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The Washington Times

House Republicans say President Bush must become engaged -- personally making phone calls and twisting arms -- if he wants the House to approve the $53.9 billion spending-cut plan that party leaders are struggling to shepherd through this week.

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IIMCR Blog (via The Raw Story)

Ahmed Chalabi, deputy prime minister of Iraq and once a U.S. favorite to replace Saddam Hussein, has not lost his luster with Vice-President Dick Cheney. Mr. Chalabi will hold a private meeting with Vice-President Cheney during his visit to Washingto

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The Raw Story

Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has narrowed his criminal inquiry into whether Rove purposely failed to tell the grand jury hearing evidence in the case that he spoke with Time Magazine reporter Matthew Cooper in July 2003 and revealed the iden

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The Hill

Sixth-term Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) is setting up a legal defense fund as Democrats are trying to turn up the heat on the Administration Committee chairman because of his past contact with indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

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ABC News

Travis County is not so prejudiced against Rep. Tom DeLay that former House majority leader couldn't get a fair trial in the city, a veteran defense attorney said Monday in a sworn court statement arguing against DeLay's request that his tria

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by Andy Borowitz

Just days after President George W. Bush ordered the White House staff to take what was called a “refresher” course on ethics, his top aide Karl Rove was caught cheating during the first pop quiz given in the course, the White House confirmed today.

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Time Magazine

Karl Rove's colleagues don't know exactly when it will happen, but they are already laying out the reasons they will give for the departure of the man President Bush dubbed the architect. A Roveless Bush seemed unthinkable just a few months a

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MSNBC

As usual, Dick Cheney insisted on doing business behind closed doors. He was very upset over the Senate's overwhelming passage of an amendment that prohibits inhumane treatment of terrorist detainees."We have to be able to do what is necessa

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Associated Press

President Bush defended U.S. interrogation practices and called the treatment of terrorism suspects lawful. "We do not torture," Bush declared in response to reports of secret CIA prisons overseas.

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NY Times

Scotty McClellan said, Bush "knows" that Karl Rove had not been the source of the leak, but that he was "not going to get into conversations that the president has with advisers," but made no effort to erase the impression that Mr

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New York Times

Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, the head of the federal agency that oversees most government broadcasts to foreign countries is accused of misuse of federal money and the use of phantom or unqualified employees.

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The Raw Story

Four senior members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to Mark Frownfelter, Associate Director of the Security Division of the Executive Office of the President, inquiring whether White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove is still eligib

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The Raw Story

William O’Reilly, an attorney with the firm Jones Day, has been selected as the new chief counsel/staff director of the House ethics committee, ending an 11-month period in which the panel had no top staffer and has not been able to investigate compl

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Austin American-Statesman

The judicial carousel in U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay's conspiracy case almost spun out of control Thursday as the search for a judge beyond the hint of any political taint reached the chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court.

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Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) "filed a report with the Clerk of the House of Representatives indicating he received free travel valued at $13,998.55 from Fox News Sunday for 'officially connected travel' on October 1-2, 2005, from Sugarland, TX

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Agence France Presse

Tibet's spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will appeal to President Bush to prod Chinese leader Hu Jintao to give genuine autonomy to the Himalayan territory.

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CBS News

Bush's low job approval is far below that of some of his two-term predecessors at this point in their second terms. In November 1985, President Reagan had a 65 percent approval rating, and Bill Clinton's job approval in November 1997 was 57 p

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