Friday, July 23, 2010

CQ Today Midday Update

Highlights from today's news on CQ.com

Midday Update for Friday, July 23, 2010

In This Issue

  • Slimmer Version of Spending Bill Prevails
  • Prospects Shrink for Broad Energy Bill This Year
  • Tennessee's Alexander Joins List of Kagan Opponents
  • New W.Va. Senator Gets His Committee Positions
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Today in Washington

The House is not in session.

The Senate is not in session.

The President receives briefings and meets with advisers.

In Washington, a retirement ceremony honoring Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal will be held at 6 p.m. on the parade field at Fort McNair in Southwest Washington. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will deliver remarks.

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Top Stories

Slimmer Version of Spending Bill Prevails

The Senate has sent a $58.8 billion fiscal 2010 supplemental spending bill back to the House in hopes of putting the long-delayed measure on the path to final passage. [Read More]

Prospects Shrink for Broad Energy Bill This Year

Postponement of the Senate's much-anticipated energy debate is raising new doubts about prospects for climate change legislation, and about the ability of this Congress to complete energy provisions that have much broader support. [Read More]

Tennessee's Alexander Joins List of Kagan Opponents

Lamar Alexander on Friday became the 21st Senate Republican to announce plans to vote against Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination. [Read More]

New W.Va. Senator Gets His Committee Positions

The Senate's newest senator, West Virginia Democrat Carte P. Goodwin , has been given positions on the Armed Services, Budget and Rules and Administration committees left open by the death last month of his predecessor, Robert C. Byrd. [Read More]
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CQ Politics: The Eye

Wrestling Scenes Used Against McMahon: The state Democratic Party in Connecticut is pushing an Internet-focused campaign against Republican Linda McMahon that uses video snippets of scenes from the World Wrestling Entertainment empire that made McMahon wealthy. The scenes? Well, you can guess they don't exactly flatter those involved.

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

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