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Entries by Elise Foley from 05/2011

'Lone Wolf' Revenge Attack Possible: Joe Lieberman

Posted 05.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans should be on the alert for possible lone-wolf action to avenge Osama bin Laden’s death, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said on...

Boehner Still Undecided On 9/11 Visit

Posted 05.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is still weighing whether to send a Congressional delegation to the Sept. 11 anniversary ceremonies ...

Dems To Force Vote On Oil Subsidies

Posted 05.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eager to prove that Republicans don't want to end oil subsidies despite public GOP opposition, House Democrats plan to force a vote Thur...

Eric Holder Halts Deportation For Man In Civil Union

Posted 05.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder vacated a deportation order Thursday for a man who, if he were married to a woman rather than in a civil un...

DHS Overrides State, Says Illinois Must Share Fingerprint Data For Deportations

Posted 05.06.2011 | Politics

HOUSTON -- The Department of Homeland Security will not allow Illinois law enforcement to stop sharing information with immigration enforcement, despi...

John Cornyn: 'There's No Incentive At All' For Senate GOP To Increase Debt Limit

Posted 05.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans shouldn't lift a finger to raise the nation's debt limit, argued Sen. John Cornyn on Tuesday. The Texas Republican, w...

Senate Dems Renew Push For DREAM Act

Posted 05.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are open to pairing the DREAM Act, a bill that would allow some undocumented young people to gain legal status, with to...

Lindsey Graham: U.S. Troops Will Shoot More Afghans Because Guantanamo Bay Is Closing

Posted 05.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Wednesday that U.S. forces kill suspected terrorists and enemy combatants because they cannot detai...

Mitch McConnell: No Deal On Debt Limit With Tax Revenue Increases

Posted 05.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans laid out a series of demands on a debt ceiling deal during a Thursday meeting with the president, asking for entitlem...

John Ensign Lied To FEC, Violated Campaign Finance Laws, Obstructed Investigation: Senate Ethics Panel

Posted 05.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) violated campaign finance laws and conspired against lobbying laws while he was in office, leaders of t...

Tom Coburn Helped Cover Up John Ensign Affair: Senate Ethics Report

Posted 05.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn played a more active role than previously known in the negotiations between ex-Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) and his former ...

Chamber Urges Congress To Raise Debt Ceiling Now, Cut Spending Later

Posted 05.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to Congress on Friday urging legislators to quickly raise the debt ceiling, while also warning of ...

Paul Ryan Will Decide This Week On Senate Run

Posted 05.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Sunday that he will decide this week whether he plans to run for the Senate seat that Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) wi...

Boehner To Obama: Let's Make A Deal On Debt Limit

Posted 05.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One day before the federal government is scheduled to reach its debt limit, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he is ready to make...

Newt Gingrich: Ryan Medicare Plan Is 'Too Big A Jump' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich distanced himself on Sunday from a House GOP plan to make cuts to Medicare, calling it ...

John Boehner: U.S. Should ‘Re-Engage' With Pakistan In Wake Of Osama Bin Laden's Death

Posted 05.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As some lawmakers call for the United States to cut aid to Pakistan following the death of Osama bin Laden there earlier this month, Hou...

Paul Ryan Defends Medicare Plan

Posted 05.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) pushed back on Monday against criticisms about his budget, saying Democrats were attacking his plans for Medicar...

Jon Kyl: Debt Ceiling Talks So Far Agreed To $150 Billion In Cuts

Posted 05.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senator Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), who represents the Senate GOP in White House debt talks, said on Tuesday that a bipartisan group of lawmakers...

Senate GOP Votes Down Bill To End Big Oil Subsidies

Posted 05.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A ceremonial vote over whether to end subsidies to major oil companies failed on Tuesday, with 45 Republicans and three Democrats voting...

White House: No Alternative To Raising Debt Ceiling

Posted 05.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House said on Wednesday that there is no “Plan B” if Congress does not vote to increase the debt limit by August. The ...

Immigrant Freed From 19-Month Detention: 'I Treat My Dogs Much Better Than The Detainees Are Treated'

Posted 05.18.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday, for the first time in 19 months, Pedro Guzman left Stewart Detention Center, a privately run facility where he was housed while fighting d...

Rep. Zoe Lofgren To DHS: Secure Communities Investigation Should Start Now

Posted 05.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) called on Wednesday for the Department of Homeland Security to immediately investigate whether its officials...

DREAM Act Supporters Tell Obama To Quit Campaigning On DREAM Act

Posted 05.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration advocacy groups have a message for President Barack Obama: Stop using the DREAM Act to ask for campaign money unless you can...

Jeff Sessions Threatens To Block Senate Vacation Over Budget

Posted 05.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said Monday he will attempt to block the Senate from going on its Memorial Day recess next week unless Democ...

Harry Reid: 'Clean' Debt Extension Vote Could Spook Markets

Posted 05.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House GOP's plan to hold a vote on a clean extension of the debt ceiling -- which is expected to fail without Republican support -- ...