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Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., resigned Friday after reports revealed he had sent sexually explicit messages to male congressional pages. Following a report on the political fallout of Foley's resignation, political journalist Ben Pershing discusses its effects on the Republican Party.
Political analysts discuss the agreement between the White House and GOP leaders on handling terror suspects, and recent poll numbers showing low approval ratings of Congress.
By PBS NewsHour
Moderate Rhode Island Sen. Lincoln Chafee, a pro-choice Republican who voted against the Iraq war and President Bush's tax cuts, beat a conservative challenger in Tuesday's primary.
The fight over Colorado's 7th Congressional District promises to be a fierce battle come Nov. 7 -- Republicans won the seat by only 121 votes in 2002 -- but the real fight appears to be taking place among the district's…
President Bush issued his first veto Wednesday on a bill that would have eased restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Two political analysts discuss the use of the presidential veto.
NewsHour Correspondent Tom Bearden reports on the politics of immigration field hearings in Philadelphia, San Diego, and other towns led by House republicans in order to drive up support for the immigration bill passed in the House last year.
House Republicans decided to delay a renewal of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The act, which will expire at the end of 2007, was approved during the civil rights movement to ensure that Americans were not discriminated at the polls.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the Iraq war debate in Congress over the deadline for withdrawal and the immigration issue.
The Senate is considering two proposals to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq. The NewsHour's congressional correspondent Kwame Holman recaps the debate.
In the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, several House incumbents are facing unexpectedly tight races. A report on the congressional campaign action, the first in a special series of election year reports - Choices '06.
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