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March 9, 2006

A Senate Republican says a Dubai-owned company has decided to give up its management stake in some U.S. ports.
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March 8, 2006

After saying in January that he would end his regular meetings with lobbyists, Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.), the third-ranking GOP leader in the Senate, has continued to meet with many of the same lobbyists at the same time and on the same day of the week.
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Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff says Bush knew him well enough to joke with him about weightlifting. “What are you benching, buff guy?” Abramoff says Bush asked him.
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Abortion rates declined among Texas teenagers after the state enacted a parental notification law, a study says.
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People paid to influence legislation would not be able to give lawmakers gifts,  under a Senate bill.
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Former Gov. Ann Richards has cancer of the esophagus and will undergo treatment in Houston, she announced Wednesday.
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Is Hillary Clinton on the way to becoming the leading female empire-builder in the history of American elections? By Howard Fineman.
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Is the ports furor a bad omen for the employees of Boeing and other American firms that sell billions of dollars worth of goods to the United Arab Emirates, where the state-owned Dubai Ports firm is based?
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Having won the GOP nomination to the House in his first election since he was indicted and forced to step aside as majority leader, Rep. Tom DeLay now faces what many consider the real contest — a general election fight against an organized, well-funded Democrat with a score to settle.
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Several Vermont communities have drafted marching orders for the state's sole member of the U.S. House: seek President Bush's impeachment.
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March 7, 2006

Francine Busby is generating quite a buzz in political circles these days. The 55-year-old mother of two grown children, who is a school board trustee and former adjunct professor of women’s studies, is the Democrat's test case for a political tactic they are hoping to deploy nationwide in this year's mid-term elections.
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March 6, 2006

Gov. Mike Rounds signed a bill Monday banning almost all abortions in South Dakota, a move designed to directly challenge Roe v. Wade.
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Democratic abortion rights leader Kate Michelman is thinking of jumping into the Senate race in Pennsylvania as an independent.
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A federal judge Monday refused to allow a lengthy delay in the sentencing of lobbyist Jack Abramoff, even though lawyers for both sides said the move could jeopardize a federal corruption investigation involving Congress and the Bush administration.
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March 5, 2006

The U.S. presence in Iraq is hurting the worldwide war on terrorism and benefits only Iran and al Qaeda, Rep. John Murtha said Sunday.
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March 4, 2006

The Bush administration, seeking to limit leaks of classified information, has launched unprecedented initiatives targeting journalists and their possible government sources.
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This year, after being forced out of his job as House majority leader amid corruption and campaign finance scandals, DeLay, R-Texas, has waged an aggressive campaign to defeat three opponents in Tuesday’s primary election.
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March 3, 2006

NBC  News’ Washington bureau chief and host of "Meet the Press" discusses the politics of port security issue and the situation in Iraq.
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February 21, 2006

Two issues — an Arab firm’s takeover of leases of container terminals at U.S. ports and bold steps by illegal immigrants to enter the United States — have given the Democrats an opening to charge that President Bush and his party aren’t vigilant enough against threats to nation’s security.
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