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Martinez out as RNC chairman

Mel Martinez, the public face of the Republican National Committee as its general chairman, announced Friday he was stepping down from his post after serving only 10 months. "I believe that…

Immunity from…whatever

Congress and the White House are not as far apart on rewriting an eavesdropping bill as they seem -- or at least they shouldn't be. It is clear that the government…

Surgeon general nomination on hold

Three months after Dr. James Holsinger answered some sharp questions from senators, his nomination to be the next surgeon general appears to be on life support. The 68-year-old Kentuckian, whose critics…

Voters mad at Bush AND Congress

Deepening unhappiness with President George W. Bush and the U.S. Congress soured the mood of Americans and sent Bush's approval rating to another record low this month, according to a…

Yet another Pelosi stumble

It is not unusual for members of Congress to put their own political welfare above the nation's interests. It happens all the time to one degree or another. But every…

Craig: ‘Romney sold me out’

U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, who flip-flopped over whether he would quit after being caught in a restroom sex scandal, said in remarks released on Monday that Republican presidential candidate Mitt…

Craig plans appeal

Sen. Larry Craig says he will file an appeal Monday over a judge's refusal to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea stemming from his arrest in an airport bathroom…

Dems push their own spy bill

House Democrats pushed their government eavesdropping bill through two committees Wednesday with only minor changes, setting the stage for a confrontation with the Bush administration. President Bush said that he will…

Dems back down on troop withdrawl

Congressional Democrats have put on the back burner legislation ordering troops home from Iraq and turned their attention to war-related proposals that Republicans are finding hard to reject. The legislative agenda…

GOP’s sins bite them in the butt

Facing untimely resignations, an unpopular war and a troubling 2008 election landscape, Senate Republicans didn't need another headache this week. But they got one anyway when Sen. Larry Craig vowed Thursday…