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2006-09-04 07:33:45

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers return to work on Tuesday from a month-long recess with time running out for Republicans to pass legislation, impress unhappy voters and retain control of Congress in the November 7 elections.

2006-09-03 12:15:00

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There is substantial support among U.S. Senate Democrats for a resolution demanding the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, a senior Democrat said on Sunday.

2006-08-04 15:46:37

By Patricia Wilson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After struggling for months to patch over differences on Iraq, U.S. Democrats now say they are more unified than ever and feel confident they can convert public discontent with the war into votes later this year. With control of the U.S.

2006-07-26 13:31:19

By Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill to open waters in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida to oil and natural gas drilling easily cleared a procedural hurdle on Wednesday that paves the way for the U.S. Senate to vote on the measure in coming days.

2006-06-21 14:52:14

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a debate likely to shape November's elections, the Senate fought bitterly on Wednesday over measures pushed by Democrats to wind down U.S. involvement in Iraq that Republicans derided as "cut-and-run" strategies.

2006-06-16 15:28:07

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a vote charged with election-year politics, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a symbolic resolution on Friday that wrapped the Iraq conflict into the war on terrorism and rejected a deadline for U.S. troop withdrawal.

2006-05-28 11:05:44

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, said on Sunday his party will do "very very well" in November's mid-term elections but stopped short of saying Democrats will retake the U.S. Senate.

2005-09-27 14:18:21

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's recent stock sale threatens to cost him and fellow Republicans politically as he mulls a 2008 presidential bid and investigators examine whether he violated any trading laws, political analysts said.


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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.