Silvestre Reyes News
Silvestre Reyes Investigated for Ethics Violations
Texas Rep. Silvestre Reyes may have violated ethics rules and federal law. According to an Office of Congressional Ethics report released Wednesday by the House Ethics Committee, the eight-term Democrat "may have held campaign meetings on House property. If Representative Reyes solicited or
The Note's Must-Reads for Thursday, May 31, 2012
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Amanda VanAllen, Carrie Halperin and Will Cantine ENDORSEMENTS ABC News’ ...
Romney's Women Surge, Birther Panels, Greece and Fungus, Texas Tea (PM Note)
ABC / Wash Post Poll – Romney Cuts Obama’s Lead Among Women in Half – A sharp advance among women has boosted Mitt Romney to his highest favorability rating of the presidential campaign – albeit still an unusually weak one – while Barack Obama’s personal...
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...
Mitt's Millions (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: ONE GIANT LEAP: From $12.6 million raised in March to more than $40.1 million in April, Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee are on a fundraising roll. It should give the Obama campaign and the...
Mexican Surveillance Drone Crashes in El Paso Backyard
An unmanned aerial drone owned by the Mexican government has crashed in an El Paso, Texas, backyard, prompting questions about how and why the surveillance aircraft entered U.S. airspace. U.S. Border Patrol agents were the first to respond to the incident Tuesday after someone notified authorities
Hoyer Gains Support of Key Committee Chairs in Quest for Minority Whip
ABC News' John R. Parkinson reports: In a Dear Colleague letter circulated today, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer receives support from seven key committee chairmen in his bid for House Minority Whip in the next Congress. In the letter being...
The Presidential Planner
From Sunlen Miller: This morning President Obama will meet with a bipartisan group of Sen.s to discuss "passing comprehensive energy and climate legislation this year," the White House says. Expected attendees for the Cabinet Room meeting include: Sen. Harry Reid,...
Saying It Will Put Lives At Risk, White House Threatens to Veto Intelligence Bill Over Transparency and Oversight Issues
In letters to the heads of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees the White House threatened to veto the Intelligence Authorization bill because its demands for transparency and oversight would, in some cases, put American lives at risk, in the view of the Obama administration.
House Republicans Assail White House Briefing on Christmas Day Bomber
ABC News' Huma Khan reports: Republican House members today panned the White House for “hastily” arranging a briefing between reporters and senior administration officials Tuesday to share details about the alleged Christmas day bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, before lawmakers were...