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Entries by Elise Foley from 02/2011

GOP Plans To Force Vote On Health Care Repeal

Posted 02.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans will attempt to repeal last year's sweeping health care law via an amendment to a Federal Aviation Administration fun...

Immigration Prosecutions Climb With Record Deportations: Study

Posted 02.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As politicians call for more immigration enforcement and border security, a report released Wednesday found that the Obama administratio...

GOP Emergency Debt Provision Would Put Bondholders First

Posted 02.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) filed an amendment Tuesday evening that would require the U.S. government to prioritize paying bondholders over ...

Republicans Promise More Health Care Repeal Efforts After Amendment Fails

Posted 02.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats defeated a Republican effort to overturn health care reform on Wednesday when they blocked a repeal amendment from being added...

House Republicans Plan To Cut $32 Billion From Budget

Posted 02.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans announced Thursday that they plan to cut $74 billion from President Barack Obama's budget for fiscal 2011, slashing th...

House Poised To Extend Patriot Act

Posted 02.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to push through a vote on Tuesday evening to reauthorize the most contested provisions of ...

House GOP Poised To Introduce Bill Cracking Down On Illegal Workers

Posted 02.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The balance between Republican calls to reduce government regulation of business and the GOP's campaign against undocumented workers is ...

Freshman Republicans Revolt For More Spending Cuts

Posted 02.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans announced on Thursday that they would seek to cut $100 billion from President Obama's proposed fiscal year 2011 budget...

Former Big Oil President Gives New Life To Oil Subsidy Debate

Posted 02.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former top oil executive said on Thursday that big oil companies don't need government help, inserting a new dynamic into the debate o...

House GOP Releases Bill To Cut Spending By $60 Billion

Posted 02.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans filed a bill Friday evening proposing $60 billion in spending cuts for current levels and hundreds of millions of doll...

Paul Ryan, John Boehner Defend House GOP Spending Cut Proposal

Posted 02.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) defended Republicans' plan to cut $60 billion from current spending levels, including $1.4 billion in job traini...

Obama Proposes Cuts To Democracy-Promoting Programs Abroad, Despite GOP Rebukes Over Egypt

Posted 02.14.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Amid the tumultuous revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, Republicans have criticized President Barack Obama for failing to adequately suppo...

Republicans Respond To Obama Budget: 'It Would Be Better To Pass Nothing'

Posted 02.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans bashed the president's budget proposal on Monday, calling it a punt down the road for the nation's deficit and criticizing O...

Shawna Forde, Anti-Immigration Vigilante, Convicted Of Killing Nine-Year-Old Girl And Her Father In Arizona

Posted 02.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An Arizona anti-illegal immigration activist was convicted on Monday of killing two Latinos during a 2009 raid: nine-year-old Brisenia F...

John Boehner On Entitlement Cuts: 'Everything Is On The Table'

Posted 02.15.2011 | Politics

UPDATED BELOW WASHINGTON -- House Republicans remain divided on whether their upcoming budget for fiscal year 2012 will include cuts to government ...

Honduran Immigrant Faces Deportation After Helping Her Sister Report Domestic Violence

Posted 02.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An undocumented Florida woman who helped her sister report domestic violence now faces an order of deportation from Immigration and Cust...

House Votes To Kill F-35 Second Engine Program

Posted 02.16.2011 | Politics

Amanda Terkel contributed reporting. WASHINGTON -- More than half of the House Republicans voted on Wednesday to earmark $450 million in funds for a ...

Government Shutdown Looms As Boehner Rejects Funding Stopgap

Posted 02.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) upped the chances of a government shutdown Thursday, saying he would not support a short-term fundin...

Planned Parenthood Funding Blocked In House Vote

Posted 02.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans voted on Friday to strip federal funding from Planned Parenthood, cutting money for contraceptives, HIV tests, cancer ...

Jackie Speier On Sharing Her Pregnancy-Termination Story: 'It Just Overwhelmed Me'

Posted 02.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jackie Speier listened to debate on the House floor on Thursday evening as a Republican Rep. Chris Smith read a long, detailed desc...

House Approves Bill With Massive Spending Cuts After All-Night Session

Posted 02.19.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED*** WASHINGTON - After an all-night session, House Republicans early Saturday morning passed legislation that would slash $60 billion in ...

Shawna Forde Sentenced To Death For Double Murder In Arizona

Posted 02.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Shawna Forde, whom a jury convicted last week of murdering nine-year-old Brisenia Flores and her father, Raul Flores, was sentenced to d...

Arizona Sets Stage For Another Legal Showdown Over Immigration

Posted 02.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The lawmaker behind Arizona's infamous bill cracking down on undocumented immigrants has introduced additional anti-immigrant legislatio...

Fighting Prop 8: Lawyers Ask Court To Lift Stay On Gay Marriage Ban

Posted 02.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of the Obama administration's decision Wednesday to cease its legal defense of a federal ban on gay marriage, gay-rights adv...

Issa, Cummings Clash Over Subpoenas Of Obama Administration

Posted 02.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa issued two subpoenas this week targeting the Obama administration, reigniting a dispute with Democrats on the House Ov...