The star's seventh husband called her "Majestic Eyes," and a lot of fun
Virginia hasn't backed a Democrat for president in 44 years, but economic concerns and changing demographics are giving Sen. Barack Obama a chance to steal the once reliably red state from Republicans.
In the face of an economy in crisis and a deeply unpopular president, some analysts believe the situation is ripe to give Democrats a shot at a 60-seat filibuster-proof majority in the Senate in November.
Republicans failed Tuesday to block a major defense bill that included a pay raise for military personnel when one of their own, retiring Sen. John Warner, rallied senators to advance the legislation out of respect for U.S. troops at war
The capital of Iraq has big dreams for improving services and quality of life. But it doesn't seem to be willing -- or able -- to spend its large oil profits
Senator John Warner wants to enforce a national speed limit as an answer to soaring gas prices
Some believe reinstating a national speed limit would help drive down the price of gas. CNN's Rusty Dornin reports.
Critics fear the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will adopt a rule in the waning days of the Bush administration that will make it easier to build coal-fired power plants near national parks
Cheated. Baited and switched. That's how veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan say they feel about military recruiters who sold them on how the GI Bill would benefit them.
CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports on what service members actually get from the GI bill and what Congress wants to change.
Sen. Robert Byrd, the Senate's longest-serving member, was admitted to Washington's Walter Reed Army Medical Center for observation Tuesday after a fall at his home Monday night, his spokesman said.
Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, a Democrat, announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate Thursday with a new campaign Web site and a YouTube video.
It appears we could have another bitter Senate battle in Virginia next year.
Democrats' efforts to challenge President Bush's Iraq policies were dealt a demoralizing blow Wednesday in the Senate after they failed to scrape together enough support to guarantee troops more time at home.
Senate Democratic leaders are revising proposals to end the Iraq war in hopes that a compromise with wavering Republicans can be found, Democratic leadership sources said Friday.
CNN's Jamie McIntyre examines President Bush's speech calling for some troops to leave Iraq and citing 'surge' success.
Day two of Petraeus testimony, and this time Republicans are asking the sharp questions. CNN's Dana Bash reports.
Iraq is important to U.S. security worldwide because it is "the central front of al Qaeda's global war of terror," Gen. David Petraeus said Wednesday.
On his second day of testimony, the general failed to reassure skeptical Senators from both parties
Defending the "surge" of U.S. troops in Iraq and insisting that a stable and democratic society there was still within reach, the top two U.S. officials in the war zone ended their second contentious day of testimony on Capitol Hill Tuesday.
A close look at testimony from Gen. David Petreaus and Amb. Ryan Crocker. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
Monday's testimony from the top U.S. general in Iraq and the ambassador to Iraq may give Republicans the boost they need to stand strong behind President Bush's policies, analysts said.
Sen. Chuck Hagel won't run for president in 2008 and will leave the Senate when his term ends in early 2009, a source close to the Nebraska Republican told CNN Saturday.
Warner: I will still speak out
Sen. John Warner, R-Virginia -- the respected former Navy secretary and outspoken critic of the current state of affairs in Iraq -- will not seek re-election to a sixth term, he announced Friday.
Sen. John McCain insisted Wednesday he is happy with his presidential campaign despite staff shake-ups, fundraising woes and stagnant poll numbers.
McCain on Craig, campaign
Warner proposal draws support
'No time' to move forces out
A U.S. commander in Iraq said he believes it's not possible to withdraw troops from his region south and east of Baghdad by year's end as an influential senator called for a day earlier.
The influential former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee has called on President Bush to start the process of bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq in September.
Seismic shift in Iraq debate
Two leading Republican senators say they will challenge President Bush to offer a plan to start reducing U.S. forces in Iraq by the end of the year.
Republican rebellion on Iraq
Senate Dems plan long debate
The White House on Sunday rejected a call by leading Republicans to begin charting a new course in Iraq, with National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley saying the administration would await a September report from the top U.S. commander.
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With the election season and a key Iraq war progress report perched on the horizon, more Republicans will start to distance themselves from President Bush's Iraq policy, analysts say.
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Defying President Bush, the Democratic-led Senate on Tuesday turned back a Republican attempt to remove a call for U.S. withdrawal from Iraq from a $124 billion war-spending bill.
"Do you want to hear God laugh? Make a plan."
The top U.S. military officer, Gen. Peter Pace, said Tuesday he should have focused more on military policy and less on his own opinion when he told a newspaper homosexual acts are immoral.
