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  • Climate change: GOP not warming up

     
    by David Lerman As Virginia Sen. John Warner tells it, his legislation to curb greenhouse gas emissions will help reduce global warming, lessen U.S. dependence on foreign oil, and create millions of jobs using new technologies. "We are trying to......
  • Obama's speech: Text is here

     
    Obama releases his speech, after the jump. A few passages: On the race:"I can stand before you and say that I will be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States." On Hillary: "Senator Hillary Clinton has made history......
  • Obama: Talking to Lieberman, evoking LBJ

     
    After Obama spoke yesterday to the America-Israel Public Affairs Committee, Sen. Joe Lieberman joined a McCain conference call to trash Obama's comments. Later, on the Senate floor, Obama pulled Lieberman -- who conferences with the Democrats -- aside for...
  • Lobby $ ban not for all Dems

     
    by Jim Tankersley BRISTOL, Va. -- To rousing applause, Barack Obama formally announced this afternoon that the Democratic National Committee will follow his lead and begin refusing donations from registered lobbyists and special-interest political...
  • Senate wheel-spinning on climate change

     
    by Frank James You know those dazzling car rims called "spinners", the ones that spin even though the vehicle is at a dead stop? The U.S. Senate is the legislative version of that. Wednesday, the Senate was in full spinners......
  • Robert Byrd out of hospital

     
    by Katie Fretland Robert Byrd, the longest-serving senator in history, was released from the hospital today after doctors treated him for a mild infection, his spokesman said. Byrd (D-W. Va.) became ill with a temperature on Monday following votes and.......
  • Obama win a new chapter for America

     
    "You wonder about the folks who risked their lives in Selma and Birmingham...if they ever envisioned that this would happen in some of their lifetimes."...
  • VP search: Why Eric Holder?

     
    Obama's new v-p search committee includes Caroline Kennedy, Dem insider Jim Johnson and -- oddly -- former Clinton Justice Dept. official Eric Holder (left). Holder, as Dick Morris points out in this NYPost column, was knee-deep in the Marc......
  • Leahy: Open Gitmo proceedings

     
    by James Oliphant Sen. Patrick Leahy Friday called for the Justice Department to provide access to the Guantanamo Bay military tribunals for families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks. In a letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Leahy, the......
  • Obama-Clinton: Unity, no ticket talk

     
    by Johanna Neuman The morning after a private, unannounced meeting between presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama and rival Hillary Rodham Clinton, the campaigns said the talks were about how to stay focused on winning the White House in November --....
  • Scott McClellan to testify next week

     
    by Katie Fretland and Mark Silva and updated at 9:45 pm Scott McClellan, the president's former spokesman who wrote a tell-all book about the White House's "culture of deception," will testify next week before a House committee about the leak......