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Trouble Brewing On Team Blue?

Mike Lillis over at The Hill is up today with a piece on communications troubles between the House Democrats and the President’s team (h/t Conservative Wanderer), which has started me to wondering if we’re beginning to see the formation of

Posted in Democratic Party, Election 2014, House of Representatives, Obama Administration

CBC and DCCC at Odds Over Florida Redistricting

Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH) sent a letter to the DCCC last week protesting their suit over the Florida redistricting. DCCC had challenged the Florida map in the hopes of whittling down the Republican majority in the House.

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Posted in Elections, House of Representatives, Race relations

House Republicans (Finally) Pass Border Bill; Senate Democrats Vacation While Children Die

Well, it took a little doing, but my prediction finally came true. The House managed to pass a Border Supplemental Bill, days late, far short of the money the President asked for, and jammed to overflowing with conservative red meat.

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Posted in Democratic Party, Domestic Policy, House of Representatives, Immigration, Republican Party, Senate

Beltway + Border Bill = Melodrama

In today’s episode of The Perils of Pauline Border Supplemental Follies, House leadership  hurriedly pulled the $659 million Border Supplemental legislation from the floor as voting strength melted away throughout the day. Leadership, as I reported last night, had hoped

Posted in House of Representatives, Immigration

RE: Senate Moves Mikulski Bill

As an update to my update of progress on the border bill, late breaking Wednesday is the news House Republicans can not get 218 votes to back the supplemental appropriation bill, even in its pared-down state. The new tactic will

Posted in House of Representatives, Immigration

Boehner v. Obama Suit On Track

It’s not every day we see history made in the beltway– especially with this Congress- but we got a smidgeon today. In a strict party-line vote, House Republicans voted to authorize Speaker Boehner to sue the president to compel him

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Posted in Courts, House of Representatives, John Boehner, Obama Administration

House Schedules Vote on Border Bill

The House today published their bill on supplemental funding for the border crisis, setting up a Thursday vote. The total package is $659 million, less than half the original $1.5 billion proposal, and several orbital radii from the President’s $3.7

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Posted in Congress, Courts, Domestic Policy, House of Representatives, Immigration, Senate

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