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Liberals pissed over setbacks on guns, Gitmo

Frustrated liberals are asking why a Democratic-controlled Congress and White House can't manage to close the Guantanamo prison or keep new gun-rights laws from passing.

After all, President Barack…

Senate approves war funds but not Gitmo closure

The Senate late Thursday approved a 91.3-billion-dollar 2009 budget supplemental to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through October 1, but without funds to close the Guantanamo Bay…

Angry Senators pass credit card reform

The credit card companies seem to have few friends on Capitol Hill these days, with even the most business-minded lawmakers siding with consumers in speaking out against steep rate hikes…

Democrats deliver setback to Obama on Gitmo

US President Barack Obama's plan to close the Guantanamo Bay prison by early 2010 hit a snag as his Democratic Senate allies moved to deny him 80 million dollars he…

Credit card bill comes due in Senate

A bill to curb sharp practices in the credit card business was on track for approval by the U.S. Senate as early as Tuesday, with President Barack Obama expected to…

Torture becomes losing issue for Democrats

Not that the Democrats need any help from the sidelines but they ought to give up on the torture issue. It isn't working for them.

The Bush administration is…

Senate weighs health insurance options

Look out Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare. Senators are meeting behind closed doors to consider whether the federal government should jump into the health insurance business.

The government already covers…

Democrats rush to capitalize on torture memos

Casting aside their president's misgivings, Democrats are racing into hearings to criticize newly released Bush administration memos justifying harsh terrorism interrogations.

So far, however, the biggest embarrassment has engulfed…

Senators want more to take vacations

Senators have invited officials from Walt Disney resorts and Las Vegas to discuss ways to pump up US tourism amid a painful recession and flu-related travel…

Does traditional media have a future?

Old Media squared off against New Media as a US Senate panel examined the future of journalism in the digital age.

The demise of the newspaper industry took center…