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 2005

January 3 - A Sweeping Social Agenda for Muscle-Flexing Majority
January 3 - A Sweeping Social Agenda for Muscle-Flexing Majority
January 3 - Bills Signed
January 3 - Editor's Notebook: Table Stakes
January 3 - Editor's Notebook: Table Stakes
January 3 - House Homeland Chief Seeks Jurisdiction Over TSA, Permanent Status for Panel
January 3 - House Homeland Chief Seeks Jurisdiction Over TSA, Permanent Status for Panel
January 3 - Issues to Watch in 2005: Legal Affairs
January 3 - Issues to Watch in 2005: Legal Affairs
January 3 - Wanted: Solidly Free-Trade Democrat
January 3 - Wanted: Solidly Free-Trade Democrat
January 3 - What's Ahead: Week of Jan. 5
January 10 - Boxer's Short-Lived Rebellion Highlights Electoral Irregularities, Irritates Republicans
January 10 - Buyer's Insertion Into Panel Chair Doesn't Sit Well With Veterans
January 10 - California's Matsui Dies at 63; Speculation Centers on Widow for March All-Party Primary
January 10 - Conservative Majority, Liberals in Dissent
January 10 - Discordant Voices Need Not Apply as Bush Builds Harmonious Cabinet
January 10 - Editor's Notebook: Push Me-Pull You
January 10 - Fiercest Fight in Partisan War May Be Over Supreme Court
January 10 - Former Rep. Shirley Chisholm Remembered for Opening Doors For Minorities and Women
January 10 - In 109th, Less Means More on Quorums
January 10 - Lewis Is Nobody's 'Yes Man'
January 10 - Lewis Wins Favor of GOP Leaders -- and Coveted Appropriations Chair
January 10 - No Pat on the Back for GOP As Intraparty Issues Dominate
January 10 - Parliamentary Toolbox Full of Options To Renovate Filibuster Rules
January 10 - Senate Sets Panel Budgets
January 10 - Some Potential Supreme Court Nominees
January 10 - Wasting Little Time, Freshman Leaps to Support Gonzales
January 10 - What's Ahead: Week of Jan. 12
January 10 - Who Will Be at the Center of Any Supreme Court Nominations Fight?
January 17 - Bills Signed
January 17 - Chairman Emanuel's Committee Power Play
January 17 - Dependable Bush Supporters Hang Back on Social Security
January 17 - DNC Chief Hopefuls Dial '527'
January 17 - Editor's Notebook: Wider Angle, Same Focus
January 17 - GOP's Tough Talk on Deficit Up Against Costly Realities
January 17 - Social Security: Players in Position
January 17 - Views of Senate GOP, Bush Threaten Tighter Immigration
January 17 - Will She or Won't She? Clinton Faces Choice on Nemesis Chertoff
January 24 - 2005 Senate Committee Assignments
January 24 - Client of the Month Club: Welsh Liberation Movement
January 24 - Democrats Exercise Rule to Delay Gonzales Vote
January 24 - Editor's Notebook: Opening Day
January 24 - Newt: Hot or Not?
January 24 - Schwarzenegger's D.C. Muscle Men
January 31 - A Touch of Gray on Capitol Hill
January 31 - Castle Continues Coin Quest With Bill
January 31 - Editor's Notebook: Fact Finding
January 31 - Rep. Moore's Court Date With Her Son
February 7 - Bolder Party Lines for GOP Ethics Roster
February 7 - Bush's State of the Union Address
February 7 - Bush's To-Do List for Hill
February 7 - Chambers Spar Over Spending Panels
February 7 - Democrats' State of the Union Response
February 7 - Editor's Notebook: Annual Report
February 7 - Five Questions for Rep. Joel Hefley, R-Colo.
February 7 - Frist Meets Former Patient in Iraq
February 7 - Is Berger Off the Investigative Hook?
