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Capitol HillWith an unpopular Republican president presiding over a slumping economy, soaring fuel prices, and two wars in the Middle East, Republicans face an uphill battle in many of this year’s Senate races.

Barack ObamaOn July 24, presidential candidate Barack Obama arrived in Berlin in a stop sandwiched between visits to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian territories beforehand, and subsequent stops in Paris and London before heading back to the United States.

F-16Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the U.S. government has given Pakistan more than $10 billion in military aid to fight terrorism, despite the fact that the country has been a military dictatorship under U.S.-backed Pervez Musharraf, who now serves as president in a coalition government.

HouseIn response to the housing crisis, the American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 (H.R. 3221) passed in the House (272-152) on July 23 and in the Senate (72-13) on July 26.

Presidential SealIn the three cover-story articles that are linked to on this page, we profile the top three heavyweights for president. On the Democratic side, Barack Obama appears to be the probable nominee, but Hillary Clinton is still in the running and neither candidate is expected to gain enough pledged delegates to lock up the nomination. On the Republican side, John McCain already has the delegates he needs to win.

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