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Capitol Briefing: September 30, 2007 - October 6, 2007

Senators get multipe-ticket benefit restored

So much for traveling like the rest of us. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) this week quietly inserted a provision into a Defense Department spending bill that allows senators to continue booking multiple tickets with airlines to get home to their states in...

By Paul Kane  |  October 5, 2007; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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UPDATE: Craig Says He Won't Resign After Adverse Ruling on His Guilty Plea

Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) has changed his mind about resigning and will remain in the Senate through next year. His decision comes on the same day a Minnesota judge ruled Craig could not withdraw his guilty plea to disorderly conduct in a men's restroom at a Minnesota airport [Read our...

By Paul Kane  |  October 4, 2007; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (116)
Categories:  Ethics and Rules  
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Larry Craig: The 'Crime' Scene

For those of you that can't get enough of the Larry Craig scandal, Capitol Briefing delivers today. You want to know what the Twin Cities airport looks like, the location of Craig's arrival gate and the location of the restroom? We've got the video. You want to see the stalls...

By Paul Kane  |  October 3, 2007; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
Categories:  Ethics and Rules  
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Democrats Begin SCHIP Veto Override Campaign

With a presidential veto of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) now official, Congressional Democrats have formally embarked on a campaign to find the 15 to 20 votes from House Republicans they will need to override President Bush's veto pen. Aides say because the $35 billion expansion of the...

By Paul Kane  |  October 3, 2007; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (165)
Categories:  Branch vs. Branch , Dem. Leaders , House , Senate  
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Iraq Pulls Down Poll Numbers for Bush and Congress

Congress completed a popularity freefall last month, finding its approval ratings now almost identical to two other things Democratic leaders would rather not be associated with: President Bush and the Iraq war. Factoring in margin for error, roughly 30 percent of the public now approve of the job performance of...

By Paul Kane  |  October 2, 2007; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Iraq  
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Ted Stevens' Son on Investigation: "We're Big Fish"

Ben Stevens, the son of U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) created one of the stranger twists in a smoldering Alaska public corruption investigation, Friday, calling into a local radio show to accuse federal prosecutors of a "public stoning" of the Stevens family. The younger Stevens, a former state senator who...

By Paul Kane  |  October 1, 2007; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Ethics and Rules  
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