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Entries by Zach Carter from 12/2011

SOPA: Bipartisan Coalition Proposes Alternative To Internet Censorship Bill

Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan cadre of lawmakers proposed a new framework for an anti-piracy bill late Thursday night, hoping to derail leading legislati...

SOPA: Washington Vs. The Web

Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

Ryan Grim contributed reporting WASHINGTON -- A month ago, Google lobbyist Katherine Oyama absorbed one of the more unusual congressional tongue-la...

SOPA Vote Delayed, Allowing For More Corporate Fundraising From Censorship Bill

Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After two days of debate, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) abruptly halted a key hearing on the Stop Online Pira...

Romney Challenges Gingrich On Medicare, Opposes Tax Cuts For The Rich

Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney praised Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) plan to replace Me...

Boehner Blasts Obama On Keystone XL, Despite White House Acceptance Of Deal

Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Obama economic adviser Gene Sperling defended Sunday the president's decision not to veto a congressional deal to extend the payroll tax...

SOPA Anti-Porn Amendment Rejected By Bipartisan Coalition

Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers directed the federal government to deploy radical new powers to enforce and protect cop...

Brad Miller's North Carolina Race Tests Progressives' Fundraising Mettle

Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

The first major test of the activist progressive fundraising machine for the 2012 elections is developing in North Carolina, where a Republican-engine...

2011, The Year Washington Lost

Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With yet another high-profile fight between Congress and the White House coming down to the wire, 2011 ended with a sense of deja vu. Th...