February 7 - Ol' Blue Eyes: State of the Union Brings DeLay to Tears
February 14 - Bush Budget: Legislative Branch
February 14 - Editor's Notebook: Self-Appointed
February 14 - Homeland Shifts Help Cox
February 14 - Indexing Plan Touted As Saving 'Safety Net'
February 14 - Lindsey Graham Biographical Information
February 14 - Reid Has Inside Line to Senate Democrats
February 14 - Sen. Reid to Business: Let's Do Some Deals
February 14 - Senators Sit Out Appropriations Shuffle
February 14 - Short and Sweet: Senate Frosh Master The Art of Brevity
February 14 - South Carolina's Graham Stirs 'Solution Mix'
February 21 - Biography of John D. Negroponte
February 21 - Editor's Notebook: Panic Buttons
February 21 - House Continuity Measure Gets Committee Approval
February 21 - House Ethics Committee Shakeup Filters Down to the Staff Level
February 21 - Negroponte Pick Praised
February 21 - Specter Diagnosed With Hodgkin's, Vows to Stick to Judiciary Agenda
February 21 - Stalemate Over Appropriations Panels Only Delays House-Senate Battle
February 21 - The Hidden Costs of Being a Senator
February 28 - Editor's Notebook: Defense Beat
February 28 - Extreme Makeover: Ways & Means Edition
February 28 - Manufacturers' Lobby Savors New Visibility
February 28 - Treasury Vacancies Used as Leverage in Dispute Over Exports to Cuba
March 7 - A Nip and Tuck Revives Spending Process
March 7 - Client of the Month Club: Humble Bumbles
March 7 - Editor's Notebook: Keeping Faith
March 7 - House Passes Continuity Bill
March 14 - Byrd Worries Congress Accidentally Gave Bush War Powers
March 14 - Conduct Unbecoming in the House?
March 14 - Doris Matsui
March 14 - Editor's Notebook: Business Angle
March 14 - Maryland's Sen. Sarbanes to Step Down
March 14 - Political Class: The Real Meaning of 'BTUed'
March 21 - At a Glance: Michael V. Hayden
March 21 - Craig Crawford's 1600: The First Frist Primary
March 21 - Daschle One of Few From His Senate Office to Land on K Street
March 21 - Ethics Panel Still Stuck
March 21 - GOP Quick to Tread Shaky New Ground
March 21 - Lawmakers Vote to Give Gold Medal To First Sept. 11 Emergency Worker
March 21 - Ohio Rep. Portman Picked for Trade Czar
March 21 - Play Ball! Most Nationals Tickets Below Congressional Gift Threshold
March 21 - Welcome to Democracy: Meet a Lobbyist
March 28 - Editor's Notebook: Hard Right
March 28 - Political Class: The Real Meaning of 'Some have said . . .'
March 28 - Political Commentary: DeLay Under the Spotlight
March 28 - Ringling Brothers in Washington: Elephants, Clowns, and Lobbyists
March 28 - This Week: March 28-April 1
April 4 - A 'Superstar' Negotiator Takes Hill for President
April 4 - A Team With Capitol and Lobbying Ties
April 4 - Editor's Notebook: Open Window
April 4 - Encouraging More Savings
April 4 - Law Clears Way for House Clerk to Purge Old Documents
April 4 - Political Economy: Follow the Money
April 4 - Rhetoric Check: Bringing It On
April 4 - Signs of Stress Showing In DeLay's Support Base
April 4 - Social Security's Twofold Problem
April 4 - When House Members Stumble
April 11 - Editor's Notebook: Drug Therapy
April 11 - Inside the Tom DeLay Alumni Association
April 11 - Seniority, Loyalty And Political Needs Shape Makeup of Committees
April 18 - DeLay Urged to Mount Public Defense
April 18 - Editor's Notebook: Wired Nation
April 18 - For DeLay, Shades of Wright and Gingrich?
