The Hill’s Molly Hooper: House leaders end page program House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced their joint decision to end the House page program. As of August 31, 2011, the program – that employs nearly 70 high school students to serve as messengers and couriers on the
There will be no bipartisan camping trip this weekend and not because Mitch McConnell doesn’t like sleeping outside. [No debt talks. No trust falls. No campfires. No smores.] Tensions are running so high over debt talks that Capitol Hill leaders are turning down a trip to Camp David before it’s
If you don’t know Tom Manatos, well, you should. You might know him from his extensive job list with over 10,000 subscribers, or perhaps it’s that perpetual smile he wears all through the Capitol, he is not to be forgotten. Tom Manatos made the short walk down to the Democratic
Public interest group Judicial Watch details 85 trips by Speaker Nancy Pelosi using Air Force aircraft … with an over $100k liquor and food tab. [party in the sky] Which gives us an excuse to turn off the lights, turn on the disco ball and smoke machine, and crank this
If there was a list of things you shouldn’t say while on the campaign trail, this would be #1: [Bobby Not-so-Bright] Rep. Bobby Bright (D-AL) dodged criticism about voting for Nancy Pelosi (D) as House Speaker by suggesting she might not be available for the job next year if Democrats
…because that’s how it’s done in the 24-hour news cycle. From CNN.com: In the same town-hall, Coburn reiterated his opposition to the health care legislation but warned town-hall attendees to be wary of information they receive about the bill on Fox News. “What we have to have is make sure
Congressional Groundhog Day? Jake Sherman: Hoyer: Blame the Senate for our light workload (10/20/09) The House’s work week was first brought up last month in a POLITICO story , when Democrats justified the schedule because they said they were working hard in committees on passing a health care overhaul bill.
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