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Entries by Ryan Grim from 09/2011

Jim DeMint Blasts Obama Jobs Plan: 'I'm Not Interested In His Speech'

Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tea Party leader Sen. Jim DeMint on Sunday dismissed President Barack Obama's jobs speech four days ahead of its scheduled delivery. ...

Obama's Labor Day Speech (VIDEO)

Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than a week ahead of a critical address before a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama delivered an impassioned defense...

Super Congress Democrats Want Panel To Focus On Jobs

Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Democrats on the Super Congress will insist that the body's mandate be expanded to include job creation measures, setting up the first ma...

Payroll Tax Cut: GOP Resistant To Extending Obama Policy

Posted 09.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans over the past year have threatened to both shut down the government and default on U.S. debt in order to preve...

Rick Perry, Mitt Romney Spar Over Social Security 'Ponzi Scheme' Comments In GOP Tea Party Debate

Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

Mitt Romney refused to let Rick Perry off the Social Security hook, challenging him at the start of the GOP debate Monday night to repudiate the posit...

Paul Ryan, Herman Cain Push For Tax Increases On Middle Class

Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said on Sunday that House Republicans would oppose President Barack Obama's payroll tax cuts for both employers ...

Georgia Works: Obama Plan To Let Jobless Work For Free Gets Key Backing From Paul Ryan

Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While major parts of President Barack Obama's jobs plan are being met with hostility on Capitol Hill, at least one element was welcomed ...

Spreading Freedom: Google, Microsoft And The War For The Web

Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- You can't swing a dead cat video in Washington lately without hitting a lobbyist, consultant, attorney or adviser on retainer to Google ...

Super Committee's Cuts Anything But Automatic

Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 12-member super committee created to slash the federal deficit is powered by the threat that if it doesn't come up with $1.2 trillio...

Robert Dold: Stimulus Funding Is Wasteful, Except When It's Not

Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An ardent opponent of the federal stimulus plan showed up Monday in Winnetka, Ill., to smile and cut the ribbon at a ceremony unveiling ...

Al-Awlaki Killing In Yemen Raises Constitutional Questions

Posted 09.30.2011 | World

WASHINGTON - The United States government killed an American citizen in Yemen on Friday in hostile action, despite not having declared war on the coun...

Bank Of America Debit Card Fee Leads To Legislative Response

Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While demonstrators in New York are calling for an occupation of Wall Street, a new push by Democrats in Congress proposes a different t...