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Pelosi: Obama A Gracious Negotiator Compared To Bush

Although House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has been critical of the President’s willingness to bring entitlement programs to the table during debt talks, she took a moment Tuesday to compliment his gracious negotiating style. “I couldn’t be prouder of his leadership,” Pelosi said during a press conference Tuesday. “I think this administration has done […]

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House Dems United On Deficit Stance, Says Larson

By Andy Wiltrout Rep. John Larson (D-Conn) criticized Republicans on Tuesday for bailing twice on debt limit negotiations, and said that members of his party are willing to sacrifice to reach an agreement over how best to reduce the deficit. Larson said that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), […]

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Barney Frank Blasts GOP, Financial Institutions For Blocking Reform

By Vanessa Remmers Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) criticized House Republicans and the finance world Monday for opposing key aspects of financial regulatory reform. “Some of the financial institutions sometimes sound like the 14-year-old child of divorced parents trying to play mommy against daddy, “Frank said during an appearance at the National Press Club. “I don’t […]

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Boehner, Cantor Sending Mixed Messages On Taxes

Before heading over to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue today to participate in what seems like the millionth meeting between White House and Congressional leaders, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) dug his heels in the sand over the one thing he says is standing in the way of a deal to raise the nation’s debt limit. […]

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Dems Hopeful GOP Will Go For ‘Grand Bargain’ With Deep Cuts

By Kenneth R. Bazinet Democrats remain hopeful that the GOP leadership will take a massive $4 trillion White House deal that will cut more deeply into the federal deficit than any other offer on the table. Asked at last night’s 75-minute White House meeting with the bipartsan leaders of the House and Senate whether a […]

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Pelosi Counters GOP Accusations

By Philip Bunnell Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) held a briefing Friday and countered many of the claims made by House Republicans in another briefing held earlier in the day. “It’s been day 185 of the Republican majority in the Congress and we have still not seen one jobs bill come to the floor,” said […]

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Boehner Blames Obama, Senate Dems For Weak Job Growth

By Philip Bunnell Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) took President Obama and Senate Democrats to task Friday following the release of new labor data that shows rising to 9.2 % and few new jobs.   The Republican leader was quick to point to the several “job creating bills” that passed the GOP controlled […]

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House GOP Leaders Stand Firm On Taxes

House Republicans, on their way to meet with President Obama at the White House to negotiate a raise to the debt ceiling, offered no change in the demands they have been making throughout the negotiations, remaining absolute in the party’s ‘no tax hike’ stance.  “We are not going to raise taxes on the American people, we […]

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Cantor Defends GOP Position In Debt Negotiations

By Philip Bunnell House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) accused President Barack Obama of attacking Republicans “work ethic” one day before he and other GOP leaders are scheduled to meet with President Obama and Congressional leaders at the White House to negotiate raising the debt ceiling. “We’ve been working,” Cantor responded during a briefing Wednesday, citing […]

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Hoyer Willing To Go The Extra Mile

In his weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) asserted a willingness to work with House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH.) to expedite passage of a debt-ceiling bill and avoid national default. Although clearly frustrated with partisan politics, Hoyer clarified his understanding of the urgency of the debt crisis. He […]

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LISTEN: The Day Ahead – October 2, 2014

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A deadline for protesters in Hong Kong, an Ebola pledging conference in London and a new survey reveals that parents greatly underestimate the cost of college.

White House Was Unaware Of Elevator Incident Until Tuesday

Earnest said the White House was made aware of the incident just minutes before the story went to publication.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – October 1, 2014

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India’s Narendra Modi racked up billions in foreign investment this week, but one AIDS advocacy group says Modi needs to stand strong against US drug makers

Secret Service Chief Resigns

Julia Pierson’s resignation was accepted by Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson.

White House Jumping Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

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On September 19, Gonzalez allegedly scaled the White House fence and managed to enter the building before finally being apprehended by the United States Secret Service.

Boehner: Secret Service “Beset By A Culture Of Complacency And Incompetence”

The Speaker of the House said that the Secret Service Director’s Tuesday testimony “created more questions than answers”