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2 hrs ago | The Hill

Media groups to McCarthy: Bring back 'pen and pads'

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters this week he wants to revive weekly briefings with reporters. Now three Capitol Hill press organizations are holding him to his word.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News

7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Scalisea s rise reflects shifting dynamics in the House

At the center of the swirling congressional debate over funding the government and arming rebels in Syria stands the new House majority whip, Rep. Steve Scalise, whose rise to power reflects the challenge facing GOP leaders seeking to bring unity to a traditionally rancorous caucus, just weeks before the midterm elections. Officially on the job for less than two months, the 48-year old Scalise , is a tea party conservative learning on the fly as tries to build support for a short-term spending bill that is likely to include authorization of President Obama's plans to train and equip moderate Syrian forces to combat the Islamic State.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise, John Boehner, Representative Aaron Schock, Representative Cynthia Lummis

8 hrs ago | WSET-TV Lynchburg

Rally for Dave Brat to feature Sen. Jeff Sessions

Virginia 7th Congressional District Republican candidate Dave Brat's campaign is hosting an outdoor fundraising rally that will feature Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions and conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. Brat pulled off a stunning upset victory against then-Majority Leader Eric Cantor's during the June Republican primary.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Breitbart.com

GOP Lobbyist: GOP Must Pass Amnesty 'Pronto' After Midterms

A GOP lobbyist who has been advising House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is urging Republicans to pass comprehensive amnesty legislation "pronto" if they gain control of Congress after the midterms. Even though Republicans may take back the Senate by running against President Barack Obama's executive amnesty, John Feehery argued that Republicans must not oppose Obama and ram through amnesty if they control Congress.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, John Boehner

Washington Examiner

Davis expands lead over Brownback in election for Kansas governor

A Kansas gubernatorial candidate is touting a new poll that shows he has expanded his lead, saying that negative ads against him have backfired. Paul Davis, a Democrat running for governor against Republican incumbent Sam Brownback, has broadened his lead in the race, according to new data from Public Policy Polling.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Senator Ted Cruz

Daily Kos

Senate Republicans Vote to Silence Working Americans

Senate Republicans voted unanimously last week for elections that are competitions of cash, with candidates who amass the most money empowered to shout down opponents. Forty-two Republican Senators on Thursday opposed advancing a proposed constitutional amendment called Democracy for All.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Liberal Political News

NBC Chicago

Dick Durbin Seeks to Avoid Eric Cantor's Shocking Fate

Despite a positive outlook , Illinois' Dick Durbin - the No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. Senate - is not resting on his laurels in an election-season battle against Republican challenger Jim Oberweis.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Rob Portman, Walgreens, Retail

Daily Kos

Climate Hawks Vote's new endorsements: Big Oil and Michigan waters don't mix.

Climate Hawks Vote announces endorsements of two Michigan Democrats: Paul Clements for Congress in Michigan's Sixth District, and Gary Peters for Senate, because the Koch brothers and Big Oil need to stop using Michigan's shores as a dumping ground for their pollution and Michigan's politicians for their agenda. Paul Clements is challenging none other than Fred Upton, chair of the House Energy & Commerce Committee - these days, the House Big Oil Lackey Committee.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Fred Upton, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Gary Peters, Democrat, Michigan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Swing State Project

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: America's worst pollster emerges from its spider-hole

Amazingly, Florida Republican Carlos Curbelo was neither too sensible to avoid hiring them nor too embarrassed to eschew releasing their results , which have him leading Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia 44-40. That's a big change from Garcia's 46-39 lead in an unreleased May poll, but hey, this is McLaughlin we're talking about.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Joe Garcia, Representative Tom Cotton, Democrat, US Senate, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Mark Begich

Instapundit

Georgia Senate Heats Up as Perdue, Nunn Get Their Hands Dirty

The race for Georgia's Senate seat has heated up in the past month as Republican candidate David Perdue and Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn trade blows. Nunn hit the ground running with a money-bomb fundraising effort on the first day of the general election campaign, followed by a whirlwind of events, campaign ads, and endorsements.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Macon, GA, Bibb County, GA

