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Entries by Ryan Grim from 09/2012

Barack Obama Promised A New Kind Of Politics, But Played The Same Old Game

Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics

In the days following the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963, Lyndon B. Johnson was left to pursue his predecessor’s unfinished legislative ag...

Obama: qui a tué l'espoir? Épisode1: cet ancien président américain dont Barack Obama aurait dû s'inspirer

Posted 09.02.2012 | France

En cette semaine de convention démocrate, nos collègues du Huffington Post américain font le bilan du premier mandat de Barack Obama. Durant les...

Le bilan de Barack Obama : qui a tué l'espoir ?

Posted 09.03.2012 | France

En cette semaine de convention démocrate, nos collègues du Huffington Post américain se penchent en profondeur sur le premier mandat de Barack Obam...

Nancy Pelosi: Million-Dollar Proposal Meant To 'Smoke Out' Republicans

Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Monday that her earlier call to extend the Bush tax cuts for anyone making less than a...

Obama Marijuana Legalization Stance Rebutted By Failed Drug War

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

This article is adapted from the book "This Is Your Country on Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America." When President Barack Obama t...

Elizabeth Warren: Scott Brown's Voting Record Is Fair Game

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- With two months until Election Day, Democrats are eager to take the Massachusetts Senate race directly to Scott Brown by highlighti...

Harry Reid Speech At 2012 Democratic Convention Slams Romney On Tax Returns

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday returned to the theme that threw Mitt Romney off balance for several weeks th...

Zach Wahls To Give Speech At Democratic Convention

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Zach Wahls, an Iowa man with two mothers, was vaulted to Internet stardom in early 2011 with a moving plea to his state legislature ...

Elizabeth Warren Speech: 'We Build It Together'

Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In the fall of 2008, two weeks after Election Day, Harry Reid picked up the phone and called Elizabeth Warren, a little-known law p...

Bill Clinton Speech Asks Undecided Voters To Hang On, Give Obama Another Chance

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -– Bill Clinton made the nation a big promise Wednesday night, pledging to those still struggling that their economic fortunes will ...

Robert Rubin, Former Treasury Secretary, Falls Into Swimming Pool At DNC Party

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Bob Rubin, the Treasury secretary during Bill Clinton's presidency, tumbled into a Ritz-Carlton hotel pool Wednesday around 8 p.m. ...

Paul Ryan Obamacare Funds Request Contrasts With Opposition To Law

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When it emerged Wednesday that Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan had sought federal money through the health care re...

Zach Wahls Speech Backs President Who Backs Gay Marriage

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Zach Wahls, who rose to Internet stardom with a moving plea before the Iowa legislature on behalf of gay marriage, spoke Thursday a...

Jennifer Granholm Speech At Democratic National Convention Airbrushes Auto Bailout

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm delivered a rousing defense of the auto industry bailout Thursday night, totaling up the number of well-paying jobs th...

Brian Schweitzer, Jennifer Granholm Slam Romney During 2012 Democratic Convention Speeches

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In his Thursday address at the Democratic National Convention, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) wasted no time before getting ...

Simpson-Bowles References In Obama, Biden DNC Speeches Vex Media, Progressives

Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Journalists here are homing in on Vice President Joe Biden's criticism of the GOP for not supporting any of the deficit-reduction p...

DNC Funding: Corporate Cash Ban Changes Face Of Democratic Convention

Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

Barack Obama steamrolled into Denver in the summer of 2008, vowing to change the very nature of American politics as a four-day celebration coronated ...

Mitt Romney Critics Hammer Campaign For Failure To Fight

Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney and his team will be hit with a merciless barrage of friendly fire in the days after the November election if the presidenti...

Mitt Romney Attacks President Obama Over Libya Crisis

Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday morning, hours after the deaths of four U.S. diplomats, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Mitt Romney put his campaig...

Libye : Mitt Romney attaque Barack Obama sur l'attentat de Benghazi et crée la polémique

Posted 09.12.2012 | France

INTERNATIONAL - Mercredi matin, quelques heures après le décès de quatre diplomates américains en Libye dont l'ambassadeur, Mitt Romney a mis en d...

New York Times Wipes Story Detailing Mitt Romney's Attack On Obama

Posted 09.13.2012 | Media

On Wednesday, the New York Times published a provocative story bylined by David E. Sanger and Ashley Parker, leading with the news that Mitt Romney ha...

VIDÉOS. Mitt Romney et ses multiples vidéos embarrassantes

Posted 09.17.2012 | France

ETATS-UNIS - "47% (des Américains) voteront pour le président (Barack Obama) quoi qu'il arrive. Il y a 47% des gens qui sont avec lui, qui dépend...

Mitt Romney Video: Barack Obama Voters 'Dependent On Government' (UPDATED)

Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

UPDATE: 9/18/12, 4:52 p.m. ET -- In an interview with Fox News's Neil Cavuto on Tuesday, Mitt Romney continued to stand by his statements in the secre...

Mitt Romney Video Offends Liberals And Conservatives Alike, Receives Negative Press Response

Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

Just hours after Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign attempted an image reboot on Monday, it found itself under attack over a cland...

Mitt Romney's Secret Fundraiser Remarks Put The Lie To Supply-Side Economics

Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lying just beneath Mitt Romney's dismissal of nearly half the electorate at a high-dollar fundraiser in May is an admission not as immed...