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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....
Election 2014 Scorecard: How 6 Potential 2016 GOP Presidential Candidates Fared on the Campaign Trail
We know that Election Day 2014 left the Democrats seeing red. But with midterms behind us, the focus now shifts to 2016. The midterms gave potential 2016 nominees a chance to hit the campaign trail early – for other candidates, of course. Bill and Hillary...
Eric Cantor's Defeat Pays Off With $1.4M Wall St. Signing Bonus
Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is riding his unexpected primary defeat straight to the bank. The seven-term Virginia Republican will be joining New York investment bank Moelis & Company with a $1.4 million signing bonus. He will get the titles of vice chairman and...
The Note: Obama Prepares NATO Pitch
By John R. Parkinson (jparkABC) NOTABLES OBAMA JETS TO ESTONIA: President Obama heads to Europe today, first stopping off in Estonia where the president there wants to establish a permanent NATO base. This week, Obama will to try to build an international coalition in the...
Oh, snap! Football's getting crazy fast
Don't look away from the screen! Don't go to the concession stand for a beer! You'll miss something, because football keeps speeding up. The hurry-up offense is causing total snaps per game to increase. In the NFL, last season the New England Patriots snapped the ball six more times per game than
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TODAY, IN TENNESSEE: The tea party has its last, best chance to beat an incumbent senator in a race that’s a marquee match-up with the GOP establishment. After millions of dollars, the tea party failed to topple incumbent senators in Kentucky, South ...