There are few things more important to members of Congress than control over how the government spends money. Getting re-elected is one of those things. That may explain why lawmakers seem to be doing the bare minimum this year on the budget.
Former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay suggested Friday that he may not be ready for retirement just yet, a day after a federal judge ruled that his name must remain on the November ballot even though he resigned from Congress.
Two Latino radio hosts credited for mobilizing hundreds of thousands this year in pro-immigrant protests said on Friday they would join the drive to increase the Hispanic and immigrant vote in the 2008 U.S. presidential election.