April 18 - Grading the Senate Freshmen
April 18 - Political Economy: Dealing With Castro
April 18 - The Players' Club: Which Former House and Senate Members Really Rule K Street
April 25 - Congress in Transition
April 25 - Congressional Soundbites
April 25 - DeLay Investigation, New Ethics Rules Disrupt Panel
April 25 - DeLay's Travels Top Other Leaders
April 25 - Editor's Notebook: Fly Trap
April 25 - House Leaders' Subsidized Travel
April 25 - Jeffords and Hyde Enter, Exit Together
April 25 - Linda Bond: Fundraising Dynamo
April 25 - Political Class: The Real Meaning of 'Reasonable'
April 25 - Resolution Would Limit Money Spent on Committee Mailings
April 25 - Take the Embattled Leaders Test
April 25 - Travel By Hill Aides Outpaces Their Bosses
May 2 - 'Slippery Slope' Theorists Say End of Judicial Filibusters Could Be Start of Big Changes
May 2 - Editor's Notebook: Foreign Focus
May 2 - House Ethics: Republicans Blink
May 2 - Key Dates for House Ethics
May 2 - Lobbyists Enlisted to Whip the House
May 2 - Portman Confirmed for Trade Post After Bayh Drops His Hold
May 2 - Putting in Motion the 'Nuclear Option'
May 2 - Senate Inches Ever Closer to Filibuster Showdown
May 2 - The Top Lobbyist Whips
May 2 - War of Words: Democrats Object to Abortion Report Language
May 2 - Will Changes to the Players' Lineup Bring Success?
May 9 - A Harsh Spotlight On Hill Travel
May 9 - Bill Thomas' Many Faces
May 9 - California Dairy Farmer Chosen to Fill Portman's Seat on Ways & Means
May 9 - Don Young's Political Fishing Expedition
May 9 - Editor's Notebook: Gambler's Itch
May 9 - Essay: Senate and Sensibility
May 9 - House Ethics Panel Opens for Business
May 9 - Legislative Branch Appropriations: Capitol Center Complaints Persist
May 9 - Report Language Revised
May 9 - The APCO-Institute Interplay
May 9 - Top Travel Sponsors
May 16 - Democrats Take the Fight To DeLay's Home Turf
May 16 - Editor's Notebook: One-Way Street
May 16 - Frist Has No Room To Move
May 16 - Key Votes on the Floor Regarding Bolton Nomination
May 16 - Lott Is the Deal Seeker on Filibusters
May 16 - Nonprofit Honoring Leahy's Hired Help
May 16 - Political Commentary: Some Democrats May Fall to Friendly Fire on Travel Issue
May 16 - Tribes Still Betting on K Street
May 23 - A Parliamentary Puzzle
May 23 - Driving Force on Ethics Keeps Both Sides in Line
May 23 - Editor's Notebook: Costs of Survival
May 23 - Maybe the Good Ol' Days Weren't
May 23 - Rhetoric Check: Going Over the Line
May 23 - The Ethics Committee's Other Democrats
May 23 - The Senate's Point of No Return
May 23 - This Week's Soundbites
May 30 - Centrists Strike Back In Senate
May 30 - Commemorative Crackdown: You Say You Want a Resolution?
May 30 - Deconstructing the Judges Deal
May 30 - DeLay Associates Violated PAC Law, Texas Court Rules
May 30 - Editor's Notebook: Profile in Control
May 30 - Frist Down, Not Out
May 30 - Harvard Claims Most Grads in Congress
May 30 - Senate Races Against the Nuclear Clock on Judges
June 6 - A Moral Calling For a Liberal D.A.
