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Entries by Ryan Grim from 07/2013

John Boehner, House Republicans Go Populist In New Obamacare Repeal Attempt (VIDEO)

Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans have a new weapon to wield against Obamacare: populism. Party leaders unsheathed it Tuesday morning at a Capitol press...

House Republicans Have A New Problem With Immigration Reform: Obama

Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the fate of comprehensive immigration reform now in the hands of House Republicans, the conference gathered Wednesday afternoon for...

Harry Reid Puts Finger On 'Nuclear' Button In Filibuster Fight With Mitch McConnell

Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) squared off with his Republican counterpart Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in a rema...

Of Primary Concern: Immigration Reform Could Get New Life In 2014

Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The consensus across the political spectrum is that GOP leaders would prefer to see comprehensive immigration reform passed, but rank-an...

The 6 Decisions That Could Have Saved Trayvon Martin's Life

Posted 07.15.2013 | Black Voices

It's impossible to know whether it was Trayvon Martin or George Zimmerman who threw the first punch in the confrontation that ended Martin’s life. T...

Senate Filibuster Deal An Embarrassment For Mitch McConnell

Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats not only got much of what they wanted in Tuesday's deal to move some of President Barack Obama's nominees through the Senate, ...

NSA's Keith Alexander Calls Emergency Private Briefing To Lobby Against Justin Amash Amendment Curtailing Its Power

Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Security Agency called for a "top secret" meeting with members of the House on Tuesday to lobby against the first House ame...

Fears Rise That Larry Summers Is Likely To Be Named Fed Chairman

Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is leaning towards former White House Economic Adviser Larry Summers as his choice to replace Ben Bernanke as cha...

Lobbyist Gets Real: Washington Is 'The Most Complex And Intricate Web Of BS In The World' (VIDEO)

Posted 07.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sam Geduldig, a lobbyist with Clark, Lytle, Geduldig & Cranford, which represents corporate and Wall Street clients, was invited to disc...