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  • What the White House's Gibbs said today about Scott Brown, Martha Coakley and Obama himself

     
    The idea, as proposed early this morning in a Ticket item readable right here, was to contrast what White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs tried to avoid saying yesterday about the special Massachusetts Senate race between Republican Scott Brown and.......
  • Healthcare reform vs. individual liberty, GOP edition [UPDATED]

     
    Republican members of Congress have started spouting Reason magazine-style arguments against the individual mandate in the healthcare reform bills moving through the House and Senate. For example, Sen. John Kyl (R-Ariz.) called the mandate "a stunning...
  • Why Chuck Grassley should probly knot use the Twitter

     
    No one wants their representative looking like a twit while surfing through the interweb tubes. But while it's commendable for gray-haired senators to embrace new technologies to communicate with their constituents, some people are really doing more...
  • Holder decries 'gotcha games' in Fast and Furious testimony

    Holder decries 'gotcha games' in Fast and Furious testimony
    Atty. Gen. Eric Holder on Tuesday called a botched gun-tracking scheme hatched by officials with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on the Southwest border “flawed inĀ its concept, and flawed in its execution” in testimony...
  • STOCK Act: Insider trading bill clears the House

    STOCK Act: Insider trading bill clears the House
    The GOP-led House passed a tamer version of a sweeping ethics bill that would ban lawmakers' insider trading for personal gain, setting up a showdown with the Senate, which approved a stricter version. The legislation is the most ambitious effort in...
  • Lisa Murkowski, buffeted on all sides, explains key Senate vote

    Lisa Murkowski, buffeted on all sides, explains key Senate vote
    WASHINGTON -- It wasn’t long after Lisa Murkowski voted to continue a filibuster of President Obama’s nominee to lead the ATF that the Alaska Republican found herself surrounded in the well of the Senate, as colleagues from both parties made a...
  • Senate immigration overhaul advances with border 'surge'

    Senate immigration overhaul advances with border 'surge'
    WASHINGTON – Tacking a costly plan to secure the border onto the immigration overhaul led to robust Republican support during a key vote Monday, all but assuring passage of the sweeping legislation and its path to citizenship for immigrants later...
  • GOP senator's changed vote puts ATF nominee on verge of confirmation

    GOP senator's changed vote puts ATF nominee on verge of confirmation
    WASHINGTON – B. Todd Jones is on the cusp of becoming the first Senate-confirmed director of the ATF on Thursday, after a fierce lobbying effort successfully swayed a single Republican lawmaker to change her vote. Democrats had expected a close...
  • Sen. Rand Paul loses effort to cut off aid to Egypt

    Sen. Rand Paul loses effort to cut off aid to Egypt
    WASHINGTON -- An effort by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to cut off $1.5 billion in U.S. aid to Egypt failed on a vote of 86-13 in the Senate on Wednesday, indicating continued broad support for the argument that the United States will have more leverage over...
  • Senate confirms James Comey for FBI chief

    Senate confirms James Comey for FBI chief
    WASHINGTON – James B. Comey was confirmed as the seventh director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Monday, ending what had been a rare filibuster against a nominee to head the agency. With the 93-1 vote, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) became the...
  • Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker confirmed by Senate

    Commerce Secretary Penny  Pritzker confirmed by Senate
    WASHINGTON — Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker was confirmed Tuesday as President Obama’s secretary of Commerce in a 97-1 Senate vote. Pritzker, a Democratic mega-donor whose family founded the Hyatt Hotel chain, was the president’s...