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Entries by Zach Carter from 05/2012

Bank of America Protest Draws Preemptive Crackdown

Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

The city of Charlotte, N.C., has announced broad restrictions on protests planned for a May 9 Bank of America shareholders meeting, citing safety conc...

Congress Revolts On Obama Plan That Would Ban 'Buy American'

Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of 68 House Democrats and one Republican sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday urging him to reconsider an element...

Bank of America Targeted By Protesters And Investors As SEC Weighs Political Spending Rule

Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Securities and Exchange Commission considers requiring corporations to disclose their political spending to shareholders, a coali...

Occupy Bank Of America Protest Foreshadows Democratic Convention

Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

Dozens of good-government groups, Occupy Wall Street contingents, environmental activists, struggling homeowners and institutional investors are desce...

John Thune Won't 'Foreclose Options' On Being Mitt Romney's Vice President

Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When asked Sunday whether he would accept an invitation to run as vice president on the ticket with presumptive GOP presidential nominee...

Dianne Feinstein Defends Obama On Gay Marriage: 'What's Wrong With People Being Happy?'

Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) defended President Barack Obama on Sunday from Republican charges that he has "flip-flopped" by speakin...

Barney Frank Criticizes House Republican On Jobs, Wall Street Reform

Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) lit into Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) on Sunday, when both appeared on ABC's "This Week." The show sta...

Obama Wall Street Shuffle: President Plays To Populist Outrage And Campaign Finance

Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's response to JPMorgan Chase's spectacular trading failure underscores a persistent tension in his presidency -- ...

Darrell Issa Questions Obama On Trans-Pacific Partnership, Leaks Key Text Of Trade Deal

Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has taken the unprecedented step of leaking a secret U.S. trade document, in ...

Bernie Sanders Offers Plan To Cut Prescription Drug Prices

Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is promoting a new plan to encourage the development of better, cheaper prescription drugs: an innovation fu...

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Key Senate Democrat Joins Bipartisan Trade Revolt Against Obama

Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced legislation late Wednesday to protest the Obama administration's refusal to share information about c...

Obama Administration Blocks Global Health Fund To Fight Disease In Developing Nations

Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has alarmed global health experts by opposing a new international fund that would fight disease in the developi...

Trade Deals For Cheap Drugs In Developing Nations Stalled By U.S.

Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A change of heart from the Obama administration may pave the way to a groundbreaking global deal to provide lifesaving medications to de...

Deval Patrick, Democratic Governor, Creates Obama Campaign Headache By Defending Bain (UPDATE)

Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick ended up defending Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday during TV appearances in which the Democ...