profile push Monday for a bill to help prevent pay discrimination against women.
"Congress has to step up and do its job," President Obama told supporters of the bill on a conference call.
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama and congressional leaders met Wednesday to discuss upcoming budget deadlines, one day after House Speaker John Boehner drew a line in the sand over what could be another bitter showdown between the White House and Congress later this year.
The president focused on his "to-do list" for Capitol Hill, a five-step plan of fiscal policies the White House says is aimed at building economic growth. But Boehner's office said the meeting largely centered on the next scheduled debt ceiling hike, set to go to a vote at the end of the year, along with a "fiscal cliff" of expiring tax policies and new spending cuts coming before Congress, all by January 1.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - While House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he disagreed with the President's support of same-sex marriage, he downplayed the issue's importance in the November elections emphasizing instead his focus on the economy.
"I believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman," Boehner said, but quickly added, "the President and the Democrats can talk about all this all they want but the fact is that the American people are focused on our economy and they're asking the question, 'Where are the jobs?'"
Washington (CNN) - Frustrated by what he calls Republican "obstructionism" of President Obama's judicial picks, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday he would force votes this week to break GOP filibusters of 17 district court nominees.
Democrats hope the unusual and high profile series of votes will pressure Republicans to clear the judges. If they don't, Democrats say it will reinforce their contention that Republicans are responsible for the congressional dysfunction and gridlock that surveys show voters abhor.
Washington (CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Sunday pushed back on the suggestion that the White House is detached from Senate Democrats.
"I can place a phone call anytime, it's returned immediately," the Nevada Democrat said on CNN's "State of the Union." "I feel very good about my relationship with the White House and the Senate's relationship."
(CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Sunday that the recent shooting of Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier was "very very sad" and that "our hearts go out to these innocent people."
"One of our soldiers went into a couple of homes and just killed people at random - very very sad especially following that incident dealing with the Qurans," Reid, D-Nevada, said on CNN's "State of the Union." "It's just not a good situation. Our troops are under such tremendous pressure in Afghanistan. It's a war unlike no other war we've been involved in, but no one can condone or make any suggestion that what he did was right. It was absolutely wrong."
(CNN) - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, urged House Republicans Thursday to pass a short-term extension of the expiring payroll tax cut - similar to a two-month measure demanded by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats. McConnell also urged Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, to appoint conferees to a House-Senate conference committee - something demanded by House Republicans.