Senate Likely To Confirm Petraeus Quickly

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West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd Dies At 92

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West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd Dies At 92

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Skeptical Republicans Await Kagan's Answers

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When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave in to pressures to balance the budget in 1937, unemployment almost doubled. Currently, Democrats are pushing for more government spending to help stimulate the economy and ease unemployment. AP hide caption

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Spending Debate A Throwback To New Deal

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Push To End Secret Holds In Senate Gains Steam

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Petraeus: Afghan War Headed In Right Direction

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Petraeus Slumps At Hill Hearing On Afghanistan

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Senate Rejects Move To Block Greenhouse Gas Rules

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Senators Fed Up With Secret Blocks On Nominees

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Repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Faces Hurdles

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Congress Moves Toward Votes On 'Don't Ask' Repeal

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A U.S. Border Patrol officers walks beside the fence that divides the U.S. from Mexico in the town of Nogales, Ariz., in April. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How Secure Is The Border? Depends Whom You Ask

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