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  Whip (politics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In politics, a whip is a member of a political party in a legislature whose task is to ensure that members of the party attend and vote as the party leadership desires.
In both houses the Minority Whip is the second highest-ranking individual in the minority party (the party with the lesser number of legislators in a legislative body), outranked only by the Minority Leader.
In the Senate the Government Whip is Senator Jeannie Ferris and the Opposition Whip is Senator George Campbell.
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 Chief Whip - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In British politics, when his or her party is in government the Chief Whip in the House of Commons is usually appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury so the incumbent (representing the whips in general) has a seat and a voice in Cabinet.
The Government Chief Whip in the House of Commons is assisted by the Deputy Chief Whip, Whips, and Assistant Whips.
The Deputy Chief Whip is Treasurer of HM (Her Majesty's) Household, the next two Whips are Comptroller of HM Household and Vice-Chamberlain of HM Household, and the remaining Whips are Lords Commissioners of the Treasury.
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 View from the Hill Online - Representative Jan Schakowsky, 9th District, Illinois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The whip is the quintessential insider's job, the leader assigned to line up votes on legislation, a particularly tough job for the minority party.
But Pelosi's whip count was so precise and she was so certain the amendment would lose, her staff confirms she allowed several Democrats to vote for the amendment to spare them the political grief of snubbing the NRA.
While her counterpart, House Republican Whip Tom DeLay of Texas, is known as "the Hammer," a disciplinarian who threatens his Republicans with loss of committee assignments and chairmanships if they fail to toe the party line, Pelosi is still the polished hostess from Pacific Heights.
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 Pelosi as House Whip Ends Politics as Usual
She is the first woman to rise through the political ranks to a top leadership role in Congress.
The whips are major players in the Congressional caucuses of each party, they weigh in on which bills hit the floor, on who takes a leading role in floor debates and on how far to take the backroom negotiations which lead to front-page headlines.
The minority whip is especially concerned with making sure that the rules and procedures that are used to debate each piece of legislation are fair and that different points of view can be expressed.
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 CQPolitics.com - Senate Leadership Races Quietly Under Way
The duties of the whip center on maintaining party discipline and keeping vote counts, and under the right circumstances that job can be the perfect stepping stone.
He said that in his previous elections — for whip in 1995 and leader 18 months later — he began quietly talking to colleagues about their leadership votes before this point in the cycle.
Democratic leaders say they intend to keep their current positions for another term, although they are quick to note that they hope to be stewards for the majority party after the coming midterm elections.
www.cqpolitics.com /2006/06/senate_leadership_races_quietl.html   (0 words)

 God's whip hand - Salon
Alone in their bunker, they were not about to give up this fantasy, especially for politics as usual, which would reduce them to being mere congressmen among hundreds trudging through the problematical, complex tasks of cutting deals to gain appropriations for local interests and servicing the incessant needs of constituents.
Through the political machine he had constructed and controlled -- the engine of the GOP in the House, linking the party's constituency groups, corporate interests, campaign contributions, and dominance over the committee structure -- he whipped the Republicans into line, with threats if he had to.
He had opposed him for whip in 1989, and with the Republican capture of the Congress in 1994 and Gingrich's elevation to Speaker, he had clawed his way into the post.
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 Ms. Magazine | Taking Back the Whip
Members of the militant Women’s Social and Political Union founded in 1903 to ratchet up suffrage protest with “deeds not words” included much-storied Emily Wilding Davison, who was arrested for whipping a man she mistook for a leading politician.
When it comes to women and whips, the clichés are super-sized, despite the rise of pop culture heroines armed with myriad weaponry in films and TV shows like “Kill Bill,” “Alias,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and the pioneering “Xena, Warrior Princess,” to name a few.
The whip is a phallic symbol and fetish, which is “a story masquerading as an object,” says Valerie Steele.
www.msmagazine.com /summer2004/takingbackthewhip.asp   (0 words)

 RealClearPolitics - Commentary - The GOP Leadership Shuffle by Charlie Cook
The prime contenders are acting Majority Leader Roy Blunt of Missouri, the majority whip; and Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Boehner of Ohio.
The Tennessean is widely seen as demonstrating poor political judgment and as having been unprepared to take over from his predecessor, Trent Lott of Mississippi.
While it would be in his financial interest to leave the Senate, the possibility of vindication two years after being the victim of a coup is a powerful incentive to stay.
www.realclearpolitics.com /Commentary/com-1_14_06_CC.html   (0 words)

