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Pelosi: It will take a woman to clean up the House

Nancy Pelosi stands to make life much tougher for President Bush if the November 7 elections net her a powerful job that puts her just two steps behind him. The 66-year-old…

Foley complained of White House snubs

Disgraced former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley complained to Florida Gov. Jeb Bush two years ago that the White House snubbed him during presidential visits to the state, according to e-mails…

Bob Ney cops a plea

Pressed by Republican House colleagues to resign, Rep. Bob Ney is the first congressman to fall in the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling case, a controversy that has reached the Bush White…

Nonprofits laundered funds for lobbyist Abramoff

Five conservative nonprofit groups laundered money and wrote opinion pieces for disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and sold their influence with U.S. government officials, according to a Senate report. The Senate Finance…

Foley scandal boosts Democratic poll numbers

Democratic candidates have a big edge on Republicans one month before elections to decide control of Congress, a flurry of new polls said on Monday, with ratings for President George…

Win or lose, Hastert out as Speaker after November mid-terms

The top House Republican, under fire for his handling of a Capitol Hill sex scandal, gained support on Wednesday but new questions arose about when he was told of a…

Former Virginia Gov. Warner says ‘no’ to White House run

Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, considered a strong potential contender for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, said on Thursday he would not run for the White House. Warner, a moderate Democrat…

Petty, pathetic pandering from partisan political pukes

Sometimes, in a moment of weakness, I actually start to believe people out there really care about this country and can put partisan political differences aside. Silly me. …

In the eye of a political storm

A microcosm of a nation divided, Iowa is settling in for four weeks of stormy political weather. From Waterloo's aging brick factories to the riverfront gambling palaces in Davenport, two…

Another case of rampant Republican racism

A state lawmaker who wants to reinstate a 1950s federal deportation program known as "Operation Wetback" is under fire again for sending supporters information from a white separatist group. Republican Rep.…