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Dems stuck in a ‘slow-boil’ strategy

Six months after capturing Congress and claiming a mandate to end the Iraq war, Democrats are still reluctantly stuck with a slow boil strategy, blocked by a defiant President George…

Massive budget approved

The U.S. Congress on Thursday approved a $2.9 trillion fiscal 2008 budget that funds President George W. Bush's huge defense buildup while also adding money for Democrats' domestic priorities.

Senators cut deal on immigration

Leading U.S. senators reached an agreement on Thursday on immigration reform that would strengthen U.S. borders and grant lawful status to millions of illegal immigrants, a deal that could lead…

Dems want no-confidence vote on Gonzales

Attorney General Gonzels (AP)Support for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales sank further Thursday as Democrats proposed a no-confidence vote, a fifth GOP senator called…

‘Bring us the head of Alberto Gonzales’

Alberto Gonzales
Attorney General Gonzales(AP)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is under new political heat after two more Republicans came out against…

Let’s make a deal?

Congressional Democrats and President Bush's top aides will enter another round of high-stakes negotiations on funding for the Iraq war in what has become an exhaustive test of wills.

Time to stand up and be counted

Senate Democrats are staging a dramatic anti-war vote this week, with moderates collaborating behind closed doors on legislation that could call on President Bush to rethink his war strategy.

Iraq war vote key for Hillary, Obama

A Senate test vote on Iraq has the makings of a turning point in the Democratic presidential campaign, obliging Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama to take a fresh…

Jefferson challenges legality of FBI raid

Rep. William Jefferson says the FBI crossed the line when it raided his congressional office and wants a federal appeals court to order the return of documents.

Will GOP dissent show up in Senate vote on Iraq?

Sen. Harry Reid
Sen. Harry Red (AFP)
The top Democrat in the US Senate Friday staked out the…