Senate Democrats failed to garner the 60 votes they needed to consider a nonbinding resolution opposing President Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq.
Senate Democrats have decided to push aside a stalled bipartisan resolution opposing President Bush's troop boost in Iraq in favor of a more simplified measure now being debated in the House.
Seven Republican senators, who support a resolution that opposes sending more troops to Iraq, are considering political tactics to force debate on the measure, which stalled in the Senate this week.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday that the United States could start withdrawing troops from Iraq later this year -- "if circumstances on the ground permit."
A day after Senate Democrats and a leading Republican reached agreement on a resolution "disagreeing" with the president's new Iraq strategy, Bush allies scrambled Thursday to prevent more Republican defections.
Sen. John McCain, a leading advocate of sending more U.S. troops to Iraq, said Thursday he'll try to blunt the impact of proposed Senate resolutions opposing a buildup with a new resolution of his own.
The influential former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee weighed in Monday against President Bush's plan to send more U.S. troops to Iraq, co-sponsoring a resolution that would put the Senate on record against it.
As President Bush prepares to announce an increase in the number of U.S. troops fighting in Iraq, some Democrats say they would consider blocking funding for the escalation.
The outgoing Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee warned President Bush and Defense Secretary nominee Robert Gates on Tuesday to consult with Democrats before changing Iraq policy.
The nation's top general acknowledged Thursday that the U.S. strategy in Iraq is under review. But he insisted it was part of an ongoing process.
A suicide truck bomber hit an Iraqi army checkpoint, killing at least 14 people and wounding 13 in the northern city of Tal Afar on Saturday morning, police and hospital officials said.
Some country is about to have a Senate debate on a bill to legalize torture. How weird is that?
The White House and dissenting GOP senators settled a disagreement Thursday on a bill setting out procedures for interrogating terror suspects and trying them in front of military tribunals.
The White House is trying a new tactic in its battle with Senate Republicans over proposed interrogation rules for suspected terrorists.
A Senate committee will move forward with a bill that would authorize military tribunals to try suspected terrorists without many of the provisions the Bush administration wants, its chairman said Wednesday.
U.S. senators on Sunday called Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's national reconciliation plan a positive step but expressed concerns about its "amnesty" provision.
The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold hearings into allegations that U.S. Marines committed an atrocity last year in the Iraqi city of Haditha, the panel's chairman said Sunday.
An ongoing military investigation supports allegations that U.S. Marines in November killed 24 innocent Iraqi civilians without being provoked, senior Pentagon sources said Friday.
As the military investigates two reports of Marines in Iraq allegedly killing innocent civilians, Gen. Michael Hagee, commandant of the Marine Corps, left for Iraq on Thursday to talk about use of force.
The visits to Baghdad Wednesday by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice came amid growing dissatisfaction with the war in Iraq, a rising U.S. death toll and calls for Rumsfeld's resignation.
Sen. Hillary Clinton wants administration officials and retired generals -- including those who recently urged Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign -- to testify before Congress about the handling of the Iraq war.
A delegation of U.S. senators visiting Iraq said Tuesday they told transitional Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari to stop "dawdling" and reach a prompt political settlement.
Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito has the confirmation vote of at least one Senate Democrat but several other Democrats said Wednesday they had lingering questions about the nominee and will vote against him.
On the evening of December 22, Sen. John Warner, the Senate's Acting President Pro Tempore, declared: "In my capacity as the senior senator from Virginia, I ask unanimous consent that the chair now lay before the Senate the House message to accompany S.2167." The Virginia senator and the chair happened to be the same person, John Warner. All his colleagues had left to celebrate Christmas. Warner granted his own request, and the Senate adjourned after two minutes.
If the Republican Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee wants to get a second opinion on how the war in Iraq is going, where does he turn? To the Pentagon, but not to the top brass this time. In an unusual closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill last week, Virginia's John Warner, joined by Democratic Senators Carl Levin of Michigan and Mark Dayton of Minnesota, sat across the table from 10 military officers chosen for their experience on the battlefield rather than in the political arena. Warner rounded up the battalion commanders to get at what the military calls "ground truth" -- the unvarnished story of what's going on in Iraq.
Jane Chen was a well-paid Wisconsin anesthesiologist. But at the age of 43, she decided to stay home with her three school-age children.
Why didn't the nuclear option go off in the Senate this week? Turns out some old bulls had new plays, including the political Play of the Week.
The looming Senate showdown over filibustered judicial nominees has been averted by a bipartisan agreement that gives both sides some -- but not all -- of what they wanted.