June 6 - Despite Filibuster Deal, NRSC Sends 'RINOs' Dough
June 6 - Editor's Notebook: Reap the Wind
June 6 - Hastert Urged to Junk Junkets, Tell Trip-Takers 'Just the Facts'
June 6 - Media: Everyone's a Critic
June 6 - Texas Fundraising Case Big Dice Roll for DeLay
June 6 - Who Will Replace Cox? Placing Bets on Likely Successors
June 13 - Editor's Notebook: Bully Pulpit
June 13 - Look Who's Talking -- Well, Sort Of
June 13 - Pressing Against a Security 'Balloon'
June 13 - Senate Confirms Bush Nominees
June 13 - Some Sources Are More Top Secret Than Others
June 13 - Wal-Mart Goes Lobby Shopping
June 20 - Editor's Notebook: Report Card
June 20 - Funds for Visitor Center, GAO, Horse Patrol Put on Waivers
June 20 - House Democrats Lose in Effort to Rebuke Sensenbrenner Over Hearing on Patriot Act
June 20 - House Puts Continuity Bill Language In Legislative Branch Spending Measure
June 20 - Transportation Lobbyist Susan Perry Moonlights as Nationals Usher
June 27 - About CQ's Study of District Demographics
June 27 - Congress Sends Clear Message on Visitor Center Overruns
June 27 - Durbin Takes to Floor to Apologize for Referring to Nazis in Speech
June 27 - Editor's Notebook: Not Just Talk
June 27 - Fur Flies on the Hill Over Pet Detection Standards
June 27 - Meth and the Salesmen: Retailers, Congress Spar Over Plans to Restrict Drug Sales
June 27 - Mixed Districts More Than the Sum of Their Parts
June 27 - New Jack City: How Shamelessly on the Make Was Gaming Lobbyist Abramoff?
June 27 - Terrorism Insurance Law Reauthorization Pits GOP Against Business
June 27 - Two Years Later Congress Brokers Deal to Regulate Junk Faxing
July 4 - Advise, or Relent?
July 4 - COLA on Ice? Not in This House
July 4 - Cunningham Might Be in a Shipload of Trouble
July 4 - Editor's Notebook: Collision Course
July 4 - House GOP Capitulates Again on Ethics
July 4 - Long March of the Ninth Circuit Breakers
July 4 - Nomination Battle Lines Harden
July 11 - Color-Coding the CAFTA Vote
July 11 - Dick Durbin's Tube Solution
July 11 - Editor's Notebook: Paris on the Potomac
July 11 - Five Questions for Brian Reardon, Partner, Venn Strategies
July 11 - Fred Thompson's Supreme Balancing Act
July 11 - Nerves Are Raw On House Judiciary
July 11 - Self-Policing Lawmakers Resist Calls for Change on Ethics
July 11 - The New Kids On K Street
July 11 - Top Issues for Foreign Companies
July 11 - U.S. Lobbying Firms Go Global
July 18 - Congress in Transition
July 18 - Congress May Muffle Prescription Drugs Sales Pitches
July 18 - Cunningham Bows Out Amid Allegations
July 18 - Democrats Look to Make GOP Ethics a Campaign Theme
July 18 - Editor's Notebook: The Sound of Silence
July 18 - Federal Interagency Body Could Block Unocal Sale
July 18 - Hearings, Not Ads, Spell Fate of Court Nominees
July 18 - More Advice, or More Consent?
July 18 - Tom Cruise's Anti-Psychiatry Crusade Triggers Scientology-Affiliated Lobbying Drive
July 18 - Trail to Social Security Overhaul Gets Murkier
July 25 - Blaming the Messenger: Has Stuart Bowen Inspected Himself Out of a Job In Iraq?
July 25 - Democrats' Scrutiny for Roberts
July 25 - Editor's Notebook: Topic A
July 25 - How a Granddaughter of Tip O'Neill Worked Her Way to the House Floor
July 25 - New Items Crowd Out Old in Fall Agenda
July 25 - Religious Broadcasters vs. Religious Families?
