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Democrats are only four seats away from losing control of the Senate to Republicans in 2012, Vice President Biden warned supporters in a online appeal for donations Tuesday.
The Massachusetts Republican joins another GOP senator, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, in expressing concerns about a proposal to end federal funding for the organization.
The president is seeking to strengthen economic ties with the region's growing economies, especially Brazil.
The Senate on Thursday approved another stopgap spending bill that cuts $6 billion more from the federal budget and keeps the government running until at least April 8.
Rand Paul isn't talking about White House ambitions at this point, but his father, Rep. Ron Paul, says there's a 50-50 chance that he will run for president again in 2012.
Bayh, a moderate, chose not to run for reelection in 2010, in part because he was weary of the intense partisanship on Capitol Hill, he said.
Here are the lyrics from every parody performed this weekend at the Gridiron dinner by nearly 100 journalists and a handful of vocally-blessed ringers with truly great voices.
President Clinton, working with a Republican Congress, balanced the federal budget in 1999 and again in 2000 -- producing surpluses both years.
The impasse means that lawmakers will continue negotiations ahead of a March 18 deadline. That's when the current short-term spending measure expires and the government could shutdown without a new agreement.
Trump said he didn't know Alexander personally and hasn't heard much about him -- "perhaps because of a certain ineffectiveness." Alexander had said The Donald has no chance of becoming president.
The two sides must close a $50 billion difference between them in proposed spending cuts over the next two weeks.
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