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The lost art of compromise

The drawdown of troops in Iraq without leaving the country and the region in absolute chaos needs one elusive ingredient to succeed -- bipartisanship. Without some political detente between Republicans…

Coming up short…again

Senate Democrats have lost perhaps their last best chance of the year to enact meaningful opposition to the Iraq war. A bill that would have effectively forced the Bush administration…

Tax-happy Democrats threaten U.S. economy

Now that recession-warning lights have begun to blink, Democrats should give tax hikes a rest. As tax-happy Democrats might have noticed, the stock market resembles a kindergartner on a swing set:…

Democrats get butts kicked…again

The Senate Thursday crushed a latest, and largely symbolic attempt by anti-war Democrats to cut off funding for most Iraqi combat operations by next June. Only 28 Senators, all Democrats, including…

Leaving the GOP

Lincoln D. Chafee, who lost his Senate seat in the wave of anti-Republican sentiment in last November's election, said that he has left the party. Chafee said Sunday he disaffiliated with…

Another terrorist training ground

Outside of Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. forces have been targeted by hostile fire in just one other place on the planet recently. Though little noticed outside of the Pentagon, the attack…

McCain: Bush was unrealistic about Iraq

Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Saturday that voters are frustrated with the war in Iraq because of the Bush administration's unrealistic projections early in the conflict. The Arizona senator told…

Iraq report leaves Dems scrambling

Democrats on Wednesday battled to scotch the notion that General David Petraeus's upbeat report on his troop surge strategy had punctured their drive to bring US troops home from Iraq. Party…

‘I did have sex with that man…Senator Vitter’

A former New Orleans prostitute who will be featured in Larry Flynt's Hustler magazine appeared at his office Tuesday to accuse Sen. David Vitter of having a sexual relationship with…

Still hurting from the Mark Foley scandal

They were the ones who got hurt the most. They watched admiringly as their hero climbed the political ladder. They gave him pats on the back, hugged him and sent roses…