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Entries by Sam Stein from 10/2011

White House Talks Job Creation Proposals With Super Committee Members

Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama pushed Congress again on Monday to bring his American Jobs Act to a vote, promising to "put as much pressure" as ...

Former McCain Adviser: 'Really Stupid To Blame Solar In General' For Solyndra Failure

Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A host of industry experts, including a former adviser to Sen. John McCain, are urging lawmakers not to stigmatize either green energy o...

Obama's Jobs Bill: Harry Reid Pitches Millionaire's Tax As Another Way To Cover Costs

Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an effort to secure more votes for the president's jobs plan, Senate Democrats are considering different ways of paying for the bill,...

Darrell Issa Pressed To Add Bush Administration Program To Fast And Furious Investigation

Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The long-simmering controversy surrounding the Department of Justice's Fast and Furious program took on a new level of import Tuesday am...

Herman Cain's 2004 Campaign: 'Godless' Gays And Planned Parenthood Eugenics

Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Herman Cain's widespread appeal, which has helped him ascend the ranks of the Republican primary field, stems in part from his ability t...

Bill Daley: I'd Like Republicans To Bring 'Anything' From Obama's Jobs Bill To Floor

Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Faced with unbending opposition from congressional Republicans, the Obama administration signed off on changes to the president's much t...

Schumer Takes Reins Of Tax Policy Debate

Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- By choosing to adopt a millionaires tax hike as a means to cover the cost of the president's jobs bill, Democratic leadership has closed...

Democrats Look To Inflict Political Pain On GOP For Blocking Obama's Jobs Bill

Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the White House is to win the debate over President Barack Obama's jobs bill, its victory won't be measured in congressional vote tal...

Eric Holder Hits Back At Rep. Who Called Obama Administration 'Accessory' To 'Murder'

Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an aggressive bit of pushback to an oversight process that's tripped up his tenure, Attorney General Eric Holder lashed out at lawmak...

Nancy Pelosi: Scott Brown Is 'Clueless'

Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) laced into Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) on Sunday, calling the senator "clueless" for his de...

Romney Voters Hate Obama's Economic Plan But Want Millionaires To Pay More

Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

MILFORD, N.H. -- Robert and Jean Portz of Milford, N.H., are dyed-in-the-wool conservatives. They believe that illegal immigration is the root cause o...

Mitt Romney Goes After Employers Who Hire Undocumented Workers, Despite His Own Checkered History

Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

MILFORD, N.H. -- Mitt Romney's tough talk on immigration continued during a town hall here on Monday, with the former Massachusetts governor and Repub...

Mitt Romney Supports 'Partnership Agreements,' Not Marriage, For Gay Couples

Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

HOPKINTON, N.H. -- At his second town hall event during a swing through New Hampshire on Monday, Mitt Romney was peppered with questions about same-se...

Occupy Wall Street Gains Measured Support From Some Republican Candidates

Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

HANOVER, N.H. -- As the Occupy Wall Street protests have gathered steam and spread across the country, gaining popular support and an increase in medi...

Mitt Romney May Have A Glass Jaw, But Candidates Didn't Take Aim During New Hampshire GOP Debate

Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

HANOVER, N.H. -- Tuesday was Mitt Romney's night. The former Massachusetts governor entered the ninth GOP debate riding a long, fortuitous wave of pos...

Mitt Romney: The 'Second Time's The Charm' Candidate

Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While he may be capped at roughly 25 percent support in national polls, it's become accepted theory that Mitt Romney is a smoother presi...

Interstate Concealed Carry Bill Heads For A Vote

Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The arrest of a pro-gun-rights Tennessee lawmaker on charges of possession of a handgun while under the influence has provided a short-t...

Rick Santorum In '08: 'If You're A Conservative There Really Is Only One Place To Go.. Mitt Romney'

Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With months to go before Republicans begin casting votes for a presidential nominee, one of the defining features of the primary campaig...

Tim Pawlenty To Report 'Around $400,000' In Campaign Debt

Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C -- Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty will report "somewhere around $400,000" in debt related to his failed presidential bid on Fr...

Mitt Romney Burning Through The Cash He's Raising

Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Governor Mitt Romney's presidential campaign raised a more-than-respectable $14.2 million dollars during the third quarter fundraising p...

James O'Keefe's Newest Target Appears To Be A Small, Progressive Economic Think Tank

Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Among members of Washington D.C.'s think tank community, the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is known as a den for unbending liber...

Democrats Planning Major Capitol Hill Rally To Push Obama's Jobs Bill

Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to put political pressure on Republicans and provide a few sympathetic visuals for reporters, congressional Democrats are plannin...

Herman Cain And Mitt Romney Used Campaign Funds To Enrich Themselves And Their Associates

Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past several months, businessman Herman Cain has spent tens of thousands of dollars in campaign cash on his own books and pamph...

Bob McDonnell's Education Department Admits Obama's Policies Saved Or Created 7,715 Teacher Jobs

Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's decision to separate his jobs bill into individual pieces and push for funds to hire teachers and first responders fir...

Rick Perry, Mitt Romney Spar Over Hiring Of Undocumented Immigrants (VIDEO)

Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

After failing to engage former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in various GOP debates, Texas Gov. Rick Perry took off the gloves Tuesday night, calling...