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Capitol Briefing Archive: Player of the Week

Player of the Week: John Peterson

Capitol Briefing usually selects a lawmaker to be Player of the Week because of his or her role in what happened in the previous seven days. Rep. John Peterson (R-Pa.) is a little different, in that he is a prime mover behind what DIDN'T happen on the Hill this week....

By Ben Pershing  |  July 25, 2008; 5:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Player of the Week  
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Player of the Week: Jim DeMint

The most oft-used cliche about the Senate is that it's the "World's Greatest Deliberative Body." Leaving aside the question about whether it really is great, the chamber certainly is deliberative, and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) has busied himself in recent days making it even more so. DeMint was a key...

By Ben Pershing  |  July 18, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Player of the Week: Edward Kennedy

Capitol Briefing must admit that on some Fridays, when the sun is shining and the weekend beckons, he has trouble figuring out whom he should select as Player of the Week. Not so today. On Wednesday, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) made what was widely hailed as a "dramatic" return to...

By Ben Pershing  |  July 11, 2008; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Player of the Week , Senate  
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Player of the Week: Paul Hodes

For a politician, living in New Hampshire can have its privileges. It's particularly advantageous in presidential election years, when candidates come to your state, hat in hand, and are more than happy to share the stage with you. So life has been good this year for freshman Rep. Paul Hodes...

By Ben Pershing  |  June 27, 2008; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2008 Campaign , Player of the Week  
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Player of the Week: Steny Hoyer

Which party won this week's round of high-stakes legislative deal making on Capitol Hill? On both the just-passed terrorist surveillance bill and the supplemental spending package that passed Thursday night, Democrats and Republicans have been crowing that they got the better end of the bargain. That's as it should be;...

By Ben Pershing  |  June 20, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Dem. Leaders , Player of the Week  
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Player of the Week: Dennis Kucinich

A little less than five months ago, Rep. Dennis Kucinich dropped out of the presidential race and went home to Ohio to find himself enmeshed in a tough Democratic primary fight for reelection to the House. His opponent charged that he was neglecting his district after becoming too enamored of...

By Ben Pershing  |  June 13, 2008; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  House , Player of the Week  
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Player of the Week: Joe Lieberman, Ben Pershing , June 6, 2008
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Player of the Week: Robert Byrd, Ben Pershing , April 11, 2008
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Player of the Week: Michael Conaway, Ben Pershing , March 14, 2008
Player of the Week: Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Ben Pershing , March 7, 2008
Player of the Week: Mitch McConnell, Ben Pershing , February 29, 2008
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Player of the Week: Nancy Pelosi, Ben Pershing , February 8, 2008
 
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