House Democratic leaders plan to drop a provision -- backed by President Obama -- from the $100 billion war funding bill that would bar the release of detainee photos, according to House Democratic congressional aides.
Responding to intense criticism from corporations, legal groups, and key members of Congress, the Justice Department announced Thursday that federal prosecutors will no longer be able to strong-arm corporate targets to reveal protected conversations with their attorneys.
Army chief of staff Gen. George Casey, testifying on troop strain before the Senate Armed Forces Committee Tuesday, said there is "no reason to doubt" Sen. Barack Obama's military shortage story during CNN's debate in Austin, Texas, last week.
President Bush said Thursday he will "conform with the findings" of the Supreme Court that strongly limit his power to conduct military tribunals for suspected terrorists imprisoned at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
To the consternation of his Democratic leadership, Rep. Robert Wexler of Florida will introduce a bill Monday that would raise the payroll tax on high income Americans to extend the solvency of Social Security without requiring benefit cuts.