iOS app Android app

Entries by Ryan Grim from 10/2012

Scott Brown: Antonin Scalia Is Model Supreme Court Justice (VIDEO)

Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

LOWELL, Mass. -- During Monday night's Senate debate here, incumbent Republican Scott Brown was asked by NBC's David Gregory to name his model Supreme...

Les 30% de Paul Ryan après les 47% de Mitt Romney

Posted 10.02.2012 | France

ÉLECTIONS AMÉRICAINES - Mitt Romney et son colisitier, Paul Ryan, partagent une vision négative d'une large portions d'Américains, selon une remar...

Paul Ryan: 30 Percent 'Want Welfare State,' 70 Percent 'Want The American Dream' (VIDEO)

Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, share a similarly dim view of a very large portion of Americans, according to previously un...

Austerity War Revs Up: Peter Peterson Drops Millions On New Budget Campaign

Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Billionaire private equity mogul Peter Peterson is investing millions of dollars in a new Washington-based campaign for austerity, plann...

Mitt Romney: 'I Love Big Bird'

Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

It wasn't exactly Nixon to China, but Mitt Romney repeated Wednesday night a promise he's made on the campaign trail -- that if he's elected he would ...

Linda McMahon Campaign Leaks HuffPost Reporter's Emails To Bolster Its Ethical Bona Fides

Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Did former pro-wrestling magnate Linda McMahon essentially plagiarize large portions of her jobs plan from national GOP lawmakers and or...

Huawei, Controversial Chinese Tech Firm That Once Partnered With Bain Capital, Slammed By GOP

Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House intelligence committee on Monday will release a damning investigation into the Chinese telecom firm Huawei Technologies, accor...

Paul Ryan Getting Thumped By Joe Biden In Debate's First Half Hour: Survey [UPDATE]

Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden is beating Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in the vice presidential debate in the first 30 minutes, according to an instant survey of ...

Joe Biden Creaming Paul Ryan In First Hour Of Debate: Survey [UPDATE]

Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An hour into the debate, a survey of more than 300 debate watchers from across the political spectrum finds that Vice President Joe Bide...

Joe Biden, Mitt Romney Agree That Romney Tax Plan Never Been Tried

Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a much replayed moment from Thursday night's debate, Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan tussled over whether it was mathemat...

William Koch, Billionaire Koch Brother, Accused Of Imprisoning Executive

Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics

Billionaire William Koch is facing a lawsuit in federal court from a former top-level employee who claims the energy mogul lured him to a secluded pro...

Obama-Romney Debate Won By President (VIDEO)

Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- President Barack Obama stepped onto the stage here on Long Island ready to brawl. Within moments, he had called a Mitt Romney asser...

Marc Leder To Host Another Romney Fundraiser In Florida

Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Marc Leder owes Mitt Romney. The last time the private equity executive hosted a fundraiser for Romney, the former Massachusetts governor used the opp...

Scott Brown Exaggerated Afghanistan Military Service, Says Man Who Inspired Medal Bill

Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The man who inspired Sen. Scott Brown to write a bill making it illegal to falsely claim military honors said he thinks the Massachusett...

Joe Walsh On Abortion: No Exception For 'Life Of The Mother' Thanks To 'Advances In Science And Technology'

Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

Republican Rep. Joe Walsh, running against Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth in Illinois, told reporters Thursday night that there should be no ab...

Change.org Changing: Site To Drop Progressive Litmus Test For Campaigns, Say Internal Documents (UPDATE)

Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

Read Change.org founder Ben Rattray's response to this story here. WASHINGTON -- Change.org, the online social movement company founded on progress...

'47 Percent' Videomaker Weighs In On Final Presidential Debate

Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- When Mitt Romney came to Boca Raton -- the site of tonight's debate -- last May, he regaled a private fundraiser with a tale from ...

Presidential Debate: Obama, Romney Agree On Foreign Policy (VIDEO)

Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- There may be a presidential election around the corner, but voters won't have two competing foreign policies to choose from at the...

GOP's Big Guns Trained, Elizabeth Warren Fights Back

Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

Outside groups are spending big to defeat progressive Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren. With little time left before Election Day, Karl...

Robert Gibbs Says Anwar al-Awlaki's Son, Killed By Drone Strike, Needs 'Far More Responsible Father'

Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A 16-year-old American boy killed in an Obama administration drone strike "should have [had] a far more responsible father," Obama campa...

Ron Johnson, Mitt Romney Surrogate, Dismisses Abortion Issue: 'It Doesn't Even Move The Radar' (VIDEO)

Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said on Sunday that the issue of abortion will not play a role in the elections next Tuesday, despite media att...

Des Moines Register Endorsement Not 'Based At All In Reality,' Obama Adviser Says (VIDEO)

Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

Stephanie Cutter, a top adviser to the Obama campaign, said Sunday on ABC's "This Week" that the Des Moines Register's endorsement of Republican nomin...

Newt Gingrich On Mourdock Rape Comments: Why Can't People 'Get Over It?' (VIDEO)

Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Those who are expressing concern about Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's controversial comments about rape and pregnancy sh...

Reince Priebus: GOP 'Basically Crushed' Dems In Scott Walker Recall, Will Do So Again In Wisconsin (VIDEO)

Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus reminded Democrats on Sunday that his party "basically crushed" them when they attempted to mount a...

Mitt Romney In GOP Debate: Shut Down Federal Disaster Agency, Send Responsibility To The States

Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

During a CNN debate at the height of the GOP primary, Mitt Romney was asked, in the context of the Joplin disaster and FEMA's cash crunch, whether the...