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Hefley: DeLay ‘dragged party down’

A year after being bounced as chairman of the House ethics committee, Rep. Joel Hefley, R-Colo., seems relaxed and upbeat.

Many believe that party leaders ousted Hefley because he rebuked former…

Bush wants even more power

President George W. Bush will soon make a formal request to Congress for a line-item veto -- authority that would give him power to cancel specific spending items in budget…

Warning! Financial responsibility can lead to terrorism

By BOB KERR
Providence Journal

Walter Soehnge is a retired Texas schoolteacher who traveled north with his wife, Deana, saw summer change to fall in Rhode Island and decided this was…

Murtha calls Pentagon’s top general a liar

Rep. John Murtha, the decorated ex-Marine turned Iraq war critic, Sunday called the Pentagon's chairman of the Joint Chiefs a liar for his rosy view of the war. …

Federal court secrecy up sharply on Bush’s watch

By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN and JOHN SOLOMON

Despite the Sixth Amendment's guarantee of public trials, nearly all records are being kept secret for more than 5,000 defendants who completed their…

Bush wants journalists prosecuted for publishing leaks

Journalists who publish information from anonymous government sources could face prosecution under a new White House program aimed at stopping leaks about malfeasance in the Bush administration. …

Dems demand immediate vote on ports debacle

Democrats used their weekly radio address Saturday to scold the Bush administration over the Dubai ports management deal. …

Army launches criminal probe of Pat Tillman’s death

The Army said Saturday it will launch a criminal investigation into the April 2004 death of Pat Tillman, the former professional football player who was shot to death by fellow…

A Band-Aid fix that makes things worse

By DALE McFEATTERS

Perversely, the Guantanamo Bay detainees may be worse off under a new law designed to protect them from abusive treatment.

The McCain amendment to the Detainee Treatment Act…

Education Department bent rules to award grants

By BEN FELLER

The Education Department bent the rules to award grants worth millions of dollars to hand-picked applicants in 2001 and 2002, congressional investigators have found. The moves were…