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@dcexaminer Senior Congressional Correspondent covering Capitol Hill, campaigns & national political trends.

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Just got my first family member question on Obama's #immigration exec order. #HappyThanksgivingJohn McWhorter, typically thought-provoking. http://t.co/xTviKU4f41
Retweeted by David M. DruckerThe most expensive game in town: Obama Threatens to Veto $440 Billion Tax Deal @jonathanweisman http://t.co/Cpk2Ly349c
Retweeted by David M. Drucker“@JimWebbUSA: Americans want solutions, not rhetoric. #leadershipmatters #webb2016” // but rhetoric wins campaigns
11/26
2014
AP sources: After tabling similar proposal, Obama to propose a stricter smog standard. http://t.co/Y6ZWLK5sfl
Retweeted by David M. DruckerJeh Johnson in mix. McDonough not. Colin Powell not. Per source familiar with SecDef search.
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@stilloldduck Maybe soSchumer isn't some born-again political tactician. For him to publicly concede #Obamacare was bad politics is notable & deliberateJust got my remidner notice from National Theatre for Donny and Marie Osmand's "Christmas at the National" #ThatHappaned #WhyAmIOnThisList?
Retweeted by David M. Drucker“@peterbakernyt: Schumer Calls Passing Health Act in 2010 a Political Mistake http://t.co/3y5gLQczHi via @NYTPolitics @jwpetersnyt” // #oops@dnewhauser #YouMissTheBusWeAllMissTheBus“@NBCNews: 17-year-old Florida girl accused of running high school prostitution ring http://t.co/MgmppuaV1H” // Because FLORIDA“@sarafischer: Durbin to hold human rights hearing on Ferguson: http://t.co/NphPPihiBi“@StevenTDennis: Ready for the Cromnibus?http://t.co/4B4vpObmEc“@PhilipRucker: Nice @rubycramer look at the Clinton shadow campaign in waiting (or, the "queen's machine") http://t.co/dOPta0uUsFIslamic State toughens tactics in Iraq’s Anbar, targeting potential enemies http://t.co/yTgN2LwM3O
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@YossiGestetner Time will tell how this plays out. Happy T-Giving.@YossiGestetner Good point. Politically however I think it would be interpreted as "major activities" shutdown. That's why they're so unpop.@YossiGestetner The prob is that the prez controls exec branch & can decide how widespread a shutdown is. And hard to explain that 2 voters@YossiGestetner They'd be accused of coloring question in other direction & not sure entirely accurate. But I'm curious if #s wld be diff.WASHINGTON (AP) - US economy grew at 3.9 percent rate in July-September quarter, stronger than initial estimate.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerPHOTOS: Stunning Scenes From Ferguson, Across The Country After Grand Jury Decision @TPM http://t.co/nRtpLkcXNl
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@YossiGestetner What would you consider proper question wording?“@aburnspolitico: McAuliffe rules out taking a formal role with Clinton 2016 campaign > http://t.co/Yn4cz5Z3fRNobody panic! / RT @seungminkim Cue the @StewSays shopping alerts RT @AP_Planner: A month away: Christmas Day
Retweeted by David M. DruckerThe scenes of destruction of the livelihoods and dreams of #Fergsuon small business owners...just heartbreaking.
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@energydonk I agree that long term demographics still an issue to be dealt w/ & solvedFinally: Q Poll shows Obama approval @ 39%-54%; w/ 47% of voters trusting Rs more than Obama 2 do what's best 4 nation; 42% trust Obama moreEven among Repub voters, narrow opposition to shutting down govt to block Obama's exec #immigration action, 47%-44%Q Poll: Voters oppose shutting down "major activities of the federal govt" to block Obama's exec #immigration action by 68%-25%More Q Poll: 35% of voters say undocumenteds should be required to leave U.S., up from 26% a year ago & highest # has ever been.More Q Poll: 48% voters favor path to citizenship 4 undocumenteds, but that's down from 57% one year ago & lowest # ever.New nat'l Q Poll: Voters split/narrowly opposed to Obama's exec #immigration order, 48% against - 45% support.
