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Entries by Ryan Grim from 05/2012

Foreclosure Victims Aim To Take Over County Courthouses

Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

Solutions to the ongoing foreclosure crisis are virtually absent from the national political debate, but in Florida, one of the states hardest-hit by ...

Russ Feingold: Nancy Pelosi Needs To Stand Strong

Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A leading national progressive figure is taking a rare step on Thursday, challenging House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on ...

Obama's Perception As 'Dictator' Cost GOP Lobby Shop Cash, Says Founder

Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top Republican lobbying shop lost major business over the past few years because clients thought "Obama was going to be dictator," and...

GOP's Violence Against Women Act Would Open Up Undocumented Victims To More Abuse

Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Republican version of the new Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) would dramatically roll back confidentiality protections for a...

Nancy Pelosi Defended By House Progressives In Tussle With Russ Feingold

Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leading members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are coming to the defense of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California ...

Rand Paul Searching For Support On Amendment Barring War With Iran And Syria

Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Presidents of both parties, over the past several decades, have shown a willingness to interpret Senate resolutions in the broadest imag...

Peter Peterson Spent Nearly Half A Billion In Washington Targeting Social Security, Medicare

Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Peter Peterson, a Wall Street billionaire who has been calling for cuts to Social Security and other government programs for years, is h...

U.S. Politicians Eye Europe Warily As Austerity Fatigue Ousts Governments

Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

Ned Simons reported from London, Alexandre Phalippou from Paris, and Ryan Grim from Washington. When Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke ventured...

House VAWA Bill Picks Up Unhelpful Ally: National Coalition For Men (UPDATE)

Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Republican version of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization, which has been decried by women's rights groups as a dra...

Nancy Pelosi Confident Of Taking Back House

Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) struck a confident chord Sunday in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos. "If t...

Eduardo Saverin Bill Backed By John Boehner

Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eduardo Saverin's decision to renounce his United States citizenship in order to avoid paying taxes on his Facebook stock was "absolutel...

Nancy Pelosi: Speaker John Boehner 'Wants To Go Over The Edge'

Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) accused House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday of "want[ing] to go over the edge" when it comes ...

Gregory Jaczko Resigns: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Steps Down

Posted 05.21.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Under a withering assault from the industry, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko is stepping down, effective upon the ...

Bain Capital Explained By Tony Soprano (VIDEO)

Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

The national debate over private equity so far has hinged on the question of whether experience in the field qualifies Mitt Romney, the former Bain Ca...

Romney Argues Big Spending Cuts Would Cause 'Depression,' Contrary To Tea Party Activists

Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics

Republican House Speaker John Boehner and GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney have, in the course of the past week, pushed starkly different approach...

How Congressman Sylvestre Reyes' Anti-Pot Lobbying Cost Him His Job

Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In early 2009, El Paso Rep. Sylvestre Reyes (D) warned city council members that, if they approved a resolution calling for a debate on ...

Alan Simpson Accepts Social Security Debate Challenge

Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.), a leading voice in the argument over the future of Social Security, has agreed to debate progressive ...