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Entries by Ryan Grim from 06/2010

Pelosi: House Will Pass COBRA Subsidies, State Aid

Posted 06.01.2010 | Politics

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Tuesday that the House would return to the debate over COBRA subsidies and aid to state governments when Congr...

Father Of BP Victim, Gordon Jones, Lashes Out At BP CEO Tony Hayward

Posted 06.02.2010 | Green

When BP CEO Tony Hayward lamented that he wanted his "life back," Keith Jones took notice. A petition started by Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-La.), callin...

Summers Hears From Unions On Wall Street Reform

Posted 06.03.2010 | Business

The White House is confident that a strong Wall Street reform package will emerge from conference committee negotiations between the House and Senate,...

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Fight Encountered Heavy Military Resistance

Posted 06.03.2010 | Politics

During his State of the Union address earlier this year, President Obama gave a major boost to the campaign to repeal the military's Don't Ask, Don't ...

Henry Waxman Fires Back At Marcy Winograd: 'I'm Loyal To The United States Of America'

Posted 06.04.2010 | Politics

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) has played an outsize role in the primary contest between Blue Dog Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) and progressive challenger...

Swipe Fee Amendment Hated By Credit Cards Providers Will Remain In Wall Street Bill, Says Dodd

Posted 06.08.2010 | Business

A provision despised by credit card companies will remain in the final Wall Street reform bill that emerges from conference committee negotiations, Se...

BP's Long History Of Destroying The World

Posted 06.08.2010 | Green

The oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico is a final onslaught launched from the grave of colonialism, perpetrated by a corporation that can compete wit...

Obama To Congress: Extend COBRA Subsidies

Posted 06.08.2010 | Politics

President Obama pressed Congress to extend COBRA subsidies on Tuesday, as the Senate considers a House measure that drops the health insurance assista...

Big Oil Battling Wall Street In Congress

Posted 06.09.2010 | Politics
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In a dogfight being fought largely under the radar, Wall Street is outmaneuvering Big Oil in the Senate. Democrats, spooked about deficit spending a...

'Flabbergasted' Murkowski Hits Back At White House

Posted 06.09.2010 | Politics

Lisa Murkowski pushed back against the White House on Wednesday on the eve of a Senate debate and vote on her resolution to block the Environmental Pr...

Lindsey Graham, Dems' Best Hope For Fighting Climate Change, Is Skeptical Of Science

Posted 06.09.2010 | Politics

Lucia Graves contributed to this report. How close is the Senate to a bipartisan climate deal? Here's the Democrats' best hope for compromise -- Lind...

House Targets Underwater Homeowners

Posted 06.10.2010 | Business

The House GOP launched an assault Thursday on homeowners who walk away from underwater mortgages, arguing that such foreclosed-on former homeowners ar...

Frank: 'Conceptual Agreement' Reached On Tougher Volcker Rule

Posted 06.10.2010 | Politics

The House and Senate have reached "conceptual agreement" on strengthening what's known as the Volcker Rule in the Wall Street reform bill, House Finan...

Lieberman Tasked With Leading Climate Change Negotiations

Posted 06.11.2010 | Politics

Leading Democratic senators tasked Joe Lieberman on Thursday with finding a compromise measure that would satisfy a diverse caucus split between doing...

Republicans Jubilant About Gulf Coast Coverage

Posted 06.11.2010 | Politics
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Republican communication strategists in Washington and Louisiana are thrilled at the press coverage of the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, according t...

Franken Battling Frank On Wall Street Reform

Posted 06.15.2010 | Politics

Al Franken is battling Barney Frank to save the life of a credit rating agency amendment that the freshman Minnesota Democrat was able to include in t...

Dems Mock Ensign For Introducing Angle To Republican Party

Posted 06.15.2010 | Politics

Sharron Angle plans to lunch on Tuesday with the group of Republican senators whom she hopes to join next year. To mark the occasion, the Nevada Democ...

Partial Owner Of Deepwater Horizon Declines To Testify, Receives 'Executive Of The Year' Award Instead

Posted 06.15.2010 | Green

Two of the four oil companies on the hook for the Gulf cleanup tab have rejected a Senate request to come testify about their efforts to make resident...

House Fighting Senate Over Appointment Of New York Fed President

Posted 06.15.2010 | Politics

House members of the financial reform conference committee are attempting to strip a Senate proposal to revamp the governance of the Federal Reserve b...

Rep. John Campbell Accuses Himself Of 'Blatant Conflict Of Interest'

Posted 06.15.2010 | Politics

John Campbell is, apparently, a straight shooter. Instead of ducking criticism for simultaneously collecting rent from car dealerships while pushing t...

New York Dems Standing Strong For Wall Street

Posted 06.16.2010 | Business

House Democrats representing New York are making a last-minute push to defend the interests of the state's most profitable industry. On Monday night...

Senate Accepts Expanded Fed Audit

Posted 06.16.2010 | Business

The Senate will accept an expanded Federal Reserve audit proposal from the House as part of Wall Street conference committee deliberations, Sen. Chris...

Frank Battling White House On Proxy Access

Posted 06.17.2010 | Business

UPDATE, 6/24/10: Barney Frank and his House colleagues are standing strong against a White House effort to block shareholders from having proxy access...

GOP Leaders Threatened To Strip Barton's Seniority For BP Apology

Posted 06.17.2010 | Politics

House Republican leadership threatened to strip Rep. Joe Barton's seniority on the Energy and Commerce Committee if the Texas Republican didn't immedi...

7-Eleven Merchants Descend On Hill To Battle Wall Street

Posted 06.17.2010 | Business

Navdeep Bassi is tired of sending money to Wall Street for nothing. Over the past year, the owner of four 7-Elevens in Orange County, California, has ...