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January 2 - 2005 Legislative Summary: Continuity of Congress
January 2 - 2005 Legislative Summary: House Ethics Committee Organization
January 2 - 2005 Legislative Summary: House Ethics Investigations
January 2 - 2005 Legislative Summary: Legislative Branch Appropriations
January 2 - 2005 Legislative Summary: Senate Ethics Investigations
January 2 - Foreign Workers Of the World, Uninvited
January 2 - GOP Focusing On A Fresh Start
January 2 - Political Economy: The Spineless Budget
January 2 - Utah to Be Lobby-Free Zone?
January 9 - Abramoff Plea Bargain Shakes the GOP
January 9 - House Vote 145: House Ethics Regulations
January 9 - House Vote 90: Federal Intervention in Schiavo Litigation
January 9 - Key Votes 2005: Power Plays and Polarization
January 9 - Party Unity: Learning to Stick Together
January 9 - President Uses Recess to Appoint More Than a Dozen Stalled Nominees
January 9 - Presidential Support: Two Steps Up, One Step Down
January 9 - Senate Vote 127: Judge Owen Confirmation
January 9 - Senators Warn Bush to Adhere Strictly to Ban on Prisoner Abuse Law
January 9 - Voting Participation: Getting Out the Votes
January 9 - Winning a Corruption Conviction: The Vibe of a Bribe
January 16 - Crisis Management
January 16 - In Alito's Own Words
January 16 - Inhofe's Kiss-Off: Enviro Chair Takes Gleeful Aim at Departing Adversary
January 16 - Jefferson Aide Will Cooperate In Bribery, Conspiracy Charges
January 16 - Quiet on K St. Front
January 16 - Some Sweeping Proposals for Lobbying Changes
January 16 - Swing State's Pendulum Poised to Whack GOP
January 16 - Taking Aim at Lobbying's Lowery Earmarks
January 16 - The Game's the Thing: Reid Has Been a Ready Ally to Abramoff-Linked Interests
January 16 - The Influence Implosion
January 16 - Whatever Became of Class of '74?
January 16 - Who's Likely to Stray?
January 16 - Who's Who in Leadership Shuffle
January 23 - 'Representative No. 1' Stands Down
January 23 - A New Right Game Plan for American Indian Casinos
January 23 - A Risky Strategy for Judging Judges
January 23 - Holier-Than-Thou Legislating When It Comes to Lobbying
January 23 - Lott and the Leading Edge
January 23 - Republicans Fight for Leadership Post
January 23 - Three Decades of Lobbying Scandal and Repercussion
January 23 - Who Hosts the Lawmakers and Where They Go
January 23 - Will Lawmakers' Wings Be Clipped?
January 30 - Courts & the Law: Confirmation Class
January 30 - Lobbying Groups Take Exception to Sweeping Rules Proposals
January 30 - One Leak to Be Plugged in Congress
January 30 - Scrutiny on Tribes Keeps Stakes High
January 30 - The Jobs in the GOP Leadership
January 30 - The Power of a Blank Blue Ballot
February 6 - Beverly Young's Very Free Speech
February 6 - Boehner Promises 'New Vision'
February 6 - Democrats Choose One New Leader
February 6 - Grumpy Old Congress Staying Put
February 6 - Hastert Keeps His Cool, and His Post
February 6 - Lobbyist Access Limited by House GOP
February 6 - Next, a Chairman's Race
February 6 - The Resurrection of a Party Insider
February 13 - Challenges Ahead on Ethics Bills
February 13 - Congress' Not So Beautiful Music
February 13 - False Alarm in Russell Building
February 13 - McKeon to Lead Education Committee; DeLay, Blunt Return to Former Panels
February 13 - Streamlining Lobbying Disclosures -- the Hard Way
February 20 - After Half a Century, Dingell's Still Got a To-Do List
February 20 - Congress in Transition
February 20 - Hefley, Jenkins Announce Retirements From House
February 20 - Specter Seeks Ethics Panel Review On Aide-Lobbyist Relationship
February 27 - Imbalance of Power in War on Terror
February 27 - Productivity Gains: Second Sessions Mean More Laws, Enacted Faster
February 27 - Recess Week Makes for a Fundraising Marathon
February 27 - Senate Panels Begin Work on Measures Addressing Rules on Lobbying
March 6 - Best Practices: Lobby Changes Mean Boom for D.C. Ethics Bar
March 6 - Boehner Sees His Honeymoon End
March 6 - Chambers in No Rush on Lobbying Bills
March 6 - Cunningham Gets 100 Months
March 6 - For Boehner With Friends Like These . . .
