By Rebecca Berg | 10/15/13 06:39 PM
In a fight with few political winners, one clear beneficiary of the budget impasse on Capitol Hill has been Sen. Ted Cruz, who Tuesday posted a fundraising haul of roughly $1.19 million for the past three months.
By Rebecca Berg | 10/15/13 03:41 PM
Republican Rep. Tom Cotton edged out Sen. Mark Pryor in third-quarter fundraising in the Arkansas Senate race -- but only by a hair. In his first fundraising quarter since entering the race, Cotton, R-Ark., brought in approximately $1.072 million, while Pryor accrued roughly $1.067 million...
By Rebecca Berg | 10/15/13 11:47 AM
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes's Senate campaign brought in more than $2.5 million from the end of July through September, her team announced Tuesday -- besting the intake of her opponent, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
By Rebecca Berg | 10/14/13 06:45 PM
Although Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell worked privately Monday on a possible deal to end the government shutdown and avert a default on the country's debt, both men publicly expressed hope that a compromise may be in sight. “I share [Reid's] optimism...
By Rebecca Berg | 10/11/13 04:42 AM
The Republican Party is already at war with itself, but its fight is spreading. This time it's not conservatives versus moderates. The new feud, exacerbated by the government shutdown, is between Republicans inside the Beltway and those on the outside.
By Rebecca Berg | 10/10/13 05:34 PM
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sees an opportunity in the ongoing impasse over the federal budget to expand the number House districts in which Democrats can compete in the 2014 midterm elections, Rep. Steve Israel, the committee's chairman, said Thursday. Israel, D-N.Y.,...
By Rebecca Berg | 10/10/13 03:37 PM
A website urging the public to "drunk dial Congress" and tell lawmakers to end the government shutdown has connected 10,000 calls per hour to random congressional offices, the site creators reported Thursday. The tongue-in-cheek site, which includes links to articles about the shutdown as well...
By Rebecca Berg | 10/09/13 06:26 PM
As congressional lawmakers face an on-going government shutdown and a looming debt limit deadline, Sen. Mike Lee wants to know what Senate Republicans should do next.
By Rebecca Berg | 10/09/13 05:47 PM
A Tea Party group whose original endorsement of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's re-election was still posted on McConnell's campaign website Wednesday even though the group revoked its support for the Kentucky Republican. Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips wrote on the...
By Rebecca Berg | 10/09/13 01:16 PM
A few prominent conservative groups have begun to incrementally soften their positions against raising the federal debt limit, and appear to be committing more intensely to a fight anchored in a government funding debate.
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