If the White House chooses the wrong path on Social Security and tax restructuring, the president's party risks losing its majorities in the House and Senate.
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Will legislators be more willing to break ranks than they have been in recent years?
This inaugural address is President Bush's opportunity to capture some momentum for his second-term agenda.
Why are most House members virtually immune to electoral challenges?
Aggressive fundraising helped Republicans gain two more seats in House runoff elections last month.
Agencies will pay fees to the State Department based on how many staffers they send to embassies abroad.
Presidential appointees ought not be left twisting in the wind. They deserve a vote in the Senate.
Another uphill cycle for Senate's Democrats.
Can anyone fill the shoes of retiring Sen. John Breaux?
On tough votes, the Senate Republicans will not have an easy time finding Democrats to offset GOP defections.