March 6 - Two Bills Blend Lobbying Rules
March 13 - Designing New Floor Tactics
March 13 - Grass-Roots Advocacy: A New Medium For the Message
March 13 - Lobbying Bill Gets Sidetracked in Senate
March 13 - Mid-Session Committee Moves And Power Shuffles
March 13 - Surrendering to the 'Blogosphere'
March 13 - Thomas the Latest Chairman to Retire
March 13 - Using the High-Tech Toolkit
March 20 - Boehlert, a GOP Moderate, Retiring
March 20 - GOP Still Uncertain on Ethics Plan
March 20 - Tossup in Texas as DeLay Readies Goal Line Stand
March 27 - Emanuel is the Embodiment of a Jolt for Democrats
March 27 - Minnesota Democrat Sabo Plans to Retire After 14th Term Ends
March 27 - Senate Panel Will Debate Censure
April 3 - Highlights of Senate Lobby Bill
April 3 - McDermott Still Liable on Appeal
April 3 - New York Role, National Stage for Clinton
April 3 - Senate Passes Overhaul of Lobby Rules
April 3 - Shift in Nonprofits Keeps Contributions Flowing
April 3 - White House Attempts To Ease Hill Friction
April 10 - A New Look Lands Lawmaker In Unflattering Position
April 10 - Bush Loyalist for a New Strategy: 'Senate Goes First'
April 10 - Congress in Transition
April 10 - DeLay Decides Enough Is Enough
April 10 - House Panels Assemble Lobbying Bill
April 10 - The End of the Republican Revolution
April 24 - Allegations Force Mollohan to Leave House Ethics Panel
April 24 - Lobby Bill Faces Democratic Flak
April 24 - Playing Defense: GOP Strives for Continuing Majority in '06
April 24 - Points of Contention in Lobbying Bill
May 1 - Aides Subpoenaed in McKinney Investigation
May 1 - FBI Looks at Three Mollohan Nonprofits
May 1 - Fight Over Earmarks Goes the Distance
May 1 - Five Members Arrested in Darfur Protest
May 1 - What's Been Done, What's Left to Do on Lobbying Bill
May 8 - Fixes Weighed for Ethics Panel
May 8 - Jefferson Associate Pleads Guilty to Charges of Bribery, Conspiracy
May 8 - Lobbying Bill Squeaks By in the House
May 8 - Patrick Kennedy Seeks Treatment for Addiction
May 15 - As Ex-Aide Pleads to Conspiracy, Ney Proclaims Innocence to GOP
May 15 - Ethics Panel Starting to Pre-Approve Travel
May 15 - Legislative Branch Appropriations: Visitor Center Costs Still Contentious
May 22 - House Ethics Decides on Investigations
May 22 - House Plan to Give the District a Vote Clears Hurdle
May 29 - 'Speech or Debate,' A Thin Case History
May 29 - In Symbolic Vote, Panel Transfers Architect's Functions to Comptroller
May 29 - Lawmakers Blast FBI's Hill Raid
May 29 - Lloyd Bentsen, Treasury Head, Senator, Dies
May 29 - New Details in Jefferson Case
June 5 - Byrd to Break Thurmond's Record
June 5 - GOP Tones Down Response to Hill Raid
June 5 - Integrity Center's Leadership Shuffle
June 5 - Political Economy: The Heirs of Their Ways
June 12 - Congress Declares War on Mass E-Mail Campaigns
June 12 - GOP Holds House Seat, Albeit Narrowly
June 12 - Jefferson Corruption Scandal Divides House Democrats
June 12 - Legislative Branch Measure Moves Without Funds for Architect
June 12 - Murtha Wants Top Post if Democrats Win Control
June 12 - Political Economy: No Wiggle Room
June 12 - Reynolds is Working to Buck a Wave From the Ground Up
June 19 - Congressional Salary Increase OK'd in House
June 19 - DeLay's State: Lone Star or Old Dominion?
