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House Republicans voted Thursday to ban their members this year from requesting earmarks, or pork-barrel spending projects, in a move to break with Republicans' big-spending past.
It had been a good two weeks for Majority Leader Harry Reid, who used tough parliamentary tactics to push through the Senate three measures, all of which could be described as "jobs bills."
Senate Republicans now are battling publicly with Sen. Jim Bunning to try to force him to relent and allow an extension of unemployment benefits and other government aid that lapsed over the weekend.
Congressional Republicans just back from a trip to Afghanistan said Tuesday that the Obama administration's approach to the war has confused U.S. troops, leaving them "dangerously" preoccupied with worrying about captured enemy fighters' rights.
Republican lawmakers just back from Afghanistan say the Obama administration's approach to the war has befuddled U.S. troops, leaving them "dangerously" preoccupied with worrying about captured enemy fighters' rights.
At the break of dawn on Christmas Eve, Senate Democrats passed their version of health care reform, advancing the issue further than ever before and setting up a potentially rocky reconciliation with the House legislation.
UPDATED: The Senate early Christmas Eve morning passed its version of a health care overhaul, advancing the issue further than ever before and setting up a bruising stretch-run early next year to get a final bill to President Obama.
The real star of the health care debate this weekend has been the 2,074-page bill — a physical manifestation of the size and scope of what's at stake as senators consider the overhaul of one-sixth of the nation's economy.
Capitol Hill Republicans eager to boost the Pentagon's push for a troop surge in Afghanistan are lobbying to give military commanders a chance to make their pitch directly to Congress - using tactics that backfired on Democrats in their bid to end the Iraq war.