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Congressman loses it at airport

Rep. Bob Filner stormed into a United Airlines baggage office at Dulles International Airport, barged past other customers, screamed at employees and repeatedly pushed a female baggage worker, according to…

Hagel says he’s had enough

Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, a persistent Republican critic of the Iraq war, intends to announce on Monday he will not seek a third term, according to Republican officials. The officials also…

Loving the sin, hating the sinner

Coverage by the mainstream media of the Larry Craig scandal confirms again that liberals love the sin and hate the sinner. They've got both the Idaho senator and the conservative…

Wedding bells for Mack & Bono

Wedding bells will be ringing for Reps. Connie Mack and Mary Bono, Mack's office confirmed. Mack, 40, popped the question recently to make their coupledom official, according to staffers in his…

Memo to Larry: Make up your mind

Idaho's senior Republican congressman called on Sen. Larry Craig on Thursday to make it clear he will leave his seat by Sept. 30, as GOP leaders sought to remove any…

Meanwhile, back home in Idaho

Most Senate Republicans want their Idaho colleague, Larry Craig, to just go and go soon. They have enough scandals in their ranks without Craig's disagreeable little episode in an airport…

Shamelessness is worse than hypocrisy

"Hypocrisy," noted the French writer La Rochefoucauld, "is a tribute vice pays to virtue." In political life, charges of hypocrisy are commonplace; yet there, of all places, hypocrisy should be…

Irag tops Congressional to-do list

Congressman Brian Baird, D-Wash, was kidding when he said he brought his flak jacket back with him after visiting Iraq a few weeks ago. Maybe he should have. Baird, who initially opposed…

Bridge over troubled politics

A 40-year-old highway bridge suddenly dropped into a major American river during the afternoon rush hour, with deadly results. New bridge inspections were ordered, Congress held hearings, and bold federal programs…

Larry Craig rethinks resignation

Sen. Larry Craig says he may still fight for his Senate seat, a spokesman says — if the lawmaker can clear his name with the Senate Ethics Committee and a…