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Entries by Amanda Terkel from 10/2011

Obama HRC Speech 2011: President Talks Gay Rights At Human Rights Campaign Dinner

Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama forcefully called for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act on Saturday night at the annual Human Rights Campaign fu...

DADT Repealed: Gay Active-Duty Servicemembers Wear Uniforms At Human Rights Campaign Dinner

Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 15th annual fundraising dinner for the Human Rights Campaign on Saturday was different from past events for one big reason: Openly g...

Dick Cheney On The Last Time He Cried: 'It's Been Some 10 Years Ago' (AUDIO)

Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney can't remember the last time he's cried. In fact, when asked about it on a radio interview on Monday, ...

DOMA Defense: Taxpayers On The Hook For $1.5 Million To Defend Law Barring Same-Sex Marriage

Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans have agreed to a new contract to pay a private law firm up to $1.5 million to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, whic...

Harry Reid Blocks Defense Bill Until Detainee Provisions Are Changed

Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has promised that the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2012 will not come up for a v...

Tim Geithner: Wall Street's Anger Toward President Obama Is 'Inexplicable'

Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner says he is baffled that Wall Street continues to oppose President Obama, even though administration offi...

Marco Rubio: The GOP 'Cannot Be The Anti-Illegal Immigration Party'

Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) ruled out becoming his party's vice presidential nominee in 2012 and offered the Republican presidential prima...

Joe Biden On Bank Of America: 'At A Minimum, They Are Incredibly Tone Deaf'

Posted 10.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With protests against economic injustice continuing in New York City and spreading across the country, Vice President Joe Biden said on ...

Eric Cantor Condemns Occupy Wall Street 'Mobs': They're 'Pitting Americans Against Americans' (VIDEO)

Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top House GOP leaders assured attendees at the 2011 Values Voter Summit Friday morning that despite all the attention on fixing the nati...

Wheelock Whitney, GOP Businessman, Fights Ban On Marriage Equality In Minnesota

Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Minnesota businessman Wheelock Whitney, Jr. is a lifelong Republican. He ran for U.S. Senate in 1964 and governor in 1982. He believes i...

Jose Hernandez, A Former Astronaut, Launches Congressional Bid At Obama's Urging

Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's Awards Gala on Sept. 14, former astronaut Jose Hernandez found himself backstage chatti...

Ohio Issue 2: Collective Bargaining Supporter Co-Opted By Anti-Union Forces [UPDATE]

Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An Ohio woman who is such a strong opponent of an upcoming ballot initiative that she is willing to appear in ads opposing the measure h...

Newt Gingrich On Occupy Wall Street: Barney Frank, Chris Dodd Should Go To Jail (VIDEO)

Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that Occupy Wall Street protesters -- as well as the rest of the American public -- have a right to be angry a...

Jon Huntsman Daughters Hit Back At GOP Candidates Over Twitter During Republican Debate

Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

While Jon Huntsman may be holding back from slinging attacks at his fellow GOP contenders, his daughters are not. Throughout the Republican primary...

Ohio Issue 2: 30 TV Stations Pull Misleading Anti-Union Ad [UPDATE]

Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thirty television stations in the Ohio area have pulled an anti-union ad after news broke on Tuesday that the group behind it had co-opt...

Progressive Group Pressures Major League Baseball To Drop Glenn Beck

Posted 10.12.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON -- The progressive group Americans United for Change is launching a campaign against Major League Baseball (MLB), pressuring the group to c...

Openly Gay National Guard Member Brian Carroll Runs For Office In Colorado

Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just a few weeks ago, Army veteran Brian Carroll would not have been able to do what he's doing now: running for office as an openly gay...

Herman Cain 999 Plan: Did It Come From SimCity?

Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Herman Cain's America, the tax code would be very, very simple: The corporate income tax rate would be 9 percent, the personal income...

DOMA Repeal Moves Forward In Senate Judiciary Committee

Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Next month, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be voting on legislation to repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act, an important ste...

Herman Cain Denies 'SimCity' Influence On His '999' Plan (VIDEO)

Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Friday, Herman Cain responded to The Huffington Post's analysis of the similarities between his "999" economic plan and the default t...

Eric Cantor On Occupy Wall Street: I'm Upset Democrats Are 'Joining In The Effort To Blame Others'

Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) backed away from calling the Occupy Wall Street protesters "mobs" on Sunday, but he doubled-do...

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: The GOP Is 'Hoping For Failure' For The Economy

Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) accused the Republican Party of acting in bad faith in ...

Herman Cain: 'I'm Not Familiar With The Neoconservative Movement'

Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain raised more questions about his knowledge of foreign policy on Sunday, saying he doesn't know any...

SimCity Games Will Cost $9.99 In Honor Of Herman Cain's 999 Plan

Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Presidential candidate Herman Cain swears he didn't get the idea for his 999 tax plan from SimCity, but the makers of that video game ar...

Rep. Darrell Issa Escalates Fight With House Oversight Committee Democrats

Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has begun to assert veto control over how Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee ...