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Entries by Ryan Grim from 03/2012

Bill Clinton: Teneo Capital No Longer Paying Me

Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former President Bill Clinton has ended his paid relationship with the global financial consulting and private equity firm Teneo Capital...

Mitt Romney Health Care Op-Ed Presents Deeper Problem

| Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics

The immediate reaction to Mitt Romney's 2009 USA Today op-ed on health care reform has zeroed in on his suggestion that President Obama pursue an individual mandate. But that focus misses a broader problem the op-ed creates for Romney.

Democrats Look To Add Natural Gas Subsidies To Transportation Bill

Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A growing alliance between Democratic leaders and the natural gas industry looks like it's bearing fruit for both sides, with Democrats ...

Ron Paul Struggles As Super Tuesday Results Come In

Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "He's got to start winning some primaries." Rand Paul's Yogi Berra-esque advice to his father, delivered in late January, was with t...

Natural Gas Bill Driven Forward By Harry Reid-T. Boone Pickens Ties (UPDATE)

Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On any given day, Congress is likely to be considering some type of legislation that would funnel taxpayer cash to a handful of rich men...

Social Security Battle: AARP Plans Secret 'Salon' With Social Security Opponents

Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The senior citizens lobby AARP on Monday will kick off a national Social Security and Medicare "listening tour" called "You’ve Earned ...

Social Security Advocates Launch Campaigns To Pressure AARP

Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two separate campaigns have been launched to pressure AARP to stand firm against cuts in Social Security and Medicare benefits. The camp...

Rick Santorum: Pornography Not A Priority For Obama Administration

Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Rick Santorum on Sunday defended his assertion that "the Obama Department of Justice seems to favor pornographers over children and famil...

Rick Santorum: 'Running A Business Is Not The Same As Being President Of The United States'

Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In order to lock down the Republican nomination before the GOP convention, a candidate must amass 1,144 delegates. On Sunday, Rick Santo...

David Axelrod: Mitt Romney Is Looking In A 'Fun House Mirror'

Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's chief campaign strategist David Axelrod mocked Mitt Romney's characterization of himself as an "economic heavyw...

Barack Obama's Integrity Questioned By Top Republican

Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Committee's chairman, Reince Priebus, claimed on Sunday that President Barack Obama "says one thing and does ano...

Mitt Romney Doesn't Have Enough Information To 'Take A Stand' On Afghanistan

Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than a decade into the war in Afghanistan, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney does not have enough information to "take a stand...

Peter Lewis Leaves Democracy Alliance, The Liberal Donor Network

Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Peter Lewis, one of the Democracy Alliance's founding billionaires, has dropped out of the influential liberal donor network, people fam...

Why Ilya Sheyman And Progressives Lost Big In Illinois' 10th District Primary

Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After several rounds of painful soul searching, Washington-based progressives are comparing notes on Ilya Sheyman's stunning open-primar...

Health Care Mandate Will Affect Few, Study Finds

Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just 2 percent of the U.S. population would be subject to the aspect of health care reform at the center of a constitutional challenge b...

Client of Haley Barbour's Lobby Shop Linked To Iranian Nuke Efforts

Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

UPDATE: April 9, 11:10 a.m. -- The New York Post reports Monday on another prominent American working with Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman, who has t...

AARP: Social Security Should Not Be Part Of Deficit Discussion

Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- AARP, the most powerful lobby for senior citizens, is committed to keeping Social Security out of any deficit debate going on in Washing...