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Domestic Issues to Claim Spotlight 13.9.2007 Congressional Quarterly: Politics
After hammering Gen. David H. ­Petraeus on the progress of the war in Iraq, congressional Democrats now seem ready to change the subject. Senior Democrats in both chambers say a new emphasis on domestic themes is needed to broaden the party’s appeal both to swing voters and to liberals who have been vocal with their frustrations. “The truth is we don’t have the votes to end the war,” said Democrat Kent Conrad of North Dakota, who chairs the Senate Budget Committee.
Domestic Issues to Claim Spotlight 13.9.2007 Congressional Quarterly
After hammering Gen. David H. ­Petraeus on the progress of the war in Iraq, congressional Democrats now seem ready to change the subject.
Budget Tracker Briefing: Defense Moves Toward Senate Floor 13.9.2007 Congressional Quarterly: Budget Tracker
Senate Appropriations yesterday approved its fiscal 2008 Defense spending bill, which could reach the Senate floor later this month.
Hotline After Dark -- Rudy's Role 12.9.2007 The Hotline
Iraq was again the dominate TV topic last night: CNN's Yellin : "This time, the biting questions came not only from Democrats, but also from Republicans deeply skeptical of the strategy in Iraq" ("Lou Dobbs Tonight," 9/11). FNC's Garrett : "Democrats spent so much time expressing their skepticism today, it was hard for them to get to actual questions" ("Special Report," 9/11). CNN's McIntyre : "Even the many senators who respect General Petraeus think he's been dealt a losing hand, that despite his best efforts, Iraq has become mission impossible" ("Situation Room," 9/11). IT'S GOOD TO BE THE CHAIRMAN Joe Biden made the TV rounds last night: On Petraeus' testimony: "I think he was spinning a bit. I have great respect for him. I've ...
Woolsey calls for attacks on colleagues 12.9.2007 The Hill
Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.) is encouraging anti-war activists to find challengers to centrist Democrats, with the aim of moving the...
Democrats make progress on their checklist from 2006 12.9.2007 The Hill
After a slow start, the Democratic-led Congress has started to gain traction on its domestic agenda.
CQPolitics Candidate Watch 12.9.2007 Congressional Quarterly: Politics
A roundup of contenders in 2008 contests for the U.S. House who have recently filed candidacy papers with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), as CQPolitics.com continues its comprehensive coverage of the upcoming congressional elections.
Obey faults Bush, says a shutdown of government ‘cannot be allowed’ 11.9.2007 The Hill
House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.) said on Monday that a government shutdown “cannot be allowed” and blamed President...
Sunday Snapshot 10.9.2007 The Hotline
Talk of Gen. Petraeus ' 9/10 scheduled report to Congress on the situation in Iraq led the Sunday shows this weekend: John McCain : "Everything I know about General Petraeus is that he has been candid and forthcoming in his views. And if we start disparaging the men and women who are serving in uniform and their honor, then I think we've reached a sad place in American politics." More McCain: "The complaint used to be, 'You're not making any progress militarily.' Now, we don't hear that anymore" ("This Week," ABC, 9/9). Mike Huckabee : "I wish we were out of there tomorrow. I wish every last American could come home if not tomorrow, today. I don't want to see another life lost. But on the other hand, I don't want the long-term safety of ...
Petraeus, Crocker Expected to Ask for More Time in Iraq 10.9.2007 Washington Post: Congress
The top U.S. commander and senior diplomat in Iraq faced tough challenges from lawmakers today in the first of a series of appearances before Congress to report on military and political progress in the four-year-old war effort.
Democrats' Struggle to Change Course in Iraq Has Produced Much Debate, Little Action 10.9.2007 Washington Post: Congress
On the morning of Dec. 18, 2006, the phone lines in the office of incoming Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid suddenly lit up -- a warning signal that the coming debate over Iraq could prove a perilous exercise for congressional Democrats.
Defense Bill Key to Budget Strategy 8.9.2007 Congressional Quarterly
The Defense spending bill advancing in the Senate this week is expected to play a major role in how Congress and President Bush settle their differences over fiscal 2008 appropriations bills.
2008 and counting: Anti-war Edwards hasn’t visited Iraq 8.9.2007 The Hill
Former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.), who has criticized the Democratic-led Congress for its funding of the Iraq war, has never...
House Dems signal a shift on Iraq plans 7.9.2007 The Hill
Democrats are torn between confronting Republicans or reaching out to them as they plot their floor strategy on the war...
The Daily Muck 6.9.2007 TPM Muckraker
The White House has begun to float a short list for the attorney general spot privately among members of Congress. Roll Call (sub. req.) has a rundown on the six names currently being bandied about,...

Parties Maneuver on Iraq Reports 5.9.2007 Congressional Quarterly: Politics
Returning from the monthlong August recess, Democrats and Republicans competed Tuesday to shape the Iraq debate to their advantage as they braced for another collision over President Bush’s war strategy.
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Parties Maneuver on Iraq Reports 5.9.2007 Congressional Quarterly
Returning from the monthlong August recess, Democrats and Republicans competed Tuesday to shape the Iraq debate to their advantage as they braced for another collision over President Bush’s war strategy.
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Bush Success Rating at Historic Low 4.9.2007 Congressional Quarterly: Politics
President Bush’s success rating in the Democratic-controlled House has fallen this year to a half-century low, and he prevailed on only 14 percent of the 76 roll call votes on which he took a clear position.
Senate Democrats Ready to Change Approach on Iraq War Deadlines 4.9.2007 Congressional Quarterly: Politics
Senate Democrats are revising their major war legislation to attract votes to pass and potentially launch a withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq by year’s end.
Bush Success Rating at Historic Low 4.9.2007 Congressional Quarterly: Politics
President Bush’s success rating in the Democratic-controlled House has fallen this year to a half-century low, and he prevailed on only 14 percent of the 76 roll call votes on which he took a clear position.
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