World Watch

Power Shift on Capitol Hill
President George W. Bush suffered his worst political setback since taking office when Republican Senator James Jeffords of Vermont quit the party, handing control of the Senate to the Democrats. "Looking ahead, I can see more and more instances in which I will disagree with the President on fundamental issues," Jeffords explained. The Senator's decision to stand as an independent, effective this week, will give the Democrats a 50-49 majority and control over committee chairmanships and the legislative agenda. The incoming Senate Majority Leader, Democrat Tom Daschle, said his party...

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