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The Swampby Christi Parsons and Mark Silva President Barack Obama promised swift delivery of rescue assistance and humanitarian aid to the island nation of Haiti this morning in the wake of a devastating earthquake that has left hundreds dead and many......
The Swampby Mark Silva Judge Sonia Sotomayor, among the top in her classes at Princeton and Yale Law, with nearly two decades on the federal bench and now poised to become the first Hispanic member of the nation's highest court, makes......
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated Newt Gingrich, the former Republican House speaker, says the GOP will have to widen its tent if it wants to be competitive -- his party has room for both Dick Cheney and Colin Powell, Gingrich......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama today will promise to deliver more than 600,000 new jobs this summer with accelerated spending of some of the $787-billion economic stimulus that Congress approved at his urging earlier this year. The promised boost......
The Swampby Mark Silva Barack Obama, the candidate, was popular in Germany. Barack Obama, the president, is popular in France. Barack Obama, the Nobel laureate, was the toast of Oslo. Yet, just as some of the president's most partisan critics have......
The Swampby Mark Silva "Millions are without coverage, and millions are worried about losing the care that they have,'' Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says of healthcare. Republicans have advanced plans "addressing the needs of small businesses without...
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated at 1:20 pm EDT In an era when a senior Republican senator from Idaho is undone by a toe-tapping stop at an airport's men's room and a popular Democratic governor from New York loses his......
Tags: White House, Bill Clinton, Iowa, Larry Craig, Executive Branch
The Swampby James Oliphant The Supreme Court's reversal Monday of a discrimination ruling involving a group of white Connecticut firefighters has provided critics of high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor with some fresh ammunition. Republican senators and...
The Swampby Kim Geiger and Clement Tan A group of Democratic senators today proposed a legislative solution to the controversial Supreme Court ruling that allows unlimited corporate spending on advertising and other efforts to influence election campaigns. The...
Tags: John McCain, Laws, Republican Party, Censorship, Ron Wyden
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated As President Barack Obama prepares today for his first, formal daytime news conference - and publicly pitch his plans for healthcare reform as essential to the nation's economic health - a new poll shows that......
Tags: Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Government, Politics, Polls
The Swamp(Getty/Tim Sloan) by James Oliphant and Lisa Mascaro Elena Kagan, President Obama's choice as the nation's next Supreme Court justice, has never been a judge and until recently had never argued a case in court. Ever since her nomination......
The Swampby Mark Silva Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, calling the energy bill that cleared the House "a national energy tax,'' accuses the Democrats of driving up spending and taxes with everything from energy initiatives to their healthcare reforms....
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