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Bank Of America Targeted By Brad Miller In National Campaign

Ryan Grim | December 6, 2011 | Politics
On Sunday night, Rep. Brad Miller, a Democrat from Bank of America's home state of North Carolina, attended a general assembly meeting of Occupy Raleigh, the local offshoot of the national protest movement against Wall Street greed and abuse. When he returned to Washington, he announced the introduction of a...

Scott Brown: 'Thank God' Elizabeth Warren Didn't 'Take Her Clothes Off'

Ryan Grim | December 6, 2011 | Politics
Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) Thursday said he was glad that one of his Democratic opponents, consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren, didn't "take her clothes off" to pay for college. Brown, who won his seat in a 2009 special election, was speaking on Boston radio station WZLX. Brown made his...

Bank Of America Debit Card Fee Leads To Legislative Response

Ryan Grim | November 30, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- While demonstrators in New York are calling for an occupation of Wall Street, a new push by Democrats in Congress proposes a different tactic: Just walk away. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin and Rep. Brad Miller are going on the offensive against Bank of America after the financial...

Bank Of America Debit Card Fee Leads To Legislative Response

Ryan Grim | November 30, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- While demonstrators in New York are calling for an occupation of Wall Street, a new push by Democrats in Congress proposes a different tactic: Just walk away. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin and Rep. Brad Miller are going on the offensive against Bank of America after the financial...

Al-Awlaki Killing In Yemen Raises Constitutional Questions

Ryan Grim | November 30, 2011 | World
WASHINGTON - The United States government killed an American citizen in Yemen on Friday in hostile action, despite not having declared war on the country or charging the citizen, American-born Anwar al-Awlaki, with a crime. In a statement Friday morning, President Obama hailed the killing as...

Al-Awlaki Killing In Yemen Raises Constitutional Questions

Ryan Grim | November 30, 2011 | World
WASHINGTON - The United States government killed an American citizen in Yemen on Friday in hostile action, despite not having declared war on the country or charging the citizen, American-born Anwar al-Awlaki, with a crime. In a statement Friday morning, President Obama hailed the killing as...

Robert Dold: Stimulus Funding Is Wasteful, Except When It's Not

Ryan Grim | November 27, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- An ardent opponent of the federal stimulus plan showed up Monday in Winnetka, Ill., to smile and cut the ribbon at a ceremony unveiling a local project funded by that very stimulus. "Originally built in the 1940s, the [train] station not only got a facelift but...

Spreading Freedom: Google, Microsoft And The War For The Web

Ryan Grim | November 25, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- You can't swing a dead cat video in Washington lately without hitting a lobbyist, consultant, attorney or adviser on retainer to Google or one of its tech rivals. Google, whose top executives have long been a bottomless cup of campaign coffee for Democrats, is finally entering its bipartisan...

Georgia Works: Obama Plan To Let Jobless Work For Free Gets Key Backing From Paul Ryan

Ryan Grim | November 18, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- While major parts of President Barack Obama's jobs plan are being met with hostility on Capitol Hill, at least one element was welcomed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Budget Committee, on Sunday. That's the president's plan to allow businesses to hire the long-term unemployed...

Georgia Works: Obama Plan To Let Jobless Work For Free Gets Key Backing From Paul Ryan

Ryan Grim | November 18, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- While major parts of President Barack Obama's jobs plan are being met with hostility on Capitol Hill, at least one element was welcomed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Budget Committee, on Sunday. That's the president's plan to allow businesses to hire the long-term unemployed...

Paul Ryan, Herman Cain Push For Tax Increases On Middle Class

Ryan Grim | November 18, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said on Sunday that House Republicans would oppose President Barack Obama's payroll tax cuts for both employers and employees, arguing that the policy had already failed to provide a sufficient boost to the economy. "It hasn't worked," Ryan said, suggesting the current temporary tax...

Paul Ryan, Herman Cain Push For Tax Increases On Middle Class

Ryan Grim | November 18, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said on Sunday that House Republicans would oppose President Barack Obama's payroll tax cuts for both employers and employees, arguing that the policy had already failed to provide a sufficient boost to the economy. "It hasn't worked," Ryan said, suggesting the current temporary tax...

Rick Perry, Mitt Romney Spar Over Social Security 'Ponzi Scheme' Comments In GOP Tea Party Debate

Ryan Grim | November 12, 2011 | Politics
Mitt Romney refused to let Rick Perry off the Social Security hook, challenging him at the start of the GOP debate Monday night to repudiate the position in his book that the old-age insurance program is a "Ponzi scheme" that should be run by the states. "Do you...

Rick Perry, Mitt Romney Spar Over Social Security 'Ponzi Scheme' Comments In GOP Tea Party Debate

Ryan Grim | November 12, 2011 | Politics
Mitt Romney refused to let Rick Perry off the Social Security hook, challenging him at the start of the GOP debate Monday night to repudiate the position in his book that the old-age insurance program is a "Ponzi scheme" that should be run by the states. "Do you...

Payroll Tax Cut: GOP Resistant To Extending Obama Policy

Ryan Grim | November 8, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans over the past year have threatened to both shut down the government and default on U.S. debt in order to prevent tax hikes. But in January, without congressional action, payroll taxes are set to increase by 50 percent on millions of American workers. The GOP response?...

Super Congress Democrats Want Panel To Focus On Jobs

Ryan Grim | November 7, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON - Democrats on the Super Congress will insist that the body's mandate be expanded to include job creation measures, setting up the first major ideological battle a day before the panel is set to meet for the first time. Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) said on Wednesday that Democrats on...

Super Congress Democrats Want Panel To Focus On Jobs

Ryan Grim | November 7, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON - Democrats on the Super Congress will insist that the body's mandate be expanded to include job creation measures, setting up the first major ideological battle a day before the panel is set to meet for the first time. Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) said on Wednesday that Democrats on...

Obama's Labor Day Speech (VIDEO)

Ryan Grim | November 5, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Less than a week ahead of a critical address before a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama delivered an impassioned defense of the labor movement and the benefits of union organizing to a fired up audience of Detroit workers. The tone of the Labor Day...

Obama's Labor Day Speech (VIDEO)

Ryan Grim | November 5, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Less than a week ahead of a critical address before a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama delivered an impassioned defense of the labor movement and the benefits of union organizing to a fired up audience of Detroit workers. The tone of the Labor Day...

Jim DeMint Blasts Obama Jobs Plan: 'I'm Not Interested In His Speech'

Ryan Grim | November 4, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Tea Party leader Sen. Jim DeMint on Sunday dismissed President Barack Obama's jobs speech four days ahead of its scheduled delivery. "I'm, frankly, very tired of speeches. I don't want to be disrespectful to the president, but what I want to see is something in writing," the...
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