After a failed effort to boost taxes on oil companies, lawmakers turn attention to role of speculators in driving up oil prices.
The $15 billion compromise bill includes tax breaks for builders and buyers.
A US-Iraq security pact won't set troop levels now, but it could set the stage for long-term strategy.
Steny Hoyer and Richard Durbin, key members of the Democratic congressional leadership, shared their views Tuesday.
Superdelegates, or party professionals, could play a decisive role in the outcome of the Democratic race.