11/25
2014
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Police: Officers using smoke and pepper spray on Ferguson crowd after protesters grow violent
Retweeted by David M. DruckerBREAKING: #Ferguson grand jury has not indicted Officer Darren Wilson following fatal shooting of Michael Brown http://t.co/oL6F8yb9n1
Retweeted by David M. DruckerNo probable cause - no indictment. #FergusonRT @philipaklein: Somebody needs to teach this prosecutor about the inverted pyramid.Multiple sources close to family of Michael Brown confirm family has been notified there will be no indictment - @NBCNews #FergusonDecision
Retweeted by David M. DruckerWe'll be back right after this RT @igorbobic: McCulloch about to go to commercial, for maximum effectWe were confused. They meant 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday. #FergusonRT @samrhall: .@USATODAY reporting that Michael Brown's family says grand jury did not indict Darren Wilson.Democrat @BradSherman not giving Kerry the time of day "We should work to pass tough sanctions now" http://t.co/rnprvNtqEa
Retweeted by David M. DruckerTONIGHT: @billroggio @GordonGChang @jedbabbin @ThadMcCotter @DavidMDrucker @johnfund
Retweeted by David M. DruckerWow. As if they wanted to get a certain response. RT @Nate_Cohn Question wording matters, Latino Decisions editon http://t.co/NEkf6heqgD
Retweeted by David M. DruckerHagelian pushback -- partisans of the soon-to-be-ex-defense secretary say he argued early that the White House should take ISIS seriously.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerCan't help but appreciate @StuPolitics' blunt assessment of his 2014 performance as forecaster: http://t.co/6sn5SePcD9RT @Jerusalem_Post: 4-year-old Kippa-wearing boy, Israeli tourist attacked http://t.co/RjJ2USMVYu.@SpeakerBoehner on #Iran talks: "all an extension does is leave open the possibility this administration will make additional concessions"Current GOP 2016 Big Board. Leaning Christie over Rubio again - we need Rubio in the Senate. http://t.co/aY8TEkyRY5
Retweeted by David M. DruckerMitch McConnell plans to get the Senate working on Fridays again. That's a surprisingly big promise. http://t.co/KIFeIhpOvQ
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @jbview: 26 (!) Republicans are running for president? Here's how I sort 'em. http://t.co/YjesfgBZVzRT @timkmak: Inside the Hagel Meltdown http://t.co/3zsVDfP5mc via @shaneharris, @timkmak“@jameshohmann: DNC finalist cities are Columbus, New York, and Philadelphia.”Killing mid-level Taliban leader in Afghanistan requires 40-slide briefing a week ahead & approval from 12 commanders http://t.co/tifkAL2pfv
Retweeted by David M. DruckerThe new Congress should impose new sanctions in January, as sanctions seem to be the only thing that #Iran actually responds to.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerPoll: Latino Voters Overwhelmingly Support Obama’s Immigration Actions http://t.co/kqXocPMWNQ http://t.co/ouCWw1Jski
Retweeted by David M. DruckerReason #1 Jack Reed doesn't want to be SecDef: his US Senate seat is so safe he could easily hold it into the 2030s http://t.co/ZNmEoNOD0a
Retweeted by David M. DruckerKerry on Hagel: "I know him and love him as a friend. I’m totally beyond – I’m very very sorry he has made the decision to leave.”
