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Entries by Sam Stein from 03/2011

White House And House GOP At Odds Over Additional Two Weeks In Funding Measure [UPDATED]

Posted 03.01.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: 4:25 p.m. -- The House passed the short-term funding bill 335 to 91, with 104 Democrats joining with Republicans to vote for passage. Six Repu...

Larry Craig And The Losing Senate Class Of '08 Already Lobbying

Posted 03.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Those walking around the halls of Congress on Monday afternoon were treated to a peculiar sighting as Former Senator Larry Craig (R-Idah...

Rick Scott Competes With Scott Walker For Most Isolated GOP Governor

Posted 03.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The theatrics of Wisconsin's ongoing budget protests have left the impression that there is no more isolated governor in the country tha...

Tim Pawlenty Already Having Trouble Navigating Convoluted Primary-Map Politics

Posted 03.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The delicate balance of the 2012 Republican presidential primary calendar is already creating political difficulties for at least one pr...

Wisconsin Democrats Launch Recall Effort Against GOP Senators

Posted 03.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Wisconsin Democratic Party has launched a fundraising campaign to recall state Senate Republicans who have supported the budget bill...

Labor Fighting Quiet Anti-Unionization Measure In Congress While Eyes Remain On Wisconsin

Posted 03.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While labor activists continue to stage a high-stakes campaign against the budget bill from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) that would s...

White House Offers First Budget Compromise As Negotiations With GOP Begin

Posted 03.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Minutes before lawmakers and Vice President Joseph Biden met to discuss a funding measure to keep the government operational through the...

Rick Scott Rejects Obama Administration's Last-Ditch Pitch On High-Speed Rail

Posted 03.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Putting a formal end to attempts to satisfy his concerns with the project, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has rejected a last-ditch effort ...

Lawmakers Growing Worried That Riders, Not Money, Will Spur Shutdown

Posted 03.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the early debate over the budget that will fund the government through the end of September has been centered around whether House...

Boehner-Led Group Will Defend DOMA In Court

Posted 03.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced on Friday that he was spearheading a process that will, ultimately, witness the House of R...

Dick Durbin On Democratic Spending Cut Proposals: We've 'Pushed This To The Limit'

Posted 03.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) declared on Sunday that his party was unwilling to budge one cent further on the number of c...

Donald Trump Positive Rating Higher Than That Of Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty

Posted 03.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The predominant theme of the Republican presidential primary has been, so far, that there is no primary at all. Only a few individuals h...

Bill Daley, White House Chief Of Staff, Pressed About Lack Of Jail Time For Wall Street Culprits

Posted 03.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley declined on Sunday to bring the president into the debate over why no major player in the collapse...

Bill Daley Praises Jon Huntsman, Touts Ambassador's Closeness To Obama

Posted 03.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration strategy for dealing with the enlarging political ambitions of its China Ambassador Jon Huntsman has become see...

Wisconsin Democrats Propose Border Meeting With Scott Walker

Posted 03.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic state Senate leader in Wisconsin has written a letter to Gov. Scott Walker asking him to hold a meeting to resolve differ...

NPR President Makes Public Plea Not To Have Federal Funds Cut

Posted 03.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a rare move, National Public Radio President and CEO Vivian Schiller appeared at the National Press Club on Monday to make a public c...

Senate Dems Consider Health Care Fix That Could Hit Poor Consumers The Hardest

Posted 03.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats on the Hill are growing increasingly convinced and, in some cases, concerned that in an effort to offset the cost of repealing...

Wisconsin State Senate Republicans Took Hundreds Of Thousands In Government Farm Subsidies

Posted 03.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At least three of the Wisconsin state Senate Republicans currently demanding that public workers sacrifice benefits, wages and even coll...

Buddy Roemer Is Fine With State-Sanctioned Gay Marriage, Just Not In His State

Posted 03.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One day after touting his social conservative bona fides during a speech at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition, likely GOP presidential ...

Scott Walker Email Release: Wisconsin Governor Accused Of 'Selectively' Leaking Emails To Make Him Seem Moderate

Posted 03.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Union officials in Wisconsin are accusing Gov. Scott Walker of selectively leaking emails in an effort to come off as more compromising ...

Senate Democrats Push Back On Reid Over Health Care Fix Policy

Posted 03.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Disagreements have broken out within the Senate Democratic caucus over Majority Leader Harry Reid’s endorsement of a proposed change t...

White House Reaffirms Commitment To Funding NPR, Public Broadcasting

Posted 03.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite an embarrassing and potentially costly two days for National Public Radio, the Obama administration on Wednesday reaffirmed its ...

Wisconsin GOP Senators Pass Stand-Alone Anti-Union Bill Without Democrats Present

Posted 03.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a bold gambit to put an end to the weeks-long budget standoff in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker (R) split his controversial budget-repa...

Democrats, Labor Set Sights On Recall Of Six Wisconsin Republicans

Posted 03.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chaos that accompanied Wednesday night’s abrupt passage of Gov. Scott Walker's (R-Wis.) controversial anti-collective bargaining l...

Tsunami Relief And Preparedness Cut In GOP Budget Proposal: National Weather Service

Posted 03.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thursday night's massive earthquake in Japan and the resulting tsunami warnings that have alarmed U.S. coasts, seem likely to ignite a d...