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    1. September 24, 2008

      Key figures on Capitol Hill

      Barney Frank Has locked horns with the administration in the past, but the relationship between the chairman of the House...

    2. May 15, 2008

      Republicans fear election juggernaut

      Hillary Clinton's supporters yesterday proclaimed her crushing victory in West Virginia as evidence of Barack Obama's...

    1. May 14, 2008

      Republicans fear election juggernaut

      Hillary Clinton’s supporters on Tuesday proclaimed her crushing victory in West Virginia as evidence of Barack Obama’s...

    2. November 18, 2006

      Republicans keep team in place

      Republicans in the US House of Representatives yesterday rejected a plea from conservatives to overhaul the party's...

    3. November 17, 2006

      Republicans elect House leaders

      Republicans in the House of Representatives on Friday rejected a plea from conservatives to overhaul the party’s leadership,...

    4. November 16, 2006

      Lott stages comeback by just one vote

      Trent Lott, ousted as Republican leader in the Senate four years ago after a racially insensitive comment, was elected to...

    5. November 15, 2006

      Lott stages comeback by just one vote

      Trent Lott, ousted as Republican leader in the Senate four years ago after a racially insensitive comment, was elected to...

    6. November 10, 2006

      Republicans on Capitol Hill move to reshape their leadership

      Even as they shift through final election tallies and reckon with their losses in Tuesday's mid-term elections, Republicans...

    7. November 10, 2006

      Republicans raise their hands to lead their political foot soldiers

      Even as they shift through final election tallies and reckon with their losses in Tuesday's mid-term election, Republicans...

    8. November 9, 2006

      Republicans move to reshape leadership

      Even as they shift through final election tallies and reckon with their losses in Tuesday’s midterm election, Republicans on...

    9. November 2, 2006

      Party shuns Kerry after Iraq 'joke'

      Democrats yesterday moved swiftly to distance themselves from John Kerry's "botched joke" that appeared to disparage US...

    10. October 27, 2006

      Republicans tarnished by failure to clean up government

      Twelve years ago the Republican Party swept to control of the US House of Representatives for the first time in a generation...

    11. October 14, 2006

      Ney falls victim to Abramoff scandal with graft admission

      The scandal over Jack Abramoff, the crooked superlobbyist, claimed its first congressional victim yesterday when Bob Ney, a...

    12. October 13, 2006

      Ney falls victim to Abramoff scandal

      The scandal over Jack Abramoff, the crooked superlobbyist, claimed its first congressional victim on Friday when Bob Ney, a...

    13. October 13, 2006

      Republicans in retreat - why America may bequeath Bush a hostile Congress

      Republican party leaders in the US have lately been making it on to the television talk-show circuit not as guests but as...

    14. October 12, 2006

      US may bequeath Bush a hostile Congress

      Republican party leaders in the US have lately been making it on to the television talk-show circuit not as guests but as...

    15. October 11, 2006

      Democrats gain from disarray in Republican ranks

      Republican leaders scrambled yesterday to contain the fallout from a Capitol Hill ethics scandal amid growing evidence that...

    16. October 10, 2006

      Democrats gain from Republican chaos

      Republican leaders scrambled on Tuesday to contain the fallout from a Capitol Hill ethics scandal amid growing evidence that...

    17. October 9, 2006

      Republicans hope to profit from ‘fear factor’

      Within hours of North Korea’s proclaimed nuclear test on Monday Dennis Hastert, the Republican speaker in Congress, and John...

    18. October 9, 2006

      Republican apology over e-mail scandal

      The Republican party's House campaign committee chief yesterday apologised for failing to spot "lies" by former congressman...

    19. October 8, 2006

      Republican apology over email scandal

      The Republican party’s House campaign committee chief on Sunday apologised for failing to spot “lies” by former congressman...

    20. October 7, 2006

      Republicans rally round Hastert in the hope Foley scandal blows over

      It was Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House and Republican leader, who best summarised his party's response to...

    21. October 6, 2006

      An unseemly lesson in politics

      Pages are what you call the lucky teenagers who get to learn about politics by doing odd jobs for a year in the US Congress....

    22. October 6, 2006

      Republicans rally around House speaker

      It was Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House and Republican leader, who best summarised his party’s response to the...

    23. October 6, 2006

      Hastert defiant as subpoenas fly over e-mails

      Dennis Hastert, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, yesterday rejected calls for his resignation over his...

    24. October 5, 2006

      Hastert defiant as subpoenas fly over e-mails

      Dennis Hastert, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, rejected calls for his resignation over his handling of a...

    25. October 5, 2006

      Foley tips party into crisis with core voters

      Only an "act of God" could reverse the Republican party's sharply declining fortunes in the critical mid-term congressional...

    26. October 4, 2006

      Foley tips party into crisis with core voters

      Only an “act of God” could reverse the Republican party’s sharply declining fortunes in the critical midterm congressional...

    27. October 4, 2006

      Republicans fear Foley affair will deter voters

      Mary Jo Kilroy, a Democratic county commissioner running for Congress in Ohio, has not yet made the Mark Foley scandal a...

    28. October 3, 2006

      Bush backs Hastert’s handling of sex scandal

      President George W. Bush sought to end Republican disarray on Tuesday over the handling of the sex scandal involving...

    29. October 3, 2006

      Woodward book and e-mails strain nerves

      US Republicans are facing challenges to their credibility this week on two of their strongest themes - family values and...

    30. October 2, 2006

      Book and e-mails hit Republican nerves

      US Republicans are facing challenges to their credibility this week on two of their strongest themes – family values and...

    31. October 2, 2006

      Democrats seize on e-mail scandal

      Republican leaders in the US House of Representatives came under fire at the weekend for trying to conceal an e-mail...

    32. October 1, 2006

      FBI looking into Foley e-mail scandal

      The FBI is assessing whether Mark Foley, a six-term Florida Republican, broke any laws when he sent allegedly sexually...

    33. September 29, 2006

      Bush urges senators to back detainee bill amid claims it is 'un-American'

      President George W. Bush yesterday urged senators to back legislation approving new rules for interrogations of terrorists...

    34. August 9, 2006

      Colombia ready to assist in Afghan battle against drugs

      Colombia, the world's top producer of cocaine, may provide a permanent anti-narcotics training programme for Afghanistan,...

    35. August 8, 2006

      Bogotá set to assist in Kabul’s drugs battle

      Colombia, the world’s top producer of cocaine, may provide a permanent anti-narcotics training programme for Afghanistan,...

    36. June 22, 2006

      New row over US immigration law

      Top Democrats lashed out yesterday at a decision by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives to hold a new round...

    37. June 21, 2006

      Republicans accused of delaying legislation

      Top Democrats lashed out on Wednesday at a decision by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives to hold a new...

    38. June 16, 2006

      US death toll hits 2,500 as parties square off

      The US death toll in Iraq hit 2,500 on Thursday as Republicans and Democrats in Congress faced off over the Iraq war just...

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