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Entries by Elise Foley from 07/2011

Luis Gutierrez Urges Obama To Halt Deportation Of DREAMers (VIDEO)

Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Luis Gutierrez called last week for President Barack Obama to stop deporting undocumented young people, urging him to say, "I'm not...

Secure Communities Immigration Program A Gateway For Other FBI Data-Sharing

Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Documents released on Wednesday reveal more details about how the government planned to roll out its Secure Communities immigration-enfo...

Jeff Sessions Warns Of Crisis If Debt Deal Fails

Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House or Senate might reject a final proposal for raising the debt ceiling if the plan does not make sufficient cuts, Sen. Jeff Sess...

Progressives Won't Criticize Obama For Proposed Social Security Cuts [UPDATED]

Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressives in Congress are largely holding their fire at the White House over reports that President Obama is considering deep Social...

House Dems Scramble After Obama Insists On Grand Bargain

Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday evening, many lawmakers were surprised to find out that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid cuts would be on the table f...

Mitch McConnell: Grand Bargain On Debt Limit Unlikely (VIDEO)

Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours before a major White House meeting over the debt ceiling negotiations, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Sund...

Jim DeMint Calls Treasury Secretary 'Irresponsible' On Debt Talk (VIDEO)

Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Senator and Tea Party favorite Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said on Sunday that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has been "irrespon...

Iraq War Veteran Spared From Deportation, Prosecution

Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A military veteran who was facing deportation will likely be allowed to stay in the United States after he was released from immigration...

Bachmann, Gohmert, King: Obama's Advisers Lied About Debt Limit (VIDEO)

Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) accused both the president and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) of misleading the American people about ...

Pelosi: Republicans May Need To See Markets Plunge To Support Debt Ceiling Deal

Posted 07.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans may not support raising the debt ceiling until the stock market takes a major plunge, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-...

Americans Married To Immigrants Push For Reform

Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics

Nazry and Hope Mustakim will celebrate their one-year anniversary on July 31 through a plate of glass. Nazry, a 31-year-old from Singapore who is ...

Tom Harkin: House Republicans Have Morphed Into 'A Cult'

Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats attacked the "Cut, Cap and Balance" measure on Wednesday, calling the House-passed bill "devoid of substance" and "dead...

Grover Norquist: Ending Bush Tax Cuts Not A Tax Hike [UPDATED] (VIDEO)

Posted 07.21.2011 | Politics

This article has been updated. WASHINGTON -- Ending the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy would not be a tax hike, according to Grover Norquist, th...

Harry Reid: Cut, Cap And Balance 'Senseless' (VIDEO)

Posted 07.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on Thursday the Cut, Cap and Balance bill passed by the House Tuesday is "some of the w...

Grover Norquist Clarifies Anti-Tax Increase Position

Posted 07.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Voting to end the Bush tax cuts would be considered a tax hike and a violation of a pledge to Americans for Tax Reform, organization pre...

Nancy Pelosi Lays Out How Dems Can Claim $2.5 Trillion In Cuts

Posted 07.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Suddenly thrust into a crucial role in the debt ceiling negotiations, House Democratic leaders on Friday continued to insist that their ...

Barack Obama Courts Latino Voters, Calls For Partner On Immigration Reform (VIDEO)

Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans need to come forward to pass immigration reform, President Barack Obama said at a meeting of Latino advocacy group National ...

Republican Presidential Candidates Skip Latino Group Conference

Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich and Jon Huntsman were invited to the annual confe...

Luis Gutierrez Arrested For Protesting Deportations (VIDEO)

Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and 10 other immigration reform supporters were arrested in front of the White House on Tuesday for protest...

Tea Party To Republicans: 'Hold The Line' Against Debt Ceiling Deal, Bring Back 'Cut, Cap And Balance' (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the midst of tense negotiations over the nation's debt ceiling, an all-star cast of Republican lawmakers addressed a Tea Party rally ...

John Boehner Debt Plan Cuts $915 Billion From Deficit: CBO

Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One day after being rebuked for introducing a debt ceiling plan that fell short of the Tea Party's desired levels of cuts, House Speaker...

Pelosi: New Plan Needed On Debt

Posted 07.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) vowed on Thursday not to help Republicans pass their debt limit plant, arguing the leade...

John Boehner: Downgrade Of U.S. Credit Rating 'Beyond My Control'

Posted 07.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are attempting to wash their hands of the debt limit on Thursday, claiming the Senate will be responsible for a defaul...

Boehner Plan Will Go For A Vote

Posted 07.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will hold a vote Friday on a revised plan to raise the debt ceiling and cut spending by $22 billion next year, Majorit...

Boehner Debt Bill Passes House, Gets Defeated In Senate (UPDATE)

Posted 07.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday to raise the debt ceiling and cut $22 billion from next year's spending. Passed as ...