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Warner issues dismal warnings on failed Iraq war

By ANNE PLUMMER FLAHERTY

Sen. John Warner on Thursday offered his darkest assessment yet of Iraq, saying the war there was "drifting sideways" without a commitment…

Voters say Congressional scandals will sway their votes

By JIM KUHNHENN

Congressional Republicans, already struggling against negative public perceptions of Congress, now face voters who say new scandals will significantly influence their vote in…

Hastert: Hell no, I won’t go

By LARRY MARGASAK

The House ethics committee opened an expansive investigation into the unfolding page sex scandal Thursday, approving nearly four dozen subpoenas for witnesses and…

Sex scandals, blow jobs and the ’stench of hypocrisy’

Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, the shameless hypocrite who left Congress under a cloud of ethical questions and publicly chastised Bill Clinton while sneaking out on his…

Democrats lead in 11 of 15 key House races

Democrats lead in races for 11 of 15 crucial Republican-held U.S. House seats a month before Nov. 7 elections, putting them within reach of seizing control of the chamber, according…

Many Pennsylvanians just don’t like Rick Santorum

By KIMBERLY HEFLING

Rick Santorum has spent 12 years in the Senate — and millions of dollars on TV ads for a third term. Yet a lot of Pennsylvania voters…

Media bias becomes hot political campaign issue

Democrats call Fox the FAUX news channel. Republicans used to refer to CNN as Clinton network news. …

Former detainee details abuse

Javaid Iqbal's lawyers say the Pakistani cable repairman was snatched in the post-September 11 dragnet and held for over a year at a Brooklyn detention center, where guards…

Voters still looking for a clear strategy from Democrats

By David Alexander

President George W. Bush and Republicans have taken a battering over Iraq, but it's not because voters believe Democrats have a clear strategy…

GOP insiders agree: Hastert cannot survive scandal

Republican insiders and political strategists admit privately that embattled Speaker of the House Dennis J. Hastert cannot survive the rapidly-expanding and increasingly damaging Congressional page scandal.

"There's no doubt…