 BBC NEWS | Politics | Chief whip (government)
The government chief whip, whose official title is Parliamentary secretary to the Treasury, is appointed by the prime minister and is responsible to him.
The chief whip has to maintain party discipline and to try to ensure that members of the party vote with the government in important debates.
Along with the other party whips he or she looks after the day-to-day management of the government's business in Parliament.
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 House whip race indicates trend to conservatism - Nation/Politics - The Washington Times, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The whip, the No. 3 position in the Republican hierarchy, is supposed to assess where House Republicans are on issues and build support for Republican priorities.
The current whip, Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri, is running for majority leader but has not relinquished his seat.
Unlike the majority leader's race, those in the whip's race are not releasing lists of publicly committed members.
www.washingtontimes.com /national/20060126-104448-2317r.htm   (0 words)

 Andrew Clem's Politics
Most Republicans are reticent about talking politics, whereas Democrats tend to live up to the feisty "donkey" attitude and proselytize on politics as though it were a religion.
They probably thought they were staying away from trouble by banning political expression from the plant, and their risk-avoidance backfired.
Granted, there are some political activists who use "wedge issues" such as abortion in a way that casts doubt on their sincerity.
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 FOXNews.com - Incoming Harris Chosen for Assistant Whip Post - Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | ...
The Florida State Democratic Committee also accused Harris of violating state law by allowing political work to be done in her office during the 2000 presidential election.
Prior to that, she served four years in the Florida Senate where she was chairman of the Senate’s Commerce and Economic Development Committee, and vice chairman of the Insurance and Banking Committee.
Before her political career began, Harris was an IBM marketing executive and vice president of a commercial real estate firm.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,72395,00.html   (0 words)

 Black lawmakers seek top leadership post - Politics - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
James Clyburn of South Carolina is campaigning to become majority whip - the third-ranking post in the House - should Democrats pick up the 15 seats they need to win the majority.
And while fl lawmakers are in line to win as many as five House committee chairmanships under Democratic leadership, all of the GOP's committee chairmen are white men, as are its top leaders.
Gray served as majority whip from 1989 to 1991.
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 CNN.com - Whipping up a fight - May 7, 2002
The conservative Texan knew his new adversary was a mediagenic and relentless political organizer, a firebrand who could invigorate her party's liberal base just as he does the Republican right.
And she was touched when he slipped into her Feb. 6 swearing-in ceremony as whip to pay his respects.
Pelosi ran a three-year insurgency to snare the whip's job from the initial favorite, Maryland Congressman Steny Hoyer, by raising millions of campaign dollars in California and funneling them to grateful members of Congress.
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 Politics Guide at Haile Sellassie Cyber Museum
Before I didn't speak on issues of politics and stayed away from such topics as government, opposition and diaspora.
I thought that, if Ethiopians want to take their time to change, it's fine with me. Looks like the time was used to get ready for another round of the same civil war.
For those of you who travel our History Road, or read my old pages on Politics and Diaspora, it is not a surprise that after 8 months of the Eritrean-Ethiopian border conflict they are at war again.
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 JWA - Bella Abzug—Passionate Politics
With her passionate politics and famous hats, the charismatic Abzug immediately captured the nation's attention.
But with that fame often came a furious backlash, and many in the press claimed she was too "irritating" and "brash," too unwomanly to be effective.
By her third term, she had become one of the most powerful members of the House, and was voted third more influential Congressperson by her colleagues- behind only Speaker Carl Albert and Majority Whip Tip O'Neill.
www.jwa.org /exhibits/wov/abzug/politics.html   (0 words)

 Black lawmakers seek top leadership post in Democratic House | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
James Clyburn of South Carolina is campaigning to become majority whip — the third-ranking post in the House — should Democrats pick up the 15 seats they need to win the majority.
But fl leaders, who feel they've been passed over for top appointments in the past, are waging a pre-emptive campaign to fend off potential challenges to Clyburn, particularly from Illinois Democrat Rahm Emanuel, who heads the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
The whip, charged with helping set legislative strategy and keeping members in line with leadership on key votes, has often been a springboard to higher posts.
www.chron.com /disp/story.mpl/politics/4306418.html   (0 words)

