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Capitol Briefing: February 25, 2007 - March 3, 2007

Obama Says Goodbye to His Voting Streak

All good streaks come to an end, and Sen. Barack Obama's was no exception. It may not have measured up to Joe DiMaggio's 56 game hit streak, or Cal Ripken's 2,600-plus games played streak. But it was nice to know that, as of yesterday, at least one of the senators...

By Paul Kane  |  March 2, 2007; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Sanchez First Out of the Gate With Subpoenas

Whoever had Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) down as your pick in the office pool as the issuer of the first politically toxic subpoenas in the new Democratic majority in the 110th Congress, you're the winner! In less than five minutes Thursday, Sanchez issued four subpoenas to federal prosecutors who've been...

By Paul Kane  |  March 2, 2007; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Meet the New Bosses: John Spratt

Today we begin what will be a semi-regular Capitol Briefing feature on the "New Bosses" of Capitol Hill. The bosses are the Democratic chairmen charged with doing the gritty work of creating the legislation. We'll try to reveal a little about each of the chairmen, their critical issues, and the...

By Paul Kane  |  March 1, 2007; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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GOP Will Protest Jefferson's Committee Seat

House Republicans are planning to officially protest the assignment of Rep. William Jefferson to the Homeland Security Committee, citing the ongoing federal corruption investigation that involves the New Orleans Democrat. As first reported in Capitol Briefing, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi assigned Jefferson to the last remaining spot on the highly...

By Paul Kane  |  February 28, 2007; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tiger on the Hill

Golf fans on Capitol Hill, take note: Tiger Woods is on the prowl. As part of the roll-out for the new PGA Tour event held here in the Washington area this summer, Woods will be on the Hill next week along with Tim Finchem, the commissioner of the Professional Golfers'...

By Paul Kane  |  February 28, 2007; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Among Liberals, Pelosi More Popular Than Congress

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to maintain solid job approval ratings throughout the nation, with 50 percent of adults approving of her performance in her first weeks of wielding the gavel. According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, Pelosi's disapproval rating for her job performance is 31 percent, suggesting...

By Paul Kane  |  February 26, 2007; 5:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Dem. Leaders  
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The Freshmen 42: Gimme a 'P' for Pelosi

Far from running from their leadership, the 42 freshmen House Democrats have voted in near lockstep with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats in the first seven weeks of the 110th Congress. From votes on Iraq resolutions to creating alternative fuel sources, the freshmen have stuck with Pelosi of...

By Paul Kane  |  February 26, 2007; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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