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Democrats Could Lose Senate, Biden Warns Party

-Politics Daily Staff

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.

Republican Sen. Scott Brown: GOP's Planned Parenthood Cut 'Goes Too Far'

-Politics Daily Staff

The Massachusetts Republican joins another GOP senator, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, in expressing concerns about a proposal to end federal funding for the organization.

Obama in Brazil, Balancing Latin American Swing With Libyan Crisis

-Politics Daily Staff

The president is seeking to strengthen economic ties with the region's growing economies, especially Brazil.

Stopgap Spending Bill Approved by Senate

-Politics Daily Staff

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.

Sen. Rand Paul Heading to Key Presidential Contest States

-Politics Daily Staff

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.

Fox News Adds Indiana Democrat Evan Bayh as Commentator

-Politics Daily Staff

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.

The Gridiron Club's 2011 Political/Media Roast and Toast Lyrics

-Annie Groer

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.

White House Longs for 'Golden Era' of Balanced Budgets

-Politics Daily Staff

President Clinton, working with a Republican Congress, balanced the federal budget in 1999 and again in 2000 -- producing surpluses both years.

Rival Budget Bills Fail in Senate, Shutdown Countdown Begins

-Patricia Murphy

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.

Donald Trump Lashes Out at Lamar Alexander for Dissing His Presidential Chances

-Tom Diemer

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.

Obama to GOP: Let's 'Step Up Our Game' and Nail Budget Deal

-Tom Diemer

The two sides must close a $50 billion difference between them in proposed spending cuts over the next two weeks.

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