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Congressional dissent grows over Afghan war

The increasingly violent and unpopular war in Afghanistan, which many now compare to U.S. mistakes in Vietnam, is drawing growing opposition in Congress.

The political divide could derail Obama…

Can Democrats regroup in September?

For backers of health care overhaul, it's TGIS: Thank goodness it's September.

August was brutal, as lawmakers faced raucous crowds denouncing Democratic plans and polls showed support for President…

Ted Kennedy laid to rest

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, laid to rest alongside his slain brothers John and Robert, was remembered as a "veritable force of nature" who worked tirelessly in the Senate for nearly…

Health care compromise? Don’t bet on it

Signaling a fading chance for compromise, a leading Republican negotiator on health care legislation on Saturday criticized Democratic legislative proposals as budget-busters that would…

Obama, nation remembers Kennedy

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, oft-summoned to remember departed members of his famous political family, was himself the subject of a eulogy President Barack Obama was delivering at a funeral expected…

GOP: Denounce spending, take money

Congressional Republicans lined up to denounce on principle President Obama's $787 billion economic stimulus bill -- a wasteful big-government giveaway, they said. No GOP…

Triumphs and tragedies of Ted Kennedy

It is not a stretch to say that if Sen. Edward M. Kennedy had not been stricken last year with the brain cancer that ultimately took his life, President Obama…

One last trip to Boston for Teddy

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's body will travel more than 70 miles from his Cape Cod home to Boston to lie in repose in a presidential library he helped develop in…

Kennedy beat the odds

In the quiet of a Capitol elevator, one of Edward M. Kennedy's fellow senators asked whether the Massachusetts senator had plans for a family Thanksgiving away from the nation's capital.…

Sen. Ted Kennedy dies from brain cancer

Senator Edward Kennedy, a towering figure in the Democratic Party who took the helm of one of America's most fabled political…