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Seasoned Senators Dole Out Advice: Avoid Mistakes And Dungeon Offices
Everyone’s a newbie at some point in their Senate career. After years on Capitol Hill , senators have come to learn a thing or two about surviving in the halls of Congress. As 12 senators-elect learned their way around the halls of the Senate this week during freshman orientation, several senators
Senate Clears Way to OK Drone Memo Author's Nomination
The Senate cleared a key procedural hurdle Wednesday on the judicial nomination of David Barron, the former Justice Department lawyer who authored memos providing legal justification for using drone strikes against U.S. citizens. The Senate voted 52-43 to invoke cloture on Barron’s nomination to ...
Rand Paul Threatens To Stall Janet Yellen's Fed Chair Nomination
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is threatening to prevent Janet Yellen’s nomination to be Federal Reserve Chair unless the Senate votes on his bill to audit the Fed. “As part of Senate consideration of the Janet Yellen nomination to be Chair of the Federal Reserve, I...
Yellen's Confirmation Prospects Look Bright, Though Questions Linger For Republicans
Janet Yellen, the first woman to be nominated to lead the Federal Reserve, is receiving early praise from Democrats and is likely to face a far smoother Senate confirmation than Lawrence Summers, the man who was widely seen as President Obama’s top choice to lead...
Congress Honors Alabama Church Bombing Victims With Highest Civilian Honor
ABC News’ MaryAlice Parks reports: The four girls killed 50 years ago in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., received the Congressional Gold Medal — the highest civilian award given in U.S. — on Tuesday before a packed hall at the...
Military Action in Syria: Where the Senate Stands
The ABC News political unit has put together a “whip count” of how senators are likely to vote on the Syria resolution. The count is based on public statements, interviews with aides, and statements from Tuesday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing — and it could...
PM Note: Lincoln Chafee's Evolution is Complete, Our Picks for Bachmann's Greatest Hits
Breaking - Both Bloomberg and Mayor’s Against Illegal Guns got letters that tested positive for Ricin Psst! – Barack Obama, there IS a Democrat running for Governor in New Jersey, as Shush Walshe reports: While President Obama played arcade games Tuesday with Gov. Chris Christie...
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Defends Handling of IRS Scandal
WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Jack Lew called the unfair scrutiny the Internal Revenue Service gave some tea party groups “outrageous methods,” adding that while the “conduct was not politically motivated it was unacceptable and inexcusable.” “Administering the tax code without any hint of bias
A Day In The Life Of A GOP Autopsy (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES HOW’S THE PATIENT?: In what party leaders called the “most comprehensive post-election review” ever undertaken, the Republican National Committee unveiled a nearly 100-page report yesterday with a series of diagnoses about what ails the party and more
Cliff Campaigners? Marco Rubio, Republicans Up for Election Say 'No' to Deal
Who voted “no” on the “fiscal-cliff” deal this morning? Republicans up for re-election in 2016, that’s who. The Senate passed its last-minute “fiscal-cliff” deal 89-8 at 1:39 a.m. today and of the eight fiscal naysayers, five are Republicans up for re-election in 2016, one of...