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Entries by Ryan Grim from 01/2011

Cummings: Issa Wants Foreclosure Investigation To Focus Solely On Fannie, Freddie

Posted 01.06.2011 | Politics

Elijah Cummings, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, approached his Republican counterpart to urge a hear...

Two House Republicans Missed Swearing In While At A Fundraiser In The Capitol, Violating Constitution On Day It Was Read

Posted 01.06.2011 | Politics

SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATES. WASHINGTON -- Two House Republicans have cast votes as members of the 112th Congress, but were not sworn in on Wednesday, ...

Issa: House Should Investigate HAMP Failure To Stem Foreclosures

Posted 01.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top two members of the House panel that will be the most closely watched in the 112th Congress continued to spar over the ongoing fo...

Did Rep Who Skipped Swearing In For Fundraiser Break The Law?

Posted 01.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - A Republican who missed the swearing-in ceremony on the House floor because he was at a fundraiser in the Capitol has removed critical de...

Grijalva: Tea Party Must Look At Their Own Behavior

Posted 01.08.2011 | Politics

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), who represents a district adjacent to Gabrielle Giffords's, said that Saturday's shooting is a consequence of the vitrio...

Peter King, Leading Republican, To Introduce Strict Gun-Control Legislation

Posted 01.11.2011 | Politics

Scroll down for updates. Rep. Peter King, a Republican from New York, is planning to introduce legislation that would make it illegal to bring a gun ...

Fed Economist To Greenspan In 2005: Discovery Channel's 'Flip That House' Should Cause 'Existential Crisis'

Posted 01.14.2011 | Business

In late 2005, as the housing bubble that would ultimately pop and bring down the economy continued to inflate, Federal Reserve economists briefed the ...

Police Kill Man In Drug Raid Gone Wrong (VIDEO)

Posted 01.18.2011 | Politics

Utah police shot and killed a man within seconds of storming his parents' home, video of the raid shows. The police had a warrant to search for drugs,...

Joe Lieberman Out

Posted 01.18.2011 | Politics

UPDATE - Jan. 19 - 11:40 a.m. - In a message to supporters forwarded to HuffPost, Joe Lieberman announced that he's ending his Senate career, quoting ...

Republican Study Group Issues Proposed Budget Cuts

Posted 01.20.2011 | Politics

Leading conservative House Republicans announced Thursday some specific programs they plan to target in service of their campaign pledge to cut govern...

Sessions Rejects Obama's Spending Freeze As Insufficient

Posted 01.25.2011 | Politics

If President Barack Obama was hoping to win over the Republican Party by proposing a five-year freeze in non-security discretionary spending during hi...

House And Senate Members Tangle Over Saved Seats For State Of The Union

Posted 01.25.2011 | Politics

The cross-party-dating tradition that began tonight did not go off as smoothly as it appeared from the television screens. Much like in the legislat...

Issa Blocks Cummings From Making Case Against JPMorgan At Start Of Foreclosure Hearing

Posted 01.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa's investigation into the foreclosure crisis is off to a rough start. On Wednesday, the ranking Demo...

Obama Barraged By Pot Questions For Upcoming YouTube Town Hall

Posted 01.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama plans to take questions from YouTube viewers Thursday afternoon, and for the third time in as many years, the ove...

Obama: Drug Legalization 'Worth A Serious Debate'

Posted 01.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Drug legalization is an "entirely legitimate topic for debate," President Barack Obama said Thursday during his online YouTube town hall...

House GOP Pushes HAMP Repeal

Posted 01.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three leading House Republicans have introduced legislation to repeal the Home Affordable Modification Program, the Obama administration...

Junior Dems Push To Shake Up Senate Committee Assignments

Posted 01.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Junior Senate Democrats have waged a behind-the-scenes campaign since the November election to try to shake up the committee-selection p...

Al Jazeera English Blacked Out Across Most Of U.S. [UPDATED]

Posted 01.30.2011 | Media

UPDATE: Al Jazeera English has launched a campaign to persuade cable providers to carry the network by bombarding the companies with requests from AJ...

Harry Reid: Social Security Is 'Off The Table'

Posted 01.31.2011 | Politics

As Congress debates measures to reduce the deficit, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) declared Social Security "off the table" in a web video...