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GOP Senator says Bush’s war is failing

Sen. Richard Lugar, a senior Republican and a reliable vote for President Bush on the war, said that Bush's Iraq strategy was not working and that the U.S. should downsize…

An incredible double standard

"Do as I say, not as I do" appears to be the credo of some good-government groups, whose reluctance to reveal their contributors could help scuttle congressional ethics reforms. Watchdog groups…

A grim outlook for Iraq

In remarkably blunt terms, a little-known but highly influential adviser to the top U.S. commander in Iraq is predicting that July and August could be among the deadliest months ever…

Reps’ kin live large on campaign funds

Democrats and Republican members of Congress use millions of dollars in campaign funds to pay fat fees and salaries to family members. The practice is so widespread that lawmakers dismiss it…

Lame duck, lame Congress

More than two-thirds of Americans say they have lost faith not only in President Bush but also in the Democrats running Congress. All of the presidential candidates should be extremely worried…

Reid blasts generals on Iraq

The top Democrat in the US Senate on Thursday fired off unusually frank criticism of the generals running operations in Iraq, in an acerbic aside to his quarrel with the…

Senators cut new immigration deal

Democratic and Republican leaders on Thursday agreed a deal to rescue a crippled overhaul of US immigration laws, which would offer a path to citizenship for 12 million illegal immigrants. The…

House passes gun control…sort of

The House of Representatives approved new legislation Wednesday designed to tighten gun ownership, as the government issued a report on the massacre at Virginia Tech University that omits any talk…

Military officers under fire on Hill

A Democratic challenge to Gen. Peter Pace indicates that uniformed officers no longer are exempt from the partisan fire on Capitol Hill once reserved for civilian policymakers. On Friday, Defense Secretary…

Subpoenas issued in U.S. attorney firings

Two congressional committees are issuing subpoenas for testimony from former White House counsel Harriet Miers and former political director Sara Taylor on their roles in the firings of eight federal…