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Capitol Briefing: May 24, 2009 - May 30, 2009

Okla. Congressman Sullivan Enters Betty Ford Clinic

From staff and wire reports Rep. John Sullivan (R-Okla.) said that he has entered the Betty Ford Center in California to receive treatment for his addiction to alcohol, the Tulsa World reported today. Sullivan released a statement saying that he had checked himself in to the treatment center Thursday night....

By Post Editor  |  May 29, 2009; 6:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Sessions Suggests Confirmation Timeline Unrealistic

By Paul Kane The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee today pushed back against President Obama's call for a quick confirmation process that would be concluded by early August, warning that he did not think the committee would be in position to hold hearings until then. Sen. Jeff Sessions...

By Paul Volpe  |  May 29, 2009; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Senate , Supreme Court  
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Rep. Visclosky Subpoenaed in PMA Probe

By Ben Pershing A federal grand jury has issued subpoenas to Rep. Peter Visclosky (D-Ind.) and members of his staff as part of an ongoing inverstigation into a controversial, now-defunct lobbying firm, according to the lawmaker's office. "Federal law enforcement officials have issued grand jury subpoenas to my congressional office,...

By Ben Pershing  |  May 29, 2009; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Ethics and Rules  
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Today on the Hill

Neither chamber is in session today due to the Memorial Day recess, which lasts through May 31....

By washingtonpost.com  |  May 27, 2009; 7:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Today on the Hill  
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Senate Committee Gets Recordings of Burris-Blagojevich Talks

By Perry Bacon Jr. A federal judge in Chicago said today that the Senate ethics committee can review secretly recorded conversations between Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) and the brother of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich (D), who was removed from office earlier this year amid a corruption investigation. District Court...

By Post Editor  |  May 26, 2009; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Blagojevich  
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Pelosi Raises Human Rights Concerns in China

By Paul Kane House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a longtime critic of the Chinese government, met over the weekend with a Catholic priest in Shanghai who spent nearly three decades in prison. She also sought to link human rights causes to the effort to reduce carbon emissions in the world's most...

By Eric Pianin  |  May 25, 2009; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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