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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…

Iraq sends lobbyists to influence Congress

Desperate Iraqi officials, worried the United States might pull out and let them fight their civil war on their own, dispatched lobbyists to Capitol Hill this week to try and…

House funds Iraq war on the installment plan

Bush at Pentagon Thursday (AP)
The Democratic-controlled House voted Thursday night to pay for military operations in Iraq…

Doolittle says feds intimidated him, wife

Rep John Doolittle
Rep. Doolittle (AP)
California Rep. John Doolittle, under…

Harry Reid’s competing interests

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, a gold miner's son from the top gold-producing state in the nation, is confronting competing political interests as House Democrats prepare to rewrite…

Democrats shift focus in attorney firings probe

Alberto Gonzales
AG Gonzales (AP)
Democrats are shifting their attention on the botched firings of eight federal prosecutors…

Another showdown over Iraq war funding

With moderate Republicans telling President George W. Bush he has lost the trust of the American people and faces a massive defection within GOP ranks over his failed Iraq war,…

Democrats come up with new Iraq plan