GOP contenders Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum traded repeated blows at a debate Wednesday night in Mesa, Ariz., criticizing each other on conservative beliefs, use of federal earmarks and education reform. Judy Woodruff reports on the Republican candidates' campaign tactics…
As the 111th Congress reconvened on Capitol Hill, Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., was found guilty of ethics violations while GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell reversed his stance on earmarks. Gwen Ifill has more details.
After less than a week of deliberation, the jurors in the corruption trial of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens returned a verdict Monday of guilty on all seven counts.
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Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty often says the GOP should be more economically populist, saying it should be the party of Sam's Club, not just the country club. He referred to the "Sam's Club Republicans" in his Thursday night address to…
In his final State of the Union address, President Bush urged Congress not to delay the economic stimulus bill, while Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius urged for bipartisan efforts to address health care and global warming. Analysts consider the speeches.
President Bush criticized Congress on Thursday for including thousands of earmarks -- small projects for which lawmakers target funds -- in its spending bills. Fiscal experts explain how Congress intends to use those earmarks and how they affect the overall…
After voting on ethics reform and children's health insurance, House Republicans walked off the floor Thursday to protest the Democrats' handling of an agricultural spending bill. Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week's events.
Lawmakers are battling over funding projects called earmarks that have been attached to bills. The NewsHour reports on a proposed deal that may allow them to move past these debates.
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.
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