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Jon Huntsman Establishes PAC

Jon Huntsman Establishes PAC

WASHINGTON — Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, seen as a potential presidential candidate, is taking the first steps toward building a national political profile by setting up a committee that will let him raise money, hire staff and trav…

Rick Santorum Establishes Presidential Exploratory Committee Ahead Of 2012

Rick Santorum Establishes Presidential Exploratory Committee Ahead Of 2012

WASHINGTON — Former Sen. Rick Santorum is taking the next step toward a presidential bid.Santorum on Tuesday said he had established a presidential exploratory committee and would participate in Thursday’s debate in South Carolina, an early…

Reince Priebus Exploring Implications Of A Paul Ryan Presidential Run

Reince Priebus Exploring Implications Of A Paul Ryan Presidential Run

WASHINGTON — Reince Priebus has begun exploring whether a presidential bid by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) would have any impact on Priebus’ ability to remain at the helm of the Republican National Committee, according to source…

HUFFPOST HILL – Romneybot Cannot Process Human War

HUFFPOST HILL – Romneybot Cannot Process Human War

Well-coiffed robot Mitt Romney is fuzzy on post-2000 American history, probably because he wasn’t upgraded to be Y2K compliant. John Boehner’s unforeseen anti-Big Oil views make us wonder how long it is until he pilots a dinghy into a whalin…

Ron Paul Presidential Exploratory Committee Expected To Launch

Ron Paul Presidential Exploratory Committee Expected To Launch

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is expected to announce the launch of a presidential exploratory committee for the next election cycle on Tuesday, according to multiple reports. According to National Journal, the conservative congressman will addres…

LACMA’s Collectors Committee Gala Votes On Permanent Collection

LACMA’s Collectors Committee Gala Votes On Permanent Collection

Like Dancing with the Stars for the art world, it had popular appeal, artistic merit, drama, and plenty of intrigue — it was LACMA’s Collectors Committee Weekend. The museum’s 26th annual fundraiser brought Los Angeles patrons of the arts t…

Scott Walker Defends Hobbling Unions

Scott Walker Defends Hobbling Unions

WASHINGTON — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker defended his school of union hobbling as a route to fiscal discipline to budget-weary Washington on Thursday, telling a House committee that protracted, nail-biting negotiations in tough economi…

Rick Santorum 2012 Announcement: Former Senator Launches Presidential Exploratory Committee

Rick Santorum 2012 Announcement: Former Senator Launches Presidential Exploratory Committee

Former senator Rick Santorum announced the launch of a presidential exploratory committee for the next election cycle on Wednesday night during an appearance on Fox News.Earlier in the day, Satorum alerted his supporters that he would be add…

Mitt Romney 2012 Exploratory Committee Launches

Mitt Romney 2012 Exploratory Committee Launches

WASHINGTON – Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Monday announced he is forming a committee to explore running for the Republican presidential nomination in a web video first released on Twitter. “It is time that we put America back on …

Paul Ryan Budget Proposal Approved By House Panel

Paul Ryan Budget Proposal Approved By House Panel

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House Budget Committee approved a $3.5 trillion budget for 2012 on Wednesday that was hailed by its GOP authors as an end to a federal spending binge but savaged by Democrats as an assault on retirees an…

Colorado Joint Budget Committee Lets Scott Gessler Keep $2 Million Slated To Balance Budget

Colorado Joint Budget Committee Lets Scott Gessler Keep $2 Million Slated To Balance Budget

In another reversal of fortune, Secretary of State Scott Gessler will get to keep the $2 million from his cash fund that the legislature’s Joint Budget Committee had voted to sweep earlier in the week.Gessler, a Republican, defeated Democrat…

RNC Debt At $23 Million As It Gears Up For 2012

RNC Debt At $23 Million As It Gears Up For 2012

WASHINGTON — The Republican National Committee says it is $23 million in debt as it prepares for the 2012 elections.RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said Monday his committee owes about $8 million to vendors and $15 million to various lende…

Michael Steele Reportedly Dropped Reelection Bid After Being Offered Lucrative Deal

Michael Steele Reportedly Dropped Reelection Bid After Being Offered Lucrative Deal

Former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele dropped his bid for a second term on Friday after being offered a lucrative deal in exchange for his endorsement, sources on the committee tell The Hotline.Read More…

Michael Steele’s Tenure As RNC Chairman May Be Nearing End

Michael Steele’s Tenure As RNC Chairman May Be Nearing End

OXON HILL, Md. — His re-election bid in serious doubt, Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele sought support from members of his party’s central committee Thursday as he struggled to avert defeat after a free-spending, g…

Ahron Friedman Divorce: Protestors Seek Wife’s Religious Freedom

Ahron Friedman Divorce: Protestors Seek Wife’s Religious Freedom

This should have been a good New Year’s for Aharon Friedman, a 34-year-old tax counsel for the Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee. He spent time with his 3-year-old daughter, and could have been thinking about the influence he…

Steele Reelection Bid Announced: Read Speech, Supporting Docs Sent To Members

Steele Reelection Bid Announced: Read Speech, Supporting Docs Sent To Members

WASHINGTON — Defying both his critics and earlier reports of his impending departure, RNC Chairman Michael Steele told fellow committee members on Monday that he would run for a second term in the post. The reelection quest was greeted by c…

GOP Could Pick ‘Prince Of Pork’ To Become Next House Appropriations Committee Chairman

GOP Could Pick ‘Prince Of Pork’ To Become Next House Appropriations Committee Chairman

So, who will Republicans choose to run the committee that controls the government’s purse strings? Will it be a proven deficit hawk? A fiscal conservative? An avowed opponent of pork-barrel spending?Nope.Read More…
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Colorado K-12 Funding Face Bleak Prospects

Colorado K-12 Funding Face Bleak Prospects

There was no good news about the future of state support for K-12 schools at the Joint Budget Committee’s Friday briefing on the Department of Education’s 2011-12 budget.Committee staff analyst Carolyn Kampman told the panel and several othe…

House Democrats Fear Major Power Loss As GOP Hammers Out Committee Cuts

House Democrats Fear Major Power Loss As GOP Hammers Out Committee Cuts

The pain isn’t over yet for House Democrats.As Republican leaders continue hammering out details of how many Members will be assigned to each committee, House Democrats nervously anticipate major cuts from their ranks on key panels.Their fea…

Maxie Waters Ethics Case: No Link Yet To Alleged Confict

Maxie Waters Ethics Case: No Link Yet To Alleged Confict

WASHINGTON — A recently discovered e-mail, which forced postponement of Rep. Maxine Waters’ ethics trial, appears to bring the House ethics committee no closer to proving she tried to obtain a U.S. bailout – during the financial …

Steele’s Tenure As GOP Chief May Be Nearing End

Steele’s Tenure As GOP Chief May Be Nearing End

WASHINGTON — A significant bloc of Republican National Committee members wants embattled chairman Michael Steele to step aside, but the rank and file have failed to settle on a clear alternative, according to Associated Press interview…

Michael Steele On Thin Ice As Significant Bloc Of RNC Members Wants Chairman To Step Aside

Michael Steele On Thin Ice As Significant Bloc Of RNC Members Wants Chairman To Step Aside

WASHINGTON — A significant bloc of Republican National Committee members wants embattled chairman Michael Steele to step aside, but the rank and file have failed to settle on a clear alternative, according to Associated Press interview…

Maxine Waters Ethics Case: Email Doesn’t Appear To Provide Link To Alleged Conflict

Maxine Waters Ethics Case: Email Doesn’t Appear To Provide Link To Alleged Conflict

WASHINGTON — A recently discovered e-mail, which forced postponement of Rep. Maxine Waters’ ethics trial, appears to bring the House ethics committee no closer to proving she tried to obtain a U.S. bailout – during the financial …

Charles Rangel Should Be Censured, House Ethics Committee Recommends

Charles Rangel Should Be Censured, House Ethics Committee Recommends

WASHINGTON — The House ethics committee on Thursday recommended censure for longtime Rep. Charles Rangel, suggesting that the New York Democrat suffer the embarrassment of standing before his colleagues while receiving an oral rebuke b…

Senate Committee OKs Domain-Name Seizure For Pirate Websites

Senate Committee OKs Domain-Name Seizure For Pirate Websites

The United States inched a procedural step closer Thursday to becoming the world’s internet piracy policeman. The Senate Judiciary Committee, voting 19-0, approved legislation that would let the Justice Department seek U.S. court orders agai…

John McCain Backs Billions In Defense Cuts

John McCain Backs Billions In Defense Cuts

(Reuters) – Senator John McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said billions of dollars could be saved from the defense budget by cutting lawmakers’ pet projects, known as earmarks, and fixing troubled arms progr…

Lindsey Graham Makes The Case For Strike On Iran

Lindsey Graham Makes The Case For Strike On Iran

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — A leading U.S. senator on defense issues says any military strike on Iran to stop its nuclear program must also strive to take out Iran’s military capability.Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who sits o…

GOP Climate Change Deniers Running For House Energy Committee

GOP Climate Change Deniers Running For House Energy Committee

The House Energy Committee is seeing an intense leadership fight, as four different Republicans are vying to take over the influential post from Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman (Calif.), who shepherded progressive climate legislation through th…

New Mexico Wilderness Bill Prompts Border Security Questions In The West

New Mexico Wilderness Bill Prompts Border Security Questions In The West

On July 21, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources unanimously approved a bill to designate part of the Organ Mountains in southern New Mexico as wilderness. It was a routine measure — the committee passes several federal land…

Nobel Chairman Defends Peace Prize Award To Lu Xiaobo

Nobel Chairman Defends Peace Prize Award To Lu Xiaobo

The Chinese authorities’ condemnation of the Nobel committee’s selection of Liu Xiaobo, the jailed political activist, as the winner of the 2010 Peace Prize inadvertently illustrates why human rights are worth defending.Read More…