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A Blissful Break

Capitol Briefing is getting married this weekend, and no, he's not stressed or concerned about it. ALL IS WELL.

After the nuptials, he will be going on his honeymoon and (to borrow The Fix's parlance) he suspects the soon-to-be Mrs. Briefing would not appreciate it if he blogged while at the beach. So this is it from him until May 8th. But keep watching this space for occasional posts by other authors, and you can always check out one of's other fine political blogs or the Congress page for all the latest happenings. Bye for now, and feel free to provide marriage advice in the comments section below.

By Ben Pershing  |  April 25, 2008; 5:17 PM ET
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Congrats Ben!

Posted by: Famous DC | April 26, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Enjoy your new life.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | April 27, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

This morning, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), gave several television interviews in which he vigorously advocated staying the course in Iraq. He told the CBS Early Show, "[T]here is progress being made...we've got to at least give this new strategy a chance to succeed."

McCain further claimed, "I don't recall a time in history while men and women are fighting and sacrificing that one of our major leaders has said that the conflict is lost." On two separate occasions during the Clinton administration, however, he argued for the approval of legislation guaranteeing the removal of U.S. forces from foreign engagements, regardless of the consequences:

October 1994 -- McCain argued for the precipitous withdrawal of U.S. forces from Haiti: "In my view that does not mean as soon as order is restored to Haiti. It does not mean as soon as democracy is flourishing in Haiti. It does not mean as soon as we have established a viable nation in Haiti. As soon as possible means as soon we can get out of Haiti without losing any American lives." [Senate Floor, 10/6/94]

October 1993 -- McCain argued against giving any strategy the chance to succeed in Somalia: "Mr. President, can anyone seriously argue that another 6 months of United States forces in harm's way means the difference between peace and prosperity in Somalia and war and starvation there? Is that very dim prospect worth one more American life? No, it is not." [Senate Floor, 10/14/93]

Posted by: Anonymous | April 28, 2008 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Ben - what a great wedding. It was so nice to see you and Beth again. Congrats!

Posted by: Jeanne | April 28, 2008 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Hello CONGRESS !!?? Where is Our Congress?! - Why has not the War Profiteers and Economic Terrorists been prosecuted and jailed?! Bush / Cheney, Haliburton, and KBR - Are Responsible, and the buck ends with Bush. Why are they not in prison? Please tell the American Citizens why. CONGRESS, what are You doing about these Criminal Acts in Iraq?! - $19,000,000,000 missing at a minimum!! How? That is enough $money to give 190,000 of Our poorest FAMILIES each a suitcase with $100,000 in each! How can that much money go un-accounted for?! Treason, War-Profiteering, and the Looting of America must stop NOW!! "Congress wake up",- You are also accountable and are violating your' oaths of office. Soverign Citizens Unite, and order the CONGRESS to do it's Job!! - This Economic Terrorist Network Must be Arrested. - What in hell is going on in Washington D.C.? - jward52

Posted by: Joe Ward | April 28, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Don't do it - don't get married!!! But I had a "killer" time at your wedding. I wish the band would have asked me to guest-solo.

Posted by: The Nuge | April 29, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

iny oppinion towards this article is very serious and this woilrd we live every body needs peace and stability,in somlaia there is no peace and stable the wolrdonly knows somalia but there is another neighbour country,named somaliland somaliland country was one of the under colonismbritihs goverment in east africa,in 1960 they unite somalia,they return back their freedomin 1991,when SNM fighters,destroy regime goverment mohamedsiyad bareh, 17 years somaliland ispeace nad stability, after the comming election in may 15 somaliland must get recognition becouse the current president riyaalewas one of the regime siyad bare when the strrugles group snm succsed comming election usa agoverment and super power countries must recognize somaliland as goverment becouse situtation somaliais dangerouse and somaliland people willnot reunite, iam conclude my speech the internationalcommunity must disscus somaliland country and recognize as asoon as possible,

mahad nuux

Posted by: mahad nuux | April 29, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Wait until she's preoccupied and then you can find yourself a little playtoy to have some real fun with. This is the way us southern boys do it.

Posted by: Bubba | April 29, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse


Someone From her Campaign, Please Contact the Editor !

In the last election the Pro-Israel lobby financed the Bush Election

In the last election the Military Industrial Complex lobby financed the Bush Election

In the last election the OIL monopolies lobby financed the Bush Election

As a result after Bush's election, they were all given Carte-Blanche to do anything they liked !

All three are out of Control !

The Lobby, the Oil-Cartels and the Military Industrial Complex, are so much out of control, that they now run the Government and no
President elected this time can really stop them.

Since the election of Bush, hundreds of Journalists like me who tell the truth have been assassinated, I can prove it. The result is that

other journalists are afraid to tell the truth or are ultimately financed by one of the above monopolies within the corporate press. The plain ordinary American people as a result, do not know what is really happening in the world and cannot make the informed choices at election time as a result.


Well the big OIL Cartels and Monopolies are financing Obama !

I am not getting paid for this, so you can work the rest out for yourselves.




Posted by: BrianClarkeNUJ | May 1, 2008 8:16 PM | Report abuse

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