June 19 - Embattled Jefferson Bounced From Ways and Means Panel
June 19 - Frist Faces the Challenge of Running From the Senate
June 19 - Frist Fills His PACs For a Higher Call
June 19 - McKinney Won't Be Indicted in March Incident With Capitol Police, Grand Jury Decides
June 19 - Patrick Kennedy Gets One-Year Probation
June 19 - Rep. Murtha Suspends Quest for Leadership
June 26 - Indian Lobbying Abuses Detailed
June 26 - Legislative Branch Bill Advances
June 26 - Lobbying Limits Voted Down
June 26 - Mineta Announces Resignation
June 26 - Smoke-Filled Backrooms to Remain So in House
June 26 - Three Years On, Homeland Security Turf Wars Persist
July 10 - DeLay's Name Must Stay on Texas Ballot Even Though He Says He's Moved, Judge Rules
July 10 - Supreme Court OKs Texas Redistricting
July 17 - Federal Judge Says Prosecutors Can View Seized Jefferson Files
July 24 - Clyburn Is the Man to See About a New Democratic Order
July 24 - James E. Clyburn's Biographical Information
July 24 - Stem Cell Bill Veto Marks a First for This President
July 24 - Stem Cell Politics: An Unsettled Issue
July 24 - Stem Cell Research Dollars Keep Flowing
July 31 - Bills Merged in Pre-Recess Flurry
July 31 - Dems Strike Out Haltingly in 'New Direction'
July 31 - Transparency's Opaque Future
August 7 - Appeals Court Says DeLay Stays on Ballot
August 7 - Architect of Capitol Won't Seek Another Term
August 7 - Specter of Iraq Civil War A Hot Topic on the Hill
August 14 - Congress in Transition
August 14 - Does 'Majority Of the Majority' Have a Future?
August 14 - Santorum's Same-Sex Pledge: Anatomy of an Unsigning
August 14 - Zero to 60: Frist Struggles for Voting Shortcut
September 4 - Fall Agenda: Legislative Branch Appropriations
September 4 - Fall Agenda: Lobbying Rules
September 4 - GOP Sees Best Bet in Stuffed Agenda
September 4 - Political Economy: The Dating Game
September 11 - Earmark Rules to Be Separate From Lobby Bill
September 11 - Senate Passes Legislation That Would Expose Federal Spending
September 18 - A Persistent State of Stalemate
September 18 - Hot-Button Commemorative
September 18 - House Changes Its Rules on Earmarks
September 18 - House Clears Creation of Database on Federal Grants and Contracts
September 18 - Ney to Plead Guilty in Corruption Case
September 18 - Political Economy: Bye 'Buy American'
September 25 - Parting a Former Member From His Pension Proves Daunting
September 25 - Political Economy: Giving a Little
September 25 - Security Breach at Capitol a Wake-Up Call
September 25 - Visitor Center Deadline Pushed Back Again
October 2 - Adjournment as a Campaign Strategy
October 2 - Rep. Mark Foley Resigns After Page E-Mails
October 9 - GOP Grapples With Foley Fallout
October 9 - House Suffering a Cultural Disconnect
October 9 - Ire Rises Along With Political Stakes
October 9 - Other Page Controversies Have Prompted Changes
October 9 - Senate Clears List of Legislation Before Heading Out for Pre-Election Recess
October 9 - Timeline of Foley Scandal
October 16 - House Panel Begins Foley Investigation
October 16 - Ney Pleads Guilty; Ouster By GOP Looms
October 16 - Turning the Magnifying Glass Around on the Ethics Panel
October 16 - United Bloggers? Depends on the Issue
October 23 - Appropriations Chairman Lewis Dismisses Investigators
October 23 - Former Clerk Testifies in Foley Case
October 23 - House Democrats Schedule Leadership Vote
October 23 - Intelligence Committee Report Details How Cunningham Aided Defense Contractors
October 23 - More Ethics Trouble for GOP As Scrutiny of Weldon Intensifies
October 23 - Reid to Amend Land Deal Reports
October 30 - Deputy Chief Promoted to Head U.S. Capitol Police
October 30 - Ethics Panel Hears From Hastert
October 30 - Executive Authority: A Power Play Challenged
November 13 - 110th Freshman Senators: Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
November 13 - 110th Freshman Senators: Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md.
