lame duck session

Kochs Target R's on Tax Breaks

Brain Faler, Politico

Powerful conservative groups including those backed by the Koch Brothers are pushing Republicans to take a hard line on a raft of expired tax breaks pending in the lame duck, an effort that could jeopardize party leaders’ hopes for a low-drama Congress.

McConnell, Reid Aim to Make Deal

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Harry Reid & Mitch McConnell want to craft a lame-duck agreement that allows his party to claim some victory. Reid & McConnell may agree to move a bloc of noncontroversial nominees. But any Dem. bundlers or other political patrons Obama wants to reward will get blocked.

Get Ready for McConnell vs. Conservatives in Lame Duck Session

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) wants to get all must-pass legislation completed in the lame-duck session, but likely would face opposition from conservative lawmakers who want to block any nonemergency measures until 2015.

GOP to Obama: Don't Replace Holder in Lame-Duck Congress

Benjamin Goad, The Hill

Conservatives are warning Obama against using a lame-duck session of Congress to push through Attorney General Eric Holder's replacement, even as the White House signals its intention to fill the post quickly.