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Capitol Briefing Archive: GOP Leaders

NY-23 and the blame game

NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions couldn't keep NY-23 in the red column. (AP Photo/LM Otero). By Ben Pershing As top Republicans busily gloated Wednesday over the party's convincing victories in New Jersey and Virginia, there was one GOP leader who wasn't holding any press conferences -- Rep. Pete Sessions (Texas). As...

By Ben Pershing  |  November 4, 2009; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 Campaign , GOP Leaders  
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House GOP prepping alternative health-care reform bill

By Ben Pershing After months of criticizing Democrats' health-care proposals without offering one of their own, House Republicans are preparing to unveil a reform bill this week to compete with the majority's ideas. Having lambasted the bill unveiled by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for being nearly 2,000 pages long with...

By Ben Pershing  |  November 2, 2009; 6:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  GOP Leaders , Health Reform  
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GOP Squabbling Jeopardizes N.Y. Seat

By Ben Pershing A Republican civil war is imperiling the party's chances of retaining an open House seat in upstate New York, as squabbling between GOP conservatives and moderates has provided Democrats with an opening. On Nov. 3, voters will go to the polls in the 23rd district for a...

By Ben Pershing  |  October 15, 2009; 2:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  2010 Campaign , GOP Leaders , House  
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Baucus Says He'll Bring Forward a Health-Care Bill, Even Without 'Gang of Six'

Updated 5:40 p.m. By Lori Montgomery The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee told a team of health-care negotiators Friday that he is prepared to unveil his own bill "in the near future," even if his Republican colleagues oppose the idea. The bill would be based on the group's extensive...

By Lori Montgomery  |  September 4, 2009; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
Categories:  Dem. Leaders , GOP Leaders , Health Reform  
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Republicans Denounce 'Witch Hunt' of CIA Interrogators

By Paul Kane Leading Republicans denounced Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s decision to appoint a prosecutor to investigate alleged abuses of roughly a dozen detainees under a Bush-era CIA policy, as top Democrats expressed mixed views on Monday's actions by the Obama administration and some worried that the Justice...

By Web Politics Editor  |  August 25, 2009; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (339)
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McConnell Gets a Voice in Court Hearing on Campaign Finance

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) will be represented in next month's Supreme Court hearing on the constitutionality of campaign finance restrictions.

By Robert Barnes  |  August 17, 2009; 6:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  GOP Leaders , Senate , Supreme Court  
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Kirk Campaign Offers GOP Hope, Headaches, Ben Pershing , July 20, 2009
Boehner Launches House-Style Filibuster on Climate Bill, Web Politics Editor , June 26, 2009
Boehner Tees It Up with Tiger, Paul Volpe , June 26, 2009
Thune Climbs GOP Leadership Ladder, Ben Pershing , June 25, 2009
House GOP Outlines Health Care Plan, Ben Pershing , June 17, 2009
The Courtship of Mike Castle, Ben Pershing , June 11, 2009
GOP Split Over Budget Alternative, Ben Pershing , March 25, 2009
GOP Lawmakers Rally Around Steele, Ben Pershing , March 5, 2009
Follow the Leaders, Washington Post editors , January 15, 2009
Follow the Leaders: The Whip Team Grows, Washington Post editors , January 14, 2009
Young Out in GOP Housecleaning, Ben Pershing , December 11, 2008
Sessions Elected NRCC Chair; Cantor Becomes Whip, Ben Pershing , November 19, 2008
Boehner Wins GOP Leader Race, Ben Pershing , November 19, 2008
Boehner Draws Challenge for GOP Leader, Ben Pershing , November 14, 2008
Blunt Steps Down After Mixed Decade in Leadership, Ben Pershing , November 6, 2008
Maneuvering Begins for House GOP Leaders, Ben Pershing , November 5, 2008
The Morning After, Plenty of Blame to Go Around, Ben Pershing , September 30, 2008
Why the Bailout Bill Failed, Ben Pershing , September 29, 2008
Why House Republicans Balked, Ben Pershing , September 26, 2008
Cantor Chosen for VP! (By a Blog), Ben Pershing , August 28, 2008
Senate GOP Panics Over Financial Woes, Ben Pershing , August 22, 2008
The Politics of Adjournment, Ben Pershing , July 30, 2008
Blunt Bullish on GOP Electoral Prospects, Ben Pershing , July 22, 2008
Meet Chairman McCarthy, Ben Pershing , July 21, 2008
Unrest in the GOP Base, Ben Pershing , July 16, 2008
McCain Echoes Hill GOP Message, Ben Pershing , June 17, 2008
NRCC to Reveal Embezzlement Details, Ben Pershing , June 12, 2008
GOP to Launch Joint Fundraising Effort, Ben Pershing , June 6, 2008
Hastert Goes Through Revolving Door, Ben Pershing , May 30, 2008
Follow the GOP Leaders (Out the Door), Ben Pershing , May 28, 2008
Changes Afoot at the NRCC, Ben Pershing , May 21, 2008
Death by a Thousand Meetings, Ben Pershing , May 21, 2008
Boehner, Cole Both 'Staying', Ben Pershing , May 19, 2008
Tom Cole Watch, Day 1, Ben Pershing , May 14, 2008
Fossella and Fay's European Vacation, Ben Pershing , May 13, 2008
McCain Has Plan to Help House Republicans, Ben Pershing , April 15, 2008
The Rise and Fall of Tom Reynolds, Ben Pershing , March 20, 2008
Rep. Tom Reynolds to Retire, Editors , March 20, 2008
NRCC Scandal: How Did It Happen?, Ben Pershing , March 14, 2008
Renzi Move a Mixed Blessing for GOP, Ben Pershing , February 26, 2008
GOP's Earmarks Crusade Has its Limits, Ben Pershing , February 15, 2008
Oh Boy, More Debates!, Ben Pershing , February 8, 2008
Tom Davis and the 'Dying Breed' of Moderates, Ben Pershing , January 30, 2008
House GOP Backs Away From Real Earmark Moratorium, Ben Pershing , January 26, 2008
Events Move Forward as GOP 'Retreats', Ben Pershing , January 24, 2008
Getaway Day for the GOP, Ben Pershing , January 24, 2008
Will Stimulus Train Leave Conservatives Behind?, Ben Pershing , January 22, 2008
Despite Blog Support, Flake Bid a Long-shot, Ben Pershing , January 21, 2008
Senate Republicans Face Leadership Choice, Paul Kane , December 4, 2007
Update: Lott Announces Retirement, Paul Kane , November 26, 2007
Hastert's Farewell: 'My Heart is Still Here', Paul Kane , November 15, 2007
GOP Leaders Hesitant to Endorse Doolittle, Paul Kane , September 4, 2007
Putnam's 11, Seeing 'Red', Paul Kane , April 6, 2007
Emotional Moments in the Debate on Iraq, Paul Kane , February 18, 2007
SOTU, Take Two, Paul Kane , January 26, 2007
House GOP Retreats ... to the Eastern Shore, Paul Kane , January 25, 2007
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