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Entries by Amanda Terkel from 09/2010

AFL-CIO Launching Labor Day Political Blitz: 'The Tea Party And Its Corporate Backers Are Not Going To Get The Final Word'

Posted 09.01.2010 | Politics

The AFL-CIO is launching an aggressive grassroots mobilization over Labor Day weekend, with events in more than 200 communities intended to distribute...

Pawlenty's Budget Contradicts His Own Executive Order, Instructs State To Apply For Federal Health Care Grants

Posted 09.01.2010 | Politics

Sam Stein contributed to this report. Although Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) on Tuesday signed an executive order aimed at keeping the Patient Pro...

Boxer, Fiorina Debate (VIDEO): Senate Candidates Face Off In California

Posted 09.01.2010 | Los Angeles

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Cal.) and Republican Carly Fiorina faced off in their first debate on Wednesday night in their tough battle for the state's Sena...

Mark Kirk Increasingly Brings Up Greek Financial Crisis To Criticize His Greek Opponent Alexi Giannoulias

Posted 09.02.2010 | Chicago

In recent months, Mark Kirk, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Illinois, has increasingly been bringing up the financial crisis in Greece as a...

Ken Buck's Evolution: Colorado GOP Senate Candidate Removes Controversial Positions From His Website

Posted 09.03.2010 | Politics

Colorado Republican Ken Buck is a darling of the Tea Party movement, and he has admitted that this constituency was "huge" to his success over establi...

John McCain Calls For Republicans To Put Out An 'Agenda,' Shies Away From Paul Ryan's Roadmap (VIDEO)

Posted 09.05.2010 | Politics

Today on "Fox News Sunday," Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called for Senate Republicans to put out a detailed agenda of the party's policy ideas, but whe...

Tony Blair On Afghanistan, Attacking Iran, And Dick Cheney's Post-9/11 Worldview (VIDEO)

Posted 09.05.2010 | World

Former British prime minister Tony Blair spoke with Christiane Amanpour on ABC's "This Week" today about his new book, A Journey: My Political Life. I...

Lindsey Graham Gets It Wrong On The Stimulus: Blames Legislation For U.S. Job Losses

Posted 09.05.2010 | Politics

A top issue on the Sunday morning talk shows was the Obama administration's record on jobs, with Republicans hitting the stimulus and calling for an e...

Safe, Retiring House Democrats Owe More Than $2 Million In DCCC Dues

Posted 09.06.2010 | Politics

As the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) battles to keep ahead of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), a handful o...

First NRCC Ad Attacks Dem Over Wall Street Bailout Support, Despite 91 Republican Votes

Posted 09.07.2010 | Politics

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is out with its first independent expenditure ad of the season, taking aim at Rep. Joe Donnelly...

Saqib Ali, South Asian Candidate, Shocked That His Skin Was Darkened In Opponent's Campaign Mailer

Posted 09.08.2010 | Politics

A local election between two Democrats for a Maryland state Senate seat has heated up, with questions over whether the incumbent put out a campaign ma...

Clyburn Slams GOP Candidate Who Said Civil Rights Issues Should Be Left To Local Governments

Posted 09.09.2010 | Politics

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) had sharp words today for Ohio GOP congressional candidate Jim Renacci, who recently said the federal gover...

Paul Begala, Democratic Strategist, On A GOP Government Shutdown: 'Bring It On'

Posted 09.09.2010 | Politics

The Democratic Governors Association hosted a panel on Thursday with a group of Democratic strategists involved in the 1994 elections who argued that ...

2010 Candidates Refuse To Debate Their Opponents: What Are They So Afraid Of?

Posted 09.09.2010 | Politics

There are few traditions more central to political campaigns than debates between the candidates. In the biggest races, they're nationally televised e...

GOP Senate Candidate Pat Toomey: No On Hate Crimes Legislation (VIDEO)

Posted 09.10.2010 | Politics

The issue of hate crimes legislation is the latest debate in the U.S. Senate election in Pennsylvania, with Republican Pat Toomey reiterating his 2004...

Robert Hurt, Virginia GOP Candidate, Refuses To Participate In NAACP Debate

Posted 09.11.2010 | Politics

Republican Robert Hurt, who is running to oust Democratic Rep. Tom Perriello in Virginia's fifth district, will not be participating in a Sept. 19 deb...

Sharron Angle Surrogate Danny Tarkanian: I Disagree With Advocating 'Second Amendment Remedies'

Posted 09.12.2010 | Politics

A surrogate for Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle is saying that advocating "Second Amendment remedies" in order to effect political change is...

Dick Armey Breaks With Newt Gingrich: 'Premature' To Talk About A Government Shutdown

Posted 09.13.2010 | Politics

In a meeting with reporters in Washington, D.C. on Monday, former House Majority Leader and current FreedomWorks chairman Dick Armey disagreed with Ne...

FreedomWorks Refuses To Endorse DE Tea Party Favorite Christine O'Donnell (VIDEO)

Posted 09.13.2010 | Politics

FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey and President and CEO Matt Kibbe today refused to endorse Delaware Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell in the stat...

Pawlenty Allows Millions In Federal Health Care Funds To Flow Into Minnesota Despite His Anti-'Obamacare' Order

Posted 09.13.2010 | Politics

Despite Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's (R) recent executive order intended to stop the implementation of federal health care reform in Minnesota, milli...

DNC Chair Tim Kaine Compares The GOP To Cannibals: They're 'Turning Their Energy And Ferocity On Each Other'

Posted 09.14.2010 | Politics

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tim Kaine and DNC Vice Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) went after Republicans today for...

Progressive Reps. Kilroy, Grijalva And Grayson Call For Vote On Obama's Tax Plan Before Congress Adjourns

Posted 09.14.2010 | Politics

Three progressive members of Congress are urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) to bring President Obama's tax plan to a vote on the floor befor...

EMILY's List Responds To Sarah Palin In New Ad: Who Are You Calling A 'Radical?' (VIDEO)

Posted 09.15.2010 | Politics

EMILY's List, the political action committee aimed at electing pro-choice Democratic women to public office, is launching a new ad taking aim at forme...

Republican Leaders Reach Out To Carl Paladino, New York's New GOP Gubernatorial Candidate

Posted 09.15.2010 | Politics

Carl Paladino was one of the most surprising winners in Tuesday's primaries, soundly defeating Rick Lazio for the GOP gubernatorial nomination in New ...

'Values Voter Summit' Will Likely Be Missing Jewish Voters: Conservative Conference Coincides With Yom Kippur

Posted 09.15.2010 | Politics

Thousands of conservatives will be coming to Washington, D.C. this week for one of the biggest religious right conferences of the year: the annual Val...