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The first spending bill to begin moving through Congress since House Republicans pledged to forgo earmarks shows the vow is working: The bill contains nearly 50 percent less in pork-barrel spending than last year's version.
A master of Senate procedure and federal spending, Sen. Robert C. Byrd died Monday at 92 after the longest congressional career in American history - and it's easy to see the mark he left on his beloved home state of West Virginia.
The death of Sen. Robert C. Byrd early Monday set off political scrambling in his home state of West Virginia and in the halls of Congress, where the Democrat served for more than a half-century.
Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, who was forced out last week as the top U.S. general in the stalemated Afghanistan war, has told the Army that he will retire.
Opinions from around the web on the death of Sen. Robert Byrd.
Even the most hopeful conservatives should not expect Senate Republicans to derail President Obama's nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Ms. Kagan's credentials are impressive, she has a modest "paper trail," and the Democrats still have a sizable majority in the Senate.
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Monday appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the first of several scheduled days of testimony, as Democrats called her an independent moderate while Republicans portrayed her as liberal ideologue.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, now the Senate's oldest member at age 86, says he is cancer-free.
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan pledged Monday to be properly deferential to Congress if confirmed as a justice and to strive to "consider every case impartially, modestly, with commitment to principle and in accordance with law."