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Entries by Michael McAuliff from 10/2011

September 11 Victim Compensation Fund Opens Its Doors Online

Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new September 11 Victim Compensation Fund took its first major step to begin helping people sickened and dying from the rescue and r...

White House: Republican Claim That America Cannot Compete With China Is 'Defeatism'

Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is seizing on remarks by a top Republican who argued that the United States cannot compete with China in the so...

Republicans For Health Care Repeal Accuse Obama Of Lies On Insurance, Jobs (VIDEO)

Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican lawmakers who are pushing to repeal health insurance reform delivered 1.6 million signatures to Capitol Hill Wednesday to...

Democrats Launch Campaign To Counter Alleged GOP Voter Suppression

Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats alarmed by reports that new voter laws could bar some five million people from the polls are launching an ambitious onl...

Allen West And Steve King To Occupy Wall Street Protesters: Clean Up, Find A Message

Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Tea Party luminaries have some advice for the Occupy Wall Street crowd: get a message, and clean up your act. Not that Reps. Alle...

War On The EPA: Republican Bills Would Erase Decades Of Protection

Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- America's environmental protections are under a sweeping, concerted assault in Congress that could effectively roll back the federal gov...

'Green Casino' Solyndra Loan: GOP Blasts Democrats For Republican-Created Program

Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the Republican Party's lead campaign groups tried to turn the Solyndra failure into an election issue Tuesday, accusing President...

China Currency Bill: Senators Call Country 'Cheaters,' Dare U.S. Leaders To Get Tough On Currency

Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators hammered China as a nation of "cheaters" Wednesday and laid down a challenge to House Speaker John Boehne...

Super Committee Deficit Cuts: Nancy Pelosi Offers Democratic Plan

Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats in the House offered up their ideas for the budget-slashing super committee Thursday, insisting again that the effort be "bala...

Nancy Pelosi: 'Very Hard' To Explain Congressional Procedure To Occupy Wall Street Protesters

Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nancy Pelosi doesn't think Occupy Wall Street protesters who are frustrated with Democrats really understand Congress, but she insists s...

Barney Frank: It Was Mistake To Say Tim Geithner Should Fly Commercial

Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Quick-tongued Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is retracting a suggestion he made to cut the deficit by making Treasury Secretary Tim Geithne...

House Passes Incinerator Bill That The EPA Warns Will Kill Thousands

Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than an hour after passing the so-called Protect Life Act to guard the unborn, the House of Representatives passed a bill that the ...

Homer Simpson Donates To Buddy Roemer Presidential Campaign

Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homer Simpson may have tried to vote for Barack Obama in 2008, but he's apparently switched his allegiance to former Louisiana Gov. Budd...

Hillary Clinton Receiving Donations Of $20.12 From Voters Who Want Her To Challenge President Obama

Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some of Hillary Clinton's most ardent supporters just are not willing to let go -- and they've mounted a push to get her into next year'...

Barack Obama 2012 Fundraising Team Replaces Newcomers Of 2008 With Democratic Establishment

Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's campaign may have just passed its one millionth donor for the 2012 season, but one portion of his 2008 fundraising cla...

Scott Brown Campaign Pays Operatives With History Of Bareknuckle Politics

Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) is paying tens of thousands of dollars to campaign consultants and fundraisers with histories of playing hard...

Joe Biden Warns Again: Rape, Murder Will Rise Without Jobs Bill

Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden doubled down Wednesday on his charge that rape and murder will rise if Congress fails to pass the American Jobs...

Steve Israel Furious At Republican Charge That He Embraces Anti-Semitism In Occupy Wall Street

Posted 10.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are furious about a Republican campaign video that accuses Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) of embracing anti-Semitism in the Occup...

George Allen Campaign Pays Finance Expert Linked To RNC Money Woes

Posted 10.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former Republican National Committee finance official who was forced to resign last year following allegations that she had spent part...

Harry Reid Unveils New Jobs Bill For $60 Billion, Says GOP 'Not In Touch With Reality'

Posted 10.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after failing to advance one part of President Barack Obama's jobs plan in the Senate, Democrats moved on to another Friday, annou...

Democrats Compare Banning Farm Dust Regulation To 'Fairy Dust' In GOP 'Fantasy' Bill

Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats mocked a GOP push to bar tougher regulation of "farm dust" Tuesday, saying the idea that the federal government even wants to ...

Protester Brings Occupy Wall Street To Super Committee (VIDEO)

Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A protester brought the message of Occupy Wall Street to the deficit-slashing super committee on Wednesday, even as Democrats on the com...

Democrats Target Big Oil Profits In Latest Attack On GOP Senate Candidates

Posted 10.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democrats' Senate campaign committee is making good Thursday on its promise to try to tar several GOP contenders with their votes pr...

Census Chiefs: Cuts Will Leave Nation Flying Blind In Bad Economy

Posted 10.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Six of the last seven directors of the U.S. Census Bureau fear proposed cuts to the bureau's budget will blind the nation's financial ex...

Tax The Poor: Forget Occupy Wall Street, Conservatives Have A Different Idea

Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's ongoing economic downturn has sparked an odd response from a growing number of conservative and Republican leaders: a desir...