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Entries by Amanda Terkel from 08/2012

Frank Gaffney Plotting To Take Down Grover Norquist With Muslim Brotherhood Accusations

Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Frank Gaffney gets his way, Grover Norquist won't be at a high-profile conservative gathering known as the Conservative Political Act...

Ted Cruz A No-Show On Fox News

Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

Former Texas solicitor general Ted Cruz, fresh off his victory in the state's Senate GOP primary on Tuesday, was scheduled to appear on "Fox and Frien...

Alan Grayson 'The Most Anti-Christian Congressman' In History, GOP Opponent Says

Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alan Grayson was one of Congress' most outspoken lawmakers when he was in office, frequently blasting Republicans on a variety of issues...

Maryland Marriage Equality Poll Shows Increased Support From African-American Voters

Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new poll has good news for marriage equality in Maryland, with a growing majority of state voters saying they would vote in November t...

NRA Sparks Backlash From Local Members After Involvement In Tennessee Election

Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Rifle Association gets a significant amount of attention for the work it does on the national level, running ads in the pre...

Jack Markell Expects Delaware To Take Up Marriage Equality In 2013

Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Delaware could legalize marriage equality next year, according to Gov. Jack Markell. Markell, a Democrat, supports legalizing same-se...

Rep. Joe Crowley: FBI Needs To Count Hate Crimes Against Sikhs

Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) has for months been advocating that the FBI collect data on hate crimes against Sikh Americans. Sunday's tr...

Eric Hovde, Wisconsin GOP Senate Candidate, On Board Of Firm That Boasted Of Outsourcing Program

Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A tech company with ties to Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate Eric Hovde has not only benefited from federal stimulus money, but it has als...

Joe Walsh To Republicans: Don't Look To Mitt Romney To Get You Fired Up

Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

Want to feel fired up and ready to go for the 2012 election? According to the outspoken Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), Republicans should look to President ...

Scott Walker Gets 'Very Prominent Role' At Republican National Convention

Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) will get a high-profile speaking spot at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., giving one o...

Ron Haskins, GOP Welfare Reform Architect, Blasts Mitt Romney Ad

Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's latest television ad attacks the Obama administration for announcing a "plan to gut welfare reform by dropping work requirements." It's ...

Ron Johnson: Harry Reid Owes Senate An Apology For His Claim About Mitt Romney's Taxes

Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney wants Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to "put up or shut up" on his claim that the presumptive GOP nominee paid no taxes for a ...

Michele Bachmann's Muslim Brotherhood Claims Dismissed By Top Counterterrorism Official

Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The allegation that the Muslim Brotherhood is infiltrating the U.S. government lost further credibility on Wednesday when John Brennan, ...

Sherrod Brown Gets AFL-CIO Super PAC Help

Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is getting a boost from union members, with the AFL-CIO super PAC Workers' Voice launching $50,000 in advert...

NARAL Endorses Chris Murphy In Connecticut Senate Race, Breaking With EMILY's List

Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

The U.S. Senate race in Connecticut has caused a split between two prominent pro-choice groups, which are now backing different Democratic candidates ...

Obama Wisconsin Team Preparing 'Minute-By-Minute Plan' If Paul Ryan Gets Chosen As Mitt Romney's VP

Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

There's still no word on whom Mitt Romney will pick as his running mate. But with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) frequently mentioned in the press as a likel...

Jeb Bush Goes After Alan Grayson: Stay Out Of Florida GOP Primary

Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson has taken an unconventional approach to boosting his bid for Florida's 9th congressional district se...

Huma Abedin Praised By President Obama As 'American Patriot' At Ramadan Dinner

Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama celebrated religious diversity at his fourth annual Ramadan Iftar dinner on Friday evening, mourning the victims ...

Paul Ryan House Race Can Proceed Despite VP Nomination

Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is now running for vice president, after presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney announced him as his pick on Saturd...

Obama's Wisconsin Team Mobilizes Against Paul Ryan: 'We Know Him Best'

Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin finds itself at the center of the national political discussion once again, with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as Mitt Romney's vice presidential ...

Reince Priebus: Obama's Medicare Cuts Leave 'Blood' On His Hands (VIDEO)

Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus defended newly minted Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan's budget pl...

Tim Pawlenty Gave 'A Bunch Of Tax Returns' To Romney Campaign For Vice Presidential Vetting (VIDEO)

Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tim Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor who has become a top surrogate for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, ...

John McCain Defends Paul Ryan's Private-Sector Experience (VIDEO)

Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of Mitt Romney's top pitches to the American public in his bid for president is the private-sector experience he says is needed to t...

Joe Walsh Releases First TV Ad: 'You've Probably Heard A Little Bit About Me'

Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) released his first TV ad on Sunday, trying to make the case to voters in the district that he's just a regular guy concerned a...

Paul Ryan And Mitt Romney At Odds On Funding AmeriCorps

Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 1995, congressional Republicans wanted to eliminate federal money for national service programs like AmeriCorps. Republicans on the S...