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Entries by Elise Foley from 01/2011

Pelosi, Cantor Stake Out Positions On Health Care Repeal

Posted 01.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) used her last press conference as Speaker of the House to defend the president's health-care reform package, eve...

Outgoing GOP Senator Joins Lobbying Law Firm

Posted 01.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Outgoing Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) is headed for a pay raise, announcing on Tuesday he'll be joining a high-profile law firm that lobbies on...

Democrats, Women's Rights Leaders Blast Scalia Comments On 14th Amendment

Posted 01.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leaders of the key women's-rights groups joined congressional Democrats at the Capitol Thursday to warn that Supreme Court Justice Anto...

Senate Dems Prepare For Financial Regulatory Funding Battles With House

Posted 01.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are steeling themselves against an assault from the House GOP, which currently aims to starve financial-oversight agenc...

House Health Care Repeal Vote Moves Forward

Posted 01.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans took another step Friday toward a repeal of last year's sweeping health care overhaul, as the lower chamber approved a...

Steve King Snubbed For Immigration Subcommittee

Posted 01.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iowa Republican and anti-illegal immigration hardliner Steve King was passed over for the leading position on the House immigration subc...

Updated: Jared Loughner YouTube Videos, MySpace Suggest Alleged Shooter May Have Ties To Hate Group

Posted 01.09.2011 | Politics

Update: A leaked Department of Homeland Security memo that discussed possible ties between Jared Lee Loughner, the alleged shooter of Rep. Gabrielle G...

After Giffords Shooting, Other Threatened Politicians Decry Arizona's History Of Extremism

Posted 01.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mary Rose Wilcox, a member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in Arizona, was sitting in her car on Saturday when her husband c...

Heroic Giffords Intern Could Be Asked For Papers Under Arizona Immigration Law

Posted 01.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When a gunman attacked Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and others on Saturday, 20-year-old intern Daniel Hernandez ran toward the shot...

Virginia Tech Families Call On Congress To Fix Gun Background Checks

Posted 01.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of Saturday's Tucson shooting, in which a gunman killed six people and injured 13 others, family members of victims in the m...

Chaffetz Frets On Twitter Over State Of The Union Seat Date, Need For Corsage

Posted 01.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) was feeling a tad unpopular on his plane ride from Utah to Washington on Monday. With just a day until Obam...

GOP Spending Cuts: House Republicans Approve Vague Reductions

Posted 01.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans made their latest in a series of symbolic gestures on Monday evening by moving forward with a two-page resolution to ...

Vitter, Paul Target Birthright Citizenship For Children Of Illegal Immigrants

Posted 01.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Sens. David Vitter (La.) and Rand Paul (Ky.) are seeking to deny birthright citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants...

John Boehner: Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Might Not Have Been Prevented By Increased Security

Posted 01.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner said on Sunday that members of Congress will likely step up their security in the wake of the shooting of Rep...

Bloomberg Blames Congress For Gun Sale Loophole In Wake Of Probe

Posted 01.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Citing findings from a recent investigation of Arizona gun-show sales, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg offered a harsh indictment ...