Sen. Barack Obama's choice for running mate will be announced to supporters in a text message Saturday morning, senior Obama campaign officials told CNN on Friday night, and a senior party official said it won't be Sen. Hillary Clinton.
Sen. Barack Obama said he found "a strong, emerging consensus" for the redeployment of U.S. combat forces from Iraq, with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki telling Obama he hoped American combat troops will be gone in two years.
The last political scuffle of the year between the White House and the Democratic-led Congress played out on the floor of the Senate Friday morning -- even though nearly all the senators had left the Capitol for the Christmas holiday earlier in the week.
President Bush once again failed to provide a plan to successfully end the war in Iraq, Democrats said after his prime time address Thursday while touting their strategy "to responsibly and rapidly" begin pulling U.S. forces out of the war zone.
The Republican chairman of a Senate committee said Sunday he is prepared to call telephone company officials to testify about a domestic wiretapping program if he doesn't get cooperation in talks with the Bush administration.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld faced renewed criticism Sunday from lawmakers, including one prominent Republican, after he said he has not personally signed letters sent to family members of troops killed in action.
In hearings that sometimes grew contentious, the Senate Armed Services Committee heard testimony Tuesday on the prison abuse scandal in Iraq. Two members of the committee, Republican James Inhofe of Oklahoma and Democrat Jack Reed of Rhode Island, later spoke with CNN's Wolf Blitzer.