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Roll Call

McCarthy Suggests Post-Election Vote Authorizing Military Force

Emerging from a GOP leadership meeting Monday evening, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy signaled that, after the midterm elections, there's a decent chance the House holds a new vote authorizing military force in the Middle East. Asked during an impromptu hallway interview with a gaggle of reporters whether the House would be working on a new Authorization for Use of Military Force to combat Islamic State terrorists, McCarthy said that "after November," he thought there would be an "opportunity" to at least debate an AUMF.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News

Roll Call

Shop Talk: Republican Group Starts Women's Outreach Series

Ellmers is scheduled to participate in a women's outreach town hall this month in Charlotte. Main Street Advocacy, a group that seeks to promote moderate Republican ideas, will launch a nationwide initiative later this month to bring more women into the political process.

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Related Topix: Steven LaTourette, Representative Tom Reed, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Renee Ellmers, Todd Akin, Representative Kevin Yoder

The Daily Gazette

Durbin denies 'bullying' businesses

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is unabashedly defending his name-calling and other attacks on Illinois businesses looking to locate their headquarters overseas - moves his Republican challenger has described as "bullying" and the kind of anti-business behavior that's hampering the state's economic recovery. Durbin, who's seeking his fourth U.S. Senate term against dairy entrepreneur and GOP state Sen. Jim Oberweis, shined a spotlight on Deerfield-based Walgreen and other companies that considered relocating to take advantage of lower tax rates, calling them "deserters" and unpatriotic.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Mark Kirk, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois, US House of Representatives, Walgreens, Retail

Examiner.com

Va. Democrat offers $100K reward for nude photos of Miss Arkansas

On Sunday, Mike Dickinson , the liberal Democrat who once sought the House seat formerly held by Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., offered a $100,000 reward for nude photos of Ashton Campbell, also known as Miss Arkansas . The reason he made the offer is that Campbell expressed support for the Second Amendment during Sunday night's Miss America Pageant.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Guns

Instapundit

In W.Va. Senate Race, an 'Insurmountable' Lead for Capito?

In a recent campaign commercial, West Virginia Senate candidate Natalie Tennant looks into the camera, tells the viewer she'll "make sure President Obama gets the message," and then grabs the lever to an electrical breaker, pulling it down to the "off" position with a clank. At that point, the ad cuts to an image of the White House, its blazing rows of lights going dark one by one.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller, West Virginia, West Virginia Government

Sun Sep 14, 2014

OpEdNews

Turning Point?

I wasn't one of those cheering when Nixon resigned in August 1974, nor did I applaud Virginia's conviction of former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen. Such history is not for celebration, but rather a call to action, especially for those who consistently sit on the sidelines, waiting, or worse, preferring The Simpsons to graduating from cheerleader to team leader with activists who advocate dignity for all Americans: - Obamacare reality check by Republican Governors, and a national recognition of the need for improved mental healthcare, especially for Veterans.

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Liberal Political News

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Va. Dem. Mike Dickinson suggests Ray Rice punch Sarah, Bristol Palin

On Friday, Mike Dickinson , the liberal Democrat who once sought the House seat formerly held by Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., issued a poorly-worded tweet suggesting Ray Rice should have violently attacked Sarah and Bristol Palin . He followed that up with more hateful tweets and eventually called for the entire family to be eliminated in what he referred to as a "holocaust."

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Breitbart.com

Sessions, Ingraham To Fundraise For David Brat

Sen. Jeff Sessions , the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, and nationally syndicated radio host Laura Ingraham will host a fundraiser and rally for GOP congressional candidate Dave Brat. Brat ousted now former House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor in a primary earlier this year by focusing on the effects of Cantor's support for amnesty on American workers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives

Washington Examiner

Hoyer: 'Overwhelming' support for arming Syrian rebels

The House's No. 2 Democrat says he expects his chamber will easily approve President Obama's request to lend support to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria .

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steny Hoyer, Republican, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Representative Steve Scalise

Slate

Should You Worry About Another Government Shutdown?

Probably not. If the House GOP's agenda had survived the week, there would have been a Thursday vote on a measure to fund the government through to December 11 -- a continuing resolution.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, US Senate, Todd Akin, Senator Mike Lee

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