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Entries by Amanda Terkel from 09/2011

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.: Rick Perry Sounds Like Confederate Leaders Defending The 'Slave Amendment'

Posted 09.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill.) is calling out Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) for his full-throated heralding of the 10th Amendment, saying ...

Pittsburgh Unions Turn Labor Day Parade Into 'March For Jobs,' Shut Out Anti-Union Politicians

Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Unions in Pittsburgh are bringing a special focus on jobs and the unemployed to their Labor Day parade this year, dubbing the event a "M...

Tammy Baldwin Announces Senate Run In Wisconsin

Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is jumping into the race for U.S. Senate, running for the seat being vacated by retiring Democratic Sen. Her...

Wisconsin Conservative Bloggers To Jim DeMint, Club For Growth: Don't Meddle In Our Senate Race

Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of conservative bloggers in Wisconsin are calling out Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and the Club for Growth for making an early endor...

James Hoffa's Tea Party Comment Fuels Republican Fundraising Effort

Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is raising money off of a labor leader's remarks telling union members to go out and...

Paul Ryan Protester Handcuffed, Pushed To Ground By Wisconsin Police (VIDEO)

Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three individuals were arrested and charged with trespassing on Tuesday for protesting a speech by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). Video footag...

Republican Presidential Candidates Debate Science, Climate Change, Evolution (VIDEO)

Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

During the Republican primary debate Wednesday night, Jon Huntsman was called out for his comment that the GOP is at risk of becoming the "anti-scienc...

Cost Of Deploying One Civilian To Afghanistan: Up To $570,000 Per Year

Posted 09.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. taxpayers have spent nearly $2 billion since 2009 on deploying civilians to Afghanistan, according to a new report by the Special I...

Rick Perry's Social Security Comments Are A Hit With Conservative Groups

Posted 09.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the central moments of Wednesday night's GOP presidential debate was the exchange on Social Security between Texas Gov. Rick Perr...

House GOP On Obama Jobs Speech: Talking Points Call For Less Regulation, No More Stimulus

Posted 09.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are circulating talking points in advance of President Barack Obama's jobs speech to Congress, urging their members to...

Tim Pawlenty Endorses Mitt Romney For President In 2012 (VIDEO)

Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tim Pawlenty, who dropped his bid for the presidency last month, threw his support behind Mitt Romney Monday morning, saying the former ...

Rep. John Culberson Sends Email With Federal Job Openings While Advocating For Smaller Government

Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) frequently rails against government spending and the need for a smaller federal bureaucracy. Responding to...

Michele Bachmann Slams Rick Perry Over HPV Vaccine (VIDEO)

Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), the mother of three daughters -- though she seemed to momentarily forget how many children she had -- went after Rick...

Rick Perry Calls For Afghanistan Withdrawal At GOP Tea Party Debate

Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

Rick Perry has been relatively silent on foreign policy, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. During the GOP debate Monday night, he said he...

Ohio Redistricting Plan Likely To Give GOP 12 Out Of 16 Seats, Create New Democratic District

Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Under a new redistricting plan that will be unveiled by Ohio's GOP-controlled state legislature Tuesday afternoon, 12 of the state's 16 ...

Dennis Kucinich Indicates He Will Likely Run For Re-Election In Ohio

Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) signaled on Tuesday evening that he may be staying in Ohio to fight for re-election after state Republican...

Dick Cheney On U.S. Credit Downgrade: 'I Literally Felt Embarrassed For My Country'

Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney was "embarrassed" when the U.S. credit rating was downgraded in August, and he hopes that the developm...

Rep. Brad Miller Signs On To DOMA Repeal After North Carolina Pushes Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment

Posted 09.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- North Carolina Republicans pushing for a state ban on same-sex marriage may be dismayed to know that their efforts have galvanized oppos...

Mitt Romney: Dick Cheney Is 'The Kind Of Person I'd Like To Have' As Vice President (VIDEO)

Posted 09.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney doesn't yet know if he'll win the Republican bid for president, but he's already thinking of the type of running mate he'd c...

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa: Jobs Gridlock Igniting 'Collective Frustration' Among U.S. Mayors

Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) is traveling to Washington, D.C., this week to meet with congressional leaders and let them k...

Obama Deficit-Reduction Plan Would Allow Federal Debt Collectors To Contact People On Their Cellphones

Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama isn't leaving a single couch cushion unturned in his effort to lower the deficit. A new proposal by the White House woul...

Rick Perry: Obama's 'Arrogant' Policy On Israel Is Endangering The Region

Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Attempting to strengthen his foreign policy chops, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) waded into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Tuesday, givin...

Democrats Hit Back On 'Class Warfare' Claims, Call Out GOP For Cutting Aid To Women And Children

Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Democrats are hitting back at Republicans who say President Obama's plan to increase taxes on millionaires and billionaires amounts to "cl...

Bill Clinton Weighs In On Troy Davis Execution

Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Former President Bill Clinton weighed in on capital punishment on Thursday, saying courts need to slow down appeals processes to consider ...

Michele Bachmann Defends HPV Vaccine Comments, Goes After Rick Perry (VIDEO)

Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics

Michele Bachmann went after Rick Perry again during the GOP debate Thursday night for his 2007 executive order mandating that young girls receive the ...