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Book Excerpt: Sen. Mitch McConnell's 'The Long Game'
Excerpted from The Long Game: A Memoir by Mitch McConnell , in agreement with Sentinel, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © Mitch McConnell, 2016. Introduction Over the three decades I have been a US senator, I’ve been the subject of many
Scorecard: Hurd, Rodriguez score stoppage wins
A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world: Saturday in Las Vegas Jarrett Hurd TKO6 Frank Galarza Junior middleweights Records: Hurd (17-0, 11 KOs); Galarza (17-1-2, 11 KOs) Rafael's remarks: Hurd, 25, of Accokeek, Maryland , turned pro in September 2009 and got his
Ted Cruz Graduates From Dr. Seuss to Cicero on the Senate Floor
It seems Sen. Ted Cruz has graduated from Dr. Seuss’ "Green Eggs and Ham" to the towering words of Cicero. The Texas Republican took to the Senate floor Thursday to criticize President Obama ’s expected executive action on immigration, set to be announced at 8 p.m. tonight . But instead of using
Why One Congressman Is Tweeting the Whole Constitution Today
Today is the U.S. Constitution’s 227th birthday, now known as a federal holiday called Constitution Day. Instead of boring you with a history lesson, relearn about it by watching this short educational Schoolhouse Rock video. Now take a look at how some lawmakers are celebrating...
Why One Congressman Is Tweeting Out the Whole Constitution
Today is the U.S. Constitution’s 227th birthday, celebrated as a federal holiday called Constitution Day. Instead of boring you with a history lesson, re-learn about it by watching this short educational Schoolhouse Rock video. Now take a look at how some lawmakers are celebrating Constitution...
This Guy Is Trying to Defeat the Oldest Member of Congress
John Ratcliffe, a Republican candidate for Texas’ 4th Congressional district, says he doesn’t feel guilty about trying to force the House’s oldest serving member out of office. He “stayed too long, promised too much, and became a part of the problem,” Ratcliffe told ABC News....
Vargas tops Allakhverdiev; wins title
LAS VEGAS -- Jessie Vargas of Las Vegas certainly didn't have his best night, but he was good enough in the eyes of the judges to outpoint Russian southpaw Khabib Allakhverdiev to win a junior welterweight world title on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The fight was one of the
Six Months After Newtown, An Anniversary Comes And Goes (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ‘WE’RE NOT GOING TO GIVE UP THE FIGHT’: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said yesterday that Congress will not abandon the fight on gun legislation, putting the Republicans – and Democrats — who voted against the bill on notice, ABC’s...
PM Note: Syria Crosses Red Line, Obama in No Hurry, Bill Clinton's Rwanda Amnesia
There Goes the Red Line – US Says Syrian Regime Used Chemical Weapons - But what next? While the likes of Sen. John McCain want “lethal aid” for rebel forces, the Obama administration said tonight it will not yet start arming the rebels or create...
Dingell Honored as Longest Serving in Congressional History
Rep. John Dingell, who is serving his 30th term in the House of Representatives, was honored today as the longest serving member in the history of the U.S. Congress today, having eclipsed the tenure of Sen. Robert Byrd late last week. Dingell, 86, first took...