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Boehner plays politics with plum committee assignments

Boehner plays politics with plum committee assignments

Deep in rural Georgia, the Republican who may become the next speaker of the U.S. House is playing let’s-make-a-deal with voters. Minority Leader John Boehner promised this week that if…

Frank Dwyer: Republicans Have a Jobs Plan That Will Put America Back to Work and Continue Our Prosperity, and It Doesn’t Involve Raising the Damn Minimum Wage!

I’m a businessman. Want more jobs? Treat our workers as if they’re Chinese! From The Huffington Post…

U.S. Pushing To Expand CIA Operations In Pakistan

WASHINGTON–The U.S. is pushing to expand a secret CIA effort to help Pakistan target militants in their havens near the Afghan border, according to senior officials, as the White House…

Hannah Peaker: If Women Ran the World

What’s the one thing that could bring ExxonMobil, Harvard University, Pfizer, and the former Prime Minister of Canada together? I know this sounds like the start of a bad joke,…

Obama puts Reid in the spotlight

Obama would be politically wounded if Republicans defeat his top Democrat in the Senate. Read the full story from Politico…

Pelosi punishes with cash

House Dems continue to give to those who can win. Read the full story from Politico…

James Neal, Watergate Prosecutor, Dies At 81

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Outside the courtroom, James F. Neal had an amiable, backslapping way with friends and foes alike. Inside the chamber, the face of one of America’s greatest trial…

Pa. Sen. debate: Who’s the extremist?

In their final debate, Sestak and Toomey attempted to paint the other as out-of-step with Pennsylvanians. Read the full story from Politico…

Forest Service Has No Flood Emergency Plan, Notification System

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The U.S. Forest Service acknowledges in a new report that the agency had no warning plan in place the night 20 people died in a flash…

Chris Weigant: Friday Talking Points [144] — Midterm Home Stretch

I’m going to (mostly) resist the urge to take advantage of this column’s volume number in order to write a really gross column. Numerically, and inventory-wise, a “gross” is (of…