McConnell warns of filibuster on tax bill
December 1st, 2010
08:31 PM ET
3 years ago

McConnell warns of filibuster on tax bill

Washington (CNN) - Senate Republicans will filibuster any bill that doesn't extend Bush-era tax cuts to all income groups, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday.

"The reality is that 42 Republican senators don't believe we should raise taxes on anybody, and there are also an indeterminate number of Democrats who agree with that," McConnell told CNN.
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Bathroom equality comes to the House
December 1st, 2010
07:53 PM ET
3 years ago

Bathroom equality comes to the House

Washington (CNN) - Pelosi may have "shattered the marble ceiling" as the first female House Speaker, but incoming Republican House Speaker John Boehner has decided to create equal bathroom access for female members of Congress.

According to an announcement from the GOP transition team, the woman's restroom will be adjacent to the House floor to accommodate the 71 female members in the next Congress, something current female members live without.
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Palin's intentions questioned as she heads back to Iowa
December 1st, 2010
07:14 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin's intentions questioned as she heads back to Iowa

Washington (CNN) - As Sarah Palin heads back to Iowa on Thursday for her second book signing in the key political state within a week, her decision not to engage with political activists and veterans of past caucuses is drawing mixed reviews.

She will autograph copies of her new book "America by Heart" at a Walmart Super Center in Spirit Lake, in the western part of the state and an area known as a stronghold for conservatives. Last Saturday several hundred attended a book signing in West Des Moines.
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RNC candidates: Steele a risk in 2012
December 1st, 2010
06:07 PM ET
3 years ago

RNC candidates: Steele a risk in 2012

Washington (CNN) – Four candidates hoping to take over the Republican National Committee from Chairman Michael Steele warned party activists Wednesday that the GOP could risk their ability to capture the White House in 2012 unless a leadership change is made atop the party.
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GOP to House: Party's over
December 1st, 2010
05:56 PM ET
3 years ago

GOP to House: Party's over

Washington (CNN) - The college football bowl season is weeks away from crowning a new national champion, but there will be no congratulatory votes for the winner on the House floor. That's because Republicans are planning to ban most official Congressional commemorations when they take over the chamber in January.
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BREAKING: Ensign's office says he's no longer target of federal investigation
December 1st, 2010
05:47 PM ET
3 years ago

BREAKING: Ensign's office says he's no longer target of federal investigation

Washington (CNN) - Senator John Ensign's office says he's been told he's no longer a target of a federal grand jury investigation into whether he violated the law in an effort to cover up an affair he had with the wife of a former aide.

The two-term Republican admitted in June to an extramarital affair with Cindy Hampton, his onetime campaign treasurer. She is the wife of top aide Doug Hampton.
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House to vote on Rangel censure
December 1st, 2010
03:52 PM ET
3 years ago

House to vote on Rangel censure

Washington (CNN) – The full House of Representatives is expected to vote Thursday on the House ethics committee's recommendation to censure New York Democratic Rep Charles Rangel.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, who handles the House floor schedule, told reporters Wednesday that he informed Rangel and Rep Zoe Lofgren, the chair of the ethics committee, that the committee's report would be considered Thursday afternoon.
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Filed under: Charlie Rangel • House
Gov. O'Malley preparing for next election cycle
December 1st, 2010
03:43 PM ET
3 years ago

Gov. O'Malley preparing for next election cycle

Washington (CNN) - The incoming chairman of the Democratic Governors Association says he's preparing for the upcoming election cycle.

Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland Wednesday was formally elected to take over as head of the DGA, as he met with other Democratic governors and governors-elect.
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Defeated members of Congress moved from offices to cubicles
December 1st, 2010
03:39 PM ET
3 years ago

Defeated members of Congress moved from offices to cubicles

Washington (CNN) – It was a moving day deadline for members of Congress who won't be coming back in January, and most seemed to be meeting Wednesday's timetable to pack up their prestigious offices and move to relatively humble cubicles to finish their final days on Capitol Hill.

But some are finding the temporary quarters a little demoralizing as staffers try to complete legislative duties from cubicles and banquet tables set up in the Rayburn Office Building cafeteria. Others are relegated to spending their December days sharing big, empty hearing rooms.
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Former chairman may be joining RNC race
December 1st, 2010
03:08 PM ET
3 years ago

Former chairman may be joining RNC race

Washington (CNN) - The field of candidates seeking to replace Michael Steele atop the Republican National Committee may have just gotten larger.

Former RNC chairman Mike Duncan, who was one of five Republicans who lost to Steele in the 2009 race for chairman, was a last minute addition Wednesday to a forum of candidates organized by FreedomWorks and the Republican National Conservative Caucus, a faction of conservative members within the RNC.
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Filed under: Mike Duncan • RNC
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