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Entries by Ryan Grim from 02/2011

Learning To Walk: Fear, Shame And Your Underwater Mortgage

Posted 02.03.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 1 in every 4 U.S. homeowners with mortgages owe more on their home than it's worth. Once a month, those 10.8 million are faced wi...

Donald Rumsfeld Challenged LBJ On Vietnam War, New Documents Show

Posted 02.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donald Rumsfeld will be remembered as the architect of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but as a fledgling member of Congress, the future two-...

Underwater Homeowner Meetups Set For Tuesday

Posted 02.08.2011 | Business

On Tuesday evening in Boynton Beach, Fla., underwater homeowners are gathering for happy hour at Ralph and Rosie's Restaurant, an independently owned ...

Bob Filner: JPMorgan Responsible For 'Homicide' Of Soldiers

Posted 02.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A leading House Democrat said on Wednesday that executives at JPMorgan Chase are responsible for the deaths of soldiers who take their o...

Obama Can't Balance Budget With Social Spending Cuts

Posted 02.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Any effort to balance the budget by cutting non-defense discretionary spending -- largely social programs targeted to benefit working- a...

Obama Budget Proposal Gets In Line Behind Last Year's

Posted 02.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Obama's 2012 budget arrived on Capitol Hill on Monday, it had to contend for space on the desktop with a document that's ...

Slash Mob: Secret Senate Gang Weighing Budget Cuts

Posted 02.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators that has been meeting behind the scenes during the past several months is emerging as the focal point in ...

Walter Jones Pushing John Boehner On Moment Of Silence For Troops [UPDATE: Moment Of Silence Reinstated]

Posted 02.16.2011 | Politics

UPDATE - Feb. 17: House Republicans moved to restore the moment of silence Thursday morning, which C-Span captured. * * * * * WASHINGTON -- For ...

NLRB Amendment Beaten By GOP, Dem Coalition

Posted 02.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Sixty House Republicans joined with every Democrat to beat back an anti-union amendment on Thursday that would have defunded the National...

Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speier Talks About Her Terminated Pregnancy [UPDATE]

Posted 02.18.2011 | Politics

Updated below... WASHINGTON -- Before Rep. Jackie Speier took the House floor late on Thursday night, New Jersey Republican Chris Smith used his ti...

Behind The Assault On Planned Parenthood

Posted 02.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Republican move to strip federal funds from the nation's most well-known reproductive health care provider as part of its budg...