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Congress approves Iraq war funds

The Senate passed a $162 billion war spending plan Thursday, sending to President Bush legislation that will pay for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan until the next president takes office.

Supremes uphold right to own guns

Silent on central questions of gun control for two centuries, the Supreme Court found its voice Thursday in a decision affirming the right to…

Hillary returns to her day job

Hillary Clinton's fellow Senate Democrats embraced her on Tuesday with a pair of standing ovations, tears and cheers as she returned to the U.S. Capitol from her…

So, who’s gonna pay for all this?

Congressional Democrats and the White House have agreed on a $162 billion budget to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan well into the first year of the next president's…

Chinese hackers and gas pains

The apparent intrusion by Chinese hackers into the computers of congressmen and their legislative committees revealed this past week comes as no surprise to folks at the Pentagon and at…

Gotta love those earmarks

When the Democrats took control of Congress in 2007 their leadership announced with great fanfare that they were going to do battle with out-of-control earmark spending, reining in the lawmakers'…

Presidents who ignore the law

The debate over so-called "warrantless wiretapping" is heating up again.

NRCC treasurer embezzled $725,000

A former treasurer apparently stole at least $725,000 from the committee that runs House Republican campaigns, investigators for the group said Thursday.

GOP revolt on Hill over McCain

Now that Democrats have, for the most part, stopped bickering at each other and have settled on a running mate, it's time for Republicans…

Democratic hypocrisy on gays

Democrats say the nation should be ashamed of its ban on gays serving openly in the military. It discourages qualified people from joining the ranks at a time when…