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Trump Missed Opportunities Against Clinton in First Debate, Republicans Say
When Donald Trump was asked by debate moderator Lester Holt last night how he would prevent cyber attacks against the United States, the Republican nominee had an opportunity to hammer Hillary Clinton on her use of a private email server and her handling of classified information as secretary of
Analysis: Health Care Battle Could Decide Balance of Power
The messaging battle is over on repealing and replacing President Barack Obama's health care law, and the balance of power in Washington may be at stake
Paul Ryan Expected to Cruise to Re-Election as House Speaker
House Republicans are expected to re-elect House Speaker Paul Ryan and their other top leaders in a closed-door conference vote Tuesday afternoon, as they continue to prepare for a Donald Trump administration and a unified Republican government in January. While some conservatives have grumbled
Palin: Paul Ryan's Career is 'Over' for Not Supporting Trump
Sarah Palin will work to defeat House Speaker Paul Ryan in his primary reelection challenge, she said Sunday. “I think Paul Ryan is soon to be 'cantored,' as in Eric Cantor,” the former Alaska Governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate said on CNN’s State of the Union . Cantor, the former House
Budget Deal Between Congress, White House Coming Into Focus
Congressional leaders were confident enough in the broad outlines of a potential budget deal with the White House to update House and Senate members Monday night -– but some conservatives voiced concern over some of the details of the still-developing plan. The proposed deal, which would lower the
John Boehner’s Revenge: How The House Speaker Is Punishing GOP Defectors
Four congressmen who voted against Speaker John Boehner felt the sting from their leader as three have lost plum assignments and one was prevented from sponsoring legislation. There may be more payback on the way that could target the 25 Republicans who voted against Boehner’s reelection. Florida
Smooth Sailing For The Speaker?
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES WHY JOHN BOEHNER WILL (PROBABLY) WIN RE-ELECTION AS HOUSE SPEAKER TODAY: Despite the best efforts of rebellious conservatives attempting to drum up opposition to John Boehner in today’s vote for House Speaker, the safe bet is that Boehner will ...
Why John Boehner Will Win Reelection as House Speaker Today
Despite the best efforts of rebellious conservatives attempting to drum up opposition to John Boehner in today’s vote for House speaker, the safe bet is that Boehner will comfortably keep his post for a third term. So far, of the 246 House Republicans who will be sworn into office today, just 10
New Year, New Congress
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES FIVE THINGS GOP CONGRESS EXPECTED TO TACKLE IN NEW YEAR: New Republican majorities poised to take control of Capitol Hill this week have a to-do list that will challenge the White House during President Obama’s final two years in office....