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Entries by Elise Foley from 09/2011

Bob Turner Put Rush Limbaugh On Television, He's Proud To Say

Posted 09.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bob Turner, the Republican television executive hoping to win a special election for the New York congressional seat vacated by Anthony ...

Phil Gingrey Faces Anger At Town Hall Meeting -- 'The Best You Can Isn't Good Enough'

Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) faced an angry and frustrated crowd at a town hall meeting on Thursday in Kennesaw, Ga., which he said nearly ...

Eric Cantor: Congress Will Avoid Government Shutdown With Continuing Resolution

Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress will take up a continuing resolution to fund the government on the week of Sept. 19, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) ...

Republican Candidates Urged To Talk Tough On Undocumented Immigration

Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ahead of the Wednesday night GOP presidential debate, groups that work against undocumented immigration are voicing concern that the can...

Eric Cantor On Jobs: 'We've Been About Cuts,' Time To Change Approach

Posted 09.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans will turn their focus to jobs after they pass a stopgap bill to continue funding the government, House Majority Leader Eric ...

Super Congress Plans To Hold Public Meetings

Posted 09.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The so-called Super Congress will attempt to hold the majority of its meetings in public, in full view of the voters and the press, the ...

Immigration: GOP Candidates Finally Talk About It

Posted 09.08.2011 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidates spent 10 minutes talking about immigration during the Wednesday debate, finally speaking out on an is...

John McCain: We Won't Go To War In The Middle East Again

Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jon McCain defended the government's decision to go to war in Iraq and Afghanistan in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, b...

Donald Rumsfeld: Why I Kept The Pentagon Open On 9/11

Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Then-Defense Department Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said he did not close the Pentagon after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to send a mess...

Jobs Plan Unveiled By House Progressive Caucus

Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Progressive Caucus released a plan on Tuesday that would create jobs, invest in clean energy and rebuild American infr...

Rick Perry Faces Backlash Over In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students (VIDEO)

Posted 09.13.2011 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopefuls sparred in a Monday evening debate over immigration, with candidates piling onto Texas Gov. Rick Perry ...

Republicans Push Back On Obama Deportation Policy

Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans plan to hold hearings, perhaps within the next three weeks, to fight back against a new Obama administration deportati...

Democrats: New York 9 Loss Doesn't Mean Anything For Obama In 2012

Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats were quick to defend the party against its losses in New York's ninth congressional district and Nevada's second, saying on We...

Republican E-Verify Bill Faces Growing Internal Opposition

Posted 09.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House Republican bill that would require businesses to screen for undocumented immigrants is facing a growing bloc of opposition -- ev...

Democratic Leaders: Jobs Plan Will Receive Support From Caucus

Posted 09.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours after it was reported that Democrats were abandoning a jobs bill before it was introduced, party leadership insisted that Democrat...

Secure Communities Task Force Releases Recommendations, Five Members Resign In Disagreement

Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group tasked with suggesting fixes for the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program released its report on Thursday as five ...

House Democrats Vow To Vote Against Stopgap Spending Bill

Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats are being urged to vote against a bill on Wednesday to continue funding the government, putting it one step closer to a ...

John Boehner: Government Shutdown Will Be Averted

Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday there is no threat of a government shutdown, downplaying whispers that he cannot control his...

Presidential Debate: Rick Perry Defends Immigration Stance, Blasts GOP Candidates (VIDEO)

Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics

Rick Perry went on the defense on the topic of immigration during the Republican debate Thursday night, but stood behind his support for a bill that p...

House Passes Funding Bill, Set To Die In Senate

Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans set the stage early Friday for another fight over government funding, passing a stopgap bill that Senate Democrats say...

Senate Turns To Plan B After Voting Down First Funding Bill (VIDEO)

Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate passed a stopgap funding bill Monday to keep the government running, ending a weeklong battle over disaster aid that has turn...

Making E-Verify Mandatory: Labor, Immigrant Rights Groups To Launch Spanish-Language Attack Ads

Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Spanish-language ads will target Republican congressmen from California for their support of a federal employment eligibility program ca...

Obama: Defense of Marriage Issue Will Be Settled Soon

Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said he thinks the courts will decide "fairly soon" whether to end the Defense of Marriage Act, hinting that he b...

Obama 'Absolutely Certain' There Will Be A Latino Candidate In His Lifetime

Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he is "absolutely certain" there will be a competitive Latino candidate for president in his li...