“House Republicans have held a series of private discussions to plot their first moves if they win the majority in November -- with plans to use spending bills and subpoenas to rein in President Barack Obama and satiate their own ravenous base,” Politico reports. “The plans presently under discussion include defunding some parts of the new health care law and delaying implementation of others, withholding some of the unspent stimulus funds, and using the oversight power of Republican-led committees to investigate the Obama administration.”
"Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) will likely be forced out of her party leadership position should she decide to launch a write-in or third-party candidacy, a Senate Republican said Wednesday."
"The James Zadroga 9/11 health bill is heading back to the House floor for a vote this month, elected officials announced Wednesday."
The 77-year-old Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) ran a 5K over the weekend.