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Entries by Jennifer Bendery from 06/2012

Mitt Romney-Marco Rubio Ticket 'Would Be An Insult To The Hispanic Community': David Axelrod

Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- David Axelrod said Sunday that "it would be an insult to the Hispanic community" if Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney chose Se...

Obama Presses Senate To Act On Equal Pay For Women

Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday dropped in on a White House press call to urge the Senate to pass legislation that ensures women are pa...

Obama, Romney Camps Both Warn Of 'Calamitous' Demise Under The Other's Leadership

Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It appears the Obama and Romney campaigns agree on at least one thing: accusing your opponent of being like Europe and throwing around t...

Mitt Romney Mum On Paycheck Fairness Bill

Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney still won't say whether he supports a Senate bill to ensure equal pay for women, despite f...

Bill Clinton Makes Fun Of Allen West's 'Communist' Comments

Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former President Bill Clinton made fun of Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) Monday night for saying that dozens of House Democrats are members of...

Paycheck Fairness Act Fails Senate Vote

Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a bill that would have ensured women are paid the same amount as their male counterparts. The S...

Nancy Pelosi Honored By Bono, Richard Gere For HIV/AIDS Work

Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was honored Tuesday by U2 lead singer Bono and actor Richard Gere, among others, at a priv...

John Boehner: Scott Walker Win Shows That Americans 'Have Had It With Big Government'

Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Scott Walker's victory in the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall effort is proof that people around the country want less government in thei...

Obama, Clinton Have 'No Daylight' Between Them On Bush Tax Cuts, White House Says

Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday there is "no daylight" between President Barack Obama and former President Bill Cl...

Gabrielle Giffords Weighs 'Gabby PAC' As Next Career Move

Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) on Tuesday night attended her first -- and last -- campaign event since the January 2011 shooti...

White House To Press: 'Do Your Jobs' When Reporting On Obama's Private Sector Remark

Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House has some advice for reporters writing about President Barack Obama's recent comment on the health of the private sector:...

Kay Bailey Hutchison Praised For Empowering Women After Blocking Bill To Empower Women

Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a little noticed sequence of events last week, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) managed to generate praise for her work in empower...

Eric Holder 'Not Sure' If He'll Stay On As Attorney General If Obama Wins Second Term

Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he doesn't know if he'll stay in his job if President Barack Obama wins a second term in Novem...

Eric Holder: Sorry, John Cornyn, I'm Not Resigning

Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday he has "no intention" of stepping down, despite a top Senate Republican's demand that he re...

Jamie Dimon, Bailout Beneficiary, Tells Senate U.S. Should Let Big Banks Fail

Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon on Wednesday made the case that the government should step aside and allow big banks to fail when they mismanag...

Mitt Romney, John Boehner To Grab Burgers And Rally Together In Ohio

Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney will hold his first joint rally with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Sunday, the Dayton Business Journal reported. ...

Rob Portman, Potential VP Candidate, Zings Obama Over 'Doing Fine' Remark

Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), whose name has been floated as a potential running mate for Mitt Romney, took a jab at President Barack Obama...

Ralph Reed: Conservatives Excited About Mitt Romney Because He Flip-Flopped On Abortion

Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Christian Coalition founder Ralph Reed said Thursday that conservatives are excited to support Mitt Romney as their Republican president...

Mitch McConnell Blames Bush For Campaign Finance Reform Law

Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday that President George W. Bush "made a mistake" when he signed campaign fina...

Transgender Man Proposes To Partner At White House LGBT Pride Reception

Posted 06.17.2012 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- A transgender man made a bold move on Friday during an extravagant White House reception in honor of LGBT Pride Month: he dropped down o...

Allen West: I'm Not Going To Challenge John Boehner For House Speaker

Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In case anyone was worried, freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) said Monday he is not planning to challenge House Speaker John Boehner (R-...

John Boehner Blames Obama For Derailing Dream Act After He Derailed Dream Act-Style Bill

Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's policy change on immigration makes it less likely that Co...

Harry Reid: 'That's A Clown Question, Bro'

Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) responded to a reporter's question on Tuesday with a comment that nobody was expecting: "That...

Darrell Issa Set To Hold Eric Holder In Contempt Of Congress

Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will move forward on Wednesday with a vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder i...

Nancy Pelosi Slams Contempt Vote: 'I Could Have Arrested Karl Rove ... But We Didn't' [UPDATE]

Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is playing politic...