Now positioned as handpicked successor for minority leader
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"I'm not hearing much new here this morning," George Stephanopoulos told House Speaker John Boehner, toward the end of a frustrating interview that was supposed to have been Sunday morning's big exclusive.
On Friday morning, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi came to New York to talk about a new priority for the women's movement in Washington.
Brooklyn district attorney Charles "Joe" Hynes has decided to re-start his re-election campaign, following his defeat last month in the Democratic primary.
In an appearance on "Morning Joe" today, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Republicans' new push to fund select parts of government during the current shutdown is a "gimmick."
Rep. Michael Grimm said the moderate voices in the Republican Party have "two problems" in trying to negotiate an end to the current government shutdown, "one on the left, and one on the right."
Despite their misgivings about the medical device tax included in President Obama's signature health care law, senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand both agree that repealing the tax shouldn't be on the table as House Republicans search for an exit strategy from the current government shutdown.
"We're really living in parallel universes here," Rep. Peter King told me in a brief phone conversation from Washington this morning.
On Sunday morning, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas tried to pin the blame for a possible shutdown of the federal government on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
At the start of her Senate career, when she was a little-known Paterson appointee in search of a recognizable political identity, Kirsten Gillibrand set out to become a champion for working women.