 RealClearPolitics - Commentary - House Republican Upheaval? by Robert Novak
The question is whether Rep. Tom Reynolds of New York also is campaigning to be majority whip.
If he does run for whip, Reynolds would be accused of cutting and running from his duties as House Republican campaign chairman because of the difficult 2006 midterm election ahead.
Eyebrows raised in Washington's political circles when it was announced that Vice President Dick Cheney has opted to go to Houston Dec. 5 for a Tom DeLay fund-raiser instead of attending the annual White House Christmas party for members of Congress.
www.realclearpolitics.com /Commentary/com-11_26_05_RN.html   (0 words)

 WRAL.com - Politics - Democratic Whip: House Should Discuss Speaker Black's Status   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The board referred Black and his campaign to Wake County prosecutors to examine whether charges should be filed for his acceptance from optometrists of incomplete checks, which allowed him to designate the recipient on at least three of them.
Black's office also has provided a federal grand jury with more than 3,000 pages of documents, while former political director Meredith Norris and others are being investigated for potential state lobbying law violations.
Statewide political columnist Scott Mooneyham believes that if Black remains Speaker, the controversy seriously weakens his leadership.
www.wral.com /politics/8470391/detail.html   (0 words)

 Politics1 - American Politics, Elections, Candidates & Campaigns
In the race for House Majority Whip, Eric Cantor (R-VA) already claimed 140 pledges even before his three opponents declared their candidacies.
The third candidate to declare for the Whip position is Zach Wamp (R-TN), who jumped in Tuesday.
Burns went on to blame a cabal of newspapers and Democrats for his current political troubles, saying the stream of stories tying him to admitted felon Jack Abramoff are "half-truths and innuendos...
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 CQPolitics.com - House Republicans Elect Boehner as Majority Leader
He had occupied both the majority leader’s job and the whip’s post since Tom DeLay of Texas was forced to step down following his indictment in Texas last September on campaign finance-related charges.
Shadegg had voluntarily resigned his position in hopes of pressuring Blunt to give up the whip’s job prior to the balloting.
Blunt had about 100 public endorsements on the eve of the election, but he acknowledged the volatility of the race and desire for change in his caucus.
www.cqpolitics.com /2006/02/house_republicans_elect_boehne.html   (0 words)

 BBC NEWS | Politics | Tory whip quits over Iraq concerns
Conservative whip John Randall has quit his post because of his concerns over a possible Iraq war.
Mr Randall entered Parliament in a by-election in 1997 and was made a whip in 2000.
He actually resigned on Wednesday but thought it would be unhelpful to announce his decision until now.
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 Someone needs to crack the whip - Politics - MSNBC.com
• A daily memo prepared by NBC News’ political unit, for NBC News, analyzing the morning’s political news.
Tim Russert is NBC News’ Washington bureau chief and host of Meet the Press.  He regularly offers MSNBC.com’s readers his insight and analysis into questions about politics past, present and future.
Then we’re going to turn to politics:  the deficit, Supreme Court and Iraq, with the “Murderers’ Row” of the New York Times – Tom Friedman, Maureen Dowd and David Brooks – they all write for the Times.  You have to pay for them online; you’ll see them free, Sunday, on Meet the Press.
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 DenverPost.com - Degette considers majority whip role
Diana DeGette said today she woule consider running for majority whip, the third-highest leadership position in the U.S. House, if the Democrats take control of the U.S. House after Tuesday's election.
The Denver lawmaker currently is chief deputy minority whip and is close to Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, who is minority whip.
He too is expected to run for majority leader if Democrats take over.
www.denverpost.com /politics/ci_4598365   (0 words)

 WPTZ.com - Commitment 2006
Watch the latest news on the hottest political races in the 2006 midterm election.
An interactive look at some of the hottest congressional and gubernatorial contests in 2006.
We've created a gallery, updated daily, of important moments in U.S. political history in November.
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 Whip - Dizionario Inglese-Italiano WordReference.com
Forum discussions with the word(s) 'Whip' in the title:
Discussioni nei forum nel cui titolo è presente la parola 'Whip':
Ask a question yourself./Poni tu stesso una domanda.
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 Clare Short resigns the whip
Please let me know if you find any issues.
The mental association involving Clare Short and a 'whip' has put me off my tea and muffin
What is meant by resigning the whip is that she has quit the Parliamentary Labour Party.
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 Office of the Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Last updated at Updated 10:31 AM ET Monday, November 6, 2006
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this evening in response to the House Republican child tax credit bill released late today:
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