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Democrats Launch Campaign To Counter Alleged GOP Voter Suppression

Michael McAuliff | December 5, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats alarmed by reports that new voter laws could bar some five million people from the polls are launching an ambitious online effort aimed at countering what they call Republican voter suppression. According to a study published Monday by the Brennan Center for...

Democrats Launch Campaign To Counter Alleged GOP Voter Suppression

Michael McAuliff | December 5, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats alarmed by reports that new voter laws could bar some five million people from the polls are launching an ambitious online effort aimed at countering what they call Republican voter suppression. According to a study published Monday by the Brennan Center for...

Republicans For Health Care Repeal Accuse Obama Of Lies On Insurance, Jobs (VIDEO)

Michael McAuliff | December 5, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The Republican lawmakers who are pushing to repeal health insurance reform delivered 1.6 million signatures to Capitol Hill Wednesday to highlight the effort, while others accused President Obama of lying about the law and jobs. Arguing that everything the president said about the Affordable Care Act has had...

White House: Republican Claim That America Cannot Compete With China Is 'Defeatism'

Michael McAuliff | December 4, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is seizing on remarks by a top Republican who argued that the United States cannot compete with China in the solar energy business, saying it shows "defeatism" about America's future and workers. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), the chairman of the Energy and Commerce subcommittee leading...

September 11 Victim Compensation Fund Opens Its Doors Online

Michael McAuliff | December 3, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The new September 11 Victim Compensation Fund took its first major step to begin helping people sickened and dying from the rescue and recovery mission after the terrorist attacks, launching a new website Monday to begin a claims process. In a letter Monday to...

GAO Cuts: Tom Coburn Hammers Senate For Money-Losing Proposal

Michael McAuliff | November 28, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn and several colleagues are taking their fellow senators to task for slashing the Government Accountability Office's budget. They're demanding to know why the top federal government watchdog has been "singled out" even as it saves the taxpayers billions. The Huffington Post reported recently that the...

GAO Cuts: Tom Coburn Hammers Senate For Money-Losing Proposal

Michael McAuliff | November 28, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn and several colleagues are taking their fellow senators to task for slashing the Government Accountability Office's budget. They're demanding to know why the top federal government watchdog has been "singled out" even as it saves the taxpayers billions. The Huffington Post reported recently that the...

Democrats Hope Tea Party Candidates Win GOP Primaries, Help Keep The Senate Blue

Michael McAuliff | November 28, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Democrats facing a difficult Senate landscape in 2012 are hoping the Tea Party comes to their rescue -- again. In 2010, all that stopped a GOP juggernaut from taking over the Senate was a string of losses in Colorado, Delaware and Nevada, where Tea Party insurgents Ken Buck,...

Rep. Lou Barletta Explains Disaster Aid Flip-Flop, Credits Fiscal Responsibility

Michael McAuliff | November 23, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- After first fighting to see the House pass a more generous disaster aid package advanced by the Senate, a Republican congressman now says fiscal responsibility is as important as his flood-stricken constituents. Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) voted against the $1.043 trillion continuing budget resolution to keep the government...

Rep. Lou Barletta Explains Disaster Aid Flip-Flop, Credits Fiscal Responsibility

Michael McAuliff | November 23, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- After first fighting to see the House pass a more generous disaster aid package advanced by the Senate, a Republican congressman now says fiscal responsibility is as important as his flood-stricken constituents. Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) voted against the $1.043 trillion continuing budget resolution to keep the government...

GAO Faces $50 Million Cut After Saving Government $50 Billion

Michael McAuliff | November 21, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The Government Accountability Office saved Uncle Sam about $50 billion last year, yet Congress is now gearing up to slash the agency's budget by some $50 million and put new bureaucratic hurdles in its way. The cuts, laid out in legislation moving though the House and...

President Obama's Deficit Plan 'Worse Than Nothing' Says Former U.S. Comptroller

Michael McAuliff | November 20, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- One of the experts who attended President Obama’s Rose Garden deficit speech is hammering the White House Tuesday, saying the president is using a bogus standard to show savings when really his plan leaves the deficit in worse shape. The White House strongly denies the contention. David Walker,...

President Obama's Deficit Plan 'Worse Than Nothing' Says Former U.S. Comptroller

Michael McAuliff | November 20, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- One of the experts who attended President Obama’s Rose Garden deficit speech is hammering the White House Tuesday, saying the president is using a bogus standard to show savings when really his plan leaves the deficit in worse shape. The White House strongly denies the contention. David Walker,...

Obama Medicare Cuts Target Providers, Then Beneficiaries For Savings

Michael McAuliff | November 19, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- President Obama wants to extract $320 billion in savings from the health care system in his push to trim the deficit, starting with cutting payments to Medicare and Medicaid providers and ending with making beneficiaries pay more. The biggest savings -- $135 billion over 10 years -- would...

Least Popular Deficit Reduction Measures Pursued By White House, Congress, Poll Shows

Michael McAuliff | November 16, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Congress and the president are set to reduce the federal deficit in the least popular ways possible, according to data from a new Bloomberg News poll. The survey, released Thursday and Friday, found that the most popular options for reducing the deficit was cutting Social Security...

Chuck Schumer: Passage Of FAA Bill Shows Republicans Suffer Backlash From Obstruction

Michael McAuliff | November 15, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The Senate narrowly averted another shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration Thursday, passing a temporary funding bill that Democrats saw as evidence Republicans are feeling heat from the public over obstructionist tactics. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) had threatened to block the bill after the GOP-led House added it...

Chuck Schumer: Passage Of FAA Bill Shows Republicans Suffer Backlash From Obstruction

Michael McAuliff | November 15, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The Senate narrowly averted another shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration Thursday, passing a temporary funding bill that Democrats saw as evidence Republicans are feeling heat from the public over obstructionist tactics. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) had threatened to block the bill after the GOP-led House added it...

Jon Huntsman 2012: Legacy Of Charity Efforts May Be Liability In GOP Presidential Race

Michael McAuliff | November 14, 2011 | Politics
This article is part of a series in which HuffPost is taking a close look at the charitable giving of Republican presidential candidates. How much and to whom did they give? How does their giving compare with their fellow Americans? And what impact did they ultimately have? WASHINGTON -- Maybe...

Jon Huntsman 2012: Legacy Of Charity Efforts May Be Liability In GOP Presidential Race

Michael McAuliff | November 14, 2011 | Politics
This article is part of a series in which HuffPost is taking a close look at the charitable giving of Republican presidential candidates. How much and to whom did they give? How does their giving compare with their fellow Americans? And what impact did they ultimately have? WASHINGTON -- Maybe...

Super Committee Member Jim Clyburn Holds Slew Of Fundraisers

Michael McAuliff | November 14, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- When questions arose over the propriety of members of the deficit-reduction super committee using their powerful posts to solicit funds, Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) seemed to suggest that he was in the clear. That's because he was only planning to raise money for good causes in the near...
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