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Capitol Briefing: May 13, 2007 - May 19, 2007

McCain, Cornyn Engage in Heated Exchange

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) hasn't spent much time in the Capitol this year as he seeks the GOP presidential nomination. But one of his rare appearances this week provided a pretty salty exchange with a fellow Republican. During a meeting Thursday on immigration legislation, McCain and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas)...

By Paul Kane  |  May 18, 2007; 7:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Senate GOP Opposition to AG Builds

In late April, Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) told reporters Attorney General Alberto Gonzales had a "huge credibility issue" regarding the mass firings of U.S. attorneys last year. But, telegraphing his own spin, Coleman then said he was "walking up to the line" without actually crossing it and calling for Gonzales...

By Paul Kane  |  May 18, 2007; 4:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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McCain Misses 42nd Straight Vote ... and Counting

Sen. John McCain (R-Campaign Trail) missed another vote today on a resolution related to the Iraq war, skipping a procedural move on a war funding measure in favor of hitting the campaign trail in New York. In fact, McCain's missed vote today marked his fifth straight week without casting a...

By Paul Kane  |  May 17, 2007; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Brady, Fattah Extend Mayoral Losing Streak for House Members

The outcome of yesterday's mayoral primary in Philadelphia illustrates a harsh political reality that the path to City Hall rarely is through Capitol Hill. Two House members who represent parts of Philadelphia -- Reps. Bob Brady and Chaka Fattah -- failed badly in their bids to secure the Democratic nomination...

By Paul Kane  |  May 16, 2007; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  House  
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Barney Frank: Thank You For Not Asking

Few members of Congress are as outwardly pugnacious, confrontational, witty, acid-tongued and downright quotable -- and happy to admit all of the above -- as Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.). Frank is now the chairman of the Financial Services Committee, giving him plenty of power and, presumably, few reasons to be...

By Paul Kane  |  May 15, 2007; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  House  
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Sen. Graham: Still Not Happy With Gonzales

washingtonpost.com's Ed O'Keefe sends the following dispatch from South Carolina: As former deputy attorney general James Comey testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee today, one member of the committee made it clear last night that he's still not happy with Comey's former boss, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Sen. Lindsey O....

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  May 15, 2007; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Freshmen 42: A First Split on the Iraq War

For the first time since entering Congress on Jan. 3, the House's freshmen Democrats split into different camps last week on a key Iraq war vote. Until last week, the "Freshmen 42" had voted in lock step with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on every major Iraq vote this year,...

By Paul Kane  |  May 15, 2007; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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