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  • Lobby $ ban not for all Dems

     
    by Jim Tankersley BRISTOL, Va. -- To rousing applause, Barack Obama formally announced this afternoon that the Democratic National Committee will follow his lead and begin refusing donations from registered lobbyists and special-interest political...
  • Senate wheel-spinning on climate change

     
    by Frank James You know those dazzling car rims called "spinners", the ones that spin even though the vehicle is at a dead stop? The U.S. Senate is the legislative version of that. Wednesday, the Senate was in full spinners......
  • Robert Byrd out of hospital

     
    by Katie Fretland Robert Byrd, the longest-serving senator in history, was released from the hospital today after doctors treated him for a mild infection, his spokesman said. Byrd (D-W. Va.) became ill with a temperature on Monday following votes and.......
  • Obama win a new chapter for America

     
    "You wonder about the folks who risked their lives in Selma and Birmingham...if they ever envisioned that this would happen in some of their lifetimes."...
  • VP search: Why Eric Holder?

     
    Obama's new v-p search committee includes Caroline Kennedy, Dem insider Jim Johnson and -- oddly -- former Clinton Justice Dept. official Eric Holder (left). Holder, as Dick Morris points out in this NYPost column, was knee-deep in the Marc......
  • Leahy: Open Gitmo proceedings

     
    by James Oliphant Sen. Patrick Leahy Friday called for the Justice Department to provide access to the Guantanamo Bay military tribunals for families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks. In a letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Leahy, the......
  • Obama-Clinton: Unity, no ticket talk

     
    by Johanna Neuman The morning after a private, unannounced meeting between presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama and rival Hillary Rodham Clinton, the campaigns said the talks were about how to stay focused on winning the White House in November --....
  • Scott McClellan to testify next week

     
    by Katie Fretland and Mark Silva and updated at 9:45 pm Scott McClellan, the president's former spokesman who wrote a tell-all book about the White House's "culture of deception," will testify next week before a House committee about the leak......
  • Firsts for women: Clinton through Clinton

     
    by Mark Silva In another decade of firsts for women, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York - the first woman elected to the Senate from New York, and the first and only former first lady elected to public office......
  • Congress: Synching agenda with Obama

     
    by Mark Silva The Democrats hope to pass some bills that showcase part of the agenda for their presidential candidate before Election Day. But they may stack the deck, to some degree - advancing only easy-to-swallow measures, and holding back......
  • Kerry faces primary challenge in Mass.

     
    by Matthew Hay Brown For the first time since he was elected to the Senate 24 years ago, John Kerry, who voted to authorize President Bush to use military force in Iraq before becoming one of the war's most ardent......
  • Clinton and sexism -- Not 'death knell'

     
    by Mark Silva Was Sen. Hillary Clinton a victim of sexism in her failed bid for the Democratic presidential nomination? Some of her supporters say so. Then again, some will say that Sen. Barack Obama has suffered from racial prejudice......