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Baker joins growing list of Republicans who question Bush

James A. Baker III, the former secretary of state with a long-standing reputation of service to Republican presidents and the Bush family in particular, has joined a list of prominent…

Dennis Hastert’s friend, roommate & fixer: Scott Palmer

George Bush has Karl Rove, Bill Clinton had James Carville and Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert has Scott Palmer. Call them powers behind the throne, the political gurus who…

New polls show Republicans in deep, deep trouble

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…

Army lowers standards to boost recruiting

The U.S. Army recruited more than 2,600 soldiers under new lower aptitude standards this year, helping the service beat its goal of 80,000 recruits in the throes of an unpopular…

Baker panel preparing alternatives to Bush Iraq policies

James A. Baker III, the former secretary of state with a long-standing reputation of service to Republican presidents and the Bush family in particular, has joined a list of prominent…

The no-win scenario

Conservatives will occasionally accuse liberals -- or more generally anyone who opposes the war in Iraq -- of hating President Bush so much that they actually hope that the United…

Disgruntled Republicans busy fighting with each other

Forget the Democrats. Right now, many Republicans see themselves as their own worst enemies and their anger at each other may be the catalyst that brings down GOP domination in…

Foley scandal could hold key to Democratic hopes

The congressional page sex scandal could have a decisive effect on several key political campaigns across the country and prove crucial to Democratic hopes of gaining control of the House…

FBI screwups still haunt anthrax investigation

Few incidents seem to exemplify the governmental excesses and the difficulties controlling them in the atmosphere of fear following 9-11 than the five-year investigation into the anthrax attack that took…

Congress sends out surveys to aides, former pages

Lawmakers, following a request from the House ethics committee, are surveying aides and former House pages to find out if any of them had knowledge of ex-Rep. Mark Foley's inappropriate…