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Veep Wars: Joe Biden's Unchained Melody Meets GOP Ire
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: THE DOG DAYS AREN’T OVER: President Obama finally went there yesterday, ABC’s Mary Bruce reports from Oskaloosa, Iowa. He teased Mitt Romney for famously putting the family dog on the roof of his car as the...
Rep. John Mica Defeats Tea Party Rep. Sandy Adams in Florida Primary
Rep. John Mica has fended off a tea party challenge in his Florida Republican primary, the AP reports. Sarah-Palin-backed Rep. Sandy Adams failed to muster the votes to win in Florida’s new 7th district, which encompassed much of her current territory in the 112th Congress....
Supreme Court Health Care Ruling Inspires Creative Vitriol
Responses to the Supreme Court's upholding the Affordable Care Act ranged across the board, but some of them stuck out, whether they came from conservatives or liberals. From unbridled excitement to full-on condemnation, here are some of the most pointed, gut-reaction comments on the decision:
To Vet, Or Not To Vet? (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: MARCO, THE MORNING AFTER. Was Florida Sen. Marco Rubio being vetted by the Romney campaign’s vice presidential search team at this time yesterday? ABC’s Jonathan Karl answered that question definitively in his reporting:
Texas Rep. Silvestre Reyes Loses Re-Election Primary
Anti-incumbent fever might be striking the House once again in 2012. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, lost his re-election primary Tuesday night to former El Paso City Council member Beto O’Rourke, the Associated Press projected. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, O’Rourke took 51 percent of...
State of the Union: The Hottest Seats in Town
To a politician looking for attention, there is no better ticket than a seat along the center aisle of the House during the State of the Union. It guarantees a handshake with the president, and maybe even a few words whispered in his ear, before...
Members Edge Press In Bottom of the Seventh
ABC News’ John R. Parkinson (@JRPabcDC) reports: Tied up 4-4 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz drove in the winning run as the Members team beat the Bad News Babes 5-4 in the third-annual Congressional...
VOTE BREAKDOWN: Congress Passes Bipartisan Deal to Fund Govt, Senate Votes 81-19
ABC News’ John R. Parkinson reports: In a bipartisan vote, 260-167, the House of Representatives narrowly passed the bipartisan agreement reached last week by President Obama, Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to fund the government through...
Vote Breakdown: Who Are 54 Republicans That Bucked GOP Leadership on CR Vote?
ABC News’ John R. Parkinson reports: There was a significant revolt against the House GOP's latest effort to avoid a government shutdown, in fact so much opposition that the bill would not have passed without Democratic support Tuesday afternoon. Judging...
Taking gavel, Boehner wields upper hand
RepublicanJohn Boehner, the 61st speaker of the House, takes over as the country faces a staggering national debt while dealing with a Democratic Senate and White House that will, at times, stand in his way as he tries to shrink the government. "No longer can we fall short," he said, shortly after