President Bush praised legislation that will continue Iraq war funding without setting a deadline for troop withdrawal. Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the compromise that enabled its passage.
Some senators on Tuesday challenged the part of the immigration bill that addresses temporary workers, with some vowing to limit or cut the program. The NewsHour takes a closer look at the interests surrounding the temporary worker program.
The Senate and President Bush are trying to revive efforts to pass an immigration reform bill, despite a push from some Republicans for more hard-line provisions. The NewsHour reports on the debate on Capitol Hill.
While Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced the U.S. will join leaders from Iraq, Iran and Syria for diplomatic talks, Democrats searched for ways to slow future troop deployments and grilled White House officials about the total cost of military…
The Senate, embroiled in debate over the President's plan to increase troops in Iraq, is expected to vote Monday on a non-binding resolution opposing the President's plan. A congressional reporter analyzes the situation.
The Democrats held a razor-thin majority of 50-49 Thursday as the 110th Senate convened, while Sen. Tim Johnson is still in critical but stable condition after heart surgery in December. The NewsHour reports on the Senate's opening day and the…
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