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  • Groups unite against 'amnesty'

    The debate over President Bush's immigration bill and opposition to it as an "amnesty" proposal have invigorated otherwise dispirited conservative interest groups and forged an anti-Bush unity on the right not seen since the Supreme Court nomination of Harriet Miers.


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  • Bush lobbies Senate on immigration

    President Bush visited with Senate Republicans behind closed doors yesterday, promising that he will follow through on border security, pleading with them to give his immigration plans a second look and trying to overcome hard feelings that arose from his recent charge that opponents are guilty of trying to "frighten people."


  • Immigration fantasy land

    President Bush seems to have learned all the wrong lessons from the collapse last week of the Senate immigration bill. Instead of going back to the drawing board and coming up with an immigration bill that actually improves border security, the president went to Capitol Hill yesterday in an effort to revive the "compromise" pushed by Sens. Edward Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican. To get an idea of how surreal immigration politics have become on Capitol Hill, Mr. Bush has been receiving and acting upon some unsolicited political advice from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ( whose poll numbers are even lower than the president's).


  • AWOL on the Hill

    So what happens now? That's what thinking Americans not stirred up by hysterical talk-show ideologues and bloggers from both the right and the left should demand of politicians to keep the number of illegal immigrants from reaching 13 million in the next year or two, with no sane approach to the problem at hand.


  • Pace casualty of party politics; Bush feared Senate fight

    The Bush administration sought to avert a political fight with such Senate Democrats as Hillary Rodham Clinton and Carl Levin over Iraq and homosexuals in the military by not renominating Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace to a second term as Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman.


  • Pace casualty of party politics

    The Bush administration sought to avert a political fight with such Senate Democrats as Hillary Rodham Clinton and Carl Levin over Iraq and homosexuals in the military by not renominating Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace to a second term as Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman.


  • Reid offers course for energy independence

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid yesterday opened debate on energy legislation by blaming President Bush for skyrocketing gasoline prices and pledging Democrats would break U.S. dependence on foreign oil.


  • Democrats" bid to rebuke Gonzales fails

    Senate Democrats yesterday failed to pass a resolution expressing no confidence in Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, in a vote Republicans decried as a political stunt but without explicitly defending the embattled attorney general.


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