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Entries by Ryan Grim from 05/2011

JSF Alternate Engine, Killed, Is Alive Again In House

Posted 05.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Defense has officially canceled a contract for a General Electric-developed F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Both the House ...

Kent Conrad's Budget Angers Democratic Colleagues

Posted 05.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are furious at their lead budget negotiator for crafting a blueprint that they think moves the party too far to the rig...

Debbie Wasserman Shultz, DNC Chair, Targeted By Dem Group For Wall Street Ties

Posted 05.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The escalating lobbying blitz surrounding debit card swipe fees has now pitted a prominent Democratic messaging organization against the...

Alan Simpson Attacks AARP, Says Social Security Is 'Not A Retirement Program' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alan Simpson’s cold relationship with AARP is no secret, but the former Republican Senator from Wyoming took it to a new level Friday....

House Democrats Turning To iPads For Vote Counts

Posted 05.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alabama Rep. Oscar W. Underwood became the first House Democratic Whip in 1899, serving in the 56th Congress. Underwood's job was a simp...

Mary Landrieu, Mark Begich Defend Oil Companies Against Democrats

Posted 05.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic attempt to take on the major oil companies is being challenged from within, with representatives of producing states rush...

Medicare Trust Fund Boosted By Health Care Reform: Report

Posted 05.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Medicare trust fund will last eight years longer than it would have without the passage of last year's health care law, the program...

Stanley McChrystal: Lobby Shop Working With Former General

Posted 05.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As they say in Washington, old soldiers never die -- they just fade into cushy, off-the-books sinecures on K Street. Stanley McChrystal...

Rob Woodall On Medicare: 'When Do I Decide I'm Going To Take Care Of Me?'

Posted 05.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Rob Woodall, a Georgia Republican, made a vigorous ideological defense of ending Medicare as it currently exists, telling seniors a...

New York Special Election: Medicare Will Be Issue Of 2012

Posted 05.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 2012 election found its defining issue on Tuesday night, with an insurgent Democrat upsetting a well-financed Republican in a deeply...

Rob Woodall Won't Give Up Government Health Care 'Because It's Free' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Moments after preaching extreme self-reliance to one of his constituents, a Georgia Republican told a gathering in his district that he ...