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Leahy: White House lying about lost emails

041307leahy.jpgThe White House's claim that e-mails sent on a Republican Party account might have been lost was challenged Thursday by Senate Judiciary Committee…

Dems turn up the heat on Gonzales

041107gonzales.jpgCongressional Democrats investigating the firings of eight U.S. attorneys are serving notice to Alberto Gonzales (right) and the White House that they had…

Congress wants answers on Tillman, Lynch

041107tillman.jpgA U.S. House committee announced Tuesday it would hold hearings on misleading military statements that followed the friendly fire death of Pat Tillman…

Ailing Senator can still raise money

Sen. Tim Johnson's campaign raised more than $660,000 in the first three months of the year, all while the senator has been recovering from a brain hemorrhage. According to Johnson's office,…

Approval of Congress on the rise

041007congress.jpgPublic approval for Congress is at its highest level in a year as Democrats mark 100 days in power and step up…

Pelosi sends a mixed message

040907pelosi.jpgOne of our endearing traits as Americans is that on most issues we seldom speak with one voice. On the other hand the…

Time to set a date for withdrawal

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Iraq demonstrations walk on U.S. flag (AP)
By narrow margins, both the House and the Senate have voted to establish a timetable for the…

The mouth that roared (and lied)

By FREDERIC J. FROMMER 040707obey.jpgIn putting together the House's war spending bill, Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (left) gave false information to…

McCain admits blowing Baghdad photo op

U.S. Senator John McCain said in an interview to be broadcast on Sunday he misspoke in his recent upbeat comments about security in Baghdad, where he traveled under heavy military…

Playing the influence game

By TOM RAUM House Speaker Nancy Pelosi engages Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus and passes him a peace message from Israel. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad frees 15 British captives, defusing…