Emily Belz

Emily is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine based in New York City. Follow Emily on Twitter @emlybelz.

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Young gun

| Freshman lawmaker Aaron Schock could be a potent weapon for worn-out GOP
by Emily Belz
Posted 1/31/09, 12:00 am

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Steele-ing itself for the future

Politics | The Republican National Committee elected Michael Steele as its new chairman Friday after hours of deliberation on the party's direction
by Emily Belz
Posted 1/30/09, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-In the same ballroom where the Republican National Committee mourned John McCain's loss last Nov. 4, members of the RNC elected a new chairman in an effort to become a party that wins national elections.

Instead of dancing under chandeliers to Americana music like on the Election Night, delegates at the Capital Hilton huddled in whispered negotiations as the vote for the new party leader dragged on for several hours.

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Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer (AP/Photo by Susan Walsh)

Stimulus package passes

Economy | The House passed an $819 billion economic stimulus package with all Republicans voting no, despite President Obama's courtship
by Emily Belz
Posted 1/28/09, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-The U.S. House of Representatives passed a massive economic stimulus package Wednesday, 244 to 188, at a cost of $819 billion, while the U.S. Senate hammered out their own version totaling $900 billion. All 177 House Republicans voted no.

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