Democrats grill nominee Alito

WASHINGTON — Democrats resembled a guerrilla army searching a weak point in a heavily guarded fortress Tuesday as they challenged Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr. at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing. The array of issues Democrats raised reflected the breadth of their concerns about the record of Alito, President Bush’s choice to […]

Bush pushes fighting Iraq, domestic plan

WASHINGTON–Though crowded with proposals for new domestic initiatives, President Bush’s State of the Union address underscored how thoroughly his presidency is being shaped and driven by the fierce engine of war. His speech Tuesday night was defined by the prospect of military action against Iraq–if not imminently, then before very long. "We will consult, but […]