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A shaky win for the battered high-speed rail plan
In the seesaw battle to build a state-spanning high-speed rail line, Gov. Jerry Brown and other backers of the $68 billion system won a modest victory.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Many Hurdles in the Race to Recess
Congress will try to deal with the border crisis, VA reform, and a host of other issues before adjourning for the summer on Thursday.
House GOP Leaders Prepare to Swap Titles - and Office Space
With no fanfare-well, maybe a little fanfare-House Republicans by the end of this week will officially have a brand new majority leader, a new majority whip, and just 12 scheduled legislative days remaining before it's time to pick yet another new slate of leaders.
Crain's Cleveland Business
Crain's editorial: Save the Ex-Im Bank
Among the many contentious issues awaiting Congress when it returns from its summer recess in September is the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
House to Subpoena Ex-Im Worker as Time Runs Out for Bank
A U.S. House committee will subpoena an Export-Import Bank employee in a widening investigation that could complicate efforts to reauthorize the lender two months before its charter expires.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Rigell's measure condemning Obama closer to vote
Republican leaders are arranging a floor vote on U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell's resolution condemning President Barack Obama for releasing five Taliban prisoners without properly notifying Congress.
House GOP Leaders Meet With Central American Presidents
House Speaker John Boehner and other House Republicans met Thursday with the presidents of Guatemala and Honduras over the border crisis in a session that he described as "constructive."
Right-Wing Groups Just Scored Their First Victory Over Kevin McCarthy
When conservative outside groups fail to defeat a bill in Congress, the cheers come from all over D.C. Business groups mock the incompetence of the groups; Republican leaders declare that they've been taught a hard lesson by the shutdown; Democrats just like to see 'em lose.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Cybercast News Service
House, Senate advance competing border proposals
Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, joined at right by incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Calif., talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, following a Republican strategy session.
Perdue VS. Nunn in Ga -- Soa what happens if McConnell loses? --...
IT'S PERDUE IN GEORGIA -- Will face Nunn in November: "Former Dollar General Corp. Chief Executive Officer David Perdue won a divisive primary for Georgia's Republican U.S. Senate nomination, a contest that raised doubts about the party's prospects for holding a seat that may prove pivotal in November's election," report Bloomberg's Kathleen Hunter ... (more)
Boehner in Squeeze Between Ohio Exporters, Republican Ex-Im Foes
House Speaker John Boehner is getting pressure to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank from a lobby that's hard to ignore: manufacturers in and around his southwestern Ohio district that rely on the bank to finance overseas sales.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
California High Speed Rail: 10 Readers With 10 Views
A solution looking for a problem? A genuine leap forward? The best we can expect from political compromise? Or something truly brave? Take your pick.
The Baltimore Sun
A fairer (small) business environment [Commentary]
Is there a way to actually unite economic populists on the liberal left and libertarian right? Maybe not.
Ante Up for the Party
Incoming House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, left, walks with incoming Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Capitol Hill.
Republicans Prep Short-Term Funding to Keep Government Open Through Election Day
Perhaps it's wishful thinking to have believed otherwise, but it looks like the fiscal 2015 appropriations process is already dead.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Political Paddock: House Republican leader takes a swipe at Rand Paul in Paul's hometown
It's not accurate to say that incoming U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy took a shot at Rand Paul in the Kentucky senator's back yard.
Congressman raps Boeing, trade group support for Ex-Im bank
A Republican House committee chairman scolded Boeing Co and a large U.S. trade group on Monday for lobbying to keep the Export-Import Bank alive, saying their efforts amounted to petitioning for "special privilege."
A "Tone-Deaf" Obama Mocked By The [NY Times] For...
When it comes to mocking president Obama, there is no easier or more effective way than focusing on his vacation/golfing schedule.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Parallel paths: McCarthy and Scalise
Their parallel rise began in the late 1990s, when Kevin McCarthy, the national chairman of the Young Republicans, became good pals with Steve Scalise, a local leader in Louisiana.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
McCarthy makes pitch for GOP-run Senate
The new U.S. House majority leader says the congressional logjam would be broken if Republicans win control of the Senate.