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Capitol Briefing: August 31, 2008 - September 6, 2008

House Candidates Back on the Program

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- After having their originally-scheduled appearances bumped off the Republican National Convention program Monday in the wake of Hurricane Gustav, a small slate of GOP House candidates has been slotted to appear early in the program tonight. The lineup is slightly different than the one that was...

By Ben Pershing  |  September 4, 2008; 6:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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President? What President?

President Bush addresses the Republican National Conventions via satellite on Tuesday. His absence at the convention -- due to Hurricane Gustav -- may have made it easier for Republicans to ignore him in their speeches. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Which party currently controls the White...

By Ben Pershing  |  September 4, 2008; 3:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Louisiana Primary Delayed After Hurricane

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has ordered the state's congressional primary, which had been scheduled for this Saturday, to be delayed after the damage wrought by Hurricane Gustav made it too difficult to pull off the balloting on time. Election officials had been planning for the contingency that the primary...

By Ben Pershing  |  September 3, 2008; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lieberman Backs McCain, Gave to Biden

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Back on Super Tuesday, Capitol Briefing observed that Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) appeared to be the only senator who had contributed campaign cash in the past to both John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.). Seven months later, as Lieberman prepares to address the Republican...

By Ben Pershing  |  September 2, 2008; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  2008 Campaign , Senate  
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GOP Candidate Speeches Scrapped

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- While much of the attention Monday was on Hurricane Gustav and the cancellation of appearances here by President Bush and Vice President Cheney, a handful of prominent Republican congressional candidates also lost their chances to speak when the convention schedule was altered. The original schedule for...

By Ben Pershing  |  September 1, 2008; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Louisiana Primary May Be Delayed By Gustav

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- As the rapid changes to the GOP convention schedule have demonstrated, politics is quickly taking a backseat here to fears of Hurricane Gustav as it bears down on the Gulf Coast. But the storm isn't just affecting the presidential campaign, it also may well have a...

By Ben Pershing  |  August 31, 2008; 7:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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McCain, Palin and Hill GOP Unite on Earmarks Issue

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- When John McCain and Sarah Palin gather here this week with congressional Republicans, there will be one topic above all on which they will try to speak with one voice: spending and earmarks. As has been much-chronicled this year, McCain and his fellow GOP lawmakers haven't...

By Ben Pershing  |  August 31, 2008; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  2008 Campaign , Agenda , GOP Leaders , Purse Strings  
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