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Capitol Briefing: February 11, 2007 - February 17, 2007

56% of Senators Against Surge; Same as House

The Senate remains stalled on its ability to bring up and pass a resolution of disapproval for President Bush's troop surge into Iraq, with just 56 Democrats and Republicans supporting a move to debate the bill Saturday. But while the Senate's anti-war opponents couldn't clear the 60-vote threshold necessary to...

By Paul Kane  |  February 17, 2007; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Iraq Vote and 'Expectations'

Some of you are already asking: How can the GOP consider this vote on Iraq a moral victory? Here is the answer. The fact that the U.S. House passed a measure that strongly disagrees with President Bush is, of course, NOT a victory for the president's party. As The Washington...

By Paul Kane  |  February 16, 2007; 7:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Pelosi's Big Win...and the GOP's Too

With the passage of the Democrats' Iraq war resolution, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) achieved her most symbolic victory so far in the 110th Congress. However, House Republicans are claiming a moral victory, as just 17 members of their conference joined Democrats to approve the resolution, which expresses the House's disapproval...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  February 16, 2007; 3:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jones to Hagel: Run!

Memo to Rudy Giuliani, John McCain and Mitt Romney: Don't bother asking Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) for his endorsement for the Republican presidential nomination. While most of the GOP establishment sees a top tier populated by the former New York City mayor, the Arizona senator and the former Massachusetts governor,...

By Paul Kane  |  February 16, 2007; 1:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Rep. Jefferson Gets Seat on Homeland Security

Rep. William Jefferson, the Louisiana Democrat who's facing an ongoing federal corruption probe, is being granted a spot on the Homeland Security Committee, according to Democratic aides. The appointment will be announced Friday, according to one aide who requested anonymity because the decision isn't yet official. Jefferson was removed from...

By Paul Kane  |  February 15, 2007; 5:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  House  
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By the Numbers: Day 2 of the Iraq Debate

The second full day of the House's Iraq debate actually didn't conclude until early this morning, with the final gavel closing Wednesday's session coming at 12:02 a.m. ET. In a symbolic moment, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) was in the speaker's chair for the final hour or so, meaning lawmakers referred...

By Paul Kane  |  February 15, 2007; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jones's 11 Take on the Surge

Granted, these guys aren't exactly as debonair as Danny Ocean, Rusty Ryan, Linus Caldwell and the rest of the Ocean's 11 characters. But Rep. Walter Jones (N.C.) managed to rally 10 of his fellow House Republicans Wednesday to join him in backing Democrats' resolution expressing disapproval of President Bush's plans...

By Paul Kane  |  February 15, 2007; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Iraq Debate, by the Numbers

Day two of the House debate on the Iraq war kicked off promptly at 10:30 a.m. ET this morning, with today's highlight being the floor time Democrats granted to Republican lawmakers who are opposed to President Bush's plan to send in more troops House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer speaks Tuesday...

By Paul Kane  |  February 14, 2007; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Reid Drops Warner-Levin for House Resolution

As the House opened debate on a no frills, to-the-point resolution disapproving of President Bush's proposed troop surge, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) officially jettisoned his previous support for the much wordier Warner-Levin measure, which the Senate had been considering. "It's so much more simple: We support the troops,...

By Paul Kane  |  February 13, 2007; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Reading the Tea Leaves About Dennis Hastert

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert won't make scheduled appearances at a pair of GOP fundraising events this weekend in Arizona, but that shouldn't be taken as a sign that the Illinois Republican is planning to lower his profile in advance of a planned early retirement from Congress. Hastert canceled what...

By Paul Kane  |  February 13, 2007; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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House Dems Hope Fewer Words Will Mean More Action

House Democrats hope a lot less will lead to a whole lot more when it comes time to vote on dueling resolutions on Iraq. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and colleagues have drawn up a simple, two-paragraph statement saying that, one, they "support" the troops and, two, that Congress "disapproves"...

By Paul Kane  |  February 12, 2007; 3:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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