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Capitol Briefing: November 22, 2009 - November 28, 2009

McChrystal tells lawmakers Obama engaged in "thoughtful process" on request for more troops

By Paul Kane Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, told a group of key congressmen Thursday that President Obama was engaged in a "thoughtful process" of deciding on his request for additional troops in the region. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), in a telephone interview from...

By Mike Shepard  |  November 26, 2009; 2:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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Pelosi: Democrats facing voter 'unrest' over war spending, troop increase

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that Democrats face "serious unrest" over President Obama's possible expansion of tens of thousands of additional troops to Afghanistan.

By Web Politics Editor  |  November 24, 2009; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
Categories:  Dem. Leaders  
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Hoffman concedes a 2nd time in NY House race

The Conservative Party candidate conceded a race in upstate New York for a U.S. House of Representatives seat for the second time Tuesday, saying he doesn't have enough votes.

By Web Politics Editor  |  November 24, 2009; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Ethics and Rules  
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