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Democrats promote Bush’s troop surge

Reviled by most Democrats, President Bush's 20,000-troop surge is working. Indeed, news of this policy's success is emerging from an unlikely source: Democrats. Despite other misgivings on Iraq, Sen. Hillary Rodham…

Patraeus will testify before Congress

General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker will testify before US lawmakers at public hearings to be held early next month, the White House said Monday. The two men, responsible for…

Hastert makes it official

Rep. Dennis Hastert became speaker of the House by a twist of fate, and ended up holding the post longer than any other Republican and throughout a tumultuous period of…

Plan to ‘spin’ Iraq report draws anger

Anti-war Democrats on Thursday accused President George W. Bush of plotting to lace a potentially pivotal report on his Iraq troop surge strategy with "White House spin." The attack came as…

FBI expands probe of Ted Stevens

The FBI is investigating the National Science Foundation's award of up to $170 million in contracts to the oil-field-services company that oversaw renovations on U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens' home. The firm,…

Hastert calls it quits

Rep. Dennis Hastert of Illinois, who served as speaker of the House longer than any other Republican in history, intends to retire next year at the end of his current…

Monuments to waste and stupidity

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi must welcome the heat she's getting for wobbling on the farm and energy bills. Having caved in to Detroit on fuel economy standards and compromised with…

A corrupt Congressional delegation?

It was just two days after the FBI raid on U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens' house, and his colleague, U.S. Rep. Don Young, was at a press conference to attack a…

More hype than actual reform

Amidst much self-congratulation, Congress after several false starts has succeeded in passing a bill tightening its ethics regulations. And if the new regs won't terribly diminish the role of cash…

A retreat from the border

It's occurring largely under the nation's radar screen, but the National Guard is well on the way to pulling thousands of its troops back from the border with Mexico, even…