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Entries by Ryan Grim from 04/2011

Budget Deal Would Give Pentagon Extra Funds In Exchange For Social Program Cuts

Posted 04.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While media attention focuses on the cuts to government spending demanded by House Republicans and broadly accepted by Democrats, the Pe...

Government Shutdown Threatened By Republicans Over Planned Parenthood

Posted 04.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States government is on the verge of shutting down over a dispute about subsidized pap smears, according to sources familiar ...

Government Shutdown By The Numbers: A Primer

Posted 04.08.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats say that the White House has agreed to $78 billion in cuts, yet House Republicans are saying there's no deal unless they get $40 or $...

Moby 'The Day' Video: MoveOn Teams With Artist To Bash Spending Cuts

Posted 04.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's 2008 campaign was propelled by a number of high-profile music videos from artists boosting his candidacy. It's a diffe...

Budget Deal Passes House, Senate

Posted 04.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate passed a bill on Thursday to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year, putting an end to months of uncertaint...

420 History: The Story Behind April 20 Becoming 'Weed Day'

Posted 04.19.2011 | Politics

This piece was first published two years ago on 4/20. Warren Haynes, the Allman Brothers Band guitarist, routinely plays with the surviving members...

Paul Ryan, Rand Paul Clash Privately Over Budget

Posted 04.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Before releasing his budget publicly, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) gave Senate Republicans a private briefing about the plan in early April. ...

Rick Berg Faces Hostile Questioning Over Medicare (VIDEO)

Posted 04.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Rep. Rick Berg (R-N.D.) heard from elderly voters angry about his vote to end Medicare and replace it with a voucher program at the Bisma...