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  • Democrats expand majorities; several races remain undecided

    Despite his conviction last month on corruption charges, Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, the nation's longest-serving Republican senator, clung tenuously to his seat yesterday as congressional Democrats exulted in their election gains elsewhere around the...
  • Loyalty is key in choice of Miers

    WASHINGTON // When it comes to President Bush's latest Supreme Court pick, think Condi, not Cheney. Bush's surprise choice of Harriet E. Miers prompted commentators to note that she got her nomination in the way Vice President Dick Cheney got his. Both...
  • A diversity disappointment

    WASHINGTON // Twice this year, Gabriela Lemus hoped to hear the news that President Bush had made history and chosen the first Hispanic nominee to the Supreme Court. Yesterday, her hopes were dashed again when Bush named Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. - the...
  • Miers chosen for court

    Washington // President Bush named his trusted White House counsel Harriet E. Miers, a Texas native with no experience as a judge, to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, sparking an outcry among conservative activists who had hoped...
  • War brings Democrats, Republicans into harmony

      War brings Democrats, Republicans into harmony
    For some time now I've wondered what it would take to get our politicians in Washington, D.C., to reach bipartisan consensus on something, act collegially and treat the president in a respectful manner. Turns out all we had to do was launch a bombing...
  • Replace Harry Reid as majority leader

    It is my fervent wish that the U.S. Senate return to a Republican majority in the next election — if only to replace Harry Reid as majority leader. If that doesn't occur, then I hope that the alleged threat of some Democratic senators to not vote...
  • Ginsburg won't resign: Obama couldn't appoint someone like me

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg sounds like she might have retired from the Supreme Court if Senate Democrats had gone a step further with the "nuclear option." In an interview with Elle magazine, the 81-year-old associate justice pointed to the fact that...
  • 113th Congress could yield fewest laws in 60 years

    WASHINGTON Say this about the 113th Congress: It has managed to live down to low expectations. With only a lame-duck post-Election Day mop-up session left before a new Congress takes the oath of office in January, the 113th is on track to be one of the...
  • Spending, war disputes to dog post-election, lame-duck Congress

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress will face a contentious post-election session in November dominated by a longer-term spending bill and more wrenching questions over President Barack Obama's strategy to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq and...
  • Four takeaways from the vote in Congress to arm Syrian rebels

    Four takeaways from the vote in Congress to arm Syrian rebels
    What was supposed to be a no-drama final session of Congress before the campaign season turned into anything but as President Obama's new strategy to combat the threat fromĀ Islamic State resulted in a wrenching vote that is likely to reverberate through...
  • Export-Import Bank supporters relieved, worried by 9-month extension

    Export-Import Bank supporters relieved, worried by 9-month extension
    Businesses and other supporters of the Export-Import Bank cheered the nine-month extension given final approval by the Senate on Thursday night, but remain worried about the future of the embattled agency. "Congress has left thousands of small, medium...
  • Congress could vote next week to help Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON Congress was largely receptive Thursday to President Barack Obama's plan to attack the Islamic State, but lawmakers are divided on the details, and it's not clear how quickly they will act on his push to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels....