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Entries by Elise Foley from 06/2011

New York Quits Secure Communities Immigration Enforcement Program, Andrew Cuomo Announces

Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York will no longer participate in the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesda...

John Boehner Asks Obama To Make The Case For Libya, Afghanistan

Posted 06.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is partially to blame for growing discontent among members of Congress over wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, ...

House Republicans Demand Rationale For Intervention In Libya

Posted 06.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will allow two votes on Friday against the president's actions in Libya: a resolution written by Rep...

House Rebukes Obama Administration On Libya Intervention

Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House rebuked President Obama's decision to intervene in Libya in March without consent from Congress, voting on Friday to demand th...

Barney Frank Blasts Obama For Being '9-1-1 For The World' In Libya (VIDEO)

Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) bashed the White House on Friday for intervening in Libya to oust dictator Muammar Gaddafi, saying the Unite...

Sarah Palin: Obama 'Noble' For Wanting To 'Go Down With The Ship'

Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Potential GOP presidential candidate Sarah Palin bashed the Obama administration's economic stimulus package on Sunday, saying the White...

Alice Rivlin: Debt Ceiling Shouldn't Be Raised Without Long-Term Plan

Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic economist Alice Rivlin said Sunday the debt ceiling increase should be paired with a long-term plan for dealing with the defi...

Massachusetts Rejects Secure Communities Immigration Enforcement Program

Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts will not sign onto the Department of Homeland Security's controversial fingerprint-sharing system, Democratic Gov. Deval P...

GOP Freshmen Pledge To 'Trust, But Verify' On Debt Deal After Shutdown Disappointment

Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Freshman House Republicans are skeptical of striking another compromise with the Democratic-controlled White House to raise the debt cei...

Jon Kyl: Debt Ceiling Hike Should Be Paired With $2.5 Trillion In Cuts

Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans are aiming to cut at least $2.5 trillion over the next decade in a deal to raise the federal debt limit, Sen. Jon Kyl...

Immigration Court Backlogs Grow

Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration courts are too slow to keep up with the high number of undocumented immigrants detected by enforcement agencies, despite a n...

Jon Tester Faces Opposition From Montana Voters On Swipe Fees

Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Senate prepares to vote Wednesday on Jon Tester's amendment to delay swipe fee reforms, the junior senator from Montana faces div...

Voided Green Card Winners Sue State Department

Posted 06.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Would-be immigrants who were mistakenly told they'd likely be given green cards are suing the State Department in a class-action suit de...

Alabama Law Bans Transporting, Housing Undocumented Immigrants

Posted 06.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) signed an immigration bill into law on Thursday that will prohibit transporting or housing undocumented ...

Department of Homeland Security To Review Secure Communities Enforcement Program In August

Posted 06.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Homeland Security announced this week it will conduct an internal review of its Secure Communities program this August...

Sarah Palin Privately Soured On 'Bridge To Nowhere'

Posted 06.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sarah Palin appeared to sour on the so-called "Bridge to Nowhere" in 2007, writing in private emails to her staff that she might support...

Tim Pawlenty: 'Obamneycare' Modeled After Mitt Romney Health Care Law

Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty criticized fellow GOP contender Mitt Romney on Sunday for his health care law, saying "Obam...

Eric Cantor: Dems Should Push Harder For Anthony Weiner Resignation

Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor called on Monday for Democrats to strip Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) of his committee assignments if h...

House Progressive Caucus Launches Tour For Jobs

Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive Democrats are launching a tour to call for good jobs for the working and middle classes, putting pressure on House Republica...

Senate Democrats: We Will Not Let GOP Cut Medicare

Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Medicare benefits should not be cut as part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling, Senate Democrats said on Tuesday, drawing a firm distin...

DREAM Act Supporters: Democrats Shouldn't Count On Us In 2012

Posted 06.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Six months after the Senate voted down a bill to provide legal status to some undocumented students, DREAM Act supporters are mobilizing...

Progressives 'Break Up' With Obama

Posted 06.16.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS -- President Barack Obama is decidedly "not [the left's] boyfriend anymore," progressive supporters of gay- and immigrant-rights said on T...

Andrew Breitbart Crashes Netroots

Posted 06.17.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart made an appearance at Netroots Nation on Friday, showing up at the progressive activism co...

Department Of Homeland Security To Reform Secure Communities Deportation Program

Posted 06.17.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Department of Homeland Security announced reforms to a key immigration enforcement program Friday, responding to criticism from sta...

Michele Bachmann: Let's 'Get The Primary Over With Now'

Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS -- Fresh off of the June 13 GOP debate, presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann said she was confident in her chances of winning the White H...