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Lawmakers want gun data

When handguns with bullets that can pierce body armor showed up on the streets of New Jersey, Sen. Frank Lautenberg asked federal regulators to share data that could help local…

Senators wary of Bush wiretap proposal

Citing FBI abuses and the attorney general's troubles, senators peppered top Justice and intelligence officials Tuesday with skeptical questions about their proposal to revise the rules for spying on Americans. …

The stage is set

Democratic congressional leaders on Tuesday sent Iraq legislation setting timetables for U.S. troop withdrawals to President Bush and a certain veto. On the fourth anniversary of the president's "Mission Accomplished" speech,…

Is compromise possible?

President Bush and congressional Democrats don't agree about much when it comes to the Iraq war, but one of the areas where they disagree the least is the need to…

A bitter debate turns increasingly nasty

Any pretense of civility vanished long ago in the bitter debate over funding of President George W. Bush's failed Iraq war. With both sides of the issue firmly entrenched, Capitol Hill…

Frist cleared in conflict-of-interest probe

Former Senate Republican leader Bill Frist of Tennessee, is keeping low key about his vindication in two federal probes over the timing of his 2005 sales of all his family's…

After $6 billion, anything to show for it?

Pressure is building on the government outfit created to come up with anti-roadside bomb strategies and tactics to show something concrete for the $6 billion that has been poured into…

Minimum wage hike stalled by Iraq standoff

Increasing the minimum wage should be easy for a Congress controlled by Democrats, especially with President Bush's pledge of support. But a $2.10 boost for America's lowest-paid workers is again being…

Gun charges dropped again Webb aide

Authorities dropped charges Friday against an aide to Virginia Sen. Jim Webb who carried a loaded gun into the U.S. Capitol complex. …

The non-stop campaign

042707murphy.jpgRep. Patrick Murphy hasn't let the fact that he was elected to Congress in November put a stop to his campaigning. Nearly every Monday…