Senators spar over tradition, and with one another, in a largely generational row over the filibuster
The Bush administration would have preferred a "different ruling" than a federal judge's decision Tuesday rejecting a request to restore a feeding tube for Terri Schiavo, White House spokesman Scott McClellan said.
Condoleezza Rice won Senate confirmation as secretary of state on Wednesday, after hours of sometimes-bitter debate Tuesday that focused largely on the war in Iraq.
Democratic senators used Tuesday's debate on Condoleezza Rice's nomination for secretary of state to blast the Bush administration over the war in Iraq, saying Rice dodged questions about her role in the war during last week's confirmation hearing.
Top members of the Senate Armed Services Committee met with the Pentagon's intelligence chief Monday amid reports that the Defense Department has been running a beefed-up intelligence-gathering unit.
Congressional negotiators have reached agreement on a bill to overhaul U.S. intelligence agencies, resolving an impasse over the control of data from spy satellites, the chairmen of the House and Senate armed services committees announced Monday.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist predicted Sunday that Congress will have an intelligence overhaul bill by midweek, even though the chairmen of the House and Senate armed services committees want changes in its current version.
The Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee insisted Saturday that proposed intelligence overhaul legislation must allow the Pentagon to control battlefield satellite information.
In what could be a significant blow against an intelligence overhaul bill stalled in Congress, the powerful Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee expressed new doubts Friday about the legislation.
The latest investigation into the Abu Ghraib scandal found 44 instances of abuse by soldiers and civilian contractors at the prison in Iraq, some of which amounted to torture, one of the two generals who led the Army effort said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Top lawmakers from both parties predicted Sunday that President Bush's nominee for CIA director, Rep. Porter Goss, would win confirmation despite misgivings among some Democrats that a politician should not fill the post.
President Bush said Monday that he is asking Congress to create the position of a national intelligence director to serve as his principal adviser on countering terrorism.
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The chief of U.S. forces in the Middle East told a Senate panel Wednesday there was no pattern of prisoner abuse by American troops.
The Senate Armed Services Committee is poised to hold another hearing Wednesday examining the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers, but Republicans are divided over how hard to pursue the issue.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry floated the names of four people Wednesday, including two Republican senators, as possible choices for the post of defense secretary in a Kerry administration.
Top GOP leaders said Wednesday they oppose the release of hundreds of fresh images showing the abuse of Iraqi prisoners, saying they could compromise the prosecution of those soldiers implicated in the acts and further inflame tensions in Iraq.
All 100 senators will have a three-hour window Wednesday to view additional photographs and video showing abuse of Iraqi prisoners, Sen. John Warner, chairman of the Armed Services Committee has announced.
The general who exposed the Abu Ghraib prison scandal appears for the first time before the Senate today in what promises to be a grim accounting of what went wrong.
The author of a 53-page Army report critical of the "sadistic, blatant and wanton criminal abuse" of some Iraqi prisoners is scheduled to testify before a Senate committee Tuesday.
John Kerry takes the high road this week with a series of speeches and town hall meetings on rising health care costs, starting today in Pennsylvania. His campaign, meanwhile, is going for the jugular on Iraq.
Lawmakers will privately review more images this week of U.S. troops mistreating Iraqi prisoners, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Sunday, amid widespread debate over whether Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld should resign.
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld goes under the klieg lights this morning, and it's no hype to say his job may well be on the line, despite the president's vote of confidence Thursday.
U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld revealed Friday that videos and "a lot more pictures" exist of the abuse of Iraqis held at Abu Ghraib prison.
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has become something a lightning rod over the way the Pentagon has handled reports that U.S. soldiers abused Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad.
Moving to quell the furor over the abuse of prisoners at a U.S.-run prison in Iraq, President Bush told the Arab world on Wednesday that he was "appalled" by what happened and vowed to bring those responsible to justice.
President Bush told Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on Wednesday that he was "not satisfied" at the way he received information about charges that Iraqi prisoners had been abused by U.S. soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison, a senior administration official told CNN.
Senators from both sides of the political aisle complained Tuesday that Defense Department officials did not inform them about investigations into abuse of Iraqi prisoners.
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday that he would take "all measures necessary" to ensure that abuse of detainees such as what a Pentagon report says took place at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq "does not happen again."
Best known as a Wall Street attorney and legal sideman in the Nixon White House, Leonard Garment had an opening act that was more humble. Born in a three-room Brooklyn tenement to immigrant parents...