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  • Maybe God hates farm bill, too

     
    by Frank James Maybe God hates the farm bill, too. Many critics have complained about the $300 billion, give or take a few billion, farm bill being an unwarranted giveaway to wealthy farmers at a time when farm incomes are......
  • Hillary: Peddling pop vote canards to the end

     
    A lot of the day was spent by reporters looking for signs that the end is near, but the end of the day looks murky: Obama, who has been trying to get enough superdelegate endorsements to declare victory tomorrow,......
  • Senators plot flood relief, seek aid

     
    by Jill Zuckman A bipartisan group of Midwestern senators from flood-ravaged states got together Tuesday evening to talk about what Congress can do to aid the natural catastrophe that has washed over the middle of the country. In a statement......
  • DOD lobby led to billions in research

     
    By Euna Lhee When Fran Visco welcomed 1,600 breast cancer researchers and their advocates to Baltimore this week, she was doing more than opening a symposium for scientists. She was celebrating one of the most successful medical lobbying efforts in......
  • McCain supporters slam Clark, Obama

     
    by Aamer Madhani In the aftermath of retired Gen. Wesley Clark's questioning of Sen. John McCain's military credentials, the presumptive Republican nominee's campaign is charging that the Arizona senator is the target of a smear campaign by the left. In.....
  • No salsa for Iowa delegation this year

     
    by John McCormick DENVER - At most national conventions, the Iowa delegation is a must-stop for any aspiring presidential candidate. This year, however, not many are stopping by. The featured speaker for a state breakfast this morning at a downtown......
  • Dems convene, night 1 live-blog

     
    by Frank James 11:20 PM -- It's difficult to tell how Michelle Obama's speech played out in flyover country. She obviously has a great personal story, this South Side Chicago girl. But is it enough to overcome her earlier controversial......
  • Democrats Seek More Control Over Health Insurance Rates

    Democrats Seek More Control Over Health Insurance Rates
    Congressional Democrats have begun pushing legislation giving government regulators greater authority to block big increases in health insurance premiums, kicking off what is expected to be a years-long process of revising and expanding their major...
  • House, Senate Dems at Odds on Health Care Overhaul

    House, Senate Dems at Odds on Health Care Overhaul
    You may think Democrats and Republicans are at odds over health care. Well, they've got nothing on House and Senate Democrats going after each other. The intraparty disputes may prove the most grueling test of all as Congress tries to write a bill that...
  • System's stumbles bode ill for larger bioterror

    Few people are closer to the center of the national anthrax investigation than Dr. Donald A. Henderson, one of the world's leading experts on bioterrorism, whom Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson has called in as a top scientific...
  • Election 2002: State-by-State Results

    Here are the results of elections around the nation Tuesday. Not all returns were available at press time. ALABAMA Governor: Democratic Gov. Donald Siegelman won reelection over Republican Rep. Bob Riley. Senate: Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions held...