Dick Armey News
The Note: The Curious Case Of Chris Christie
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie yesterday called for a special election this October to fill the U.S. Senate seat left open by Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s death. The surprise move upends both state and national political worlds, ABC’s
One Fiscal Cliff Leads To Another (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: SENATE PASSES FISCAL CLIFF DEAL, BUT HOUSE MUST VOTE: ABC’s Devin Dwyer, Sunlen Miller, and Jonathan Karl report: Two hours after a midnight deadline for action, the Senate passed legislation early New Year’s Day to ...
Dick Armey Defends His $8 Million Deal to Leave FreedomWorks
Former House majority leader Dick Armey says he took an $8 million consulting deal in return for leaving the conservative organization FreedomWorks because the group was "dishonest" and because he "couldn't leave with empty pockets." The arrangement, he says, will allow him to "never have to work
ANALYSIS: Senate's First African American Republican Tea Party Member?
The announcement that Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) was resigning at the beginning of 2013, gave political junkies - and plenty of SC politicians - an unexpected early Christmas gift. DeMint, the unofficial leader of the Tea Party faction in the Senate, has been a thorn in the side of leadership for
Could The Senate Get Its First African American Republican Tea Party Member?
By AMY WALTER (@amyewalter), Elizabeth Hartfield (@lizhartfield) and Chris Good (@c_good) NOTABLES: UNEMPLOYMENT FALLS TO 7.7%. The economy generated 146,000 new jobs in November and unemployment fell to 7.7 percent, better than economists expected, despite worries that superstorm Sandy and the ...
Four Years Out, A Sneak-Peek At 2016 (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: OBAMA TO TACKLE DEBT CEILING: In remarks at the Business Roundtable today, President Obama for the first time will highlight the need to raise the debt ceiling as part of a fiscal cliff deal, ABC’s Mary...
PM Note: A Tea Party Golden Parachute, Obama Still Sees No Room For Deal Without Rate Hikes, GWB on Immigration
Some Non-Cliff Bits: AP: Dick Armey Gets $8 Million to Leave Freedom Works – http://abcn.ws/11PJEKg Pete Townsend tells @jonkarl he’s “a bit of a neocon” – http://yhoo.it/UmkEGa The Diplomat Wears Prada – http://abcn.ws/Ud1wZ1 Jan Brewer Goes MIA, Sort Of - http://abcn.ws/UdqozP Mr. Burns Explains
High Pressure Front: GOP-White House Relations Cool As DC Warms (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: HEADING TOWARDS THE CLIFF: With 28 days to go until America zooms off the so-called “fiscal cliff,” ABC’s Jake Tapper reported for “World News” that both sides are digging in, with Democrats adamant that taxes rise...
Tommy Thompson Wins Wisconsin's GOP Senate Primary
In election-weary Wisconsin, a familiar face has emerged victorious. Former governor, Health and Human Services Secretary, and momentary ’08 presidential candidate Tommy Thompson won Wisconsin’s Republican Senate primary, staving off three GOP rivals. The result is a win for an established figure