Tensions flare between Senate Democrats, White House

U.S. Senator Schumer casts his vote at a polling station in the Brooklyn Borough of New YorkBy Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Criticism of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law by a top Senate Democrat this week laid bare post-election tensions that could pose challenges for the party in upcoming fights with Republicans over taxes, energy and immigration. In a high-profile speech on Tuesday dissecting Democrats’ losses in this month’s midterm elections, Charles Schumer, the No. 3 Senate Democrat, listed “a cascade of issues” botched by the White House, starting with Obama’s push for healthcare reforms soon after he took office in 2009. …

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