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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe Senate long has been considered a poor springboard to the White House. But it provided a crucial step in the political rise of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, giving them a priceless chance to burnish their records and shore up weaknesses...
Tribune staff reporterTexas is a showdown state this week in the Democratic presidential race. Here are enough facts to fill a 10-gallon hat: 1 The congressional resolution that brought Texas into the union in 1845 allowed it to be subdivided into five separate states. Such a...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSen. John McCain presented a memento to fellow Republican Sen. Ted Stevens when they met in the Senate earlier this year: a key chain with a small battery-operated pig's head. "You're still an oinker," the presidential candidate told Stevens, the Alaskan...
McClatchy-TribuneRep. Roy Blunt, the House of Representatives' second-ranking Republican, stepped down from his leadership post yesterday as the House GOP moved quickly to reposition itself as more conservative, unified and eager to fight Democrats in the Obama era....
Times Staff WriterFirst in a series of occasional articles. Heather Wilson made national headlines recently by forcing the Bush administration to brief members of Congress on its domestic wiretapping program. But here at home, the Republican congresswoman defends Bush'...
HOUSTON // Six days after an indictment of Rep. Tom DeLay, a Texas Republican, on conspiracy charges roiled the political establishment, a new grand jury issued a second indictment yesterday charging him with the far more serious crime of money laundering...
Sun ReportersOne year before the 2006 statewide election, Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. trails his two chief rivals, with many voters approving the incumbent's job performance but signaling a desire to return the state to its traditional Democratic roots....
Sun reportersWASHINGTON // Tom DeLay, the Texas Republican whose bare-knuckled style propelled him to the top echelons of the House and drew allegations of ethical lapses, was forced to step aside as majority leader yesterday, after a Texas grand jury indicted him for...
Tags: George W. Bush, Illinois, Crimes, Texas, Politics
Times Staff WritersWASHINGTON — Injecting the Iraq war into the escalating fight for the No. 2 spot among House Democrats, Rep. John P. Murtha of Pennsylvania on Tuesday attacked his opponent for not backing a push last year for withdrawal of U.S. troops. Rep. Steny...
Tags: John P Murtha, George W. Bush, California, Illinois, Defense
Sun reporterWASHINGTON // With Republican fortunes in Washington already in decline, the indictment of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas could hardly come at a worse time for his party. DeLay, often described as the most powerful man on Capitol Hill, had been...
Times Staff WriterSecond in a series of occasional articles. Four years ago, during the last midterm election, Democrats had a simple political strategy for dealing with Iraq: duck. But not now. New Mexico Atty. Gen. Patricia Madrid, a Democrat and critic of the war,...
Times Staff WriterALBUQUERQUE -- Third in a series of occasional articles. Patricia Madrid was in her rural ranch house one day last fall, chasing a mouse with a broom, when her telephone rang. It was Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, calling...
Tags: George W. Bush, FBI, U.S. Senate, Illinois, Crimes
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