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Capitol Briefing: April 12, 2009 - April 18, 2009

Today on the Hill

Congress is not in session until Monday, April 20, following a two-week spring break. Have a good weekend!...

By washingtonpost.com  |  April 17, 2009; 7:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Lobbying Firm Closes, Earmarker Fundraising Plummets?

By Paul Kane Ethics watchdogs have spent years trying to document the connection between campaign contributions and the billions of dollars a year that are earmarked to clients of well-connected lobbyists. But this week's fund-raising reports offer a rare glimpse into the other side of the equation: What happens if...

By Paul Volpe  |  April 16, 2009; 1:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Fundraising Circuit  
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Kerry Will Not Vote on Brother's Nomination

By Ed O'Keefe Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) will attend next week's confirmation hearing for his brother Cameron, nominated by President Obama to serve as general counsel at the Commerce Department, but he will recuse himself when it comes time for the committee to vote, according to a spokeswoman. (No...

By Ben Pershing  |  April 16, 2009; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Hearing Watch , Senate  
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NY-20 Recount Takes a Turn for the Absurd

By Keith Richburg NEW YORK --The ongoing, nip-and-tuck battle for New York's 20th District Congressional seat continued today, with the latest Board of Elections tally showing the Democrat, Scott Murphy, with an 86-vote lead over Republican Jim Tedisco. But the contest, which now is being waged over which absentee ballots...

By Web Politics Editor  |  April 15, 2009; 7:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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House Ethics Office Conducting Multiple Probes

By Ben Pershing More than a year after the House voted to create it, the chamber's Office of Congressional Ethics finally seems to be getting down to work, with at least a half-dozen ongoing investigations currently on its plate. The OCE, which is run by a bipartisan board of former...

By Ben Pershing  |  April 15, 2009; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Ethics and Rules , House  
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Today on the Hill

Congress is not in session until Monday, April 20, following a two-week spring break....

By washingtonpost.com  |  April 13, 2009; 7:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Today on the Hill  
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