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  • Isaac, downgraded to tropical storm, still spews wrath

    Isaac, downgraded to tropical storm, still spews wrath
    Isaac lost is hurricane status Wednesday afternoon, but its relentless waves of rain flooded streets and homes in portions of Louisiana. The slow-moving system, downgraded to a tropical storm, threatened to keep churning for another day. Hurricane...
  • Isaac leaves flooded highways and homes in its wake

    Isaac leaves flooded highways and homes in its wake
    Louisiana and Mississippi officials conducted search-and-rescue missions Wednesday for residents stranded by Tropical Storm Isaac, which flooded highways and homes and pushed water over the top of a vital levee. While Isaac lost its hurricane status...
  • Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Issues and key players

    Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Issues and key players
    As the Obama administration and Congress prepare to wrestle with the divisive issue of healthcare reform, here is a checklist of the issues and key players to watch in the forthcoming weeks. Obama has said he wants to sign a bill this year, which means...
  • Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Key players

    Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Key players
    Though Democrats control the House of Representatives, they have not united around any one proposal. They also face opposition from conservative Republicans on several key points: Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said there aren't enough votes to pass healthcare...
  • Attorney Says Fema Moves Are 'easy Fix' Amid Flap

    A shakeup of FEMA's hurricane recovery operations in Louisiana and the termination of an official accused of misconduct served as an "easy fix to a messy political situation," an attorney for former FEMA Louisiana chief of staff Doug Whitmer said. But...
  • Tighter fuel standards clear Senate

    The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a broad energy bill that would impose the most significant increase in vehicle fuel-economy standards in three decades, and the White House said President Bush would sign it. The measure cleared the Senate, 86...
  • 'Countdown to Crawford:' Bush at odds

     
    by Mark Silva In "Countdown to Crawford,'' a nice blog that the Los Angeles Times is running about the winding down of the Bush administration, President Bush's proposal for off-shore oil-drilling is put in a certain family context. They've been......
  • Senate women Dems' campaign checklist

     
    by Matthew Hay Brown After a primrary season divided between two of their colleagues, the Democratic women of the Senate rallied together behind a 10-item Checklist for Change they said they would pursue through the rest of the election season.......
  • Senate 'gang's' new energy plan

     
    by Frank James In the Senate, it nowadays apparently takes a self-appointed, biparitsan "gang" of senators to get past the partisan gridlock. For instance, there was the Gang of 14 group of senators who helped the Senate get beyond an......
  • Congressional power within Dems' grasp

     
    by James Oliphant Congressional Democrats appear close to having something they haven't known for a long time: power. After being marginalized by the Bush administration and stymied by a cohesive Republican minority, Democrats on the Hill look poised to...
  • Senate races: Election night guide

     
    by James Oliphant Twelve Senate races are considered to be close this Election Day. The outcome could have a significant impact on the balance of power on the Hill. Democrats are chasing a 60-vote majority, which would allow them to......