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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…

Damn that Joe Lieberman

Can you believe that Joe Lieberman? Iran has gone to war with us, sending troops across its border with Iraq to kill perhaps as many as 200 of our soldiers,…

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…