President Bush unveiled a new Iraq stragey that emphasizes security by increasing the number of U.S. troops in the region. Senator Jim Webb, D-Va., and Senatory John Thune, R-S.D., discuss the ramifications of the President's new plan.
The House on its first day of the new session passed changes to ethics guidelines, including banning gifts and meals paid for by lobbyists and limiting travel paid for by outside groups. Guests discuss the legislation's chances of success.
With Democrats in control of Congress for the first time in 12 years -- a comfortable majority in the House but a thin lead in the Senate -- former Republican and Democrat lawmakers sort through the political lexicon and discuss…
The November midterm elections brought a major power shift in Congress, with both the Senate and the House of Representatives switching control from the Republicans to the Democrats. Four former congressmen discuss what the new political landscape means for the…
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The House ethics committee criticized members and aides for leaving male pages vulnerable to Rep. Mark Foley's improper sexual advances even though the first concerns were reported more than a decade ago.
The Presidio of San Francisco, a former military base, is the only national park mandated by Congress to become financially self-sufficient.
Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the leadership elections in Congress including Speaker of the House-elect Nancy Pelosi's support for Rep. John Murtha for House majority leader as well as the possible landscape for the 2008 Presidential campaign.
As the newly elected members of the 110th Congress begin their preparations for Washington, Margaret Warner talks to five incoming lawmakers about their plans for the session starting in January.
The newly elected members of the House had their freshman photograph taken Tuesday on Capitol Hill, while Senate Democrats elected their new leaders. Expert analyze the upcoming changes in the House and Senate.
The NewsHour's regular political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the Democrats' takeover of Congress, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's resignation and other changes afoot in the government.
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