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  • On Syria, House GOP won’t follow their leaders On Syria, House GOP won't follow their leaders

    09/03/2013 5:33:36 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/3/13 | By JONATHAN ALLEN and JAKE SHERMAN
    The whip count on Syria has become like the war itself: No one in Washington wants to own it alone. While most top congressional leaders have vowed to back President Barack Obama in seeking authority to launch missile strikes, there’s little evidence that they can — or even want to — help him round up the rank-and file-Republicans he’ll need to win a vote in the House. Speaker John Boehner’s spokesman said that he “expects the White House to provide answers to members’ questions and take the lead on any whipping effort.” Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), whose aides and...
  • 12 GOP senators back Rand Paul on gun-control filibuster

    04/06/2013 7:26:07 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 93 replies
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s threat to filibuster any new gun restrictions is gathering steam, as a dozen of his Republican colleagues have now signed onto his plan. The Kentucky Republican and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) first wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid late last month to warn him of their intention to try to tie up the Senate if, as planned, Reid moved forward with legislation that would expand background checks and attempt to crack down on interstate gun trafficking. Reid is expected to bring a gun-control bill to the floor as early as next...
  • Obama's new challenge: Disappointment

    09/01/2012 6:20:21 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    Obama's new challenge: Disappointment By: Jonathan Allen September 1, 2012 07:07 AM EDT The watchword of the Republican National Convention in Tampa was disappointment — as in President Barack Obama has been one. You can hammer Obama on health care. Mock his golf outings. Demand to see his birth certificate and Harvard transcript, and call him a European socialist bent on turning the American Dream into a Belgian nightmare. He’ll throw his head back and laugh at you like a Bond villain. But tell voters he’s not the man America fell in love with in 2008 — and pine, however...
  • Revolving Door: Politico's Jonathan Allen to Head Dem Political Action Committee

    12/09/2009 4:46:34 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 4 replies · 403+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | December 8, 2009 | Ken Shepherd
    Here's another entry for the revolving door file: Politico's Jonathan Allen (pictured at right), formerly of Congressional Quarterly and former Sen. Paul Sarbanes' office, will take over as the top staffer at Debbie Wasserman Schultz's DWS PAC, according to Roll Call (h/t e-mail tipster Bob Foster). For his part, Allen, whose wife works as the communications director for freshman Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), found it an offer he couldn't refuse: "I wouldn't go work for just anyone," Allen said. "She wanted me to come work for her, and it was impossible for me to say no. She has a heart...
  • Pelosi Wins The Day [And, Tomorrow Is Another Day!]

    11/08/2009 10:06:59 AM PST · by Steelfish · 26 replies · 926+ views
    Politico ^ | November 08th, 2009
    Pelosi Wins The Day Jonathan Allen – Sun Nov 8 Nancy Pelosi clapped her hands as she left the House floor late Saturday night. “That was easy,” the speaker said with a smile. It wasn’t. She had just delivered a promise decades of her predecessors failed to bring home, harnessing her uncommon focus, vote-counting acumen and consensus-building skills to bring tens of millions of Americans a giant leap closer to having health insurance coverage with a 220-215 roll call. “Somebody asked me if this was a victory for [President] Barack Obama. It’s not. This victory belongs to her,” said House...