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2chambers: September, 2012

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/28/2012

#5in5: Ad watch: Betty Sutton vs. Jim Renacci

More than $2 million is being spent in this race.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012

#5in5: Rep. Betty Sutton: ‘People don’t want a government on their back, but they do want a government on their side’

“People don’t want a government on their back, but they do want a government on their side.”

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012

#5in5: Rep. Jim Renacci: ‘We’ve got to be able to work across the aisle’

Republican lawmaker touts his bipartisan record.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012

#5in5: OH-16: In this race, somebody’s going back to Washington and somebody’s going home

#5in5 | GOP and Democratic House incumbents square off in a genuine toss-up race in a redrawn district.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 09/27/2012

#5in5: Charlie Wilson: 2010 ‘was not my best performance’

The former congressman thinks he can win back his old seat.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:30 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 09/27/2012

#5in5: Fred Upton and Bill Johnson on partisan gridlock, the ‘fiscal cliff’ and Romney’s bad poll numbers

#5in5 quizzes two GOP lawmakers on their nominee's chances.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:30 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 09/27/2012

In Ohio, are congressional candidates distancing themselves from the White House race?

The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe reports from Ohio, where Obama and Romney have spent a lot of time.

By Ed O’Keefe  |  02:58 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012

#5in5: Ad Watch: Bill Johnson vs. Charlie Wilson

Both sides spending millions on this swing district race.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012

In Ohio, political TV ads air constantly

#5in5 | We visit Ohio to see the ads airing incessantly, and how they’re resonating (or not) with voters.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012

#5in5: Six years after his first win, can an ex-congressman win again?

#5in5 visits the Ohio 6th Congressional District to find out.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 09/26/2012

#5in5: Day 3 in pictures

Ed O’Keefe reports from Pennsylvania where he’s observing the presidential campaigns.

By Ed O’Keefe  |  12:31 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/26/2012

#5in5: Ad Watch: Bob Gibbs vs. Joyce Healy-Abrams

Long-shot Democrat pouring money into TV ads.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012

#5in5: Joyce Healy-Abrams: ‘Congress is broken’

A first-time candidate explains the perils of campaign ‘call time.’

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012

#5in5: Rep. Bob Gibbs: Obama is ‘the most divisive president in our history’

#5in5 | The Republican Ohio lawmaker calls Obama ‘most divisive’ president in history.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012

#5in5: Ohio! Ohio! Ohio!

Day three will focus on a House race in an area ripe with swing voters.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 09/25/2012

#5in5: Day 2 in pictures

The trip from western Pennsylvania to Ohio.

By Ed O’Keefe  |  04:40 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 09/25/2012

#5in5: In Pennsylvania, ‘Daytime for Obama’ woos senior citizens

Strength of ground game is due in part to volunteers, like one group that meets weekly at a local barbershop.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:30 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/25/2012

#5in5: Missa Eaton, an ex-college professor and first-time candidate

First-time candidate hoping to unseat a tea party favorite.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/25/2012

#5in5: Rep. Mike Kelly on President Obama: ‘This guy has gotten more free passes than a 12-year-old boy at a fair’

#5in5 | The outspoken Pennsylvania Republican is still upset with the president.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:00 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/25/2012

#5in5 by the numbers so far

Where has Ed been so far?

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 09/24/2012

#5in5: Keith Rothfus: ‘I’m not a Wall Street lawyer’

GOP House candidate from Pa. fights against what he calls false charges.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:28 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 09/24/2012

#5in5: Day 1 in pictures

A few snaps from the first day of the road trip.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:41 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012

#5in5: Ad Watch: Mark Critz vs. Keith Rothfus

Tongue-in-cheek spots distinguish the Critz-Rothfus race.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012

#5in5: Mark Critz on Mitt Romney: ‘I think he steps in it every chance he gets’

2CHAMBERS | A moderate Democrat defends Congress and his D.C. experience.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012

#5in5 on the road again: Pittsburgh to Cleveland

Another week-long road trip assesses congressional races in the Midwest.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Probe: 6 women paid by Secret Service for sex in Colombia

Congress updated on Cartagena prostitution investigation.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:00 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 09/21/2012

Maxine Waters cleared of House ethics charges

A House ethics panel found no evidence that Calif. Rep. Maxine Waters violated congressional rules.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  10:26 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/21/2012

Which Democrats voted for changes to Obama administration welfare policy?

