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In Congress, a rare consensus on Iraq

After years of bitterly debating whether to set a timetable for troop withdrawals in Iraq, Congress has agreed to one.

The general consensus came Friday in the form of…

Roland Burris and the Sound of Silence

Simon and Garfunkel's classic song, The Sound of Silence, could apply now to the controversy surrounding embattled Illinois Senator Roland Burris.

Republicans, hypocrisy and the stimulus

Hypocrisy is no stranger to politics but the ability of Republican members of Congress to oppose the recently-enacted economic stimulus plan while promoting some provisions in press releases takes doublespeak…

More questions, fewer answers about Burris

U.S. Sen. Roland Burris is pleading with ordinary Illinoisans to stop a "rush to judgment" amid growing fury over the new senator's shifting accounts of how he came to be…

Republicans eager to jump on spending abuses

Republicans are preparing to pounce on any wasteful spending in the $787 billion stimulus package as they refocus their criticisms of a measure whose success could hurt their 2010 election…

Dems ‘Truth Commission': Just more partisanship?

A Democratic-proposed "truth commission" to investigate the Bush administration is generating more partisanship in a Congress already filled with it.

Republicans are almost…

Burris says he welcomes probe of his actions

An increasingly embattled U.S. Sen. Roland Burris said he "welcomes" the chance for authorities and elected officials to look into how he landed a…

Republicans seek return to image of fiscal restraint

Seeking political traction, Republicans are using the economic stimulus package to try to restore an image of fiscal discipline tarnished by a free-spending GOP Congress under former President George W.…

McCain: Obama didn’t practice bipartisanship

Sen. John McCain says President Barack Obama failed to include Republicans in writing the big economic stimulus bill.

The Arizona Republican says the…

Did Burris lie about Blago donation request?

Raising fresh questions about his appointment to Congress, Sen. Roland Burris admitted in a document released Saturday that former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother asked…