Cameron Joseph

Cameron Joseph is Talking Points Memo's senior political correspondent based in Washington, D.C. He covers Capitol Hill, the White House and the permanent campaign. Previous publications include the New York Daily News, Mashable, The Hill and National Journal. He grew up near Chicago and is an irrationally passionate Cubs fan.

Articles by Cameron

Appointed Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) was expecting to cruise to election in her deep red state after advancing Nov. 8 to the second round of voting. But a pair of racially charged gaffes and nagging problems with her base have Republicans nervous that she could blow what should be a slam-dunk election and cost their party a Senate seat.

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Sixteen Democrats have officially sent a letter to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) informing her they’ll vote against her bid to be Speaker on the House floor, a coalition that could be large enough to deny her the leadership and throw House Democrats’ newly minted majority into chaos on the first day of the new term in Congress.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) looked to make a show of strength on Wednesday during the first day of caucus meetings since her party won control of the chamber, pushing out key endorsements for her as speaker even as her critics promised they had the votes to block her on the House floor in January.

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