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Entries by Michael McAuliff from 03/2012

Gas Prices Inspire War Of Words: Obama, Dems Take On GOP

Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- People who claim a lack of oil drilling is to blame for spiking gasoline prices are either dumb or dishonest, President Barack Obama arg...

'Virginia Is For Lugars' Website Unveiled Attacking Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar

Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

Democrats are almost as entertained by Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar's residency questions as Lugar's Republican primary opponent, state Treasurer Richard M...

Transportation Bill Heads For GOP Train Wreck, Say Democrats Chuck Schumer, Harry Reid

Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats predict Republicans are headed for another train wreck in the House over the stalled transportation bill. The...

Green Energy Double-Talk: GOP Lawmakers Say They Didn't Push For Funds After Letters Push For Funds

Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Republicans are complaining that Energy Secretary Steven Chu has mischaracterized GOP lawmakers' attempts to speed up federal...

Transportation Bill Worth $109 Billion Stalls In Senate Fight Over Amendments (UPDATE)

Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A transportation bill worth $109 billion and an estimated 3 million jobs stalled in the Senate on Tuesday amid battles over amendments t...

Will The Pot Movement Get Its First Senator?

Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Marijuana activists may gain an unexpectedly high-profile champion for their cause next year, thanks to Bob Kerrey's sudden decision to ...

John Kerry: Mitt Romney's Iran War Talk Helps Ayatollahs

Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

Former Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry chastised Mitt Romney Tuesday for "an attack on the administration’s Iran policy as inaccurate as...

Mike Lee, Utah Senator, Warns President Obama's Reelection Means $6.60 Gas While Experts Scoff

Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans hit the accelerator on Wednesday with their charges that President Barack Obama is to blame for high gas prices, with one se...

Republican Sen. Mike Enzi Warns Gas Tax Must Be Raised

Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just hours after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell argued that the president wants to raise gas prices by hiking taxes, a senior me...

Indefinite Detention Targeted In Democratic Bill On Handling Terrorist Suspects

Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A pair of lawmakers on Thursday offered a bill that would repeal laws that allow the indefinite detention of Americans and others by the...

Josh Mandel Campaign Links To State Campaign List For Federal Race

Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

Ohio Democrats have been complaining that State Treasurer Josh Mandel -- the Republican challenging Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown -- has been using hi...

Angus King, A Maine Independent Senate Candidate, Could Caucus With Republicans

Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

National Republicans have not embraced the independent Senate bid of former Maine Gov. Angus King, arguing that he is a stealth candidate for Democrat...

John McCain Congratulates Joe The Plumber Through HuffPost

Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain elevated Sam "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher to minor celebrity status during McCain's 2008 presidential campaign -- a s...

Chuck Schumer: Arizona Immigration Law Author Will Testify, But Not Gov. Jan Brewer

Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer is trying to shame Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer into testifying before his subcommittee on immigration. The Republican ...

Bob Turner, Rush Limbaugh's TV Patron, Challenges Kirsten Gillibrand

Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

In the department of not-good timing, the latest candidate hoping to challenge New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has as one of his claims to...

Scott Brown Explains Lead Over Elizabeth Warren: No Blood, Teeth Or Occupy Wall Street

Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Scott Brown thinks there's a reason that he's pulled ahead of Elizabeth Warren in their Senate contest: Massachusetts voters don't want ...

War On Women: Chuck Schumer Says Violence Against Women Act Will Get Senate Vote

Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are set to try renewing the Violence Against Women Act as early as next week, opening a new and more literal front in w...

Richard Lugar, Indiana Senator, Ruled Ineligible To Vote In Old Hometown

Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) and his wife have been ruled ineligible to vote at the Indiana address they have used for decades because th...

In Nevada Senate Race, Shelley Berkley, Dean Heller Spar Over Outside Spending

Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

Democrats are trying to cut a deal in the Nevada Senate race, like the one that Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren agreed to in Massachusetts, to keep u...

Push On Violence Against Women Act Shows Democrats 'Scheming,' Republicans Say (UPDATE)

Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats began their push to renew the Violence Against Women Act on Thursday, as the Republican leader accused them of perpetua...

Sen. Richard Lugar Calls Primary Rival Richard Mourdock A Liar In Ad

Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) has fired another round in his increasingly bitter primary battle with Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, calling h...

Josh Mandel, Senate Candidate And Ohio Treasurer, Attends Board Of Deposit Meeting

Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

Senate candidate and Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel showed up on Monday for his job running the Buckeye State's Board of Deposit meeting for the first tim...

House GOP Budget: Paul Ryan Plan Adds Food Stamps, Welfare Cuts To Medicare-Slashing Plan

Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee, unveiled his latest plan to slash spending Tuesday, returning to ...

Senate Democrats Roll Out A Campaign Donation App

Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Apparently there's an app for getting money into politics, as well. Senate Democrats have turned to a new Intuit program called GoPay...

Steve King: Health Care Loss At Supreme Court Could Aid Obama Reelection

Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's fate hinges on the Supreme Court's decision later this year on the constitutionality of his signature health ca...