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  • Joe Negron files to run for Ken Pruitt's Senate seat in 2010

     
    Former state Rep. Joe Negron, who made an unsuccessful bid for Congress in the shadow of the Mark Foley sex scandal, said today he'd run for Ken Pruitt's Senate seat, which includes parts of Palm Beach County. Negron, who now......
  • McClellan: White House 'heads in sand'

     
    Books on the president, including McClellan's. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds) by Mark Silva The White House isn't fond of having past and present members of the administration testify before Congress, but Scott McClellan, the now-readily-forthcoming former...
  • GOP hits Obama, Hill Dems on lobbyists

     
    by Frank James The National Republican Congressional Committee is hitting Sen. Barack Obama and congressional Democrats for hypocrisy, noting the contradiction between Obama vowing that he and the Democratic National Committee will not take lobbyists'...
  • Rahm Emanuel: 'Trust' No. 1 for No. 2

     
    by Mark Silva Trust. That's what a president needs in a running mate, says Rep. Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, a former hand in Bill Clinton's White House who has met with two of the vetters whom Sen. Barack Obama of......
  • $4-a-gallon gas driving economic crisis

     
    by Frank James With gas prices reaching a national average of $4-a-gallon over the weekend, the sense of national crisis is surging along with the cost of filling up. The New York Times focuses attention on those consumers who are......
  • Bush impeachment to be shelved: Hoyer

     
    by Matthew Hay Brown The Democratic House leadership is preparing to stick the articles of impeachment raised by Rep. Dennis Kucinich Monday night against President Bush on the same shelf that they stuck a similar effort the Ohio Democrat filed......
  • Holder: Next on the GOP hit list?

     
    A week ago, we wrote an item questioning the choice of Eric Holder as an Obama v-p vetter, given Holder's role as a Department of Justice official in facilitating the Marc Rich pardon. As it turned out, the top......
  • John McCain, Barack Obama: Patriots

     
    by Mark Silva It's probably time to stipulate that John McCain and Barack Obama are good Americans. It may also be time to acknowledge that McCain is not "confusing the basic facts and reality'' in Iraq, as Obama's chief foreign......
  • Senate Republicans girding for losses

     
    by Mark Silva Sen. John Ensign of Nevada is captain of the Republican Party's campaigns for the Senate in November. The grim captain sees a best-case scenario: Three overboard. David Cook of the Christian Science Monitor reports today on a......
  • Working Families endorses Hooper's rival

     
    As partners in the Democrats??? drive to take the state Senate, the state Working Families Party has endorsed on Long Island Democrats Brian Foley, Kristen McElroy and Sen. Craig Johnson. In the Assembly, the party included five Republicans among its........
  • John McCain's favorite charity?

     
    By Andrew Zajac In 2001, John McCain helped found a northern Virginia think tank that has frequently taken policy positions that dovetail with his and provided paychecks to key political associates. The Reform Institute also has bent and may have broken...
  • 'If detainee dies, you're doing it wrong'

     
    by Frank James One of the most memorable and chilling lines from today's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the treatment of detainees came when Sen. Carl Levin, the Democrat who chairs the committee, referred to the back-and-forth between......