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The Swampby Frank James Taxpayers for Common Sense has e-mailed reporters its database of earmarks in the omnibus $420 billion spending bill currently being debated in the Senate and here's one conclusion to draw from it: Republican senators from the South......
The SwampSen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 10, 2009, following a news conference to announce the introduction of the Employee Free Choice Act and restoring American rights in the workplace. (AP Photo/Susan.......
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Baltimore Sun StaffFew 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...
Chicago Tribune staff reporterAt an evangelical revival service in Pittsburgh in the summer of 1972, Richard Gephardt and his wife, Jane, held their ailing infant son and prayed, hoping that a faith healer could cure the volleyball-size prostate tumor that doctors predicted would soon...
Times Poll DirectorThere is just over a week to go until the first vote for a Democratic presidential nominee is cast in the Iowa caucus on January 19th. Out of the nine candidates hoping to become the Democratic nominee and run against the Republican incumbent George W....
Tribune staff reportersAs the Federal Aviation Administration for the first time prepared to impose tougher standards on the companies hired by the airlines to screen passengers and baggage, some members of Congress questioned whether those measures would be sufficient to fix...
Times Poll DirectorBefore the Iowa caucus on January 19th former Vermont Governor Howard Dean was the presumptive Democratic nominee — he had front runner status in the polls, lots of endorsements from well-heeled Democrats such as Al Gore and Senator Tom Harkin...
Washington BureauSome call it Ground Zero Two. A House staff member said he felt as if the dome of the U.S. Capitol had a target drawn on it. Many subway commuters exhibit a palpable sense of anxiety. Tourism is down, traffic is lighter. The terrorist attacks on Sept. 11...
Chicago Tribune staff reporterThe late-spring evening in June 1959 was one for Joe Lieberman and his classmates to savor. Their junior year behind them, they'd soon rule at Stamford High School, where Lieberman would be elected senior class president. The "Evening Under the Stars"...
Tribune senior correspondentNot to get spiritual on you (no danger of that in this little corner of the ether) but several Biblical stories came to mind on the final day of the convention. First: As Teresa Heinz Kerry was speaking to the tambourine caucus, I saw a woman rise out of...
Associated PressSenators on Thursday proposed spending more than $3 billion to combat bioterrorism amid cries that the United States is woefully unprepared for such an attack. The Bush administration supported the concept but balked at the cost. Meanwhile, Health and...
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