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Franken and Biden

Franken: “I Deeply Appreciate” Opportunity To Meet With Biden By Eric Kleefeld May 6, 2009, TALKING POINTS MEMO The Franken campaign has released this statement on Al Franken’s meeting today at the White House with Vice President Biden: MINNEAPOLIS [05/06/09] – This afternoon, Senator-elect Al Franken visited the White House to meet with Vice President […]

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Arlen Specter Officially Becomes a Democrat

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Veteran Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pennsylvania, switched from the Republican to the Democratic Party on Tuesday, Sen. Harry Reid said. The Specter party switch would give Democrats a filibuster-proof Senate majority of 60 seats if Al Franken holds his current lead in the disputed Minnesota Senate race. Specter, a five-term Senate veteran, was […]

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Daschle Withdraws His Nomination to Health and Human Services

(CNN) — Former Sen. Tom Daschle has withdrawn his nomination to head the Department of Health and Human Services, according to a statement Tuesday from the White House. Daschle had been fighting to save his nomination as HHS secretary following controversy over his tax records and questions over his work in a field that some […]

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Live From The District of Columbia! It’s The Nancy and Rahm Show

POLITICO (DRUDGE LIGHT) In a recent conversation with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rahm Emanuel offered some advice on a Democratic House leadership race. Pelosi’s response, according to several Democratic sources: It is “an internal House Democratic Caucus matter, and we’ll handle it.” Democratic insiders say there’s no animosity between Pelosi and Emanuel, who’s leaving his […]

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