November 10, 2007 |
A 12-term Republican House member said he won't run for reelection, and officials in Wyoming expect a similar announcement today from a seven-term GOP representative. Rep. James H. Saxton of New Jersey is the 14th House Republican to announce retirement since the GOP lost its majority in the 2006 elections. He cited health reasons for his decision. Rep. Barbara Cubin of Wyoming is expected to be the 15th. Three House Democrats have announced they won't seek reelection.
November 7, 2007 |
They sat just two feet apart, the mother of a journalist confined to a Chinese prison and the wealthy head of the giant U.S. company that helped put him behind bars. But before Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Jerry Yang took his seat to testify on Capitol Hill Tuesday, he bowed deeply before the woman. The hearing by the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Yahoo's conduct in China was a rare public shaming of the Internet leader, whose actions led to the imprisonment of journalist Shi Tao.
November 7, 2007 |
House Democrats on Tuesday beat back a Republican attempt to force them to vote on a divisive resolution to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney for "fabricating a threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction" to justify the war in Iraq. The 218-194 party-line vote waylaying the measure by sending it to the judiciary committee capped a remarkable afternoon in which Republicans tried to outfox Democrats, switching their votes in a strategy that could have triggered an immediate vote.
October 3, 2007 |
Unable to force President Bush to speed up the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, House Democrats settled Tuesday for a less controversial measure to require more reports on plans to pull forces out. But in an indication of the debate within Democratic ranks about how to challenge Bush's wartime leadership, three senior House members also threatened to hold up funding for the war and proposed a tax to pay for it. Democratic Reps. David R. Obey of Wisconsin, John P.
September 19, 2007 |
Thirteen House members plan to fight subpoenas issued to them in the federal trial of a defense contractor accused of bribing jailed former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-Rancho Santa Fe). An aide to Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Wash.), one of the subpoena recipients, said the House counsel believes that the lawmakers are unlikely to be required to testify and that the subpoenas are "merely a shotgun, grandstanding legal tactic."
September 5, 2007 |
Former California Assemblywoman Laura Richardson was sworn in to replace the late Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald in the House. "I respectfully stand today on her legacy as I reach toward my own destiny," said Richardson, a Long Beach Democrat. Millender-McDonald died of cancer in April.