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Capitol Briefing: June 24, 2007 - June 30, 2007

Immigration: Three up in the House, three down

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) essentially ducked the question today about whether she would take up immigration reform, now that the controversial legislation has been tabled again in the Senate. Saying she had "anticipated that we would be working on an immigration bill soon", Pelosi added that the bill's demise...

By Paul Kane  |  June 29, 2007; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Defiant Byrd, 89, Says He Will Continue To Serve

His hands shaking and voice muffled by a cough, Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.), 89, defiantly declared today that he would continue to serve in the chamber indefinitely, possibly until his death, despite suffering from a tremor common to the elderly. "I will continue to do this work until this...

By Paul Kane  |  June 28, 2007; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Freshmen 42: Most oppose $4,400 pay hike

The House Democratic freshmen have a hefty gift that they'd like to offer up to taxpayers: their pay raise for 2008. Last night, in one of those procedural votes that would cause headaches if Capitol Briefing were to explain the full parliamentary nature of it all, the House voted 244-181...

By Paul Kane  |  June 28, 2007; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Prez Hopefuls Come Home for Immigration Debate

It was all-hands-on-deck in the Senate Tuesday as the chamber cleared a key parliamentary threshold in order to resume debate on the immigration reform legislation crafted by a bipartisan group of lawmakers. For only the second day in June every able bodied senator cast a vote, with all six would-be...

By Paul Kane  |  June 27, 2007; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lugar Speech Signals GOP Unrest Over Iraq Policy

Republican Sen. Richard Lugar's speech sharply criticizing President Bush's Iraq policy and urging a reduction in the U.S. military role in that country signaled a move by a handful of senior Senate Republicans to challenge the administration to seek a diplomatic resolution to the widespread carnage and sectarian violence....

By Eric Pianin  |  June 26, 2007; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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McConnell claims "victory", McCain "respects" Court decision

One of the more interesting senatorial rivalries of the last decade was on full display today in a key Supreme Court ruling, with Chief Justice John Roberts deciding for a 5-4 majority that restrictions on corporate- and labor-financed ads attacking candidates by name was unconstitutional. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell...

By Paul Kane  |  June 25, 2007; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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