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White House Backs Bill to Overhaul Chemical Regulation
The White House and top House Democrats said Monday they will support a bipartisan bill to overhaul regulation of asbestos and other dangerous chemicals, clearing the way for the bill's passage in Congress and signature by President Barack Obama
Congress Reaches Deal to Overhaul Chemical Regulation
House and Senate negotiators have reached a bipartisan agreement on a bill to set safety standards for tens of thousands of chemicals that have gone unregulated for decades
Obama And George Go One-On-One
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES OBAMA CALLS BOEHNER LAWSUIT THREAT A ‘STUNT’: Despite Republican House Speaker John Boehner’s threat this week to sue President Obama over his use of executive orders, the president refused to apologize for his actions during an exclusive interview ...
Eight States Go to the Polls: More Voters Cast Ballots Than Any Other Primary Day
Today more Americans are able to vote than any other day this primary season, in fact this number of voters won’t go to the polls again until November. Eight states are voting today including Mississippi, Iowa, California, New Jersey, South Dakota, Montana, Alabama, and New...
It's Primary Season: Nebraska and West Virginia Go to the Polls
Another Tuesday, another Primary Day as Nebraska and West Virginia voters go to the polls today. The key race today is the GOP Senate primary in Nebraska and it is the tea party’s best shot at victory, but it’s not exactly a clear tea party...
'Unruffled' and 'Confident' Chris Christie Addresses Bridge Scandal at Fundraiser
MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J.–New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addressed the ongoing lanes closure scandal at a fundraiser Thursday evening for his one-time rival Steve Lonegan, and attendees said the embattled governor seemed unfazed by the controversy. Lonegan, a former candidate for Senate now running for
The Obamacare 'Six'
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES AND THEN THERE WERE SIX: Capping off a trying week for the Obama administration, which has been forced to answer for the glitch-plagued roll-out of the new federal insurance marketplace, new documents reveal more striking news: Just six people ...
Washington Wakes Up From A National Nightmare
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ‘A LOT OF WORK AHEAD’: President Obama signed a bill shortly after midnight that ended a 16-day government shutdown after the Senate and House approved budget legislation and extend the debt limit, ABC’s ABBY PHILLIP reports. With the president’s ...
$174,000 to a Senator's Widow and Other Surprises in the Fiscal Compromise Bill
There are some interesting nuggets inserted into the bill designed to re-open the government and avert a default, which the U.S. Senate passed by an overwhelming margin Wednesday night. As pork goes, these are low-level on the outrage scale, such as a death benefit for...
Cory Booker Wins Race for US Senate Seat in New Jersey
After a sped-up race for U.S. Senate, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a Democrat, beat Republican Steve Lonegan, a tea party conservative and former mayor of Bogota, N.J., according to the Associated Press. The AP called the race with Booker leading Lonegan 55 percent to 44...