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The Swampby Mike Memoli The common theme as Republicans comment ahead of President Obama's Iraq speech tonight is that he should acknowledge the surge strategy he opposed as a U.S. senator is what made tonight's announcement possible. From a speech given......
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated again at 1:45 pm EDT President Barack Obama, holding his first Cabinet meeting this morning, has an assignment for the group: Cutting $100 million from their budgets in 90 days - with a deadline for......
The Swampby Mark Silva Michael Steele isn't holding back. The Republican National Committee chairman has this to say about Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter's imminent party-switch to the Democratic side of the aisle: "To put it rather frankly, the senator wound up....
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated "Make no mistake,'' Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid writes in a letter today to Senate Republicaan Leader Mitch McConnell, "we are determined to reform health care this year.... "The health of our citizens and our......
The Swampby Mark Silva Since there is little news value in someone saying they won't run for something, but seeing as how the name of Tom Ridge stood out as a Republican who could give Sen. Arlen Specter a run for......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama, who knows his way around the dictionary, certainly could not have been channeling former President George W. Bush today when he said: "From the discussions we had, it's clear that we are on the......
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated Carlos Moreno, a California State Supreme Court Justice, has emerged as one of several leading candidates to replace retiring Justice David Souter, according to The Atlantic and the Associated Press, with TheAtlantic.com citing...
The Swampby Peter Wallsten With the Republican Party diminished in power and embroiled in debate over broadening its ideology or adhering to core ideals, top GOP officials today took the unusual step of inserting themselves into a party primary - picking......
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The Swampby Mark Silva and updated. The White House is seeking swift Senate confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, as Republican congressional leaders suggest they may be in no rush. While critics challenge...
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The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama was quick, within days of taking office, to announce that he will close the U.S. military-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba -- a symbol of past policies which the new president has abandoned. But......
Tags: Democratic Party, Prisons, Defense, Upper House, Government
The Swampby Mark Silva With President Barack Obama today identifying a branch of al Qaeda and vowing that all responsible for the attempted attack on a U.S.-bound airliner on Christmas Day will be held accountable, the president also is calling on......
The Swampby Mark Silva Judge Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation for the U.S. Supreme Court is "virtually filibuster-proof,'' one Democratic senator said today, but lawmakers should not be forced into any deadline for her confirmation, a Republican leader said. And...
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