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Entries by Sam Stein from 11/2011

Herman Cain Raised $250,000 Online After Harassment Report Broke, Campaign Says

Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Herman Cain had one of THE best fundraising days of his presidential campaign on Monday, raising $250,000 in online donations despite re...

Super Committee Could Pass A Resolution Giving Itself More Time

Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The congressional super committee tasked with finding $1.5 trillion or so in deficit reduction is racing against the clock. Under its ch...

Obama-Allied Super PAC Launches $100,000 Digital Campaign Against Romney

Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama allied Priorities USA Action Super PAC is putting $100,000 behind an expansive digital campaign attacking Mitt Romney. The...

Policy Riders Return: Health Care, Abortion, Prison And Porn-Related Measures Threaten Funding Bills

Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Efforts to fund the government for an extended period of time could dissolve over whether the government should purchase cable for...

National Restaurant Association Pushed Sexual Harassment Training Under Herman Cain

Posted 11.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Herman Cain was elected president of the National Restaurant Association in 1996, the industry had a reputation for having a climat...

White House, Pushing Richard Cordray's Nomination To CFPB, Cites Occupy Wall Street

Posted 11.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has been careful in its handling of the Occupy Wall Street movement, expressing sympathy with the sentiment beh...

Solyndra Subpoena Rejected By Obama Administration

Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House Counsel's Office has formally rejected a congressional subpoena of documents relating to the $535 million loan guarantee...

Huntsman: 'Personhood' Amendment That Romney, GOP Field Back 'Goes Too Far'

Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A ballot initiative in Mississippi that would define a fertilized egg as a legal person has led to a rare divide among Republican presid...

Super Committee Dems Decide Against Extending Deadline

Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats on the super committee tasked with finding $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction have ruled out supporting a measur...

Scott Brown Comes Out Against NRA-Backed Legislation

Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass) was still a state senator running a long-shot campaign to win Ted Kennedy's seat, a variety of traditiona...

GOP 2012 Candidates Spending Hardly Any Campaign Money In Iowa

Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The longstanding theory that the Iowa caucus is won by retail politics has been deeply challenged in this election cycle, as Republican ...

Obama Administration And Allies Congratulate Voters For Overturning John Kasich's SB 5

Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The extent to which Ohio Gov. John Kasich's collective bargaining measure has been a national issue has always been a bit murky. But wit...

Mitt Romney Hits Obama Over U.S.-Israel Relationship After Nicolas Sarkozy Hot-Mic Moment

Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's hot-mic moment with French President Nicolas Sarkozy was more embarrassing for the latter than the former, with the French pr...

Pete Rouse, Bill Daley Shuffled By White House To Improve Relations With Congress

Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The elevation of senior adviser Pete Rouse into a chief-of-staff like role inside the Obama administration was driven, in large part, by...

Mitt Romney Asserts Constancy When Asked About Auto Industry Bailout, Cites Marriage, Faith (VIDEO)

Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

Offering to demonstrate what he called his consistency as a political candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney cited, during Wednesday nig...

Mitt Romney Flips On Payroll Tax Moments After Claiming To Be Consistent (VIDEO)

Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

Mitt Romney either fully flipped or struck a decidedly different note on the issue of extending the soon-to-be-expired payroll tax cut during the Repu...

DNC Attacks Mitt Romney Over Auto Bailout Following GOP Debate In Michigan

Posted 11.10.2011 | Politics

Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate had many memorable moments, from Herman Cain addressing his character shortcomings, to Newt Gingrich ...

Mike McCalister, Florida GOP Senate Candidate, Brings Back Second Amendment Remedies

Posted 11.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The idea that gun rights could be used to ward off an overreaching federal government was a concept introduced to public in early 2010, ...

On Payroll Tax Cut, Obama Administration Plotting Year-End Showdown

Posted 11.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top officials in the Obama administration on Thursday outlined a major end-of-the-year push to pass an extension of the payroll tax cut,...

Herman Cain Losing Support Of Women Voters After Sexual Harassment Allegations, Poll Shows

Posted 11.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- CBS News has a new poll up on the GOP presidential race. And while the top line numbers seem relatively unchanged -- Newt Gingrich is ri...

Super Committee Democrats Propose Scrapping Bush Tax Cut Debate In Exchange For Billions In Revenue

Posted 11.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Under their latest proposal to the deficit reduction super committee, Democrats would agree to undertake comprehensive tax reform that i...

Obama Warns Super Committee Co-Chairs Not To Change Triggers In Deal

Posted 11.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the deadline fast approaching for the congressional super committee to make its deficit reduction recommendations, President Barack...

John McCain 'Very Disappointed' By GOP Candidates' Endorsement Of Waterboarding

Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

The Republican presidential candidates, save former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), announced during Saturday night's GOP debate t...

Elizabeth Warren Releases First Ad Of Senate Campaign (VIDEO)

Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Warren's Senate campaign has released its first television ad: a largely biographical spot that also leans heavily on position...

Herman Cain Backs Collective Bargaining For Public Employees [UPDATED]

Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

In a move that will undoubtedly puzzle if not enrage conservative voters, Herman Cain said in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Monday ...