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Entries by Jennifer Bendery from 07/2012

Allen West: President Obama Wants Americans To 'Be His Slave'

Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) can't seem to stay out of the spotlight, for better or for worse. During a Sunday rally with constituents in...

Peter Orszag: Health Care Law Likely To Stand, Even If GOP Wins Big In November

Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former White House budget director Peter Orszag said Monday that it's possible, given a particular outcome in the November elections, th...

House Democrats' Fundraising Sets Record After Health Care Ruling

Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats have raised $2.3 million since last week's Supreme Court ruling on the health care law and marked their biggest grassroo...

Mitch McConnell Event Canceled After Suspicious Packages Force Evacuation

Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday canceled a meeting with constituents after suspicious packages forced an evacu...

Scott Rigell Deletes Tweet To Self-Described 'Pathogen' With 'Lots Of Porn'

Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.) on Wednesday deleted a tweet he sent to a self-described "pathogen" who has "lots of porn." "Campylobacter"...

Ann Harris, Akron Restaurant Owner, Dies After Serving Obama Breakfast

Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A restaurant owner in Akron, Ohio who served breakfast to President Barack Obama on Friday morning died hours later of a heart attack, t...

Obama Calls For One-Year Extension Of Bush-Era Tax Cuts For First $250,000 Of Income

Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday gave another push to Congress to let families keep their Bush-era tax cuts on their first $250,000 of t...

Bush Tax Cuts Extension Bill Would Be Vetoed By Obama

Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama would veto legislation that extends all of the Bush administration's tax cuts, including those for the middle cla...

John Boehner Now Says Voters Will Be 'Enthusiastic' About Mitt Romney

Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A week and half after saying most Americans "probably aren't going to fall in love with Mitt Romney," House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Medical Mystery Still 'Inappropriate' To Ask About, Says His Father

Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although it's been a month since Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) took a medical leave from Congress for unknown reasons, his father said...

Neil Munro, Reporter Who Interrupted Obama, Avoids Punishment For Daily Caller

Posted 07.10.2012 | Media

WASHINGTON -- The White House Correspondents Association has decided not to punish a reporter who repeatedly interrupted President Barack Obama in the...

Harry Reid Holds His Ground On Nixing Senate Filibuster Rules

Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) signaled Wednesday that he isn't backing down in his plan to get rid of Senate filibuster rul...

John Boehner: President Obama 'Doesn't Give A Damn' About Middle Class

Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is too busy attacking Mitt Romney to care about middle-class Americans, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) charg...

Jay Carney: 'Responsible' Presidential Candidates Release Their Tax Returns

Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Jay Carney said that it may not be "comfortable" for Mitt Romney to release his tax returns, but if he consi...

Kay Bailey Hutchison: I Thought About Running For President

Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) said Wednesday that she considered running for president years ago, but the timing wasn't r...

Huma Abedin Attacks By Michele Bachmann Condemned By John Boehner, Marco Rubio

Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) isn't exactly coming to the defense of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) over her claim that Huma Abed...

John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi Agree Lawmakers Shouldn't Have To Release Their Tax Returns

Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It turns out House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) agree on at least one thing: they don...

Keith Ellison: Michele Bachmann Thinks Muslims 'Are Evil'

Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) laughed off claims by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) that he has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and said s...

Louie Gohmert: Aurora Shootings Result Of 'Ongoing Attacks On Judeo-Christian Beliefs'

Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Friday that the shootings that took place in an Aurora, Colo. movie theater hours earlier were a resul...

Louie Gohmert: Colorado Shooting Remarks 'Taken Out Of Context'

Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Saturday that his controversial comments about the Aurora, Colo., shootings were "grossly taken out of...

Gun Control Bill Not Likely To Be Taken Up By Senate, Says Senior Dem Aide

Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) has vowed to renew his push for gun safety legislation in response to Friday's shooting massacre in Auror...

John Boehner: I Agree With Obama That We Shouldn't Have New Gun Laws

Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that, just like President Barack Obama, he doesn't plan to push for any new gun safety ...

On Gun Control, Carolyn McCarthy Says Obama Should Use Executive Authority

Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday that President Barack Obama should use his executive authority to reform gun laws, something...

Federal Reserve Audit Bill Overwhelmingly Passes The House

Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the House overwhelmingly passed a bill by Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) to audit the Federal Reserve. T...

Nancy Pelosi: 'Audit The Fed' Bill Is Likely Going Nowhere

Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) did not join her House colleagues Wednesday in voting overwhelmingly to pass a bill to aud...