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2 hrs ago | The Hill
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.
7 hrs ago | The Washington Post
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 07:58 am
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