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December 14, 2007

110th Congress - 2007 Unraveling

Democrats Rethink Endgame Strategy
The plan to complete this year’s spending bills was in flux late Monday as House Democrats considered whether to abandon what they have offered as their compromise to fund the government for fiscal 2008.

Hoyer struggles for greater control
Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer drives Democratic agenda though the House.

Not to Worry, Says Durbin, They'll Be Here for the Big Votes
House Democrats are quietly expressing concern that the coming Iowa caucuses, on Jan. 3, might erode their party’s narrow one-vote margin in the Senate during the race to adjournment.

Senate Republicans Keep Democrats Off Balance
In one legislative battle after another this fall, the Democrats who won control of Congress a year ago are surrendering to President Bush and minority Republicans.

Democrats Blaming Each Other For Failures
When Democrats took control of Congress in January, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) pledged to jointly push an ambitious agenda to counter 12 years of Republican control.

Scaled-Back Health Care Proposals May Be Only Viable Option for Passage
House and Senate negotiators were unable to agree on a year-end Medicare package Wednesday, increasing the likelihood that Democrats will have to discard many original priorities.

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