Trade, highways, NSA between Senate and long weekend; WH briefing on USA Freedom bill; Clinton Foundation discloses another $26m; ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ debuts on Senate floor; and happy Facebook Friday!
GOP shifts Iraq blame; U.S., Cuba close to restoring relations; Clinton super PAC slow to raise money; Huck skips straw poll; Fox, CNN set debate standards; and the Calif. oil spill is worse than it looked.
Republicans don’t own many big-city mayoral offices. After Tuesday, they own one more.
McConnell to allow Patriot Act reform vote; House backs short-term highway extension; Benghazi cmte subpoenas Blumenthal; Ky. Gov. primary neck and neck; GOP wins in Jacksonville; sledding to return to Capitol Hill.
Ky. voters pick GOP GOV nominee today; TPA/TPP backers pitch national security; Clinton relied on Blumenthal; Jindal launches exploratory; Rep. Guinta on the ropes; and why even conservative states are reducing prison sentences.
Rising costs are forcing state legislators to roll back some of the tough-on-crime policies of the 1990s and 2000s, with an eye toward cost savings and crime reduction.
Obama to ban transfer of military equipment to police depts; Senate moves on trade; deadlines loom on highway bill, PATRIOT Act; Fed could move on rates as early as June; Graham to announce, Kasich close?
Senate reaches TPA deal; NSA reform passes House with 338 votes; O’Malley, Bolton announcements ahead; Alan Grayson has a temper; Kirk up with first IL SEN ads; new problems at VA.
Warren 1, Obama 0 on trade; House to vote on NSA reforms; Clinton camp to coordinate with super PAC; Christie vs. Bush on Iraq; Kelly vs. Zinn in Miss. special; state budgets look healthy.
Shifting party politics and a changed congressional map will make U.S. approval of Trade Promotion Authority much harder.