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Entries by Sam Stein from 06/2011

'Herman Cain Is For Real,' Democrats Insist

Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Yet another poll suggests Republican voters are giving serious consideration to presidential hopeful Herman Cain, the still relatively m...

Lobbying Group For Lobbyists Demands Obama Drop Executive Order On Contracting Donations

Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There are some occasions when a politician is better served facing opposition from a political entity than earning its endorsement. ...

Debt Limit Debate Has Lawmakers Experiencing TARP Deja Vu

Posted 06.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A foreboding sense of deja vu is growing among Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill. The debate over raising the nation's debt ceiling, ...

Palin Steps On Romney's Campaign Launch After He Aided Her 2006 Gov Run

Posted 06.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The decision by Sarah Palin to either deliberately or accidentally step on Mitt Romney's presidential campaign announcement Thursday und...

Obama Won't Extend Bush Tax Cuts Again: Pledge To House Dems

Posted 06.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a meeting with House Democrats on Thursday, President Obama stressed that his administration would draw a firm line on taxes and reve...

Haley Barbour Breaks With Eric Cantor On Disaster Relief

Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Governor Haley Barbour (R-Miss.) broke with his own party's leadership in the House of Representatives on Friday, arguing that Congress ...

Trump Takes Aim At Cantor, Krauthammer, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite earning a reputation for the red-meat jabs he takes at President Obama, there are occasions when Donald Trump will turn his guns...

Ray LaHood Dons Helmet And Bikes To Work

Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Continuing his very public campaign to encourage urban biking as an alternative to automotive transportation, U.S. Transportation Secret...

Jay Carney: War Costs Will Not Factor Into Afghanistan Drawdown Decisions

Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney insisted on Monday that costs would not be a factor in determining the pace of the forthcoming wi...

White House Taking 'Seriously' Al Qaeda's Eying Of America's Gun Show Loophole

Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration says it's taking "seriously" a statement from an al Qaeda spokesman that instructs sympathizers of the terroris...

Redstate.com's Erick Erickson Disavows Ad Campaign Offering Up His Endorsement

Posted 06.07.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON -- The account executive who sent out an email offering to sell to the right bidder the endorsement of RedState.com's Erick Erickson has be...

Mitt Romney To Be Attacked By Religious Conservative Group Over Abortion

Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A religious conservative group that spent part of the 2008 campaign attacking Mitt Romney on grounds that he signed off on pro-abortion ...

MoveOn Uses Fox News Hoaxes, Van Jones And The Roots In Anti-Austerity Campaign

Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It seemed, at the time, too surreal to be true. In late May, a YouTube user named Hiropro999 posted a video to the site showing the tick...

Darrell Issa Unaware Group Sought His Help Exposing Weiner Tweets, Office Says

Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The office of House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) acknowledged on Wednesday that days before Rep. Anthony Weiner'...

David Axelrod Downplays Bad Jobs News, Says Austan Goolsbee To Play Big Reelection Role

Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lost in this week's announcement that Austan Goolsbee, the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, would be leaving the White Hous...

David Axelrod Tells Tim Pawlenty What He Can Google

Posted 06.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The assumption that President Barack Obama's reelection campaign will be felled by poor economic news is partially premised on the idea ...

Kay Bailey Hutchison: Obama Has A 'Bias' Against Texas

Posted 06.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is messing with Texas, the senior senator from that state alleged. Speaking to MSNBC on Friday, Republican Se...

Anthony Weiner Seeks Treatment, Requests Leave Of Absence As Top Democrats Call For Resignation

Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democratic leadership issued a deafening rebuke of Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) midday Saturday, calling on the embattled New York...

Jon Huntsman Skeptical About Obama Administration's Afghanistan Policy (VIDEO)

Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The decisions by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and current Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour to not run in the Republican presidential...

Obama Campaign Advised White House Staff To Give Top Donor Sense Of Access

Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the more acute challenges confronting President Obama's reelection campaign is retaining donors who have grown disaffected during...

Obama's Relationship With Gay Rights Advocates Thaws In Time For 2012

Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The relationship between President Barack Obama and gay rights advocates appears to be thawing after two years of mutual distrust, in wh...

How Did Mitt Romney Know The Bruins Score During The GOP Debate?

Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was, in the end, a minor bit of political pandering in a debate that featured its fair share. But when former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt...

DCCC Demands GOP Condemn What Could Be Most Racist/Sexist Ad Ever

Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a statement on Tuesday evening denouncing what could very well be the most outr...

Carney: Being An Obama Bundler Doesn't Disqualify You From An Administration Job

Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney forcefully defended the administration's hiring of top contributors for important government post...

U.S. Mayors To Push For First Anti-War Resolution Since Vietnam

Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Obama administration readies plans for U.S. offices in Afghanistan, it's not just national office-holders who are demanding an ex...