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It was, and is, a lack of confidence

Yes, the Senate Democrats' attempt to pass a resolution of no confidence in Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was a political stunt and "gotcha" politics, and the Senate did have better…

Democrats promise new war showdown

Anti-war Senate Democrats Tuesday plotted a new showdown with US President George W. Bush over Iraq, but admitted they had erred by making supporters think they could end the war. "On…

Immigration divides Congress, parties

The hot button issue of immigration divides both the nation and Capitol Hill as few things do -- even the divisive war in Iraq. Political parties not only feud with each…

Disability claims soar from Bush’s wars

Deep in a newly released 300-page report on the benefits system for the nation's veterans lies a first look at the dimensions of the disabilities the Iraq- and Afghanistan- war…

‘No confidence’ in Gonzales? Almost

Even with seven defections from their ranks Senate Republicans managed to block a non-binding "no confidence resolutions against embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Monday. The measure fell seven votes short with…

Lieberman: Bomb Iran now

Sen. Joseph Lieberman said Sunday the United States should consider a military strike against Iran because of Tehran's involvement in Iraq.

"I think we've got to be prepared to…

Democrats cut deal with NRA over guns

In what Congress-watchers call a "stunning breakthrough," the powerful National Rife Association and Senior Democrats on Capitol Hill have cut a deal that will strengthen background checks on those buying…

Deep divide derails immigration bill

The Senate divisions that derailed a White House-backed immigration bill — for now, at least — mirror the U.S. society's deep differences over the issue, according to polling data, lawmakers…

Lawmakers want tests of body armor

The Pentagon's unwillingness to consider body armor that would better protect soldiers in Iraq has prompted action by Capitol Hill lawmakers who want independent tests to determine whether or not…

Dems widen probe of corrupt lobbyist

House Democrats are expanding their investigation into ties between jailed GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff and the White House and have contacted several Abramoff associates recently about testifying to Congress.