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Joe Biden On Bank Of America: 'At A Minimum, They Are Incredibly Tone Deaf'

Amanda Terkel | December 6, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- With protests against economic injustice continuing in New York City and spreading across the country, Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday that he can't blame people for feeling "frustrated" and criticized Bank of America's new debit card fees as the type of "tone deaf" move that the...

Joe Biden On Bank Of America: 'At A Minimum, They Are Incredibly Tone Deaf'

Amanda Terkel | December 6, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- With protests against economic injustice continuing in New York City and spreading across the country, Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday that he can't blame people for feeling "frustrated" and criticized Bank of America's new debit card fees as the type of "tone deaf" move that the...

Marco Rubio: The GOP 'Cannot Be The Anti-Illegal Immigration Party'

Amanda Terkel | December 5, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) ruled out becoming his party's vice presidential nominee in 2012 and offered the Republican presidential primary field some advice about dealing with the thorny issue of immigration Wednesday. He refused, however, to weigh in on the growing number of GOP candidates who are spurning...

Marco Rubio: The GOP 'Cannot Be The Anti-Illegal Immigration Party'

Amanda Terkel | December 5, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) ruled out becoming his party's vice presidential nominee in 2012 and offered the Republican presidential primary field some advice about dealing with the thorny issue of immigration Wednesday. He refused, however, to weigh in on the growing number of GOP candidates who are spurning...

Tim Geithner: Wall Street's Anger Toward President Obama Is 'Inexplicable'

Amanda Terkel | December 5, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner says he is baffled that Wall Street continues to oppose President Obama, even though administration officials bailed the financial industry out of the mess they created. In a speech on Wednesday, Geithner also commented on the growing protests around the country, saying he feels...

Tim Geithner: Wall Street's Anger Toward President Obama Is 'Inexplicable'

Amanda Terkel | December 5, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner says he is baffled that Wall Street continues to oppose President Obama, even though administration officials bailed the financial industry out of the mess they created. In a speech on Wednesday, Geithner also commented on the growing protests around the country, saying he feels...

Harry Reid Blocks Defense Bill Until Detainee Provisions Are Changed

Amanda Terkel | December 5, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has promised that the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2012 will not come up for a vote until the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) changes provisions dictating treatment of detainees, including one that mandate military custody of terrorism suspects. Reid first...

DOMA Defense: Taxpayers On The Hook For $1.5 Million To Defend Law Barring Same-Sex Marriage

Amanda Terkel | December 4, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans have agreed to a new contract to pay a private law firm up to $1.5 million to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, which bans same-sex marriage on the federal level. The amount is three times the figure originally agreed upon between the House...

DOMA Defense: Taxpayers On The Hook For $1.5 Million To Defend Law Barring Same-Sex Marriage

Amanda Terkel | December 4, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans have agreed to a new contract to pay a private law firm up to $1.5 million to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, which bans same-sex marriage on the federal level. The amount is three times the figure originally agreed upon between the House...

Dick Cheney On The Last Time He Cried: 'It's Been Some 10 Years Ago' (AUDIO)

Amanda Terkel | December 3, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney can't remember the last time he's cried. In fact, when asked about it on a radio interview on Monday, he was stumped. Cheney called in to 730 AM, the Fox sports radio station in Memphis, Tenn., on Monday...

DADT Repealed: Gay Active-Duty Servicemembers Wear Uniforms At Human Rights Campaign Dinner

Amanda Terkel | December 1, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The 15th annual fundraising dinner for the Human Rights Campaign on Saturday was different from past events for one big reason: Openly gay active-duty servicemembers were able to wear their military uniforms without any fear of retribution. Ret. Staff Sgt. Eric Alva, a gay veteran who has...

Obama HRC Speech 2011: President Talks Gay Rights At Human Rights Campaign Dinner

Amanda Terkel | December 1, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- President Obama forcefully called for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act on Saturday night at the annual Human Rights Campaign fundraising dinner, but he did not come out in support of marriage equality, as some hoped he would do. The 3,000 attendees at the dinner,...

Jared Polis Announces Birth Of Son, Becoming First Openly Gay Parent In Congress

Amanda Terkel | November 30, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) is a proud father of a newborn baby, making him the first openly gay parent in the U.S. Congress. On Friday, Polis and his partner, Marlon Reis, sent out an announcement about the arrival of their son, Caspian Julius, who is 8 pounds,...

Jared Polis Announces Birth Of Son, Becoming First Openly Gay Parent In Congress

Amanda Terkel | November 30, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) is a proud father of a newborn baby, making him the first openly gay parent in the U.S. Congress. On Friday, Polis and his partner, Marlon Reis, sent out an announcement about the arrival of their son, Caspian Julius, who is 8 pounds,...

Eric Cantor Pressed FEMA About Aid For His District As Agency Struggled For Funding

Amanda Terkel | November 27, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have been busy convincing Congress to quickly fill its emergency aid coffers, as the agency finds its funds drained by the natural disasters that have hit the country in recent months. The insistence, led by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.),...

Eric Cantor Pressed FEMA About Aid For His District As Agency Struggled For Funding

Amanda Terkel | November 27, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have been busy convincing Congress to quickly fill its emergency aid coffers, as the agency finds its funds drained by the natural disasters that have hit the country in recent months. The insistence, led by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.),...

Elizabeth Warren Endorsed By Russ Feingold

Amanda Terkel | November 27, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Warren's campaign for U.S. Senate received a major endorsement on Tuesday, picking up the support of former Wisconsin senator Russ Feingold. It's Feingold's first Senate endorsement of the 2012 election season and a clear indication that Warren's race will be a top priority for progressives...

NFL Gets Better: Sexual Orientation Protections Added To New Contract

Amanda Terkel | November 26, 2011 | Sports
WASHINGTON -- The NFL has removed a hurdle for professional football players who may be thinking of coming out as gay, banning discrimination based on "sexual orientation." The new language was quietly put into the 2011 collective bargaining agreement, ratified by the players on Aug. 4,...

Benjamin Netanyahu Refutes GOP Talking Points On Israel: We Have 'Tremendous Bipartisan Support'

Amanda Terkel | November 25, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The GOP presidential candidates ramped up discussion about Israel policy in the past week, as Palestinian leaders pushed for a United Nations vote on full statehood. While GOP leaders have criticized President Obama and Democrats for abandoning the Jewish state, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refuted those attacks....

Benjamin Netanyahu Refutes GOP Talking Points On Israel: We Have 'Tremendous Bipartisan Support'

Amanda Terkel | November 25, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The GOP presidential candidates ramped up discussion about Israel policy in the past week, as Palestinian leaders pushed for a United Nations vote on full statehood. While GOP leaders have criticized President Obama and Democrats for abandoning the Jewish state, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refuted those attacks....
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