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Congress returns this week with embattled Democrats torn between trying to show they have the answers to the nation's economic woes and fearing their solutions will further incur the wrath of voters angry about new government programs.
A broad plan for spending cuts proposed by the top Republican on the House Budget Committee has injected serious policy heft into the conversation -- and given Democrats a target to return fire.
After Tuesday's criticisms of the Washington Metro system by the National Transportation Safety Board, members of a D.C.-area congressional delegation will meet with the board's chair, Deborah A.P. Hersman.
Last week was a surprisingly good moment for American politics. It was the week that, through a confluence of bizarre and unlikely events, the vicious act of falsely accusing people of racism became a laughingstock. It went from being a career killer to a punch line; from villainy to vaudeville; from knife in the back to pie in the face.
After a year and a half in office, President Obama has brought historic change to our nation, but the records that have been set under his administration are not those hoped for by the American people.
A long-stalled bill to help pay for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is back at the feet of House Democrats, who must decide whether to accept the Senate's leaner proposal or keep pushing for billions of dollars in extra domestic spending — a politically risky move that could further delay resources to U.S. troops.
After a week of party infighting between lawmakers and the White House, Democrats on the Sunday talk-show circuit did their best to project an image of unity heading into the midterm elections this fall.