An Iraq vet's reaction to the Latte Salute. And Barack's amazing temper tantrum. Tonight Elizabeth Letchworth and I examine both. Also...
Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) predicted lawmakers would vote on giving President Obama the authorization to use military force against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) when they reconvene AFTER the midterm elections.
Democrats are split over the expansion of U.S. airstrikes in Syria this week, with some issuing strong statements of support and others saying the president should be seeking congressional approval. A disunity that party leaders hoped to avoid before the midterm elections in November?
Lawmakers will rake in $608 per hour for the time they work in DC as Congress will be in session only eight days between Aug. 1 and Nov. 12.
And... For months, several clusters of conservative lawmakers have been secretly huddling inside and outside the Capitol, plotting to oust John Boehner from the Speaker’s office when House Republicans regroup after the November elections.
The strategy — for now — seems disorganized and fluid: Find a way to push the Speaker’s race to a second ballot, create turmoil in the conference, portray Boehner as highly vulnerable and offer up an alternative.
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