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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…

Republicans defend hypocrisy on Craig

A GOP leader Sunday denied a double standard in pushing Sen. Larry Craig to resign after a sex sting guilty plea, while remaining silent over GOP Sen. David Vitter's involvement…

Larry Craig resigns from Senate

Idaho Sen. Larry Craig resigned Saturday over a men's room sex sting, bowing to pressure from fellow Republicans worried about a scandal dimming their election prospects. "I apologize for what I…

Larry Craig will resign from Senate seat

Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig's decision to quit spares his party the embarrassment of an indefinitely prolonged scandal following his arrest during a sex sting in a Minneapolis airport bathroom. Craig…

Warner says ‘no’ to another Senate term

Republican Sen. John Warner of Virginia, one of the most authoritative voices in Congress on the military and a key figure in the debate over Iraq, said Friday he will…

A pessimistic report on Iraq

Congressional investigators have weighed in on the Iraqi government's progress in meeting 18 benchmarks Congress mandated this past spring when it passed a huge bill continuing the U.S. presence there. A…

Ah, the hyprocrisy of it all

"Guilt, I mused, has an interesting way of twisting one's thoughts." -- Sherlock Holmes If you were a prominent "family values" politician caught making gestures indicative of a sexual proposition in…

Tim Johnson remains determined

Sen. Tim Johnson endured some dark days after his life-threatening brain hemorrhage, but he says he never considered resigning. All political eyes were focused on the second-term Democrat from South Dakota…