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Capitol Briefing Archive: Branch vs. Branch

Amid anxiety, jobs bill takes shape on the Hill

The White House jobs summit opens today amid concerns on Capitol Hill that the administration has not done enough to address unemployment and uncertainty over how and when Congress can deliver a jobs bill to the president's desk.

By Ben Pershing  |  December 3, 2009; 9:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Agenda , Branch vs. Branch  
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Split Persists Over McChrystal Testimony

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer wants the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan to testify on Capitol Hill. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images) By Ben Pershing A key Democratic leader reiterated Tuesday that Gen. Stanley McChrystal should appear before Congress soon to testify on the war effort in Afghanistan, one day after...

By Ben Pershing  |  October 6, 2009; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Branch vs. Branch , Dem. Leaders  
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House Approves Defense Bill, Strips F-22 Funds

Updated 2:41 p.m. By Ben Pershing The House easily approved a $636 billion defense spending bill Thursday, after voting to strip money for the controversial F-22 fighter but leaving funding in place for several other military programs the Obama administration doesn't want. After the Senate voted last week 58-40 to...

By Ben Pershing  |  July 30, 2009; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Branch vs. Branch , House , Purse Strings  
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Obama Threatens Veto Over New Helicopters

By Ben Pershing One week after successfully using a veto threat against the Senate's defense authorization bill, President Obama sent the House a similar threat Tuesday along with a message: He really doesn't want a new helicopter. As was the case with the Senate bill, the House Defense appropriations measure,...

By Ben Pershing  |  July 28, 2009; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Branch vs. Branch , House , Purse Strings  
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Obama vs. Earmarks, Part II

By Ben Pershing Just how "clean" will the supplemental spending bill be? It's a question worth asking, one day after President Obama asked Congress to give him $83.4 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as selected foreign aid programs. When Obama signed the $410 billion omnibus...

By Ben Pershing  |  April 10, 2009; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Obama Recruits Heavily From the Hill

By Ben Pershing Since he took office two months ago, President Obama has been making all manner of gestures, large and small, to reach out to his old colleagues in Congress and persuade them to support his agenda. He's had them over for dinner and cocktails, invited them to...

By Ben Pershing  |  March 27, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Byrd to Obama: Enough Already With the 'Czars', Ben Pershing , February 25, 2009
Jones Renews Effort To Rename Dept. of Navy, Ben Pershing , January 8, 2009
Senate Adjourns, Ends Standoff With Bush, Paul Volpe , January 2, 2009
Bush Won't Call for Special Session, Ben Pershing , August 4, 2008
Is a Government Shutdown Ahead?, Ben Pershing , July 31, 2008
Bush and GOP At Odds...Again, Ben Pershing , July 23, 2008
Cheney Playing Diminished Role on the Hill, Ben Pershing , July 17, 2008
House Again Refers Impeachment to Committee, Ben Pershing , July 15, 2008
On Vetoes, Bush Beats Harding, Ben Pershing , July 14, 2008
No Impeachment Vote Today; Hearings to Come?, Ben Pershing , July 10, 2008
'War Powers' Plan Faces Steep Odds, Ben Pershing , July 8, 2008
Banning 'the Next Karl Rove'?, Ben Pershing , July 8, 2008
Let's Make a Deal, Ben Pershing , June 19, 2008
Kucinich Vows to Keep Up Impeachment Fight, Ben Pershing , June 11, 2008
Impeachment Vote Set for This Afternoon, Ben Pershing , June 11, 2008
Kucinich Escalates Impeachment Fight, Ben Pershing , June 10, 2008
GOP Rep. Hits Bush On 'Signing Statements', Ben Pershing , May 12, 2008
On Iraq Bill, More Questions Than Answers, Ben Pershing , April 24, 2008
Specter: Mukasey Is 'Still Wearing His Robe', Ben Pershing , April 17, 2008
The Costs of War, Ben Pershing , April 16, 2008
After Petraeus, a Growing Divide, Ben Pershing , April 10, 2008
Pelosi to Stop Clock on Colombia Deal, Ben Pershing , April 9, 2008
On FISA, No Endgame in Sight, Ben Pershing , March 13, 2008
Suit Escalates Battle Between Branches, Ben Pershing , March 10, 2008
The Other FISA Debate, Ben Pershing , February 17, 2008
Player of the Week: John Conyers, Ben Pershing , February 15, 2008
House Will Let Surveillance Bill Expire, Ben Pershing , February 14, 2008
House Mulls Contempt Votes Against Bolten, Miers, Ben Pershing , February 13, 2008
SOTU Expectations Low on the Hill, Ben Pershing , January 28, 2008
Pots, Kettles and Earmarks, Ben Pershing , January 28, 2008
Congress on the Clock for Stimulus, Ben Pershing , January 22, 2008
Reid (Briefly) Off-Key on Stimulus, Ben Pershing , January 18, 2008
Impeachment Update!, Ben Pershing , January 17, 2008
Is That a Veto in Your Pocket?, Ben Pershing , January 14, 2008
Congress Ready to Stimulate, Ben Pershing , January 11, 2008
Obama: DOJ Official Must Be Fired, Paul Kane , October 19, 2007
How Rove Hopes to Avoid Capitol Hill, Paul Kane , August 13, 2007
A Contempt Explainer, Paul Kane , July 26, 2007
 
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