Several moderates opted to end Obama administration change.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Senate delays votes on short-term spending bill

Measure keeps government operating through March.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:20 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 09/20/2012

Paul Ryan to House GOP: ‘This is gonna be an up and down race’

VP candidate says “This is gonna be an up and down race.”

By Ed O'Keefe and Rosalind S. Helderman  |  10:30 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. selling his Washington, D.C. home

Congressman cites “soaring healthcare costs” as reason.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:00 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Senate moves funding bill ahead as Paul seeks to cut off foreign aid

A six-month government funding measure has cleared a key procedural vote.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  03:12 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Hoyer: Romney’s 47 percent comment will help Democratic House candidates

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said Wednesday Mitt Romney’s fundraiser comments will play in Congressional races

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  01:07 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 09/14/2012

House cancels October sessions

The U.S. House of Representatives plans to wrap up work next week and not return until after Election Day, Republican leaders announced Friday.

By Ed O’Keefe  |  01:06 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2chambers

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 09/14/2012

Who voted against the short-term spending bill?

Seventy Republicans refused to approve the spending plan.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:45 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 09/13/2012

House passes stopgap funding bill to keep government open until after election

The Senate is expected to take up six-month funding measure next week.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  06:26 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Paul Ryan’s return to Capitol Hill not unprecedented for VP candidates

But the return of a VP candidate is not unprecedented.

By Ed O'Keefe and David A. Fahrenthold  |  01:15 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Congress honors Libya victims

Resolution, moment of silence for four Americans killed.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:50 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Jon Kyl: U.S. Embassy statement like a judge blaming a rape victim

Arizona senator uses a rape analogy in criticizing Obama administration.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Arnold Palmer notes lack of bipartisanship at his Congressional Gold Medal ceremony

The golfing great notes the lack of bipartisanship at his award ceremony.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:15 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 09/12/2012

GOP leaders less critical than Mitt Romney in response to Libya attack

2CHAMBERS | Congressional leaders, including Rep. Boehner and Sen. McCain, don’t critique Obama as harshly as Romney did.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:44 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/12/2012

GOP moves to block Obama’s welfare reform changes

Lawmakers introduce resolution opposing changes to welfare work requirements.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/12/2012

What’s in the continuing resolution?

2CHAMBERS | A quick look at the short-term spending deal expected to be passed in the coming days.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 09/11/2012

John Boehner: Paul Ryan VP pick validates House GOP

The Speaker also urges colleagues to keep focused on job creation.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:10 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. is back in D.C., but still not voting

The Illinois lawmaker is back in D.C., but has yet to report for work.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/10/2012

5 things to watch this week in Congress: Continuing resolution, Farm Bill, Jesse Jackson Jr., Violence Against Women Act, Postal Service — and demonstrations of bipartisanship

Precious few days remain for legislating before Election Day.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Mark Warner on being a senator: ‘There are some times . . . when I’m frustrated’

Find out why he’s less than happy with his current role.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:40 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Steny Hoyer: ‘We’re not where we want to be’

Democratic whip asks voters for more time.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:30 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 09/06/2012

#dnc2012: Who is Chris Van Hollen’s favorite Republican? (And how is he prepping for debate prep?)

The Maryland lawmaker struggles to answer the question.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:20 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 09/06/2012

#dnc2012: Sen. Dick Durbin: Don’t doubt Obama’s commitment to bipartisanship

Illinois senator says his former colleague hampered by GOP.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:15 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Sen. Charles Schumer on which New Yorker might run in 2016

Chuck Schumer plays the political parlor game... kind of.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:00 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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