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Blog Profile / 2chambers


URL :http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/2chambers
Filed Under:Politics / US Politics
Posts on Regator:1050
Posts / Week:6
Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

On final campaign weekend, John Boehner is home

LIMA, Ohio -- Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) feels so confident that Republicans will hold their grip on the U.S. House of Representatives -- and that he will win reelection -- that he's spending the final 96 hours of the 2012 campaign traveling across his home state in support of other Republicans. Read full article >>

Senate gets the 60 Minutes treatment

Well, that was awkward. A bit of history was made Sunday night when Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) appeared in their first joint television interview, enduring a tough line of questioning by Steve Kroft on "60 Minutes." Read full article >>

How are unemployment numbers calculated?

The economy added 171,000 new jobs in October as the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent. Gains came primarily in the professional and business services sectors, as well as the health care and retail trade Read full article >...

Allen West and Alan Grayson: Florida’s bipartisan contribution to partisanship.

They’ve never met. They sit at the far opposite ends of the political spectrum. And they are not running against each other. But Rep. Allen B. West (R-Fla.) and former congressman Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) are the very embodiment of theShow More Summary

Rep. Bob Turner’s Queens home destroyed by Hurricane Sandy

Rep. Robert Turner (R-N.Y.) confirmed Tuesday that his was one of about 80 homes that burned down in a New York City neighborhood Monday evening as the “superstorm” Sandy came ashore. Turner, who succeeded former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) in a special election last year, lives in Breezy Point, a section of Queens that lost several homes overnight. Read full article >>

House elections spell a Republican story and victory

Paul Kane and I report in Sunday’s Washington Post on what many in Washington now believe: That Democrats hold almost no chance of winning back the House. As we write: The outlines of a comeback for Democrats seemed possible. From its...Show More Summary

Marco Rubio’s daughter involved in Miami car crash

Sen. Marco Rubio’s 12-year-old daughter, Amanda, was involved in a car accident Saturday in Miami while the GOP senator was campaigning elsewhere in Florida with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Philip Rucker reports at our blog Election 2012: Read full article >>

In Florida House races, TV ads highlight arrest records, potty politics (Video)

From the road in Florida for #5in5, Ed OKeefe reports on some of the colorful television ads hes seen on the airwaves there. Read full article >>

Val Demings: Im a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, but Im also a strong proponent of responsible gun ownership

ORLANDO Val Demings is a former police officer and her campaign literature notes that shes a proud gun owner. Despite her law enforcement background and support for the Second Amendment, the National Rifle Association is backing her opponent, Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), who has a voting history that also favors gun rights. Read full article >>

Daniel Webster: You cant change the culture in Washington if you dont change how you get there

ORLANDO Democrats eagerly hope to defeat freshman Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) and are spending millions of dollars in attack ads against him. But Webster says he insists on running a positive campaign and hell say very little about his Democratic opponent, Val Demings. Read full article >>

Who gets to represent Disney World in Congress?

ORLANDO The race to represent the congressional district encompassing southern parts of Orlando (including Disney World) mirrors several of the contests #5in5 has visited in the last three months: The incumbent is leading, but his challenger is just behind and could pull ahead in the closing days thanks to a late surge of money and support. Read full article >>

And so it ends

ORLANDO Today is the final day of #5in5 its been a five-day journey from Miami to Orlando to profile five interesting, competitive House races. But its definitely time to head home. Total miles traveled since Friday night: 1,606 miles. Read full article >>

A conversation with Todd Long

ORLANDO — Republican Todd Long had about $4,300 in his campaign bank account at the end of the third quarter, compared to more than $3 million raised by his Democratic opponent, Alan Grayson. Long is a lawyer and has hosted a weekend talk show on local radio stations. Show More Summary

Alan Grayson on ‘sewer money negative ads’ and why Democrats poorly defended ‘Obamacare’

ORLANDO — Former Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) appears poised to win a second chance at serving in Congress. And after speaking with him for about 20 minutes, it’s clear that he’s eager to get back to fighting with Republicans. Read full article >>

Alan Grayson poised to return to Washington

ORLANDO — In this House district on the outskirts of Disney World, it’s not a question of whether Alan Grayson is returning to Congress — it’s whether he plans to resume attacking Republicans in his customarily spirited style. Read full article >>

#5in5 in photos!

ORLANDO — Not only is #5in5 writing about the presidential race and some of Florida’s most competitive House races, but we’re also snapping photos along the way. Check out some of our shots via Instagram below: Read full article >>

Patrick Murphy: ‘Allen West has tried to rebrand himself’

FORT PIERCE, Fla. –Patrick Murphy is a first-time candidate for Congress, running against Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) in an open seat race to represent parts of three counties north of West Palm Beach. Murphy is native to the region, but...Show More Summary

Allen West: ‘I don’t have to prove anything to anybody’

ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Most freshmen members of Congress are lucky if they can raise a few million dollars for their reelection campaign. But Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), who won his first race for Congress in 2010, has raised more than $14 million, a record-setting haul that surpasses the $13.5 million raised two years ago by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). Read full article >>

Race between Allen West and Patrick Murphy focuses on the past

FT. PIERCE, Florida — What were you doing on the night of Feb. 16, 2003? Questions here about the whereabouts of the two congressional candidates more than nine years ago are dominating one of the nastiest House races in the country, a contest that pits Rep. Show More Summary

#5in5: Look how far we’ve come…

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — #5in5 rolls from West Palm Beach today north towards Orlando, but it’s already been quite a trip. Where have we been? How far have we come? See below: Total miles traveled since Friday night: 1,414 miles. Read full article >>

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