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Republicans may have two prime pickup opportunities in the 2012 struggle for control of the Senate after Kent Conrad announced he will not seek re-election and Joe Lieberman scheduled a Wednesday press conference in Stamford, Conn., on his future.
House Republicans already are looking past Wednesday's expected vote to repeal Democrats' health care law, going so far as to dare Senate Democrats to bring the bill up for a vote in their chamber.
Citing the hundreds of thousands of wasted pages of government printing each year that go straight from delivery to congressional recycling bins, the House voted Tuesday to tell the Government Printing Office to cut it out.
Sen. Kent Conrad, North Dakota Democrat, said Tuesday he will not run for re-election in 2012, saying he will concentrate instead on reducing the national debt and dependence on foreign oil.
Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, a once feared and reviled dictator who was ousted in a popular uprising nearly 25 years ago, has made a stunning return to Haiti, raising concerns he could complicate efforts to solve a political crisis and the stalled reconstruction from last year's devastating earthquake.
The new Republican majority in the House is poised to revive some old battles over the U.S. government's financial contribution to the United Nations, vowing once again to use the power of America's purse to force what it calls needed reforms at the world body.
A federal criminal investigation targeting John Edwards is examining how much the two-time presidential candidate and former senator knew about money used to cover up his extramarital affair and out-of-wedlock child and whether he had other practices that pushed the bounds of campaign finance laws, people involved in the case have told the Associated Press.
November's election made it quite clear that the people of the United States do not want to radically change our society in the name of global warming. Pretty much every close House race went to the Republicans, while the Democrats won all the Senate squeakers. The difference? The House on June 26, 2009, passed a bill limiting carbon-dioxide emissions and getting into just about every aspect of our lives. The Senate did nothing of the sort.