July 25 - Revisiting the Rules of the Lobbying Game
July 25 - The New Politics of Pension Plans
August 1 - Advocacy Groups Wary of Roberts' Views
August 1 - China's Top-Tier Lobbying Campaign
August 1 - Congress Plans for Catastrophe, Measure Born in Wake of Sept. 11
August 1 - Could Rick Santorum's Book Sabotage His Re-election Bid?
August 1 - Dianne Feinstein's Roberts Dilemma
August 1 - Legislation Would Move Chertoff Up in Line of Succession to Presidency
August 1 - Media: Blogs and Ideologues
August 1 - Political Economy: Breather Lessons
August 1 - Private Eyes Try Getting Tough on Congress
August 1 - Senate Clears More Funds For Capitol Visitor Center
August 8 - Banking on Terror?
August 8 - Grumpy Old Men Target DeLay
August 8 - Industry Aims to Break Up 'Big House Inc.'
August 8 - It's Schmidt in September for Ohio's 2nd District
August 8 - New Member Bio: Jean Schmidt
August 8 - Real Estate Racks Up Victories in Congress
August 8 - Recess Appointments by Bush
August 15 - Charlie Wilson's Movie Deal
August 15 - In the Energy Bill It's Texas Fold 'Em for Enron
September 5 - Editor's Notebook: Disaster Management
September 5 - Insurance Groups Take Exception to Estate Tax Repeal
September 5 - Spending Bills, Roberts' Nomination and Now Disaster Relief Crowd an Already Tight Schedule
September 5 - Ten Most Costly U.S. Catastrophes
September 5 - Will Republicans Pay Political Price for a Confluence of Calamity?
September 12 - Editor's Notebook: Oil Bath
September 12 - New Orleans Flood Bumps Up Bottom Line on Food Stamps
September 12 - Partisan Finger-Pointing Over Katrina
September 12 - Revamped Agenda Focuses on Relief
September 12 - This Year, Sept. 11 Anniversary Resolution Passes With Little Fanfare, Debate
September 12 - WTO Case Overtakes Bettors in Home Stretch
September 19 - A Battleship Gets Conscripted into the Culture Wars
September 19 - Editor's Notebook: From the Ground Up
September 19 - Phase Two of Katrina: Rebuild
September 19 - Roberts Opens With 'No Agenda'
September 19 - Signing Statements Add Weight to Presidential Pen
September 26 - Conservatives Challenge Rebuild of Gulf Coast
September 26 - Fiscal Disunity Plagues the GOP
September 26 - Frist's Stock Sale Gets a Look From U.S. Attorney and SEC
September 26 - The Deficit's Hard Truths
October 3 - A Familiar Road for Former Leader
October 3 - Blunt's 'Low-Key' Leadership Style
October 3 - Damage Control by Frist After HCA Sale
October 3 - Debacles, DeLay and Disarray
October 3 - DeLay Charges Stem From Three-Year Probe
October 3 - Does DeLay Issue Mean Lone Stars' Slippage?
October 3 - Panel Sticks to Rule That Serving in the Senate Is a Full-Time Job
October 3 - Political Commentary: Are Ethics Enough to Get Democrats in Power?
October 3 - Scrambling to Fill DeLay's Major Shoes
October 3 - The Jack Factor: Abramoff Could Be DeLay's Next Challenge
October 3 - The Slow Decline of a GOP 'Godfather'
October 10 - Craig Crawford's 1600: The Post-Bush Party
October 10 - Defining Moment Awaits Court Pick
October 10 - DeGuerin: Lawyer for 'The Hammer'
October 10 - John D. Dingell's House of Memories
October 10 - Miers-Casey Conundrum: Santorum Weighs Vote Against Re-Election Hopes
October 10 - Owens' 'New School' Proposal Sparks Feud Among Black Colleges
October 10 - When Majority Leaders Attack
October 17 - Daniel R. Coats' Call to Arms
October 17 - HCA Inc.: A Hospital Chain's Quest for Pull
October 17 - Helping Business Break 'Patriot' Ranks
October 17 - Panel Staff Aims to Demystify Miers
October 17 - This Week: Week of Oct. 17-21
October 24 - Behind DeLay's Feisty Pose, a Fight for Survival
October 24 - Conflict Arises Over Freezing Pay Increase for Lawmakers
October 24 - Five Questions for Alan Davidson, Washington Policy Counsel, Google Inc.
