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Jesse Benton's Grammar Error of Biblical Proportions — Before Jesse Benton added chapters to the Book of James, he committed a grievous grammatical sin. Benton, the former campaign aide to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell who recently cut ties with the re-election effort, at least in part, because of the distracting misinformation he said the media kept flinging about, at the end of his resignation letter transgressed against the communications gods by signing off with an erroneous quote.

Michael Grimm Won't Face Trial Until After Midterms — Embattled Rep. Michael G. Grimm, the New York Republican facing a litany of federal indictments on tax evasion charges, will not face a jury until after the November midterms a federal judge said Tuesday - welcome news for one of this cycle's most endangered incumbents. Grimm's trial will begin on Dec.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @abettel: NY congressman's corruption trial won't begin until after the midterm elections. So, less endangered?… @cahnemily

Sep 02, 2014

NY congressman's corruption trial won't begin until after the midterm elections. So, less endangered?… @cahnemily

Sep 02, 2014

RT @rollcall: Michael Grimm Won’t Face Trial Until After Midterms via @CahnEmily

Ted Cruz to Rally for Marilinda Garcia in New Hampshire — Sen. Ted Cruz is stumping for congressional hopeful Marilinda Garcia this weekend, just ahead of New Hampshire's Republican primaries next week. The Garcia campaign invited supporters to attend a rally with the Texas Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate Sept. 7 at the Nashua City Hall.

Obama Hasn't Decided When to Act on Immigration — President Barack Obama might act in the next few weeks on immigration. Or he might not. He might wait until after the November elections. But politics isn't his top priority. At least, that's all according to his spokesman. "There is the chance that it could be before the end of the summer.
Sep 02, 2014

In the game of chicken w/Congress over immigration, politics isn't Obama's 'top priority,' spox says.… @steventdennis

Still Waiting for Obama's Strategy to Fight ISIS — As news broke Tuesday that the Islamic State had posted a video claiming to show the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff, the White House still hasn't figured out how to take on the group in Syria. "The president and his team are still working on" a military strategy for Syria, Press Secretary Josh Earnest said at Tuesday's briefing.

Captain Cookie's Ice Cream Sandwich is Roll Call's Nosh of the Week — Summer's latest loosing of heat and sun is a vivid reminder of the importance of eating ice cream. Captain Cookie & the Milkman food truck provides a tasty ice cream delivery system: two cookies of your choice with an ice cream of your choice in between. A sandwich, if you please.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @rollcall: Roll Call After Dark Nosh of the Week: Captain Cookie’s Ice Cream Sandwich via @jasonjdick

Fox News Radio Reporter Mike Majchrowitz Remembered at White House — Fox News Radio White House reporter Mike Majchrowitz has died following a long struggle with throat cancer, and the White House and his colleagues are marking his passing. Press Secretary Josh Earnest mentioned him at the top of Tuesday's briefing.

Jerry Brown Endorses Mike Honda in Democratic Duel — California Gov. Jerry Brown has stepped in to one of the most competitive and aggressive Democratic races of the cycle. Brown, who is expected to cruise to re-election in November, endorsed Rep. Michael M. Honda on Tuesday, praising the seven-term, Golden State Democrat's support for the San Francisco Bay Area's commuter rail system.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @rollcall: California Gov. Jerry Brown has stepped in to one of the most competitive Democratic races of this cycle @CahnEmily

Advice for the New NATO Chief — As President Barack Obama preps for a visit with this week to a summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and as Russia readies a revised military doctrine in response to NATO, a think tank is offering advice to incoming secretary general Jens Stoltenberg.