Friday, May 14, 2010

CQ Today Midday Update

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Midday Update for Friday, May 14, 2010

In This Issue

  • President Calls for 'Whatever Is Necessary' To Stop Oil Spill
  • Republicans, Democrats Spar Over Tardy Budget Resolution

Today in Washington

The House has no votes expected.

The Senate continues work on the financial regulatory overhaul. No votes are expected.

The President honors the TOP COPS award recipients in a ceremony; meets with members of his Cabinet and other administration officials to discuss the ongoing efforts to stop the Gulf of Mexico oil spill; makes a statement to the press about the meeting.

In Washington, Friends of the National Zoo hosts the 16th annual Guppy Gala fundraiser, featuring family-friendly activities including talks with veterinarians, stuffed animal "checkups," rock climbing and live entertainment. 6 p.m., National Zoo


Top Stories

President Calls for 'Whatever Is Necessary' To Stop Oil Spill

President Obama on Friday urged Congress to take "prompt action" on his administration's proposed legislative response to the Gulf Coast oil spill, saying residents of the region "deserve nothing less than for us to stand up and do whatever is necessary to stop this spill, prevent further damage, and compensate all those who've been harmed already." [Read More]

Republicans, Democrats Spar Over Tardy Budget Resolution

House Republicans say Democrats have acknowledged there will not be a budget resolution this year, while Democrats maintain that talks are continuing and there is still a possibility they will be able to agree on a budget. [Read More]


CQ Politics: The Eye

Hello? Any Democrats Here? The Democratic Party has so atrophied in Wyoming that a former state party chairman says he'll be asking for a Republican ballot this year, reports the Casper Tribune.

In Idaho, Ward Outraises Labrador, but Minnick Tops Both: In Idaho's 1st District, Republican Vaughn Ward is significantly outspending primary opponent Raul Labrador. But the winner of their May 25 primary will begin the general election race at a big fundraising disadvantage to Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick.

Look Out Lisa Murkowski, Todd Palin's Helping Your Rival: Is the former "first dude" of Alaska influential in the state's politics? Sen. Lisa Murkowski is about to find out.

The CQ Politics staff reports the latest news in House, Senate and governors' races in The Eye.



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