House GOP Leaders Scuttle Budget-Cut Vote — WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders scuttled a vote Thursday on a $51 billion budget-cut package in the face of a revolt by lawmakers over scaling back Medicaid, food stamp and student loan programs. — The development was a major setback …
LETTERS TO THE GOP — Reader reaction to the GOP cave-in on ANWR has been overwhelming. I'm reprinting just a small sample of letters that came in this morning from conservatives fed-up with Republican "leadership." — Update 1120am EST. I'll keep adding letters throughout the day.
Liveblogging the Ed Gillespie Call — Notes on the latest RNC conference call with bloggers re SCOTUS nominee Samuel Alito. Ed Gillespie is going to focus on Democratic attacks on SCOTUS nominee Alito based on his failure to recuse himself from two cases. (See NYT article.)
Terror attacks spark fury in Jordan — Amman stunned by suicide bombings — AMMAN, Jordan (CNN) — Three terror bombings that killed at least 56 people in Jordan's capital sparked furious protests against al Qaeda on Thursday after a Web site carried a claim that the group was behind the attacks.
Vets lash out at House over budget moves — As Veterans Day approaches and the war in Iraq rages on, veterans-service organizations are criticizing House leaders for ending a 55-year legislative tradition, and fearing that Congress will not fill next year's budget gap for veterans healthcare.
Cornbread and Roses — On a soft gray Monday in mid-October, the Interfaith Council shelter in downtown Chapel Hill has a brand-new volunteer, brimming with enthusiasm that's almost annoying at 10:15 in the morning. "How're you all doing back there?" John Edwards calls out to the kitchen crew …
Bush Leaves GOP in Crisis — With the rout of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's initiatives, Democratic victories in New Jersey and Virginia, and President Bush's free fall in national polls on job performance, credibility and character, the Republican Party is in imminent peril of losing the country.
Pat Robertson Warns Pa. Town of Disaster — VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson warned residents of a rural Pennsylvania town Thursday that disaster may strike there because they "voted God out of your city" by ousting school board members who favored teaching intelligent design.
Biden: "I'm Running" — Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) seems to have made up his mind to enter the 2008 presidential race, based on reading between the lines of a letter he sent to a potential donor last month and obtained by The Fix from the camp of a potential presidential rival. — "I'm running," Biden writes.
The Marines@230 — On November 10, 1775, 230 years ago, the Continental Congress authorized the formation of two battalions of Marines. Tradition says that the earliest recruiting of Marines took place at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, owned by Robert Mullan, who later became a Continental Marine officer.
Balancing Act — SOME Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have argued that Judge Samuel A. Alito's nomination to succeed Justice Sandra Day O'Connor merits more thorough scrutiny, if not outright rejection, because it would disturb the "balance of the court."
Riot coverage 'excessive', says French TV boss — One of France's leading TV news executives has admitted censoring his coverage of the riots in the country for fear of encouraging support for far-right politicians. — Jean-Claude Dassier, the director general of the rolling news service TCI …
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