November 23, 2005 Congress leaves Washington for its Thanksgiving recess with several issues pending, including spending and taxes. A catchall bill is one solution many old hands on the Hill now foresee. But the beleaguered GOP leadership may not have the clout to make it work.
November 23, 2005 A shift in public opinion polls against the president's Iraq policy sends political shudders through the halls of Congress.
November 17, 2005 The old saw about journalists says they're supposed to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. Right now, it's the news media that stands accused of being too comfortable. And media executives are the ones feeling too afflicted.
November 17, 2005 On opposite sides of the Atlantic, President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair face similar resistance to their policies on Iraq and the treatment of terrorism detainees.
November 10, 2005 A wrenching case of donor's remorse is wracking Capitol Hill these days. Many lawmakers, especially Democrats, seem to regret the carte blanche they gave President Bush to fight a never-formally-declared war on terror shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks.
November 9, 2005 This week's off-year state election results were not about George W. Bush. While the Bush administration has official (or at least discernible) positions bearing on many of these contests, those positions bore remarkably little weight.
November 8, 2005 Madeleine Brand speaks with regular Day to Day personal finance contributor Michelle Singletary about how multiple requests for credit lines can affect your overall credit score.
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November 8, 2005 Voters on Tuesday will pick governors for New Jersey and Virginia, and mayors for New York City and Detroit. They will also decide ballot initiatives in many states, including controversial propositions in California backed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Alex Chadwick talks with NPR political editor Ken Rudin about the national implications of various state elections held today.
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November 8, 2005 The file-sharing software firm Grokster has agreed to close its service and pay a $50-million penalty to settle a lawsuit with entertainment companies. The move comes five months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Grokster in an intellectual property dispute. Day to Day tech contributor Xeni Jardin reports on what the move means for the future of file sharing on the Internet.
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November 3, 2005 White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan has lost credibility with the press corps over the Valerie Plame matter. Now some speculate his only way out of the vise is to step down.
November 2, 2005 The choice of Samuel Alito for the Supreme Court can be seen as the first day of the rest of President Bush's political life. This one decision may not be enough to reverse the president's declining fortunes, but it does recall the resolve he has shown in the past -- and that's a good place to begin.
October 26, 2005 Amid all the troubles weighing down the Bush presidency, the Iraq remains the president's central problem. The CIA leak investigation, budget difficulties and dwindling poll numbers are all intertwined with the war.
October 24, 2005 The concrete building that houses the National Hurricane Center in Miami offers an unusual venue to experience a massive storm like Hurricane Wilma.
October 20, 2005 Bush loyalists and conservatives have split over the Harriet Miers nomination and budget cuts to offset spending on Hurricane Katrina recovery. What is amazing about the tensions within the Republican Party is not that they are happening, but that they have taken so long.
October 19, 2005 "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing," so said Vince Lombardi, the famous football coach. Commentator Frank Deford says Lombardi was on the right track, but left a few things out.
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