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Republicans Push Anti-Abortion Agenda

Congressional Republican leaders are aiming for passage this year of legislation that would make it a federal crime for anyone other than a parent to take a minor across a state line for an abortion.

Bush Calls Iraqi Election ‘resounding success’

President Bush called Sunday's landmark Iraqi election a "resounding success" and said Iraqis have rejected the anti-democratic ideology of terrorists.

Iraqi Voters Defy Insurgents in Historic Election

Iraqis anxiously await the results of a historic election that drew voters out in greater-than-expected numbers, defying insurgents who killed 35 people in a failed campaign to torpedo the poll.

Transportation Department Hiding Documents From Public

Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta is giving broad new authority to agency officials to classify previously public documents and withhold them from any public scrutiny.

Cheney Disses Auschwitz Ceremony

Vice President Dick Cheney raised eyebrows on Friday for wearing an olive-drab parka, hiking boots and knit ski cap to represent the United States at a solemn ceremony remembering the liberation of Auschwitz.

Bush Promises Political Cover for GOP

President Bush, faced with opposition in Republican ranks to his intentions to revamp Social Security, pledged on Friday to provide members with political cover from any fallout over the debate.

Bush Won’t Bring Troops Home After Iraq Elections

Under pressure to start bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq after Sunday's election, President Bush said on Saturday that the U.S. mission must keep going to help the new government get its footing.

The Big Question: Will Iraqis Show Up to Vote?

President Bush's political fortunes are again in the hands of voters - this time, Iraqi voters.

Dubya Headed for Trouble on Immigration Policy

President Bush intends to push for major changes in the nation's immigration policy despite misgivings voiced by congressional Republicans that in some instances approach hostility.

Frist Wants New ‘Manhattan Project’

The world needs an effort similar to that behind the creation of the atomic bomb to tackle the multi-faceted threat of biowarfare, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Thursday.