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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…

Senate passes Iraq timetable

In a bold wartime challenge to President Bush, the Democratic-controlled Senate voted Thursday to begin withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq by Oct. 1…

Iraq bill headed for a certain veto

Divided House passes troop withdrawal bill


Sens. Carl Levin & Jack Reed after meeting with generals (AP)

A sharply divided House brushed aside a veto threat Wednesday and passed…

Dems: ‘We have the votes on Iraq’

Kucinich wants Cheney impeached

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a vocal critic of the Bush administration's war in Iraq, plans to introduce articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday.

Dems claim they have votes for Iraq withdrawal

Senator Harry Reid and Vice President Dick Cheney (AP Photo)House Democratic leaders predict they will have enough votes to pass legislation requiring…

Scandal-ridden Rep gives up committee posts

042407renzi.jpgAn Arizona congressman temporarily stepped down from two more House committees on Tuesday, less than a week after the FBI raided his wife's…