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Entries by Amanda Terkel from 03/2011

John Boehner: Unions Have A 'Machine Gun' Pointed At 'The Heads Of Local Officials'

Posted 03.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) weighed in on the labor protests rocking the Midwest on Sunday, saying that the current system of co...

Haley Barbour: Obama Is Deliberately Trying To Drive Up Energy Prices

Posted 03.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) is accusing the Obama administration of deliberately driving up energy costs, comparing the destructi...

Wisconsin GOP Senators Look To Take Control Of Absent Democrats' Staffers

Posted 03.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin's Republican state senators are attempting to commandeer the staffs of the 14 Democrats who have been camped out in nearby Ill...

Pro-Choice Advocates: GOP's Revised Abortion Bill Remains 'Extremely Harmful' To Women

Posted 03.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After significant public controversy over H.R. 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, lawmakers quietly amended the legislation an...

Haley Barbour's K Street Days Complicate His Dig Against Obama's Energy Policy

Posted 03.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As speculation grows about whether or not Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) will jump into the 2012 presidential field, increased atten...

Scott Walker's Budget Defunds Planned Parenthood, Targets Contraception Access

Posted 03.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) continues to wait out the state's Senate Democrats on his budget bill that would strip collective ...

Judd Gregg: 'I Don't Think We Can Afford Afghanistan Much Longer' (VIDEO)

Posted 03.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former Republican senator who was once a cabinet choice for President Barack Obama is calling for a quicker withdrawal from Afghanista...

Rasmussen Poll: Majority Want U.S. Troops Out Of Afghanistan Within A Year

Posted 03.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the same day that Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that America would continue to have a military presence in Afghanistan beyond 2...

Wisconsin Protesters Break Up GOP Congressman's Town Hall Meeting In Governor's Hometown

Posted 03.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Protesters unhappy with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposals forced a GOP congressman to shut down a town hall meeting on Mond...

Indiana Bill Would Force Doctors To Tell Women That Having An Abortion May Lead To Breast Cancer

Posted 03.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of protesters rallied at the Indiana statehouse on Tuesday in opposition to restrictive abortion measures that would, among oth...

Labor Vows To Step Up Recall Effort Against Wisconsin GOP, Challenge Anti-Union Bill In Court

Posted 03.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dealt a major setback Wednesday night in a high-stakes battle over union rights in Wisconsin, labor leaders nevertheless insisted that t...

Commanders Expect A 'Significant' U.S. Presence In Afghanistan For 8 To 10 More Years: Dem Rep

Posted 03.10.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Military commanders expect the United States to have a "significant presence" in Afghanistan for another eight to 10 years, according to...

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Presses Administration For Clear Withdrawal Plan From Afghanistan

Posted 03.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While President Obama has said that U.S. combat forces will begin leaving Afghanistan in July 2011 and be fully out by 2014, the pace of...

Haley Barbour Questions U.S. Presence In Afghanistan: 'What Is Our Mission?'

Posted 03.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) attempted to distinguish himself from his potential 2012 rivals on Tuesday night by endorsing cuts to...

Pro-Labor Group Working America Recruits 20,000 New Wisconsin Members In Wake Of Budget Protests

Posted 03.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) may have won the most recent battle in Madison by securing passage of an anti-union bill, labor ac...

Rep. Rush Holt Reintroduces Military Suicide Prevention Act, Hopes Senate Doesn't Block It For The Third Time

Posted 03.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the National Guard and Army Reserve grapple with an increasing number of suicides amongst members, Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) reintroduc...

Anthony Weiner: Obama Is 'Not A Values Guy'

Posted 03.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) and a handful of other House Democrats expressed deep frustration with President Barack Obama's leadership ...

Afghanistan Withdrawal Acceleration Resolution Defeated In The House

Posted 03.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House overwhelmingly defeated on Thursday a nonbinding resolution to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of the yea...

Vice President Biden Fires Up Union Activists: Organized Labor Keeps 'Barbarians From The Gate' (AUDIO)

Posted 03.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Biden gave the Obama administration's most forceful statement of solidarity with organized labor in its current battles a...

Sherrod Brown On Afghanistan: 'We've Been There Too Long'

Posted 03.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) expressed frustration with the duration of the U.S. presence in Afghanistan in an interview with ABC News, p...

Mike Mullen: U.S. Mission In Libya 'Limited', But No End In Sight

Posted 03.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen made the rounds of the morning talk shows on Sunday, and one of the main messages tha...

Energy Secretary Steven Chu: Indian Point Nuclear Plant Near New York City Will Be Reviewed

Posted 03.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Energy Secretary Steven Chu weighed in on Sunday on a controversial nuclear reactor located near New York City, saying that the administ...

Blue Dog Democrat Heath Shuler Votes For Speedy Afghanistan Withdrawal

Posted 03.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to congressional alliances, progressive Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and Blue Dog Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) aren't usual...

White House Highlights Benefits Of Health Care Law In Advance Of Anniversary

Posted 03.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wednesday marks a full year since President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, and the White House is looking to play...

Maine Gov. Paul LePage Orders Removal Of Labor Mural From State Agency

Posted 03.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Governor Paul LePage (R-Maine) has sparked a fresh battle with the state's union community, ordering a mural at the Department of Labor ...