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Entries by Jeremy Binckes from 09/2010

Joe Biden: 'Our National Security Is Dependent On The Economy'

Posted 09.01.2010 | Politics

(AP) WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he's confident the various factions in Iraq will form a workable coalition and bring stabili...

Bill Kristol: Barack Obama's Speech 'Commendable,' At Times 'Impressive'

Posted 09.01.2010 | Politics

President Obama opposed the war in Iraq. He still thinks it was a mistake. It's therefore unrealistic for supporters of the war to expect the presiden...

California Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez Visits Playboy Mansion

Posted 09.01.2010 | Politics

Talk about constituent outreach. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) had lunch Tuesday at a unique location: the Playboy Mansion. Playboy founder and pub...

Jan Brewer, Terry Goddard Spar Over Illegal Immigration In First Televised Debate (VIDEO)

Posted 09.02.2010 | Politics

Republican Gov. Jan Brewer and Democratic challenger Terry Goddard sparred over illegal immigration and the state's economic troubles during their fir...

George Bush, Barack Obama And Iraq: The Costs Of War

Posted 09.07.2010 | Politics

Speaking from the Oval Office last Tuesday evening to mark what he called, with more hope than precision, "the end of our combat mission in Iraq," Pre...

Mark Halperin: Democrats Brace For 'GOP Tsunami'

Posted 09.07.2010 | Politics

Two months before Election Day, finding a pessimistic Republican strategist is about as tough as spotting a five-legged unicorn on your local intersta...

Eugene Robinson: Haley Barbour's 'Civil Rights Fairy Tale'

Posted 09.07.2010 | Politics

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who may seek the Republican nomination for president, is trying to sell the biggest load of revisionist nonsense about...

Social Security: Almost Half The Public Uncomfortable With Phasing Out For Private Accounts

Posted 09.08.2010 | Politics

A recently-released Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll surveyed Americans on a variety of issues, including their views on the country's direction, the...

Nevada Senate 2010: Harry Reid Racks Up Republican Endorsements

Posted 09.08.2010 | Politics

The GOP establishment's support for Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle has begun to dwindle since the controversial Tea Party-backed candidate bega...

9/11 Fundraising: Palin, Beck Charging For Tickets To 9/11 Rally

Posted 09.08.2010 | Politics

Last year, Glenn Beck and a variety of right-wing organizations and corporate front groups exploited the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist a...

Delaware 2010: Tea Party Looks To Delaware For Next Victory

Posted 09.09.2010 | Politics

In any other election cycle, at any other moment in Delaware's political history, Mike Castle would be coasting to victory. A two-time governor and lo...

'Super PACs' Multiply To Sway Election Off Of Citizens United Ruling

Posted 09.09.2010 | Politics

At least 25 "super PACS," including one linked to Karl Rove, are fueling a surge in money for this year's elections following the U.S. Supreme Court r...

Hill Employees Owe Over $9 MILLION In Taxes

Posted 09.09.2010 | Politics

Capitol Hill employees owed $9.3 million in overdue taxes at the end of last year, a sliver of the $1 billion owed by federal workers nationwide but o...

Barack Obama To Rally In Four States Prior To Midterm Elections

Posted 09.09.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is coming to a swing state near you this fall. The Democrat known for packing stadiums from coast to coast ...

GOP 2010: Primaries' Divisiveness Helps Democrats Before Midterms

Posted 09.10.2010 | Politics

In a year in which the polls are pointing to major gains in Congress and the states, one of the few sources of GOP anxiety is the lingering bad blood ...

Kenneth Feinberg, Gulf Oil Fund Czar, Has Biggest Challenge Yet

Posted 09.10.2010 | Politics

Kenneth Feinberg is used to tough jobs. But his latest task--determining how to dole out the $20 billion BP is putting up to compensate victims of the...

Ted Koppel: 'Let's Stop Fulfilling Osama Bin Laden's Goals'

Posted 09.10.2010 | Politics

The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, succeeded far beyond anything Osama bin Laden could possibly have envisioned. This is not just because they resulted in...

Robert Gibbs: White House Hopes GOP Will Accept Middle-Class Cuts

Posted 09.13.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's plan to raise taxes on wealthier people while preserving cuts for everyone else appears increasingly likel...

Gay Candidates For Congress Draw Interest, Hope

Posted 09.13.2010 | Politics

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Laure Rondeau, an 82-year-old Catholic, supports Providence Mayor David Cicilline for Congress because he wants to get the tr...

SEIU Supports Marijuana Legalization

Posted 09.14.2010 | Politics

A ballot measure to make California the first state to legalize the sale and use of marijuana has won the support of one of the state's most powerful ...

Health Care Reform: Labor Unions Set Sights On Those Who Voted No

Posted 09.14.2010 | Politics

Despite the improved Republican chances for a takeover of the House, some unions are spending against Democratic incumbents who voted "no" on healthc...

Will The GOP's Greatest 2010 Defeat Be Courtesy Of The Tea Party?

Posted 09.14.2010 | Politics

Could the tea party's greatest triumph mark the biggest Republican loss this election cycle? Throughout the primary campaign season, the movement's tu...

Barack Obama Tells Students: 'The Farther You Go In School, The Farther You'll Go In Life'

Posted 09.14.2010 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — President Barack Obama, in a message Tuesday to America's students, urged them to ignore bullies and treat each other with kindne...

Tea Party Wins In Northeast Could Help Democrats

Posted 09.14.2010 | Politics

In the era of the "tea party," is the moderate northeastern Republican in danger of going completely extinct? Tuesday's primaries could give a clue. ...

Delaware Primary: Tea Party Victory Thrills Democrats

Posted 09.15.2010 | Politics

DOVER, Del. — She has used campaign contributions to help pay the rent, taken more than 20 years to get her bachelor's degree and equated mastur...