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McCain Questions Pentagon on Repeal of Gay Ban

The senator cited the concerns of some combat forces about repealing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Read more……

Congress Approves Child Nutrition Bill

The bill expands the school lunch program and sets new standards to improve the quality of school meals. Read more……

RNC hits back at ex-political aide

The committee sends out a memo rebutting the charges Gentry Collins made when he resigned. Read more……

Stopgap spending clears Congress

The move buys time for the White House to try to salvage a year-end agreement. Read more……

The Caucus: Applesauce, Sour Cream or Soy Sauce?

White House Hanukkah celebration features a nontraditional menu along with more traditional talk of faith (and tax cuts). Read more……

Congress votes to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congress on Thursday extended soon-to-expire funding for the federal government for another two weeks, giving Democrats time to craft a more lasting solution. Read more…

RNC, DNC each $15M+ in debt

The Republican committee is $4.4 million in the red over the course of Michael Steele’s chairmanship. Read more……

The Caucus: Progressives Keep Pressure on Obama

A new television ad from MoveOn.org Political Action urges the president to stay strong on the Bush-era tax cuts. Read more……

FiveThirtyEight: Qatar’s High-Risk World Cup

Serious questions remain about the decision to select Qatar as a host for the World Cup. Read more……

The Caucus: When Leaders Pass, Like Ships in the Night

Harry Reid came calling but Mitch McConnell wasn’t there. Read more……