Democratic Senate candidate Jim Webb has a television ad ready to air featuring praise from his late boss Ronald Reagan — and Nancy Reagan called on him Friday to cancel it.
ABC faced growing pressure Friday about its planned miniseries on the buildup to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Former Clinton administration officials, historians and a Democratic petition with nearly 200,000 signatures urged the network to scrap the five-hour drama.
President George W. Bush scheduled a prime-time speech on the fifth anniversary of September 11 on Monday amid acrimonious election-year debate over whether America is safer and who is to blame for the attacks.
How ironic. Republicans, who won control of the House and Senate in 1994 by turning that year’s midterm elections into a national referendum on then-President Bill Clinton, now want to return to an "all politics is local" mantra to avoid getting tossed out on their asses because of President George W. Bush’s unpopularity.
By JAMES O’TOOLE
Rick Santorum was strolling past a display of highly brightly polished tractors at the Butler (Pa.) Farm Show this summer when he came across an old friend.
Rep. Phil English, R-Erie, and the two-term senator exchanged political intelligence, handicapping his chances in the November election — just as they had 16 years earlier when English bunked in his college buddy’s attic, helping manage Santorum’s campaign for Congress.
By MICHAEL DOYLE
Comprehensive immigration reform appears dead for the year, as House Republicans on Thursday announced plans to push ahead with border security measures and leave everything else for another time.
By MATT APUZZO
The former No. 2 State Department official said Thursday he inadvertently disclosed the identity of CIA employee Valerie Plame in conversations with two reporters in 2003.
By JIM ABRAMS
A Senate analysis of intelligence-gathering activities leading up to the invasion of Iraq is certain to rekindle an election-year debate on the justification of going to war.
The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, said the report will confirm that "the Bush administration’s case for war in Iraq was fundamentally misleading."
Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell helped arrange more than $11 million in federal money in the past year for projects benefiting clients of a lobbyist who is advising her re-election campaign and still owes her money from a personal loan.