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It's a real -- albeit tricky -- possibility that raises the stakes in the 2014 elections: a Republican-led Senate could prevent Barack Obama from appointing a Supreme Court justice, should one need to be replaced in the final two years of his presidency.
Last week, the Obama administration surrendered to intense lobbying pressure from the insurance industry and members of both parties in Congress, turning a proposed pay cut to Medicare private plans into a raise.
Bill Maher used his HBO show to take aim at retiring House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI), who recently announced he was stepping down from Congress and would launch a national radio show.