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The Swampby Mark Silva John McCain's supporters heard a frontal assault on the Republican candidate for president in Barack Obama's appearance in North Carolina today, and McCain is returning fire in an interview this afternoon with FOX News. McCain takes aim........
The Swampby Frank James The Democratic National Convention isn't even half over and already we're looking ahead to next week's Republican version which Republicans have dubbed the "Country First" convention to tie in with the overarching theme of Sen. John McCain'...
The Swampby Jill Zuckman TAMPA - Standing outside the Raymond James Stadium where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play, Sen. John McCain stood under a giant pirate banner and fervently proclaimed his optimism. "With this kind of enthusiasm and this kind of......
Tags: Barack Obama, Mark Salter, Joe Lieberman, Mel Martinez, Baseball
The Swampby Frank James Arne Duncan's confirmation hearing to be the incoming Obama Administration's Education Secretary could have easily been confused for a lovefest. Or the peaceable kingdom with the lion laying down with the lamb. Because the atmosphere was...
The SwampBy Jim Tankersley For all the fire they can spit on C-SPAN, ranting about procedure or policy, the truth is that most United States senators are exceedingly polite to one another in public. Friendly, often. Every once in a while......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama says the $3.55-trillion federal budget that he proposes is a matter of "keeping promises.'' Among the promises on which he campaigned: "A government that served not the interests of powerful lobbyists or the...
The Swampby Rebecca Cole The House today voted to give the Food and Drug Administration unprecedented powers to regulate the tobacco industry, after years of crusading by anti-smoking groups for the government to exert more control. The measure would allow the.......
The Swampby James Oliphant Sen. Mel Martinez today was the first Republican to publicly break from his party during Senate debate over Sonia Sotomayor and declare his support for the Supreme Court nominee. "It is a momentous and historic opportunity," said......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama, citing the team spirit of the U.S. Olympic athletes' successes in Vancouver, suggests today that Democrats and Republicans should be able to work together on needed healthcare reforms -- though the White House and.......
Tags: Barack Obama, Awards and Prizes, Paul Ryan, Family, U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON -- The gun bill was going down, but Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who reached a compromise to try to save it, went to the Senate floor Wednesday morning to give it one more try. In an unorthodox tactic, he appealed directly...
Congress: VA official should be sacked for wasteful Orlando conferences that featured ‘Patton’ videoCentral Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelWASHINGTON — Two top Republicans in Congress want the Obama administration to fire a high-ranking official with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for not doing more to prevent wasteful spending at two training conferences in Orlando that...
Nation NowAs Jerry Sandusky waived his right to a preliminary hearing in a Pennsylvania courtroom, Washington lawmakers on Tuesday called for stronger child-abuse reporting laws. They were appearing at the first Capitol Hill hearing growing out of the Penn State...
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