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  • 'Clearing the field': Crime or good politics?

     
    by James Oliphant The White House confirmed Thursday that an aide had dangled the prospect of a government job in front of another contender for the Senate -- prompting Republicans to call for a criminal investigation. Democrats, however, maintained that....
  • Voters sending mixed messages

     
    by Janet Hook and Kathleen Hennessey Amid a volatile election cycle dominated by the disgruntled voter, incumbent politicians shared a brief moment of hope as they watched some of their own escape career-ending losses. It was very brief. The results......
  • GOP renew call for probe of WH job offers

     
    by Michael Muskal Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday again called for an independent investigation into the White House actions in trying to protect incumbent senators facing tough Democratic primaries. In a letter to Atty. Gen....
  • Weekend Wrap: Kagan in profile

     
    Here's a look at what you may have missed while fretting over the U.S. World Cup defeat this weekend. * The DC bureau team covering Elena Kagan's confirmation process has a must-read profile of the Supreme Court nominee. The confirmation......
  • Capitol no pathway to the statehouse

     
    by Mike Memoli The headline from Tuesday's primary and run-off elections last night was South Carolina state Rep. Nikki Haley's victory in the GOP gubernatorial primary runoff. With a nod to the history her candidacy represents and in recognition of......
  • Obama's Keystone State concern

     
    by Mike Memoli In a piece on the White House's midterm strategy, Peter Nicholas and Christi Parsons noted that in a state like Pennsylvania, Democrats were concerned that the president could be a negative this fall. "His numbers are low,......
  • Specter on Kagan: 'She did just enough'

     
    by Colby Itkowitz Sen. Arlen Specter says that although Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's "did little to undo the impression that nominating hearings are little more than a charade," he will support her. Although Specter famously opposed Robert Bork to....
  • Graham voting yes on Kagan nomination

     
    (UPDATE: The panel has now formally approved the Kagan nomination, sending it to the full Senate. David Savage's full report available here.) by Mike Memoli Again breaking with his party on a Supreme Court vote, Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) announced........
  • Bill Clinton to stump for Sestak

     
    Our colleague Colby Itkowitz has the story in today's Allentown Morning Call: Former President Bill Clinton will join Sestak in Scranton Tuesday to rally support for the Democratic congressman, the Sestak campaign confirmed. Sestak, who is running against...
  • No smoking tape but Patriots' rep singed again

     
    Reports detailing the eight video recordings that former Patriots??? employee Matt Walsh turned over to the league may not include any smoking tapes that go beyond what New England coach Bill Belichick already had admitted to but there are a......
  • Spygate could end today -- or not

     
    The much-anticipated meeting between NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and former Patriots employee Matt Walsh is being held today and afterward, Goodell is scheduled to hold a press conference in New York apparently to disclose what he learned.The...
  • Chuck for Veep? Why not? He doesn't say no!

     
    The Hill, the newspaper about Congress, asked the 97 Senators who aren't running for president whether they were interested in becoming vice-president. Some, like Arlen Specter, made it simple: "Absolutely not." Sen. Schumer, however, was not so direct:...