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Entries by Ryan Grim from 10/2011

Scott Brown: 'Thank God' Elizabeth Warren Didn't 'Take Her Clothes Off'

Posted 10.06.2011 | Politics

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) Thursday said he was glad that one of his Democratic opponents, consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren, didn't "take her clothe...

Bank Of America Targeted By Brad Miller In National Campaign

Posted 10.06.2011 | Politics

On Sunday night, Rep. Brad Miller, a Democrat from Bank of America's home state of North Carolina, attended a general assembly meeting of Occupy Ralei...

Harry Reid Busts Up Senate Precedent

Posted 10.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) led Democrats in a precedent-setting move on Thursday evening, shutting down an effort by Sen...

Bryan Fischer, Radical Christian, Follows Mitt Romney At Values Voters Summit

Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Organizers of this weekend’s Values Voters Summit thanked Mitt Romney for his Saturday appearance by giving the slot immediately after...

Ron Paul Calls Out Herman Cain For Lie Over Fed Audit During GOP Debate

Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

At the GOP Bloomberg/Washington Post debate Tuesday night, Ron Paul, the longest-serving advocate of a Fed audit in Congress, asked Herman Cain, a for...

Corporate Citizenship: How Public Dissent In Paris Sparked Creation Of The Corporate Person

Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Of all the Occupy Wall Street refrains, one of the most memorable is, "I refuse to believe that corporations are people until Texas exec...

Congress Passes Three Major Trade Deals, Ending Political Standoff

Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Congress -- if you listen to pundits and Washington politicians -- is completely broken. But when multinational corporate interests are a...

Debit Card Fee Prompts Calls For Justice Department Investigation

Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats responding to the recent announcement of a new Bank of America debit card fee are calling for a Department of Justice in...

GOP Supported Parts Of Obama's Jobs Bill

Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In blocking the American Jobs Act, Congressional Republicans are voting against positions that broad swaths of the party have supported ...

GOP Debate: Republican Presidential Candidates Face Off In Las Vegas Amid Controversy (VIDEO)

Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- The two Republican front-runners set the stage for Tuesday evening's presidential debate by alternately proposing that Americans behind o...

Rick Perry Booed For Going After Anderson Cooper At Republican Debate (VIDEO)

Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- The audience is quickly becoming the most interesting player in the GOP presidential debates. Past audience members have booed a gay sold...

GOP Debate Offers Few Solutions For Jobs, Housing Crisis

Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- The Republican presidential debate Tuesday was hosted by the state with the highest unemployment rate in the nation, beset by an ongoing ...

Republican Debate Shows It's Mitt Romney Versus Rick Perry In Primary Race

Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- The Republican debate here Tuesday night made one thing very clear: It's Romney versus Perry. Rick Perry, the Texas governor, has fall...

Super Committee Keeps Negotiations Under Wraps

Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

The congressional super committee tasked with reshaping the social contract between the government and the American people has not had a public meetin...

Wells Fargo Debit Fee Questioned As Bank Records Record Profit

Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

Just days after Wells Fargo announced a $4 billion profit over the past three months, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has asked the bank why it feels forced...

Transaction Tax On Financial Speculation Gets Boost From Occupy Wall Street

Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Boosted by the Occupy Wall Street movement, two Democrats in the House and Senate are renewing a push for a transaction tax on speculati...

Rick Perry: Social Security Should Offer Private Accounts

Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been a harsh critic of Social Security on the campaign trail, but has largely avoided putting forward particul...

Herman Cain Smoking Ad Slammed As Glorifying Smoking

Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bob Schieffer and Herman Cain sparred over the candidate's "smoking man" ad on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday. Schieffer bluntly chall...

David Axelrod: Obama's Fundraising Rules Still Better Than Anything Republicans Have

Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's policy of fully disclosing the list of his top supporters who bundle campaign cash is ironically responsible fo...