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Obama faces tough Senate battle on health care (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s top domestic priority, remaking US health care, cleared a major Senate hurdle but strong opposition Sunday to key parts of the proposals augured a tough battle ahead.

Obama health drive clears key Senate hurdle (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s signature drive to remake US health care barely cleared a key Senate hurdle in a narrow party-line vote the White House immediately hailed as an “historic” victory.

US Senate votes to start Obama health drive debate (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The US Senate, torn along party lines, voted to formally launch debate on historic legislation to enact President Barack Obama’s signature drive to remake US health care, handing him a win for now.

Obama health drive faces critical vote (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s signature drive to remake US health care strode closer to clearing a key Senate hurdle Saturday as the last two wavering Democrats agreed to vote to formally start debate on the bill.

Obama’s Senate allies eye key health care victory (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s Democratic allies in the Senate strove to lock down support to prevail in a landmark first test vote on his top domestic priority, remaking the US health care system.

Obama’s Senate allies eye first health care victory (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s Democratic allies in the Senate strove Friday to lock down the support to prevail in a landmark first test vote on his top domestic priority, remaking US health care.

Obama faces showdowns on health, Afghanistan, jobs (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama will have scant time to rest up from his eight-day Asia trip.

Another Obama nominee runs into tax problems (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s choice for a top job in the Treasury Department did not disclose all of her late tax payments until she was repeatedly prodded by Senate investigators, a congressional report issued Wednesday said.

Obama admin praises early Senate financial bill (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The chairman of the Senate Banking Committee is poised to release a draft bill on financial regulatory reform that meets many of President Barack Obama’s core goals, but it is unclear if it will gain any Republican support, an administration official said on Tuesday.

Biden a key part of Obama’s inner circle (CNN)

Apparently you can take the vice president out of the Senate, but you just can’t take the Senate out of the vice president, and that might be the secret to Joe Biden’s influence in President Obama’s inner circle.