10 hrs ago
The Republican Brand's Recovery Tour - Sort Of
There was a time, a little less than a year ago, when Democrats salivated at the thought of running against the GOP brand and demonizing Republican candidates by attacking them and their party for "shutting down the government." But the Republican brand has largely recovered from its low point in late October, and even former Virginia Republican Rep. Tom Davis might now have to revise and extend his one-time comment that if the Republican Party "were a dog food, they would take us off the shelf."
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Brownback's call to sack task force member sparks debate
Gov. Sam Brownback's political allies rocked the Kansas State Fair as their Republican champion heaped praise on rural public education and hitched Democrat Paul Davis to a school consolidation remark by a former GOP senator. "I'm opposed to forced consolidation," Brownback told the State Fair debate crowd.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Will Congress avoid another government shutdown?
After a five-week recess, members of Congress will gather in Washington to squeeze out a few last weeks of work before all attention turns to the upcoming midterm elections. And while several issues can be punted until after the campaign frenzy dies down, one cannot: they must pass at least a short-term spending bill to keep the government running after Sept.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Brownback, Davis spar in face-to-face State Fair debate
Governor candidates Paul Davis and Sam Brownback worked a fired-up, standing-room-only debate crowd Saturday on the way to aggressively marketing themselves as the person most capable of answering challenges confronting state government in Kansas. The Kansas State Fair format invited partisans assembled at the outdoor venue to engage in slogan-chanting contests replete with cow bells, bongo drums and enough cheering and booing to mirror a college football rivalry game.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Export-Import Plan Said to Be Short on Loan Certainty
House Republican leaders are considering a short-term extension of the U.S. Export-Import Bank amid a dispute with Tea Party-aligned members who want to let the 80-year-old agency lapse Sept. 30. Leaders are discussing an extension of several months, said a Republican aide who asked yesterday not to be identified because no plans have been made public.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Post and Courier
Medical marijuana committee set to untangle bill
When a push for a marijuana-related bill succeeded last year, proponents considered it a huge coup for an issue some thought could get blocked by more conservative members of the Republican-controlled S.C. Legislature.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
LETTER: Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Addresses Inlet Bathroom Issues, Other Topics
This past month there have been a number of letters concerning the topics of bathrooms at the inlet, the town's financial condition and whether Democratic candidate for council, Bryn Rickman, is a "fiscal conservative."
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Tom Kacich: She's worth how much?
The Republican incumbent, Rodney Davis, is the less wealthy candidate with assets totaling between $190,022 and $750,000, and liabilities between $100,001 and $250,000.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Courthouse News Service
Bush's Counsel Fights 'Nefarious Reports'
President George W. Bush's Office of Special Counsel head Scott Bloch filed his third RICO complaint in as many years, again claiming that Bush administration officials, Congressman Tom Davis and others conspired to boot him out of office with a bogus criminal investigation, to cover up their own corruption and misuse of power at the highest levels ... (more)
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Overseeing Koch Profits: The Roots of David Vitter's Green Billionaires Club Report
A DeSmogBlog investigation reveals that Kristina Moore, the Senate staffer listed as the author of U.S. Sen. David Vitter's "green billionaire's club" reportpublished by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on July 30, has career roots tracing back to the Koch Brothers' right-wing machine.
Former Congressman Becomes New George Mason Rector
Former Congressman Tom Davis is the new rector of George Mason University. The Vienna Republican represented several Northern Virginia jurisdictions in the U.S. House of Representatives for seven terms.