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  • Lieberman: Stance On Iraq War Making It Difficult For Independent To Be A 'Bridge Builder'

    As the Senate prepared for its all-night debate on Iraq last month, Joseph Lieberman stood with Republicans and lambasted war opponents, most of them Democrats. ``They're already asleep about the consequences of an American defeat in Iraq for our...
  • Why Congress didn't bring the troops home

    To a crescendo of clicking cameras, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stepped before a row of shimmering U.S. flags last March to make an announcement Americans had been waiting four months to hear. November's elections had swept Democrats into power on a...
  • Senate passes $555-billion spending bill

    Congressional Democrats' yearlong campaign to bring the war in Iraq to an end concluded with a whimper Tuesday as the Senate failed again to pass a timeline for withdrawing U.S. troops from the conflict. As they have all year, Senate Republicans...
  • Wayne E. Meyer dies at 83; retired Navy rear admiral

    Wayne E. Meyer dies at 83; retired Navy rear admiral
    Retired Rear Adm. Wayne E. Meyer, who was known as the "Father of Aegis," the Navy's primary air-defense weapon system that revolutionized how the Navy performed air defense, has died. He was 83. Meyer, who managed the development and early building of...
  • Obama, Senate Democratic leaders reach deal on stimulus

    Obama, Senate Democratic leaders reach deal on stimulus
    President Obama and Senate Democratic leaders, propelled by news of the biggest one-month loss of jobs in 35 years, hammered out a deal Friday evening that clears the way for Senate approval of a massive economic stimulus plan. The compromise, the...
  • Some poor posturing

    Some poor posturing
    The healthcare reform debate over the last year has been more about politics than policy, so it's not surprising that Republicans used the latest round -- the Senate vote on a proposed reconciliation bill -- to tee up talking points instead of trying to...
  • Obama's hard-nosed right-hand man

    Obama's hard-nosed right-hand man
    Today's question: Can future Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel keep Barack Obama on track, or was his selection the first sign of Obama's partisanship getting in the way of his effectiveness? All week, Scott Lilly and David Weigel discuss Obama's transition...
  • Are you ready to be stimulated?

    House and Senate Democratic leaders, negotiating into the night to forge a compromise with moderate Republicans, reached agreement Wednesday on a $789 billion economic recovery bill that President Barack Obama has called critical to pulling the country...
  • Ten for Thursday: Done deal on stimulus

     
    House and Senate negotiators agreed on a scaled down $789 billion stimulus package that reduced the tax cuts and will now prompt questions about whether it is too small to jolt the economy. Highlights are here. Is Susan Collins......
  • Stimulus: Winners depend on what works

     
    We see a number of people trying to declare winners and losers from the stimulus agreement, an approach that has become a staple of what passes for journalism these days. It's kind of like having an opinion on A-Rod......
  • Staffers scramble to finish stimulus bill

     
    by James Oliphant and Richard Simon Congressional staffers worked overnight putting the finishing touches on the sprawling compromise stimulus bill that Democrats hope can be passed and signed into law by President's Day. House and Senate Democratic...
  • Congress approves $787-B stimulus

     
    by Mark Silva A divided Congress has approved a $787-billion stimulus that President Barack Obama demanded as an essential boost for a stalled economy, with the Senate voting 60-38 tonight on a measure that earlier cleared the House by 246-183......