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  • Brandon Bobb: Soldier with Orlando ties died in Iraq 'doing what he loved'

    Pfc. Brandon Bobb left for Iraq two months ago in good spirits. The 20-year-old soldier kept in touch with his large family after long days in the volatile streets of Baghdad and found pride in his job as a military police officer. But he never made...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Maine congressman goes for Obama

     
    by James Oliphant CHARLESTON, W.Va.--Sen. Barack Obama has picked up another superdelegate. His campaign announced Monday that Rep. Tom Allen of Maine has pledged his support. Allen undoubtedly is hoping that support will work both ways. He is running...
  • 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......
  • Obama's Denver signing; 'Good as any'

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama will fly to Denver, the place where he accepted the Democratic Party's nomination last summer, to sign the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act'' into law on Tuesday. It's "as good'' a place "as any"......