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Entries by Ryan Grim from 01/2013

U.S. Fiscal Cliff Deal Leaves House Republicans Angry, Deal In Jeopardy

Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A high-stakes, multi-layered game of chicken is underway in the Capitol, as House Republicans grapple with how to handle a fiscal cliff ...

Harry Reid Threw Obama Fiscal Cliff Proposal Into Burning Fireplace

Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Shortly after 7:00 Saturday evening, the offices of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...

Filibuster Reform: Senate Plan From Carl Levin, John McCain A Gift To Republicans, Warn Opponents (UPDATE)

Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A filibuster reform counterproposal put forward by Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), John McCain (R-Ariz.) and six other senators includes a p...

Elizabeth Warren Sworn In To The New Congress (UPDATE)

Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Warren gathered Thursday with friends, family and supporters in the Kennedy Caucus Room before being ceremonially sworn in to ...

Harry Reid Would Back Obama If He Bucks GOP On Debt Ceiling: Source

Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has privately told other Democrats, including President Obama, that if the administration use...

Call Time For Congress Shows How Fundraising Dominates Bleak Work Life

Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Welcome to town, new members of Congress. Now hit the phones. For an incoming member of Congress still basking in the glow of electo...

Obama Takes Aim At Paul Ryan In Inaugural Address

Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

President Obama took direct aim in his inaugural address at the Randian rhetoric that animates the politics of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and his conserv...

Discours inaugural : Obama décomplexé

Posted 01.21.2013 | France

WASHINGTON – Le second discours inaugural du président Barack Obama, prononcé par un jour frais et nuageux dans la capitale du pays, était sans r...

Chuck Hagel Would Be 'Excellent' Defense Secretary On Nuclear Weapons: Ellen Tauscher

Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Former Democratic Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher is particularly well-suited to talk about defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel, the former Republican ...

Mitch McConnell On Obama Inauguration Speech: 'The Era Of Liberalism Is Back'

Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Liberalism has returned in force, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday, reviewing the president's Inaugural Address. "On...

Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell Reach Filibuster Reform Deal [UPDATE]

Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive senators working to dramatically alter Senate rules were defeated on Thursday, with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev...

Dave Camp Bank Tax Bill Would Punish Obama-Friendly CEOs

Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) is considering legislation that would significantly increase taxes for the n...

Medical Marijuana Gets Boost From Herbal Products Lobbying Alliance

Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following two years of collaboration with the medical marijuana industry, the American Herbal Products Association said Thursday that it...

Obama's Drug War: After Medical Marijuana Mess, Feds Face Big Decision On Pot

Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics

OAKLAND, Calif. -- In the summer of 2007, the owners of Harborside Health Center, then and now the most prominent medical marijuana dispensary in the ...

Tom Harkin Retires; Senate Loses Another Liberal Lion

Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics

With the announcement by Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin (D) that he will not seek reelection in 2014, the Senate stands to lose two of the remaining members who...