October 24 - George Felix Allen Biographical Information
October 31 - A Steep, Uncertain Road to Second Term Recovery for Bush
October 31 - After Rare Decision to Break Tradition, Rosa Parks to Lie in Repose in Rotunda
October 31 - Budget Rebels Step Into the Gap
October 31 - Editor's Notebook: Power Vacuum
October 31 - GOP of Three Minds on Next Social Security Step
October 31 - GOP's Three Social Security Camps
October 31 - Mike Pence's World of Absolutes and Ambition
October 31 - The Republican Study Committee's Six Checkpoints for Legislation
November 7 - Departures Lead to Congress in Transition
November 7 - Dueling Priests: Musical Judges for DeLay
November 7 - Editor's Notebook: Rules of the Game
November 7 - Fall in New England: How Blue?
November 7 - House Banking Chairman Bowing Out
November 7 - Ney Documents Are Subject of Subpoena In U.S. Investigation of Abramoff
November 7 - Senate Lights Go Down, Tempers Go Up
November 7 - Wal-Mart's Standing Behind Its Interests
November 14 - 'B-1' Dorgan Takes Aim With Abortion Bill
November 14 - Blogs Bulk Up in Beltway
November 14 - Flu Fuels Humane Society's 'Bird's Eye View' Agenda
November 14 - From the Capitol to the Statehouse
November 14 - House Panel to Probe CIA-Related Leaks, Leaving Prewar Investigation to Senate
November 21 - CBO Chief to Leave at Year's End, His Job Filled by Deputy for Now
November 21 - Club for Growth Targets the Embattled Center
November 21 - Congress Un-Earmarks Alaska's Bridge of Sighs
November 21 - Sen. Coburn Fails to Win Enough Support to Practice Medicine for Pay
November 21 - Senate Ethics Clears Shelby in Classified Information Leak Probe
November 28 - Democratic Minority Seeks Its Manifesto
November 28 - Editor's Notebook: Back to the Future
November 28 - If DeLay Case Goes to Trial, It Won't Be Before January, Texas Judge Says
November 28 - Precedent Heeded, But Not Revered on High Court
November 28 - Scanlon Plea Reflects Badly on the Hill
November 28 - The Cross-Dressing Campaign
November 28 - The New Politics of Capitol Infotainment
December 5 - 'Holiday' on Ice
December 5 - Cape Wind Fear: Project Gets Senate's Full Attention
December 5 - Cunningham Admits Taking Bribes, Quits
December 5 - From Congress to Confinement
December 5 - Israel's Phone Initiative
December 5 - Kolbe News Sets Up Arizona Race
December 5 - The Lobbying Vanguard
December 12 - Campbell Holds California Seat for GOP
December 12 - Campbell's Biographical Data
December 12 - Client of the Month Club: Medialink Worldwide Inc.
December 12 - DeLay's Legal, Political Fates Entwined
December 12 - GOP's Ethics Homework
December 12 - Judge Takes a Shot at Gun Suit Ban
December 12 - Menendez's Biographical Information
December 12 - Photo Essay: The Local Roots of a Washington Player
December 12 - Rep. Menendez Tapped for Senate Seat
December 12 - Then and Now in Congressional Directory
December 26 - Bills Signed
December 26 - Former Wisconsin Sen. Proxmire, Iconoclast and Critic, Dies at 90
December 26 - High Court Reviewing Texas' House Map
December 26 - Pushback Grows Over Bush and War
December 26 - The Funding Perils of a Low Profile
December 26 - What's at Issue in Texas Remap Challenge

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