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These May Be The Most Emotional Moments In Congress All Year
Congressional farewell speeches are somewhat like Academy Award acceptance speeches. The speakers laugh, cry, reflect on their work and thank their friends and family for their support. Members of the 113th Congress said goodbye to their jobs through speeches on the House and Senate floors today
Watch The Most Emotional Senate Farewell Speech This Year
Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, cries on Senate floor as he thanks his wife for her support.
Hillary Clinton Sidesteps Keystone Pipeline in Speech to Environmental Group
In an address to an environmental group that fiercely opposes the Keystone XL pipeline Monday evening, Hillary Clinton made no mention of the project. At a fundraising dinner for the League of Conservation Voters, Clinton spent most of her speech expressing support for the president’s...
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES WHITE HOUSE TAKES A ‘DIM VIEW’ OF KEYSTONE PROPOSAL: We witnessed a fascinating bit of political maneuvering yesterday when Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Bill Cassidy (combatants in the Louisiana U.S. Senate runoff) raced to hold an unexpected ...
Alaska Senate Race: Why Democrat Mark Begich Refuses To Concede
There's a Call in the Alaska Senate Race, But Mark Begich Not Conceding Anytime Soon
Congress Comes Back
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES CLIMATE PROGRESS: President Obama and President Xi Jinping announced new targets on climate change last night, ABC’s ARLETTE SAENZ notes. The U.S. announced a new target to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions to 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by ...
What You Need To Know About Obama's 8 Days In Asia
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES 5 THINGS TO WATCH FOR DURING OBAMA’S ASIA TRIP: Fresh off the bruising midterm loss, President Obama is shifting his focus to a host of foreign policy challenges during a dizzying week-long Asia trip. In eight days, Obama will visit three countries ...
ICYMI: What Happened on Election Night?
OK, let’s review. For those not paying attention to the midterm elections, they happened Tuesday and the Republicans, aka the GOP, did really well, right? SW: Yes, really well. Call it a shellacking, thumping, a wave, whatever you want. It was a great night for...
Why Alaska Election Results Are Taking Sooooo Long
Neither the Alaska Senate race nor the Alaska gubernatorial race have been called -- and both may take a while. Here are seven questions and answers about why patience is a virtue when it comes to the Last Frontier: Isn’t the election over? Yes, the election was Tuesday, but we may not have an