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2chambers: August, 2012

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Report offers new details in campaign fund ethics probe of Rep. Rob Andrews

New Jersey Democrat allegedly used campaign funds for personal travel and parties.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:14 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 08/30/2012

West front of U.S. Capitol closing Sept. 10 for inauguration

Access to some entrances to be limited starting in September.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:45 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Schumer to Boehner: Let's pay to fix the Capitol dome

It’s leaking and fiscal politics may hold up repairs.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:00 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Todd Akin’s ‘legitimate rape’ comments topic of new Democratic attack calls

Fresh nationwide effort reminds voters of party’s stance on abortion at start of its convention in Florida.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:00 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 08/24/2012

Republican National Convention: GOP lawmakers tapped to speak

Several incumbents and challengers slated to take turns at the podium.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:00 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ep, RNClive

Posted at 07:40 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Todd Akin threats under investigation by Capitol Police, FBI

U.S. Capitol Police and FBI are looking into a threat.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:40 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Ben Quayle on Sea of Galilee skinny-dipping incident: ‘I was in the water for 30 seconds’

Arizona lawmaker — locked in a tough primary — tries to quash any concerns about last year’s trip to Israel.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:00 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Skinny-dipping in Israel: GOP lawmakers reprimanded for drinking, swimming report says

Report cites skinny-dipping, drinking during fact-finding trip in Israel.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:53 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Other examples of lawmakers behaving oddly

2CHAMBERS | A fact-finding group’s dip in the Sea of Galilee is just the latest in a series of missteps.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/20/2012

5 lessons from 5 days on the road

Visiting districts in the Midwest proves voters love Paul Ryan and don’t care about Congress (yet).

By Ed O’Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/17/2012

5 in 5: Illinois 11th: Judy Biggert vs. Bill Foster

The 5 in 5 Project ends its tour in a suburban Chicago district.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/16/2012

5 in 5: Illinois 8th Congressional District is a race between Joe Walsh and Tammy Duckworth

#5in5 | The opponents continue their war of words in a Chicago-area district.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/15/2012

5 in 5: Illinois 16th Congressional District

#5in5 | We visit a deep-red part of the state that was recently redrawn to include more Chicago suburbs.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Christie Vilsack: I’ve been running against Paul Ryan for months

Christie Vilsack says she’s been running against Ryan’s budget plan since the start.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:15 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Steve King: Paul Ryan listens to me

The Iowa lawmaker weighs in on the GOP’s new VP pick and his re-election chances.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:00 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/14/2012

5in5: Steve King vs. Christie Vilsack in Iowa’s 4th District

2chambers | Conservative hero Steve King faces most significant Democratic challenge yet.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Tom Latham: Paul Ryan is good for GOP congressional candidates

The Iowa congressman embraces the VP candidate’s specificity.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/13/2012

#5in5: Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District

2chambers | No matter who wins in Iowa’s 3rd District, the state will lose a longtime congressman.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/13/2012

How about a summer road trip? Welcome to #5in5

2chambers is visiting five Midwestern congressional districts in five days. Where’s he going?

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Congress adjourns: 2chambers starts pro forma sessions

And so does a lighter blogging schedule.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/02/2012

House approves ethics report against Laura Richardson

California lawmaker doesn’t apologize ahead of the vote.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Cybersecurity bill fails in the Senate

Senate doesn’t move ahead with long-sought bipartisan proposal.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:21 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Which Democrats voted for the House Republican tax cut plan?

Take a look at which vulnerable members supported the proposal.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Bills would make Olympic medals tax-exempt

Lawmakers — clearly seizing on Olympic fever — are trying to ease the tax burden for American athletes.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 08/01/2012

In election year gambit, GOP House extends Bush tax cuts

House bill contrasts with Democratic Senate measure to extend tax cuts only for the middle class.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  06:25 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Chen Guangcheng blasts China on Capitol Hill

Top House lawmakers back his critique of Chinese human rights policy.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:50 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Obama budget chief Jeffrey Zients to Congress: Sequestration ‘not the responsible way’ to cut debt

In a hearing that was at times highly partisan, Jeffrey Zients squabbled with GOP lawmakers over who is to blame for failing so far to avert $110 billion in spending cuts.

By Rosalind S. Helderman and Ed O’Keefe  |  12:55 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Ethics panel says Rep. Laura Richardson broke federal law, obstructed probe

2CHAMBERS | House Ethics Committee said the California Democrat pressured staff to do campaign work.

By Ben Pershing  |  12:36 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Harry Reid’s sharp tongue has struck before

After Senate majority leader accuses Mitt Romney of not paying taxes, a look at his other questionable statements.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:15 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Retiring Rep. Steve LaTourette: You have to ‘hand over your wallet and your voting card’ to extremes

Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio) told reporters that to rise in party ranks, politicians must now hand over “your wallet and your voting card” to party extremes.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  11:25 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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