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Entries by Amanda Terkel from 11/2011

Senate Women Face High Stakes In 2012

Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While a majority of people who live in the United States are women, there are only 17 of them in the U.S. Senate. And if Americans turn ...

Tammy Baldwin To Introduce Resolution Opposing Immunity For Banks In Foreclosure Deal

Posted 11.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is set to introduce a resolution in Congress this week calling on the Obama administration and state attorne...

Ohio Issue 2: Election Day Robocall Instructs Voters To Go To Polls Tomorrow [UPDATE]

Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Union officials in Ohio are questioning whether proponents of an anti-labor ballot initiative are trying to trick opponents of the measu...

Ohio Issue 2: Controversial Anti-Union Law Defeated By Voters

Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ohioans overturned a divisive anti-union law on Tuesday, delivering a significant defeat to Republican Gov. John Kasich and a victory to...

Progressives Win Big In Ballot Measures Nationwide

Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's elections saw big wins for progressives around the country, who blocked right-wing measures on issues of voting, labor, immigr...

Herman Cain 'Princess Nancy' Pelosi Remark Draws Laughs At GOP Debate (VIDEO)

Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

Herman Cain called House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) "Princess Nancy" when criticizing her for not bringing up Rep. Tom Price's (R-Ga.) he...

Rick Perry Forgets Which Three Agencies He Would Eliminate As President (VIDEO)

Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) had the most memorable moment of Wednesday night's CNBC debate, even though it was a moment when he couldn't r...

Rick Perry 'Oops' Stumble Serves As Base For His Campaign's Next Fundraising Push

Posted 11.10.2011 | Politics

Early Thursday morning, Texas Gov. Rick Perry's (R) campaign sent out an email to supporters, asking them to donate to the Texas governor's campaign a...

Progressive State Lawmakers Plan Next Moves After Big Ballot Wins

Posted 11.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two days after voters soundly rejected many high-profile right-wing ballot initiatives, a group of progressive state legislators are mee...

Herman Cain: Politico Tried To 'Bait Us Into Saying Something'

Posted 11.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Herman Cain denied on Friday that he had "fumbled" his reaction to the Politico report about women who alleged he had sexually harassed ...

Scott Walker, Wisconsin Governor, Cancels GOP Fundraiser Appearance Amidst Protest, Recall Plans

Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), who is currently under threat of being recalled from office, is canceling his plans to attend a GOP fundraiser in Wic...

Scott Brown Headlines Charity Event For Hedge Funds Care

Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) is continuing to speak out against child abuse, and is set to headline a charity event on Nov. 17 for the gro...

'Women For Obama' Campaign Initiative Launches For 2012

Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama campaign is launching its 2012 "Women for Obama" initiative, an effort to mobilize this crucial voting bloc for the president'...

National Organization For Marriage Loses Court Cases Alleging Harassment By LGBT Activists

Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2008, the owners of a Sacramento ice cream parlor donated thousands of dollars to support Proposition 8, which would ban marriage equ...

America's 'Brain Drain': Best And Brightest College Grads Head For Wall Street

Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- For employers in need of fresh talent, there are few better places to go than the Stanford University career center, where intelligent, ...

Chamber Of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue Made $4.7 Million In 2010

Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Tom Donohue, the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, made a record $4.7 million last year, at a time when the rest of the...

Rick Perry's New Ad: 'Obama's Socialist Policies Are Bankrupting America' (VIDEO)

Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is running a new 30-second ad that advocates voting President Obama out of office in 2012 because his "sociali...

Elizabeth Warren And Tammy Baldwin Hosting Joint Fundraiser In Philadelphia

Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will be teaming up with fellow Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) f...

Afghanistan War Withdrawal Backed By Bipartisan Group Of Senators

Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators is calling on President Obama to accelerate the United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan, arguing that ...

Newt Gingrich On Occupy Wall Street: Protesters Should 'Get A Job' And 'Take A Bath' (VIDEO)

Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich mocked the Occupy Wall Street protesters on Saturday, saying they need to "get a job" an...

Newt Gingrich Sounded Like Occupy Wall Street In 2002: 'Very Happy To Get Corporations Out Of Politics'

Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "You had better be siding with the people enough that the people don't get so angry they take you apart, because in the end in this coun...

Herman Cain Signs Susan B. Anthony List's 'Pro-life Presidential Leadership Pledge'

Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The conservative Susan B. Anthony List sent out an email announcing that Herman Cain had become the latest presidential candidate to sig...

Michele Bachmann: Suspected Terrorists Shouldn't Be Read Miranda Rights (VIDEO)

Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) came out strongly against reading suspected terrorists their Miranda rights. She criticized President Obama bowing to ...

Newt Gingrich Sticks Neck Out On Immigration, Risking Conservative Backlash (VIDEO)

Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich took a stance on immigration unpopular with many in the Republican party in a primary debate Tuesday night, and will now h...

Mitt Romney Campaign Steps Up Its Game In Iowa

Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's presidential campaign gave its clearest indication yet that it plans on competing more aggressively in Iowa than originall...