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  • Pelosi wants genocide recognition

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said last week during a visit to Burbank that she will push for a congressional vote on an Armenian Genocide recognition bill. Pelosi came to the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church in Burbank on Aug. 4 for a...
  • Democrats pushing new GI Bill

     
    by Matthew Hay Brown On Thursday, House Democrats tied what they call the GI Bill for the 21st Century to the latest round of war spending for Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, they're linking it to Memorial Day. "My friends, Memorial......
  • McCain hits back on immigration

     
    by Jill Zuckman Fed up with attacks by Sen. Barack Obama about his efforts to pass comprehensive immigration reform, Sen. John McCain is pushing back today while speaking to the National Council of La Raza convention in San Diego. McCain......
  • Democratic National convention schedule

     
    by Frank James DENVER -- The Democratic National Convention officially starts here today at the Pepsi Center arena with DNC Chairman Howard Dean scheduled to officially gavel open the quadrennial event at 3 pm MT. Here's the overall schedule with......
  • Becerra: Another pardon facilitator in Cabinet?

     
    It isn't just Eric Holder. As this AP story notes, Obama's apparent choice for US Trade Representative -- Rep. Xavier Becerra -- also played a role in a dubious Clinton pardon, writing a letter urging clemency for drug dealer......
  • Cocaine dealer clemency: Holder had a role, too

     
    In an informative story this morning about Bill Clinton's sentence commutation for cocaine dealer Carlos Vignali (right), son of a politically connected LA businessman who spread money around to politicians and hired Hillary Clinton's brother, the LATimes...
  • Ten for a Friday: Change of Control

     
    Democrats secured control of the NYS Senate when Malcolm Smith, with Paterson, made a backroom deal to reward his least loyal members. Putting their best foot forward, Dems made Sen. Pedro Espada (left), who has had some brushes with......
  • Ten for Thursday: Caroline's listening tour

     
    Caroline Kennedy went on a one-day upstate tour, and even answered some questions. Bloomberg aide Kevin Sheekey, a pal of Caroline Kennedy from the Park Avenue crowd, seems to be spending more time trying to manipulate her candidacy then......
  • Immigration votes lacking: White House

     
    by Peter Nicholas and Peter Wallsten White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said today that there is not enough support in Congress now to pass a comprehensive immigration bill providing a path to citizenship for the nation's illegal immigrants,......
  • House chafes at Senate 'dithering,' plans 2010 payback

     
    The House of Representatives has always been the stepchild. With 435 members, it's hard to remember all the players, let alone invite them all on TV. The Senate, with only 100 members, each with a lot more power, usually basks......
  • Healthcare vote: 'What elections are for'

     
    Posted at 7 am EST, updated at 5:30 pm President Barack Obama closed a bipartisan summit on healthcare today the way he opened it, with a speech about how much the Democrats and Republicans actually agree upon -- or should......