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Entries by Ryan Grim from 11/2010

Harry Reid, The Man Who Never Says Goodbye

Posted 11.01.2010 | Politics

SEARCHLIGHT, Nevada - In the shadow of Harry Reid Elementary School is the Searchlight Cemetery, one of the least welcoming resting places the living ...

How The GOP Plans To Run The House

Posted 11.02.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are preparing a series of changes to House rules aimed at reversing a long-running trend that has centralized power in...

Parents Are Biggest Obstacle To Pot Legalization: Survey

Posted 11.02.2010 | Politics

UPDATE: California voters have rejected proposition 19, according to exit polls. The White House drug czar released a chest-thumping statement. "Today...

Progressives Fault Economy, Corporate Sell-Out For Election Wipe-Out

Posted 11.03.2010 | Politics

In the face of a plummeting economy and escalating foreclosure crisis, Democrats compromised their principles with corporate interests and failed to p...

Grijalva Vows To Defend Public Education From White House-GOP Alliance

Posted 11.04.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A key element of President Obama's post-midterm agenda is already coming under fire from House progressives worried that the president w...

Chellie Pingree Beats Tea Party By Defending Stimulus, Health Care And Cap And Trade

Posted 11.04.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats across the country ran away from their votes on the stimulus, cap and trade and health care reform leading up to the midterm e...

Pelosi To Run For Minority Leader [UPDATED]

Posted 11.04.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will make a bid to be Democratic minority leader, she announced Friday via Twitter. "Driven by the...

James Clyburn, Steny Hoyer May Face Off For House Minority Whip

Posted 11.05.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Nancy Pelosi's second in command, will not challenge Pelosi for the House minority leader job but is consideri...

HUFFPOST HILL - NOVEMBER 7TH, 2010

Posted 11.07.2010 | Politics

If you're a political drama junkie, this weekend threatened an overdose, with a Democratic leadership contest threatening to tear the caucus apart, pi...

Pelosi: Jobless Who Spurned Dems Won't Get Help From GOP

Posted 11.10.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jobless people who voted against Democrats or sat out the midterm elections may have cut off their unemployment benefits to spite the pa...

Health Insurance Profits Soar, Dem Calls For Rebates

Posted 11.10.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Health insurance profits are skyrocketing in 2010 compared to last year's returns and the outgoing chairman of the House subcommittee th...

George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books

Posted 11.12.2010 | Politics

When Crown Publishing inked a deal with George W. Bush for his memoirs, the publisher knew it wasn't getting Faulkner. But the book, at least, promise...

GOP Wants To Strip Fed Of Power To Combat Joblessness

Posted 11.16.2010 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans are pushing to strip the Federal Reserve of its authority to address unemployment, leaving it with the lone re...

Levin Pressing Military To Release 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Survey

Posted 11.16.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), chairman of the Armed Services Committee, is pressing the military to release its survey of enlisted members'...

BP Apologist Joe Barton Inching Closer To Energy Chairmanship

Posted 11.17.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Joe Barton's much-ridiculed campaign to win the chairmanship of the Energy and Commerce Committee entered the realm of respectability on...

Harry Reid Vows DREAM Act Vote In Lame Duck Session

Posted 11.17.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) made good on a campaign promise Wednesday afternoon, vowing to bring the DREAM Act to the Sen...

Dems Vow To Push Filibuster Reform

Posted 11.19.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leaders of the effort to reform the filibuster in the Senate are pushing forward despite the election outcome, working to gather support...

Federal Reserve Critics In Strange Position: Defending The Fed

Posted 11.22.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve will be forced to disclose next week to whom it made emergency loans, and for what amount, during the financial cris...

Voters Strongly Back Amending Constitution To Restrict Corporate Political Spending

Posted 11.23.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON - By a double-digit margin, voters want Congress to amend the Constitution to overturn the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United that a...

K2 Crackdown: DEA Using Emergency Powers To Ban Fake Pot

Posted 11.24.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Drug Enforcement Administration announced Wednesday that it would use its emergency powers to ban synthetic marijuana for one year, ...

Egyptian President In WikiLeaks Docs: Iran Terror Sponsorship Is 'Well-Known But I Cannot Say It Publicly'

Posted 11.28.2010 | World

The consequence of invading Iraq was to strengthen the hand of Iran, concluded a key U.S. ally in a 2008 meeting with Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), accor...

Barton Compares Boehner To Eisenhower, Cantor To Omar Bradley

Posted 11.29.2010 | Politics

John Boehner is Dwight Eisenhower. Eric Cantor is Omar Bradley. And Joe Barton is George Patton. That's according to a presentation that Barton plans ...

Republican Calls Obama 'Very, Very Urban' On House Floor (VIDEO)

Posted 11.30.2010 | Politics

Rep. Steve King, a Republican from Iowa, referred to President Obama as "very, very urban," while charging that as a senator he gave special favor to ...