Retweeted by David M. DruckerMcConnell on 11/2: "..if we can’t get an acceptable agreement with the Iranians, is tighten the sanctions.” http://t.co/rO4fkbZzRtSaying he hoped GOP Senate majority cld influence Obama FP, McConnell called 4 tougher #Iran sanctions: http://t.co/rO4fkbZzRt@nielslesniewski Yep, and we have a member of the foreign press to thank for asking MM a question that led to the remarks.Statement from Sen. McConnell says it's "imperative" for next DefSec to be able to work with Congress http://t.co/q2HLYeQeev
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@ChasFlemming @batchelorshow @PeterBeinart She'll never get confirmed.What Obama told Hagel when they hugged: Fredo – you're nothing to me now.McConnell said during campaign he favored Senate vote on #Iran sanctions if GOP won majority. W/ talks extended, that wld appear relevant.RT @AliABCNews: Kerry: "Today, we are closer to a deal that would make the entire world... safer and more secure."Incoming Senate Majority Leader McConnell: "...It is imperative that the next Secretary of Defense possess a sharp grasp of strategy…"Perpetually extending talks RT @BarakRavid: .@JohnKerry: we want a framework agreement in 4 monthsSen Reid calls on Senate Republicans to "give swift and fair consideration to President Obama’s next nominee" for DefSec.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @PeterBeinart: source close to WH told me one potential sec def name that hasn't surfaced is Stephen HadleyNew #SecDef isn’t enough. http://t.co/YGLCWfoLXk This must be part of a larger re-thinking our strategy to destroy #ISIL & threats we face.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @SenatorReid: Chuck Hagel is my friend, and I thank him for his service to our country. http://t.co/hlVS52oVjVRT @joshrogin: I'm surprised more people aren't talking about Carl Levin as Hagel's replacement. He's about to be unemployed.RT @SpeakerBoehner: Thanks to Chuck Hagel for his service to this country. http://t.co/mBoO7rlZCNWorse thing that can happen to you in Washington: Your boss says nice things about you in public.Emotional Chuck Hagel steps down though will stay as Defense Sec'y until replacement is named and confirmed
Retweeted by David M. DruckerSomething painful in the DC ritual in which someone is pushed out and then has to stand with the pusher and pretend there was no pushing.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @perrybaconjr: Doesn't sound like Jack Reed wants to Defense Secretary. http://t.co/mulJl73ndCAre you watching the Obama/Hagel presser? This is how people get fired in Washington.Irony: Hagel was jettisoned because he had so little influence. The real architects of Obama policy remain. My take: http://t.co/sCnx6VKirR
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRyan is bringing three Ryan-world insiders to serve as his top hands as Rs talk about tax reform, trade deals. http://t.co/eEgiSFG0OL
Retweeted by David M. DruckerBuck flacked 4 his VP bid RT @sahilkapur: Whoa. @BrendanBuck returns to the hill work for Paul Ryan at Ways & Means. http://t.co/bVtFSwzHJnArmed Services chair-to-be @SenJohnMcCain on PHX radio on next Def sec: "One thing we'll be demanding is a strategy in order to combat ISIS"
Retweeted by David M. DruckerScooplet: US Sen-elect Joni Ernst hires Cam Sutton, retired insurance exec and behind-the-scenes player in Iowa politics, as state director.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerObamaland, con't: "Mr. Hagel struggled to fit in with Mr. Obama’s close circle and was viewed as never gaining traction in the admin"
Retweeted by David M. DruckerAssociate of Hagel's tells @jeffzeleny "he took job to end war, not start another one." Knew wasn't right man to contend with #ISIS threat
Retweeted by David M. DruckerOf course RT @JoshBlockDC: Al Jazeera Commentary Hails “Symbolic Importance” of Synagogue Terror Attack http://t.co/OLhjXvmqRl@charlescou @cdorobek @CBSNews If she was at the DOD yes, but she's not and spine or lack thereof has nothing to do w/ it.My bet is that Hagel doesn't write an excoriating book about Obama. Only the defense secretaries that Obama treats well do that.
Retweeted by David M. Drucker"I like to fire people." RT @Phil_Mattingly: Pres. Obama to make "personnel announcement" at 11:10a.m., per White HouseThe Republican Senate majority now gets to run confirmation of Obama's new AG & Sec Def.Hagel on Wednesday was asked by @charlierose if Obama still had confidence in him: “You’d have to ask him that” http://t.co/eG3PbOdrEH
Retweeted by David M. DruckerObama has had 3 defense secretaries and the relationship ended badly with each one of them http://t.co/DFL19aanZI
Retweeted by David M. DruckerSec. Eric Shinseki and Sec. Chuck Hagel were both appointed for criticizing Bush during Iraq war - both forced to resign
Retweeted by David M. DruckerWhat's ironic in how WH apparently going after Hagel is they're justifying resistance to his confirmation by Senate Rs.I can't think of a precedent for how White House is handling this Hagel announcement. Have they ever nuked someone like this as he departs?
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@charlescou @cdorobek @CBSNews She'll never be confirmed. No way.MT @NBCNightlyNews: Defense Sect'y Hagel forced to resign; "He wasn't up to the job," senior official tells NBC News http://t.co/AbJaO6zOLB
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @JGreenDC: Here's an op-ed Ted Cruz wrote about Hagel back in 2013. http://t.co/lCTNoPxEgORT @CBSNews: Hagel has told others he was fed up with micromanagement by the White House, David Martin reports. http://t.co/PacdkWOnjE
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11/24
2014
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