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Bipartisanship sounds nice, but seldom works

True to his pledge on the campaign trail, President Obama, in the spirit of bipartisanship and a more civil tone in Washington politics, ventured to Capitol Hill this week for…

Republicans plot roadblocks to stimulus plan

Congressional Republicans, seeing bipartisanship as a one-way street that serves their needs, plan to throw up roadblocks to President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plans unless he gives in to their…

Economy tops Congressional agenda for week

Congress is set to tackle the economy this week by considering President Barack Obama's choice to head the Treasury Department and by acting on legislation to spur economic growth.

What seems to be the problem here?

Why is filling a vacant Senate seat suddenly so difficult?

Barack Obama's victory in the presidential race left his Senate seat vacant and there were a host of qualified…

Caroline Kennedy drops Senate bid

Caroline Kennedy caught Washington watchers off guard early today by dropping her bid to replace Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as the new…

Questions may delay Clinton confirmation

Republican Sen. John Cornyn may hold up the nomination of Hillary Clinton to become secretary…

Pelosi wants Bush’s actions investigated

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants an investigation into whether the Bush administration broke the law when it fired a group of federal prosecutors.

She says that what she calls…

Democrats seek to repeal tax breaks for banks

House Democrats' version of the $825 billion recession rescue package would end billions of dollars in tax breaks the Bush administration quietly gave to banks last fall.

Already almost…

Holder says waterboarding is torture

Attorney General-nominee Eric Holder Jr. forcefully broke from the Bush administration's counterterrorism policies Thursday, declaring that waterboarding is torture and pledging to prosecute some Guantanamo Bay detainees in U.S. courts.

Roland Burris sworn in as new Senator

Roland Burris took his place as Barack Obama's successor in the Senate on Thursday, ending a standoff that embarrassed the president-elect and fellow Democrats who initially resisted the appointment by…