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Entries by Jennifer Bendery from 08/2011

Ray LaHood: Congress Should Come Back Now And Pass Clean FAA Bill

Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after lawmakers hightailed it out of Washington for a monthlong recess, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Wednesday called on...

FAA Shutdown Deal Reached: Harry Reid Announces Agreement To Reopen FAA

Posted 08.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Thursday that lawmakers have reached a deal to end the partial shutdown of the Fede...

Ron Bloom, Obama's Former 'Car Czar,' Leaving White House

Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ron Bloom, the president's former "car czar" who helped orchestrate the multibillion-dollar U.S. auto manufacturer bailout, is leaving h...

FAA Funding Hinges On Partisan Fight Over Unions

Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The clock is ticking for Congress to come up with a way to prevent another embarrassing shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration....

Obama's Jobs Agenda For Congress: Does It Actually Create Jobs?

Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's become almost daily practice for President Barack Obama to point out the four things he says Congress can pass now to create jobs "...

Allen West: I Am The Modern Day Harriet Tubman [UPDATE]

Posted 08.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) said Wednesday that he is "the modern day Harriet Tubman" leading people away from the plantation, whi...

Paul Ryan Tries To Create Tax Loopholes For His Biggest Donors

Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has for months argued for closing tax loopholes as a way to pay for his proposed tax ...

D.C. Residents React To 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake (VIDEO)

Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Tuesday's 5.8 magnitude earthquake sent thousands of people into the streets of downtown Washington, D.C., where employees from an array ...

Obama Unlikely To Sink Money Into Rebuilding Libya, Experts Say

Posted 08.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a time when the country couldn't be more fixated on cutting spending, a revolution taking place thousands of miles away is presenting...

Louisiana Congressman: GOP 'Sinful' To Tie Disaster Aid To Spending Cuts

Posted 08.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As East Coasters brace for what some say will be a historic pummel by Hurricane Irene, at least one lawmaker is fuming over a requiremen...

Democratic Rep: Tea Party Would Love To See Black People 'Hanging On A Tree' (VIDEO)

Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A leading voice in the Congressional Black Caucus told supporters last week that Tea Party-affiliated lawmakers are devastating the blac...

Allen West: I Might Leave Black Caucus Over Lawmaker's 'Lynching' Comment (VIDEO)

Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) said Wednesday he is considering leaving the Congressional Black Caucus after one of its leaders said Tea Party...

On Highway Funding, GOP Chairman Mica Agrees To Go Obama's Way

Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours after President Barack Obama pressed Congress to extend surface transportation funding before it runs out next month, a key House ...