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Gulf War illness will get ‘second look’

Two decades after the Gulf War that left many Veterans with illnesses, the Veterans Affairs Department says it will finally take a look at those illnesses to see if they…

Is Olbermann a liability for MSNBC?

MSNBC’s bombastic left-wing “news” anchor Keith Olbermann is out of control and causing increasing problems for the cable news network, NBC insiders say. Olbermann, who fancies himself as a cross…

More ethics problems for Rangel

The House Ethics Committee says 20-term Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel repeatedly violated ethics rules by accepting corporate money for lavish trips to the Caribbean. Rangel, chairman of the powerful House…

Congress endorses, extends Patriot Act abuses

Congress, under a Democratic leadership that once promised to roll back the excesses of the USA Patriot Act, gave overwhelming approval to an extension of the act without any new…

Democrats scuttle vote on jobs bill

The jobs bill may be headed for the unemployment line after an unlikely coalition raised enough hell about the legislation to force House leaders to scrap a planned Friday vote.…

Health care summit craps out

They came, they talked, they pontificated, they postured. In the end, they accomplished nothing. After seven-and-a-half hours of positioning, President Barack Obama, Republicans and Democrats failed to reach any agreement…

We’re getting there…

An interesting…and long…week here at Capitol Hill Blue. A week ago today our database server crashed under a heavy resource load and CHB was offline for seven hours. In today’s…

Democrats retreat again, scrap privacy protections

Democrats continued their political agenda of retreating under fire Wednesday by agreeing to back down on proposals to implement new privacy protections in the controversial USA Patriot Act, choosing instead…

Toyota’s boss gets a Congressional grilling

Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda had his come-to-Jesus session with Congress Wednesday but problems for he and his embattled company are far from over. The world’s largest automaker still faces investigations…

Lights! Camera! Inaction!

Thursday’s day-long, televised health care summit at Blair House in Washington may make good political theater but few expect anything substantial to emerge from the posturing by Democrats and Republicans.…