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Entries by Ryan Grim from 04/2012

Van Jones Hits Glenn Beck In New Book

Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Van Jones was a symbol of President Barack Obama's secret leftist agenda at work, the Communist mole he tried to burrow in the White ...

Mitt Romney Takes Wisconsin Primary

Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The "worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama," at least as far as Rick Santorum is concerned, took another few st...

Mitt Romney Takes Wisconsin Primary

Posted 04.03.2012 | AOL
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WASHINGTON -- The "worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama," at least as far as Rick Santorum is concerned, took another few st...

A New Love Affair: Republicans Rally To Defend Judges

Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After decades of turning judges into political targets, conservatives who once railed against activism from the bench are plaintively de...

Delta Embarrassed By Export-Import Bank Loan Guarantee While Lobbying Against Agency

Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bizarre lobbying battle that pits Delta Air Lines and the Tea Party against the Export-Import Bank became even more interesting on Thu...

Federal Government Disagrees With Ann Romney: Raising Children Not 'Work'

Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ann Romney may believe that focusing exclusively on raising children counts as work, and the majority of Americans may agree with her, b...

Mitt Romney: Mothers Should Be Required To Work Outside Home Or Lose Benefits

Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Poor women who stay at home to raise their children should be given federal assistance for child care so that they can enter the job mar...

Federal Reserve Officials Leave For Wall Street With Privileged Info

Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve may be making an effort to open up some of its famously opaque decision making, but the newfound interest in transpa...

Mitt Romney's Piddling Response To Ted Nugent Threat On Obama

Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

Ted Nugent has reportedly won the attention of the Secret Service for saying at the National Rifle Association convention over the weekend that "If Ba...

WORK Act Would Give Low-Income Moms The Same Option As Ann Romney (For 3 Years)

Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A handful of House Democrats, encouraged by the recent bipartisan agreement that stay-at-home moms should be considered just as hard wor...

Obama Defies Reid On Key Appointment [UPDATE]

Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A GOP nominee to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission "lied to Congress" and "disqualified herself" from a second term, a spokesman for Sen...

4/20: How 'Weed Day' Got Its Name

Posted 04.20.2012 | San Francisco

This article was originally published on April 20, 2009, and has been reposted each year since. This year, it is updated to include the full identitie...

John Raese Calls Ted Nugent A Patriot After Obama Threat (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

Republican West Virginia Senate candidate John Raese came to Ted Nugent's defense at a campaign event, calling the rocker a "patriot" and saying that ...

Nancy Pelosi Says She'd Back Simpson-Bowles Plan (VIDEO)

Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two progressive organizations have found themselves in the unusual position of being on the opposite side of House Democratic Leader Nan...

Robert Caro: GOP Abuse Of Filibuster 'Unconscionable,' Harry Reid Has Done 'A Terrific Job'

Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Harry Reid, as majority leader of the United States Senate, has done "a terrific job," according to the most celebrated historian of the...