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Capitol Briefing: September 2, 2007 - September 8, 2007

The Craig Fiasco: Three Up, Three Down

Day 12 of the Senate held hostage. The Larry Craig saga simply won't go away. Indeed, we're now 12 days into the Idaho Republican's free-fall from grace. Off in the horizon, there appears to be a glimmer of hope that this political drama will draw to a conclusion, mainly because...

By Paul Kane  |  September 7, 2007; 8:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (275)
 
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The Senate on Steroids: Vote, Vote, Vote

Call it the 10,000 Vote Club. In the nearly 220 years of the Senate's history, just 28 senators have been around long enough to cast 10,000 votes. This achievement is the senatorial equivalent of hitting 500-or-more career home runs in Major League Baseball, where just 22 sluggers have cracked at...

By Paul Kane  |  September 6, 2007; 5:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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GOP Leaders Hesitant to Endorse Doolittle

With fresh subpoenas landing in the office of Rep. John T. Doolittle, a pair of leading House Republicans declined to say yesterday whether they would endorse the veteran California Republican for re-election. Doolittle was already forced off his key assignment on the Appropriations Committee in April after the FBI raided...

By Paul Kane  |  September 4, 2007; 8:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ethics and Rules , GOP Leaders  
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McConnell: Craig Case "Clearly Distinguishable" From Vitter, Stevens

Pronouncing the Larry Craig gay-sex sting episode "over," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said today that the Idaho Republican was forced to resign last weekend because of the finality of his guilty plea to disorderly conduct charges, and not because of the political stigma of the homosexual allegations inherent...

By Paul Kane  |  September 4, 2007; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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