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Capitol Briefing: May 27, 2007 - June 2, 2007

House Dems Show Historic Level of Unity

House Democrats are voting with such unity that, if continued throughout the 110th Congress, their cohesion would be unparalleled in recent congressional history. Through the first five months of the year, the average House Democrat has voted with a majority of his/her caucus colleagues on 94 percent of the 425...

By Paul Kane  |  June 1, 2007; 5:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Republicans Run From Partisan Voting

Fresh off winning election to the Senate in the fall of 2002, Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) entered the chamber as a staunch conservative, voting with a majority of his GOP colleagues nearly 94 percent of the time in the 108th Congress. In 2005 and 2006, Coleman sided with a majority of...

By Paul Kane  |  May 31, 2007; 4:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
 
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Freshmen 42: The Last Walz on Iraq vote

Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) returned home to southern Minnesota late last week after having endured a self-proclaimed "gut-wrenching and roller-coaster" ride that left him exasperated. Walz watched with joy as the House early last week approved a raft of bills dealing with veteran's health care, a subject close to his...

By Paul Kane  |  May 30, 2007; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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House GOP Cuts Off the $un$hine

As the House was voting to spread a little sunshine to its K Street connections, a GOP campaign committee pulled down the shades to hide the fund-raising events hosted by House Republicans. The National Republican Congressional Committee abruptly stopped publishing lists of money events last week, as noted today by...

By Paul Kane  |  May 29, 2007; 4:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
 
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