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10 Capitol Hill Scandals: Who Survived? Who Was Sent Packing?
A Look at the Lawmakers Who Made it Through a Scandal -- and Those Who Didn't
Obama Gets A Charm School Report Card (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THE COURTSHIP CONTINUES: President Obama’s newly initiated charm offensive with Republicans just might work as he tries to deal with sequester cuts and avert another budget showdown near the end of the month, lawmakers on Capitol Hill said over the...
Dean Heller Projected Winner of Nevada Senate Race
In the Nevada Senate race, Republican Dean Heller will win over Democrat Shelley Berkley, the Associated Press reports. Heller, who previously served as secretary of state in Nevada, was appointed to serve the remainder of Republican John Ensign's term following his resignation in 2011. He voted
City of Scandal: Washington DC Teeming With Locations Haunted by Unsavory History
Between the monuments and museums and interspersed among the lobbying firms and political consulting companies that pepper Washington, D.C., lie an array of inconspicuous buildings that have housed some of the nation's juiciest political scandals. From the famous Watergate building to the
Nevada Rep. Shelley Berkley Combats Allegations of Ethics Violations
After the House Ethics committee decided to move forward its investigation of alleged ethics violations by Rep. Shelley Berkley, the Nevada Democratic maintained a cool composure while insisting that her actions were motivated not by personal gain, but by her responsibility to constituents. The ...
Ethics Panel Admonishes Sen. Tom Coburn
The Senate Ethics committee has slapped the hand of Sen. Tom Coburn, R-OK., for engaging in communication with an ex-aide of the disgraced former Sen. John Ensign. The committee said there was “improper conduct” between the Coburn and ex-Ensign aide Doug Hampton, by violating the...
Small Margins: A Look Back at the Closest Votes
Mitt Romney eked out a win in the Iowa Caucuses beating Rick Santorum by a mere eight votes on Tuesday. It was a razor-thin margin, uncommon, but not unheard of in U.S. politics. Here is a list of a few of the closest and most...
Rick Perry vs. Conventional Wisdom (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) Though the conventional wisdom continues to harden around Mitt Romney as the “inevitable” nominee, day in and day out, Rick Perry is trying to prove it wrong. The Texas governor is bringing experienced, non-Texan advisers into ...
More Swings At The Perry Piñata (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) Here’s what we learned from last night’s Republican presidential debate: Rick Perry is going to continue to be the 2012 field’s biggest punching bag for the foreseeable future. Mitt Romney is going to try to land as...
Oregon lawmaker David Wu quits House amid sex scandal
When Democrat David Wu's political history is written, it will contain at least two noteworthy facts — one historic, the other troubling. The Oregon lawmaker in 1998 became the first Chinese American in Congress. On Tuesday, Wu announced his resignation amid allegations that he had a sexual