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Ben Pershing: Top Hill Aides Talk about the Week Ahead Is the majority stifling the minority? That seems to be the theme of this week in both the House and Senate, where Republicans are agitating for a chance to get votes on their proposals to open up more domestic territory …
Politico hands over editorial control to DNC
In a move that’s being labeled as unprecedented, the Politico newspaper, run by Jim VandeHei, has handed over total control of their newspaper to the Democratic Party for an indefinite amount of time. Coverage on today’s front page: The GOP CRASH GOP Diagnosis: Dire Some say 70-vote deficit come November …
Don’t You Love Politics?
This country went from an expected decade of Republican majorities in the Senate and House as recent as 2004, to an expected Republican minority of 70 seats in the House…in 2008. John Harris & Josh Kraushaar: GOP Cancer: Party Could Lose 20 More Seats: Many House GOP operatives are privately …
Hate Thy Neighbor
The political wing of the Democrat House of Reps (DCCC) is accusing the Republican part of cheating – while at the same time, Republican flacks are accusing the Democrats of being delusional. CNN’s Deirdre Walsh has round one: The DCCC, which works to elect House Democrats, filed a complaint with …
“Hammer” tactics bleed over to new congress
Update: Politico covers the vote scandal [long, drawn out story] —— House Republicans are all sorts of hacked off that Democratic leaders violated ethics rules they put in place at the beginning of the 110th Congress. Last night Democrats held open a vote in order to twist arms long enough …
Obama’s Subtle Parallels to JFK
The Fix: Pining for JFK? From the very start of his campaign, Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) has sought to draw parallels, subtle and not-so-subtle, between his candidacy and that of Kennedy. The similarities are real: both men had spent a relatively short time in public life before running for national …
Hastert Wrestling with McCain
Pearson: Hastert knocks McCain as ‘allied with Democrats’ Asked if he considered McCain a conservative, Hastert said, “In my opinion, he is not.”
Halperin: The “Stop Romney” Coalition –Rudy to endorse McCain in Cali. Guiliani hints at ending 2008 presidential bid Rudy had cash bar at “victory party”
Joe Barton in the Blogosphere
Ericka Andersen: Straight from the Energy and Commerce Committee
STOP! Step away from the vehicle
O’Connor: Issa’s deep pockets Issa promises to make up the difference of $400K pledge to NRCC. Founder of the Viper car alarm, his net worth was last estimated to be more than $140 million.
Fred Thompson Fallout
JoMa: Romney says Fred Thompson departure helps him Cillizza: With Thompson Out, Who Benefits Most?
Sen. Clinton Spend-O-Meter
RNC putting the screws to Hillary.
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