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Entries by Amanda Terkel from 04/2011

George W. Bush Warns Against Withdrawal From Afghanistan: 'Women Would Suffer' (VIDEO)

Posted 04.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After 10 years in Afghanistan, former President George W. Bush doesn't think it's quite time to pull out of Afghanistan yet. "My con...

Rep. Denny Rehberg: Pell Grants Are Becoming 'The Welfare Of The 21st Century'

Posted 04.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pell Grants are the nation's largest financial aid program, providing low-income students with grants to help pay for the rising cost of...

Maine GOP Legislators Publicly Rebuke Gov. Paul LePage

Posted 04.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eight Republican state senators have issued a rare public rebuke of Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R), writing an op-ed expressing "discomfort ...

Maine Mural Controversy: U.S. Labor Department Says Put It Back Up Or Repay The Money

Posted 04.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government is stepping into the labor mural controversy in Maine, demanding that the state either put the artwork back up at...

Obama Administration's Af-Pak Report: Violence Likely To Increase In Afghanistan In Coming Months

Posted 04.05.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration issued its third progress report on Afghanistan and Pakistan on Tuesday, concluding that the U.S. strategy is s...

Government Shutdown Jeopardizes Delaware Job Fair

Posted 04.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 1,000 prospective job seekers may be out of luck next week if Congress is unable to come to a budget agreement. Sen. Chris Coo...

Scott Walker's 'Waterloo': 19 Counties Flip To Democrats In Wisconsin Supreme Court Race

Posted 04.06.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated and corrected. WASHINGTON -- A divisive budget battle between labor unions and Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) turned a stat...

Scott Walker Struggles To Downplay Wisconsin Election That His Allies Built Up As A Referendum

Posted 04.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After JoAnne Kloppenburg declared victory on Wednesday over conservative incumbent Justice David Prosser in the Wisconsin Supreme Court ...

Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban On Gay Adoptions

Posted 04.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Arkansas' high court struck down the state's law barring same-sex couples from adopting on Thursday. In an opinion published without dis...

Wisconsin Election Surprise: David Prosser Gains 7,500 Votes After 'Human Error' In Waukesha County (VIDEO)

Posted 04.07.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated. WASHINGTON -- In a dramatic turn of events on Thursday, the Waukesha County clerk announced that the vote total announ...

Labor Battles Hit Washington State: Protesters Demand Legislature Close Corporate Tax Loopholes

Posted 04.08.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated. WASHINGTON -- Inspired by the uprising in Wisconsin over workers' rights, Washington state residents have turned out a...

Maine Mural Projection Artists Discuss 'Photo-Bombing' (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted 04.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) has admitted regret over ordering his Department of Labor to remove a mural depicting the state's labor histo...

Member Of John Boehner's 'Kitchen Cabinet' Of Economists Supports Afghanistan Withdrawal

Posted 04.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress looks at all sorts of discretionary non-defense projects to cut to reduce the deficit, a core member of House Speaker John B...

Tammy Baldwin Asks Eric Holder To Investigate Wisconsin Supreme Court Election

Posted 04.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the bombshell announcement that a Waukesha County clerk forgot to report thousands of votes in Wisconsin's Supreme Court election,...

Defense Spending Rises In Budget Bills, Despite U.S. Drawdown In Iraq And Afghanistan

Posted 04.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the United States draws down its military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, more foreign assistance workers will be needed to go in a...

Labor Battles Heat Up In Florida Against Gov. Rick Scott

Posted 04.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Garrett Lamp is a lifelong Republican. As a firefighter with the Orlando Fire Department, he voted for Jeb Bush for governor and even wo...

Sarah Palin Going To Wisconsin To Rally Tea Party Supporters

Posted 04.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sarah Palin is heading to Wisconsin this weekend to address a Tea Party rally at the state Capitol, a site that has more recently hosted...

Progressive Carol Shea-Porter Jumps In For 2012 Congressional Rematch

Posted 04.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Hampshire Democrat Carol Shea-Porter was a tough casualty for many Democrats in 2010. After serving two terms in the U.S. House of R...

Russ Feingold's PAC Raises $1 Million To Fight Corporate Influence

Posted 04.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since its launch on Feb. 16, the political action committee that former Wisconsin senator Russ Feingold started to fight corporate influ...

Rep. Denny Rehberg In Hot Water With Tea Party For Voting Against Paul Ryan Budget

Posted 04.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Montana lawmaker Denny Rehberg was one of just four Republican House members to vote against Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) budget proposal o...

Harry Reid: 'I'm Not Confident' Afghanistan Is Going To Work (VIDEO)

Posted 04.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is unsure whether the war in Afghanistan is going to be a success and says the United States ...

Tim Geithner Confident Congress Will Raise Debt Ceiling: Not Doing So Would Be 'Catastrophic' (VIDEO)

Posted 04.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Sunday he's certain congressional lawmakers will come together to raise the nation's debt limit...

Joe Walsh Claims Every Time The U.S. Has Cut Taxes, Revenue Has Gone Up (VIDEO)

Posted 04.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress addresses the federal deficit and begins debating next year's budget, a centerpiece of the conversation is whether to raise ...

Donald Trump's Big Idea To Lower Gas Prices: Use Our 'Brain Power' To Pressure OPEC (VIDEO)

Posted 04.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With gas prices rising above $3.50 a gallon in all but one state, Americans are getting hit hard at the pump. But billionaire and presid...

Sen. Mark Warner: 'Gang Of Six' Looking At Social Security Changes, Not Raising Tax Rates

Posted 04.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The bipartisan "gang of six" may recommend changes to Social Security as part of its deficit-reduction plan, even though some Democrats ...