November 13 - 110th Freshman Senators: Bernard Sanders, I-Vt.
November 13 - 110th Freshman Senators: Bob Casey, D-Pa.
November 13 - 110th Freshman Senators: Bob Corker, R-Tenn.
November 13 - 110th Freshman Senators: Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.
November 13 - 110th Freshman Senators: Jim Webb, D-Va.
November 13 - 110th Freshman Senators: Jon Tester, D-Mont.
November 13 - 110th Freshman Senators: Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.
November 13 - 110th Freshman Senators: Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio
November 13 - 110th House Committee: Small Business
November 13 - 110th House Committees: Agriculture
November 13 - 110th House Committees: Armed Services
November 13 - 110th House Committees: Energy and Commerce
November 13 - 110th House Committees: Financial Services
November 13 - 110th House Committees: Homeland Security
November 13 - 110th House Committees: House Administration
November 13 - 110th House Committees: International Relations
November 13 - 110th House Committees: Judiciary
November 13 - 110th House Committees: Resources
November 13 - 110th House Committees: Rules
November 13 - 110th House Committees: Science
November 13 - 110th House Committees: Select Intelligence
November 13 - 110th House Committees: Standards of Official Conduct
November 13 - 110th House Committees: Veterans' Affairs
November 13 - 110th House Committees: Ways and Means
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Adrian Smith, R-Neb. (3)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Albio Sires, D-N.J. (13)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Baron P. Hill, D-Ind. (9)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Betty Sutton, D-Ohio (13)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Bill Sali, R-Idaho (1)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Brad Ellsworth, D-Ind. (8)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Bruce Braley, D-Iowa (1)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H. (1)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Charlie Wilson, D-Ohio (6)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Chris Carney, D-Pa. (10)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn. (5)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa (2)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: David Davis, R-Tenn. (1)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Dean Heller, R-Nev. (2)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Doug Lamborn, R-Colo. (5)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo. (7)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. (8)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla. (9)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Hank Johnson, D-Ga. (4)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Harry E. Mitchell, D-Ariz. (5)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Heath Shuler, D-N.C. (11)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Jason Altmire, D-Pa. (4)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Jerry McNerney, D-Calif. (11)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Jim Jordan, R-Ohio (4)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Joe Donnelly, D-Ind. (2)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Joe Sestak, D-Pa. (7)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: John Hall, D-N.Y. (19)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: John Sarbanes, D-Md. (3)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: John Yarmuth, D-Ky. (3)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Kathy Castor, D-Fla. (11)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Keith Ellison, D-Minn. (5)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. (22)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. (20)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Mary Fallin, R-Okla. (5)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii (2)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Michael Arcuri, D-N.Y. (24)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. (6)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Nancy Boyda, D-Kan. (2)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Nick Lampson, D-Texas (22)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Patrick J. Murphy, D-Pa. (8)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Paul W. Hodes, D-N.H. (2)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Peter Welch, D-Vt. (AL)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Phil Hare, D-Ill. (17)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Ron Klein, D-Fla. (22)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Stephen I. Cohen, D-Tenn. (9)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Steven L. Kagen, D-Wis. (8)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Tim Walberg, R-Mich. (7)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Tim Walz, D-Minn. (1)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Yvette D. Clarke, D-N.Y. (11)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen: Zack Space, D-Ohio (18)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen:Peter Roskam, R-Ill. (6)
