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Capitol Briefing: March 25, 2007 - March 31, 2007

Hagel vs. Mentor: The Iraq War Debate

The entire political landscape of the Iraq war, its implications on Capitol Hill and its potential impact on the 2008 presidential campaign, played out, of all places, in yesterday's editorial pages of the Omaha World-Herald. Sens. Chuck Hagel (R) and Ben Nelson (D), the two Nebraskans who flipped their votes...

By Paul Kane  |  March 30, 2007; 2:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Iraq  
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Fired N.M. Prosecutor Says He Has No Plans to Run for Office

Speculation about his future aside, one of the eight former U.S. attorneys at the center of Washington's latest political drama said yesterday that he has no plans to reenter the political arena, either as a candidate for office or in other public service. "It would take miracles for me to...

By Paul Kane  |  March 29, 2007; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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On Iraq Issue, Nine Senators Hold the Key

When it comes to the Iraq war, the Senate is now being ruled by a group of nine senators who have moved back and forth this year on votes related to the four-year-old conflict. About 90 senators have remained static in their positions -- 47 Democrats consistently casting anti-war votes,...

By Paul Kane  |  March 28, 2007; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Senate  
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Democrats: California Dreamin'

It may be a long-shot, but House Democrats have signaled they want to be competitive in a pair of California districts in which the longtime incumbents are facing federal investigations. Just today, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a web video questioning a $10 million profit reaped by Rep. Gary...

By Paul Kane  |  March 27, 2007; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Senate Freshmen, PAC-ing in the Money

Fresh off the biggest victories of their political lives, the newest members of the world's most deliberative body have engaged in the time-honored tradition of opening so-called "leadership" political action committees. Of the 11 freshmen senators, nine have PACs up and running in addition to the campaign committees that they...

By Paul Kane  |  March 26, 2007; 5:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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