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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…

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…