Sun, 24 Apr 2005 12:24:27 GMTHouse ethics rules bar lawmakers from accepting travel and related expenses from registered lobbyists. The House Majority Leader has said that his expenses on a 2000 trip were paid by a nonprofit organization, and that the financial arrangements for it were proper.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 12:24:27 GMTFive months after President Bush launched his drive to overhaul Social Security, the difficult, if not impossible, task of drafting legislation begins Tuesday when the Senate Finance Committee holds the first hearing on options to secure Social Security's future.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 12:24:27 GMTHoward Dean's Democratic National Committee has been studying the electorate, and the party's problem with voters of faith is both worse and better than he feared.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 12:24:27 GMTYears ago, the federal government spent $117 million on an experimental "clean coal" power plant in Alaska designed to generate electricity with a minimum of air pollution -- but the project never got up and running.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 12:24:27 GMTGuests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: