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Capitol Briefing: January 14, 2007 - January 20, 2007

Pelosi's "Will" to Govern

As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sees it, Democrats will get the job done in the 110th Congress. In her "prebuttal" to the president's State of the Union Address, Pelosi today use declarative language in an effort to display her confidence in Democrats' new majority. At least five different times in...

By Paul Kane  |  January 19, 2007; 3:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Dem. Leaders , House , Senate  
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Lott and McConnell: United They Stand?

It was a double-date rife with political and legislative implications for the 110th Congress. The Senate's top Republicans, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Minority Whip Trent Lott (Miss.), went to dinner with their wives early this month at a posh downtown D.C. restaurant. Can the two Senate GOP leaders...

By Paul Kane  |  January 19, 2007; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Senate  
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About Paul Kane

Paul Kane joined washingtonpost.com in January 2007 to write a blog about Congress. He previously worked at Roll Call, the newspaper covering the inside politics of Capitol Hill. Kane covered the Senate leadership from late 2000 through 2005 for Roll Call, and in 2006 he covered the ongoing ethical scandals...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  January 18, 2007; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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