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Vacation Over: Obama Plans Travel Blitz Before State of the Union
After 15 days in a carefree island paradise , it's back to reality for President Obama. Obama returns from vacation to a chilly Washington on Sunday, staring down a long legislative agenda and simmering foreign crises, and with a desire to seal his legacy over the next two years. He also faces a
California State Sen. Leland Yee Indicted on Weapons Charges, Was Gun Control Crusader
Undercover FBI Agent Says Lawmaker Offered Introduction to Arms Trafficker in Exchange For Campaign Donation
Longtime 'Landlord' Moving Out of Congressional Frat House
California Democratic Rep. George Miller, a liberal lion of the House and close confidant of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, has decided to retire at the end of this term, he announced in a statement on his website today. “This is a great institution and I...
5 Things to Watch as Texas Lawmakers Debate Anti-Abortion Bill Again
As 2nd Legislative Session Starts, Texas Dems Rally Against Anti-Abortion Bill
Supreme Court to Decide on Voting Rights
Wade Henderson, President of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is anxiously waiting for the Supreme Court to rule on a key provision of the Voting Rights Act . “At issue in the case is the heart of the law, Section 5, which...
Senate Debate: Markey, Gomez Attack Over Guns, Benghazi
The first Massachusetts Senate debate for the seat once held by Secretary of State John Kerry took a contentious tone early on and seldom let up as the candidates sparred over gun control, the attack on the embassy in Libya and more. Gabriel Gomez, the Republican businessman...
N.J. Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89
Lawmaker will be remembered as successful businessman, longtime legislator, last World War II vet in Senate
Inquiring Minds And The IRS (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES GRILL ON THE HILL: Today a House Appropriations subcommittee will hear from Internal Revenue Service Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel about what steps the agency is taking to address the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups and to hold those ...
Arianna Huffington: Rep. Bachmann was a 'colorful distraction'
Below you can find some of the notable comments made Sunday on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” Our powerhouse roundtable guests includedformer deputy chief of staff and senior adviser to President George W. Bush Karl Rove, Bloomberg TV contributor and former Obama White House senior...
Gun Control's Spring Awakening (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ‘POND SCUM’: That, according to ABC’s JEFF ZELENY, is the expression Sen. Jeff Flake, Republican of Arizona, used to characterize how some critics viewed him after he voted against expanding background checks two week ago during the gun control ...