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Funding for troops in Afghanistan and Iraq could be held up by the war brewing on Capitol Hill among congressional Democrats and the White House. When the Senate returns to take up the $45.5 billion supplemental appropriations bill that passed the House on July 1, the central issue to resolve will be how best to appease Big Labor.
President Obama labeled the recession a result of "a decade of irresponsibility" under Republicans, stepping up his effort to draw sharp distinctions between Democrats and the GOP ahead of November's elections.
West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin said Wednesday he wants an expedited special election in November to fill the Senate seated vacated by the death of Sen. Robert C. Byrd, a Democrat.
Britain's new defense secretary, Liam Fox, came to town last week. And he had a bone to pick with the leadership in the White House and Congress.
West Virginia voters may get to vote on a new senator two years earlier than expected as West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin III said Wednesday that he now supports moving up the special election from November 2012 to replace the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd.
The White House found itself on the defensive over Obama's appointment of a key official to help implement his health care overhaul, facing a torrent of criticism from lawmakers who said the move short-circuits the legislative-oversight process.
When the White House announced Dr. Donald Berwick as President Obama's choice to lead the $800 billion Medicare and Medicaid agency in April, officials hailed his long list of credentials. But Dr. Berwick hasn't seen a patient in years.
As Sen. Robert C. Byrd was being laid to rest after a week of memorials, a niece eulogized him Tuesday as a person who suffered from dyslexia. The revelation surprised others in Mr. Byrd's family, who later said they had no knowledge that the West Virginia senator suffered from the learning disability.
Praise for the dead should always be leavened by some deserved criticism ("Bye, Bye Byrd," Comment & Analysis, Tuesday).