November 13 - 110th House Freshmen; Tim Mahoney, D-Fla. (16)
November 13 - 110th Senate Committees: Budget
November 13 - 110th Senate Committees: Foreign Relations
November 13 - 110th Senate Committees: Indian Affairs
November 13 - 110th Senate Committees: Judiciary
November 13 - 110th Senate Committees: Rules and Administration
November 13 - 110th Senate Committees: Select Ethics
November 13 - 110th Senate Committees: Veterans' Affairs
November 13 - A Few Miles to Go Before the 109th Sleeps
November 13 - A Hill Full of Hard Looks: Iraq Will Top 110th Agenda
November 13 - Editor's Notebook: Ready or Not
November 13 - Get Along Or Get Nowhere
November 13 - House Races in Limbo
November 13 - Lame-Duck Session
November 13 - Little Running Room With One-Seat Margin
November 13 - Meet the House Freshmen
November 13 - Meet the Senate Freshmen
November 13 - New House Majority May Change the Rules
November 13 - Pelosi Trip Begins in Center Lane
November 13 - Red Dawn: Conservatives See Hope on Horizon
November 13 - Reid Will Be Quieter Hand At Senate's Helm
November 13 - The House Leadership Lineup
November 13 - The Senate Leadership Lineup
November 13 - Woman of the House Brings a Sense of Power
November 13 - Women in the Next Congress
November 20 - Conservatives Blocked in Effort to Advance
November 20 - Crash Course in Committee Oversight
November 20 - Democrats' First 100 Hours: Big Pharma Braces for Heavier Federal Hand in Drug Pricing Policy
November 20 - Democrats' First 100 Hours: Energy Plan Takes on Corporate Tax Breaks;Biofuels to Get a Push
November 20 - Democrats' First 100 Hours: GOP Change of Heart, Democratic Unity Needed to Overturn Bush Stem Cell Policy
November 20 - Democrats' First 100 Hours: New Rules Will Test Promise to Run 'Most Ethical Congress in History'
November 20 - Democrats' First 100 Hours: Private Accounts DOA, But Looming Shortfall Might Get Attention
November 20 - Editor's Notebook: Faces of Change
November 20 - Experience Counts in the House
November 20 - Late Tallies Add Two Seats Per Party
November 20 - Manifesto for the 'First 100 Hours'
November 20 - New Leaders for the 110th Congress
November 20 - Political Economy: Unheard and Unhappy
November 20 - Possible Friction: Pelosi vs. Hoyer
November 20 - Reid Picks Gainer as Sergeant at Arms
November 20 - Senate Leaders: Coming Back and Taking Over
November 27 - GOP Incumbents Prevail in Two Close Races, But Florida Open Seat Contest Heads to Court
November 27 - House Leaders' Biggest Benefactors
November 27 - New Cheney Role: Minority Mentor
November 27 - Pharma Braces for Battle
November 27 - Steering Left for Right Contacts
December 4 - Budget Chief Taps Store of Good Will
December 4 - Democrats on a Mission to the Middle
December 4 - Frist, Feeling Post-Election Blues, Abandons 2008 White House Bid
December 4 - Making Congress Work from the Business End
December 4 - Markey Won't Try to Head Resources Panel
December 4 - Pelosi Picks Reyes as Intelligence Chairman, Bypassing Hastings
December 4 - Portman Has Varied Circle of Friends and Allies
December 4 - Revenge of a Kerry Nerd
December 11 - Ethics Panel Says Hastert Broke No Law
December 11 - House Democrats Stick With Seniority
December 11 - Media: Overcovered.com
December 11 - New Dem Committee Heads: Old and in Control
December 11 - Off the Fringe, 'Blue Dogs' Bring Their Own Agenda
December 11 - Reid Billboard Revision to Create Ads Infinitum?
December 11 - The Ranking Republicans
December 18 - 2006 Legislative Review: A Session Squandered
December 18 - 2006 Legislative Review: Highlights of The 109th Congress, Second Session
December 18 - 2006 Legislative Summary: Campaign Finance Revisions
December 18 - 2006 Legislative Summary: Ethics Investigations
December 18 - 2006 Legislative Summary: Legislative Branch Appropriations
December 18 - 2006 Legislative Summary: Lobbying Rules
December 18 - Democrats Lack Strong Voice on Security
December 18 - Democrats' Delicate Majority Shaken by Illness
December 18 - Lawmakers Clear List of Bills Before Adjourning
December 18 - Leaves of Absence in the Senate
December 18 - Pelosi Wants Bipartisan Board for Page Program
December 18 - Political Economy: A Time for 'Do Nothing'

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