Elizabeth Warren chides Mitt Romney and Congratulates Deval Patrick, Wiki - Bio  

eNews Reference By : Staff Reporting

Senator Elizabeth Warren used her Twitter Account this month to reach out to two Massachusetts' Governors. She chided Mitt Romney on his record on working families and congratulated Deval Patrick on "leaving Massachusetts stronger."

Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) and Louie Gohmert (R-Fla.) are running for the Speakership, Wiki-Bio  

Washington Post By : Jaime Fuller

This week, members of the Congress will vote on who will lead them in the House. It seems House Republicans -- who make up the majority -- will likely stick with the guy already in charge, Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio).

As per usual, however, there are several conservatives who are unimpressed with Boehner's tenure and have a few alternatives in mind. - Referenced Article

N.Y. Rep. Michael Grimm to resign over tax evasion  

Los Angeles Times By : Staff Reporting

Embattled Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R-N.Y.), who pleaded guilty last week to tax evasion, said he would resign before Congress returned next week.

“After much thought and prayer, I have made the very difficult decision to step down from Congress effective Jan. 5," Grimm said in a statment. "This decision is made with a heavy heart, as I have enjoyed a very special relationship and closeness with my constituents, whom I care about deeply." - Referenced Article

Obama warns GOP he plans to use veto pen in 2015  

The Detroit News By : Staff Reporting

Fox NewsObama warns GOP he plans to use veto pen in 2015The Detroit NewsSince taking office in 2009, Obama has only vetoed legislation twice, both in fairly minor circumstances. But with Republicans set to take full control of Congress next year, Obama is losing his last bulwark against a Read More...

Rep. Michael Grimm expected to plead guilty  

USA Today By : Staff Reporting

Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., is expected to appear in a Brooklyn federal court Tuesday to plead guilty in a tax fraud case that shadowed his successful re-election bid earlier this year, said a person with knowledge of the case but who declined to comment publicly.

A hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m., before U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen. - Referenced Article

Ted Cruz Just Did Obama a Big Favor  

Slate By : Staff Reporting

It won’t last long, but at least for one day, Democrats are celebrating Sen. Ted Cruz. On Monday, the Senate confirmed controversial surgeon general nominee Vivek Murthy, and many on the left and right are thanking (or blaming) the Texas freshman for that.

Democrats argue that a procedural tactic that the Texas Republican and fellow conservative Sen. Mike Lee undertook over the weekend is responsible for opening the door for the confirmation of a number of President Obama’s executive and judicial nominees, including Murthy. - Referenced Article

Ex-Obama aide makes Warren-2016 push  

Politico By : Staff Reporting

A former campaign aide to President Barack Obama who is volunteering with a super PAC trying to draft Democrat Elizabeth Warren to run for president says he’s gathered “in the hundreds” of signatures from fellow Obama alumni to prod the Massachusetts senator into the race.

The onetime aide, Christopher Hass, has circulated the letter on an Obama alumni email group and said it will be released on Friday. - Referenced Article

An 'Imperialist' Named Person of the Year  

Time By : Staff Reporting

“Putin doesn’t want to play within the system anymore,” says Michael McFaul, whose term as U.S. ambassador to Russia ended in February.

“He wants to challenge it now. He wants to prod. He wants to build relationships with others against that system, with the Chinese, Turks, maybe India. That is a longer-term challenge.” Referenced Article

George W. Bush: Garner Grand Jury Decision Hard to Understand  

CNN By : Staff Reporting

Former President George W. Bush — yes, THAT George W. Bush — is the latest to comment on the case of Eric Garner and the grand jury decision to not indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for Garner’s death.

CNN host Candy Crowley sat down with the former commander-in-chief in an interview that will air on Sunday, and the network released a short clip of Bush giving his thoughts about the case.

Christie trips over reform image in travel record suits  

NewJerseyWatchdog.org By : Staff Reporting

On the national campaign trail, Gov. Chris Christie portrays himself as an outspoken champion of open, honest, transparent government.

Back in New Jersey, his administration is quietly stonewalling public records requests in roughly two dozen cases filed by numerous plaintiffs in Mercer County Superior Court. - Referenced Article

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