House members may have convened Tuesday to debate a Republican-led, just-for-show effort to repeal last year’s health care overhaul legislation.But many were also watching to see whether the recent massacre in Tucson that left Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords critically wounded would affe
Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Connecticut independent, won't run for a fifth term, according to several reports.The New York Times reports that Lieberman, who caucuses with Senate Democrats, wanted to get out while the getting was good.Senator Joseph I.
This is not the first time that Democrats have lost their Congressional footing. During President Clinton’s first term, Newt Gingrich famously led a Republican revolution and took over Congress in 1994.
The bill to repeal the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy has passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. The plan would allow gays to serve openly in the military.Illinois Representative Judy Biggert was one of only 15 Republicans in the House to vote in favor of the repeal.
The U.S. Senate is expected to take a procedural vote today on a deal to extend Bush-era tax cuts. The procedural vote would pave the way for a final vote on the package, possibly this week.Illinois U.S.