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Tax break for billionaires

More than 50 American billionaires can breathe easier now that Congress is set to keep the farm-subsidy spigot open for them and other wealthy folks who get government checks originally…

Congressmen promise CIA probe

U.S. Congress members vowed on Sunday to investigate the CIA's destruction of videotapes depicting harsh interrogation of terrorism suspects, despite Justice Department advice that the agency not cooperate. The top Republican…

Senate blocks torture ban

Senate Republicans blocked a bill Friday that would restrict the interrogation methods the CIA can use against terrorism suspects. The legislation, part of a measure authorizing the government's intelligence activities for…

Contempt citations for Bush aides

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to hold two men who have been top aides to President George W. Bush in contempt for refusing to comply with subpoenas in…

Democrats cave to Bush once again

The failed Democratic leadership of Congress caved once again Wednesday to the most unpopular President in American history, giving George W. Bush another victory while abandoning the voters who put…

Silly season on Capitol Hill

Most Americans equate July with independence, fireworks and barbeques. But Congress wants Americans thinking about watermelons, too. A resolution before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee would make July…

Hayden lays tape blame on others

CIA Director Michael Hayden is briefing lawmakers behind closed doors about the destruction of videotapes showing harsh interrogation of terror suspects but says he can't answer all their questions. Hayden told…

A payback budget

The White House killed via a veto threat a tentative congressional compromise on a $520 billion government spending bill because it contained $18 billion more than President Bush wanted on…

Hayden set to testify on CIA tapes

CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden faces two days of testimony behind closed doors at the Senate and House intelligence committees to answer questions about his agency's destruction of videotaped interrogations…

A fat pork barrel project survives

Dead. …