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Capitol Briefing: August 3, 2008 - August 9, 2008

In Upset, Tenn. Incumbent Loses on Oil Issue

The heated Democratic primary contest between Rep. Steve Cohen and attorney Nikki Tinker fizzled out at the Memphis polls Thursday, as Cohen easily overcame Tinker's late invocation of race and religion and cruised to a 60-point victory. Instead, a northeastern Tennessee contest that had flew below the radar ended up...

By Ben Pershing  |  August 8, 2008; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  2008 Campaign  
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Craig Won't Be in Minn., But His Lawyers Will

As he told Capitol Briefing alumnus Paul Kane for today's On the Hill column, Sen. Larry Craig (Idaho) won't be heading to the Twin Cities -- literally, the scene of the crime -- in September for the Republican National Convention. "Goin' fishing," he says. Sen. Larry Craig in Raleigh, North...

By Ben Pershing  |  August 7, 2008; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Ethics and Rules  
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Good and Bad News for the Kilpatricks

How's this for good timing? On Tuesday, Michigan Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick narrowly eked out a win in her Democratic primary race, beating former state Rep. Mary Waters by three points after a contest largely focused on the sex scandal surrounding the incumbent's son, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (D). Today,...

By Ben Pershing  |  August 7, 2008; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  2008 Campaign , Ethics and Rules  
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Tennessee Primary Gets Nasty

Looking for the nastiest Democratic primary in the country this cycle? The contest between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama may have been heated, but it was nothing compared to the battle underway right now in Memphis. Voters in Tennessee's 9th district go to the polls today to determine whether freshman...

By Ben Pershing  |  August 7, 2008; 8:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (81)
Categories:  2008 Campaign  
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Boehner Golfing, McCain Absent During GOP Revolt

During the ongoing saga of the House's "Phantom Session," two items have caught Capitol Briefing's eye: Item 1: On Monday, John McCain joined the party by declaring "Congress should come back into session," for an energy vote. "I am willing to come back off the campaign trail," he said. Item...

By Ben Pershing  |  August 6, 2008; 4:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  GOP Leaders , House , Senate  
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Capitol Briefing Takes a Brief Nap

Starting at noon today, we'll be turning off comments on this blog for about 24 hours to allow for some sorely needed software upgrades and other maintenance. Capitol Briefing values your feedback and admits to being a little sad that he won't be able to read any fresh reader input...

By Ben Pershing  |  August 5, 2008; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Bush Won't Call for Special Session

From the Department of Unsurprising News comes this dispatch: President Bush will not call Congress back into session in August to hold a vote on opening more land to oil drilling. As they have been giving speeches on the House floor during The Phantom Session (come on, wouldn't you buy...

By Ben Pershing  |  August 4, 2008; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Agenda , Branch vs. Branch , House  
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The Phantom Session, Part II

Having thoroughly enjoyed their revival-style meeting on the House floor Friday, a group of Republican lawmakers plan to return to the chamber today to deliver more speeches on why they believe Congress should come back from its August break to vote on allowing more domestic and offshore oil drilling. The...

By Ben Pershing  |  August 4, 2008; 6:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  House  
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