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Entries by Jennifer Bendery from 05/2011

John Brennan: We Would Have Taken Osama Bin Laden Alive [UPDATE]

Posted 05.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's chief counterterrorism adviser John Brennan said Monday that U.S. military operatives were prepared to capture ...

Dianne Feinstein: Bin Laden Was At Pakistan Compound For Up To Six Years

Posted 05.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Monday that Osama bin Laden had been living on the compound where he was...

White House Revises Account Of Bin Laden's Final Moments

Posted 05.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney spent Tuesday correcting misstatements by administration officials on Osama bin Laden’s final m...

Osama Bin Laden Pictures Will Not Be Released, Obama Decides (UPDATED)

Posted 05.04.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will not release photos of Osama bin Laden’s dead body as proof that he was killed, White House Press Secretary...

Bipartisan Hill Aides Begin Search For Common Ground On Deficit

Posted 05.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joseph Biden’s Thursday morning budget meeting with top lawmakers was little more than a chance for attendees to give i...

Hispanic Lawmakers To Obama: Do More On Immigration Policy

Posted 05.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hispanic lawmakers are growing increasingly frustrated with President Barack Obama for not using his executive authority to change immig...

Obama Pushes Immigration Reform Despite Congressional Standstill

Posted 05.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will kick off a campaign-style push on comprehensive immigration reform Tuesday afternoon with a major speech in ...

Obama's Immigration Speech Packs Political Punch

Posted 05.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a show of his return to full campaign mode, President Barack Obama used a Tuesday speech in El Paso, Texas, to rally his base on the ...

Obama To Give Address On U.S.-Middle East Policy

Posted 05.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will give a major address on U.S. policy on the Middle East in the “relatively near future,” White House Pres...

Obama Tells Senate Democrats To Unify In Deficit Fight

Posted 05.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama told Senate Democrats Wednesday that they need to get on the same page as they tangle with Republicans over defic...

Biden: Deficit Talks Like Carpooling To Work, Sharing Gas Costs

Posted 05.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joseph Biden said Thursday’s bipartisan deficit talks with lawmakers were the “most frank discussion we have had” b...

CBC Chairman Mum On Obama's Response to Joblessness In Black Community

Posted 05.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) stumbled for words Friday when asked why President Barack Obama isn’t doing more ...

Obama To GOP: No Trade Deals Without Aid To U.S. Workers

Posted 05.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is drawing a line in the sand with Republicans over pending trade deals, one of few areas with the potential for ...

Michele Bachmann: Donations 'Pouring In' For Potential 2012 Presidential Bid (VIDEO)

Posted 05.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said Tuesday she may speed up her planned announcement of a potential 2012 presidential run in response...

Obama Middle East Speech: President Will Announce Billions In Economic Aid to Egypt, Tunisia

Posted 05.18.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will announce plans Thursday to funnel billions of dollars in economic aid to Egypt and Tunisia as part of a broa...

Obama's Middle East Speech Draws GOP Support, Condemnation

Posted 05.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama had two Republican audiences for his Thursday speech on U.S.-Middle East policy. One was made up of GOP lawma...

White House Downplays Netanyahu-Obama Rift On Borders

Posted 05.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney struggled Friday to put a positive spin on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rejection ...

Hoyer, Domenici Clash On Medicare And Debt At Bipartisan Fiscal Policy Event

Posted 05.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) headlined a bipartisan policy event Monday that turned into partisan politics as he ripped Repub...

Senate To Vote On Measure Endorsing U.S. Role In Libya Conflict

Posted 05.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate is lining up a vote on a resolution to express Congress’ support for continued U.S. military action in Libya, Senate Majori...

Biden: Revenues Must Be Part Of Debt Limit Deal

Posted 05.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joseph Biden emerged from Tuesday’s bipartisan deficit meeting declaring that revenues must be part of a final deal for...

Reid Rips Vitter For Holding Interior Secretary's Pay Hostage To Drilling Permits

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) blasted Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) on Wednesday for blocking a nearly $20,000 pay raise to Int...

Bishops to Senate GOP: Don't Vote For 'Morally Indefensible' Ryan Budget

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An hour ahead of a Senate vote on a controversial GOP budget plan that would dramatically overhaul Medicare, more than two dozen bishops...

House Republicans Torn Over Paying For Storm Aid Package

Posted 05.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are increasingly divided over whether to pay for a massive emergency aid package for those hit by the storms pummeling...

Senate GOP To Obama: No Commerce Nominee Without Trade Deals

Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- President Barack Obama is heading for a partisan showdown over trade policy with his new Commerce Secretary nominee. Obama announce...