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Entries by Amanda Terkel from 08/2011

Russ Feingold Expands Progressives United, Launches Advocacy Operation

Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Wisconsin senator Russ Feingold is expanding his Progressives United operation, launching a 501(c)(4) and a new website on Monday...

Liberty And Justice For Some: State Budget Cuts Imperil Americans' Access To Courts

Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Brian and Patty Baxter's daughter wasn't even two years old yet when they moved into their place in New Hampshire in 1996. The landlord ...

Wisconsin Recall Election Results: Democrats Win Two Seats, Fall Short Of Taking Over Senate

Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats won two Wisconsin state Senate seats in Tuesday's dramatic recall elections, but they fell short of the three needed to take t...

White House Struggles To Fill Key Watchdog Position To Oversee Afghanistan Reconstruction

Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Obama administration begins to draw down U.S. troops from Afghanistan and the war effort undergoes significant transition, the of...

New 12-Member 'Super Committee' Will Have Only One Woman At The Table

Posted 08.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women comprise more than half of the population of the United States. Yet Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) will be the only woman sitting on ...

Tea Party Favorite Ken Cuccinelli Backs Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann On Gay Marriage And States' Rights

Posted 08.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Support for marriage equality is not a popular position among those in the 2012 Republican primary field. All of the major candidates op...

GOP Debate: Tim Pawlenty Goes After 'Obamneycare' In Iowa (VIDEO)

Posted 08.11.2011 | Politics

When moderator Chris Wallace gave Tim Pawlenty a chance to go after Mitt Romney on health care, this time, he didn't pass it up. During a June deba...

Nikki Haley: Rick Perry's Timing Is 'Brilliant'

Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- What do you do the morning you're set to announce you're running for president? Apparently, you call up the governor of one of the...

Rick Perry For President: Governor Announces Candidacy, Says It's 'Time To Get America Working Again'

Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) officially jumped into the 2012 presidential race on Saturday, framing a promise to prioritize job creat...

Rick Perry Courts South Carolina GOP Leaders At Private Reception

Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Leaders of the South Carolina Republican Party received an extra treat from Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) after he announced his presi...

Mitt Romney Mistakes New Hampshire For Iowa (VIDEO)

Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Criss-crossing from early primary state to early primary state can get tiring. After awhile, it probably gets hard to tell Nashua from D...

Newt Gingrich Goes To Elite Washington Think Tank To Decry 'Washington Elites' (VIDEO)

Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich likes to portray himself as an outsider, shunned from the exclusive inner circles of Washington, D.C. -- despite having on...

Christine O'Donnell Memoir's E-Version Called 'Work Of Fiction' By E-Publisher

Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Failed U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell is out with her new book "Troublemaker," which she describes in the introduction as "a ...

Obama Campaign Staffer Sends Out Email Bashing Paul Krugman And The 'Firebagger Lefty Blogosphere'

Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama campaign's point person in New Mexico recently sent an email to supporters defending the president's position on the debt deal...

Aviation Industry Holds Rally For Corporate Jets To Counter Negative Publicity

Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The corporate jet industry and the people who love it have it tough these days, with Democrats pushing to roll back tax breaks for peopl...

Christine O'Donnell Hangs Up In The Middle Of Interview With Utah Radio Station (AUDIO)

Posted 08.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Delaware senate candidate Christine O'Donnell abruptly ended two interviews on Wednesday when the questions she was being asked b...

Russ Feingold Not Running In 2012

Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dashing the hopes of many Wisconsin progressives, former Democratic senator Russ Feingold announced on Friday that he will not be runnin...

House Majority PAC Launches Ad Offensive Targeting GOP Lawmakers On Summer Recess

Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new ad campaign launched by a pro-Democratic political action committee is targeting two Republican lawmakers who could be at risk in ...

Tom Coburn: 'Best Way' To Get Out Of Afghanistan Is To 'Grow Our Economy, Change The Regulations'

Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) isn't quite sure how much longer the United States will be fighting in Afghanistan, although he does have an i...

American Legion Sees Chance To Bring Home Remains Of Sailors Buried In Libya 200 Years Ago

Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thirteen U.S. sailors who died in 1804 during the First Barbary War and were buried in Tripoli, Libya, may finally be coming home, if th...

Progressives Plot Ballot Initiative Strategy To Roll Back GOP Laws

Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Buoyed by grassroots energy from the protests in Wisconsin earlier this year, progressives are now planning an offensive strategy. Organ...

Rep. Chip Cravaack Agrees To Hold Town Hall Meeting In Response To Demands From Protesters (VIDEO)

Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Confronting mounting pressure and protests, Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-Minn.) has agreed to hold a public town hall at the Duluth airport at ...

Senate's Earthquake Off-Site Session Makes History

Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate made history on Tuesday, convening outside of the U.S. Capitol due to the evacuations from the earthquake that hit Washington...

Rep. Steve Chabot Criticized By Tea Party Activists For Seizing Cameras From Democrats At Town Halls

Posted 08.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After banning and confiscating cameras at his town hall events, Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) is taking heat from all sides -- including fr...

Ron Paul: FEMA Signals Too Much 'Dependency' On The Federal Government In Disasters (VIDEO)

Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With reports that Hurricane Irene killed at least 10 people, knocked out power to more than 2 million homes and businesses and left many...