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  • Breaking down the 'cromnibus' vote

    WASHINGTON The House passed the cromnibus Thursday night 219-206, with 162 Republicans and 57 Democrats voting for the bill, and 67 Republicans and 139 Democrats voting against it. While the vote was close, the breakdown split along familiar lines. But there were some interesting trends and deviations in the vote.
  • House votes to cut off Social Security to suspected Nazis

    WASHINGTON Nothing unifies Washington like the Nazis, even if it takes a while. After 15 years of largely rejected complaints to the federal bureaucracy, the House of Representatives voted 420-0 Tuesday to deny federal benefits to Nazi suspects after...

    Amid Bergdahl furor, lawmakers face political temptations and risks

    Almost as soon as hearty congratulations were issued by lawmakers last week over Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release from captivity in Afghanistan, some were just as swiftly withdrawn. "A grateful America thanks you for your service," Sen. Thad Cochran...

    IRS workers who failed to pay taxes got bonuses, report says

    WASHINGTON — It's not difficult to get a bonus if you work for the Internal Revenue Service — even if you haven't paid your own taxes. The IRS handed out a total of nearly $1.1 million in bonuses in a 27-month period to more than 1,146...

    Review: 'The Years of Lyndon Johnson' by Robert A. Caro

    Review: 'The Years of Lyndon Johnson' by Robert A. Caro
    The epic life of Lyndon Baines Johnson can be measured in many ways, but to me, the relevant unit is pages — 3,500 and counting. This year, a half-century after the wily Texan ascended to the White House in the wake of John F. Kennedy's...