Two gang of six members talk deficit reduction
April 11th, 2011
08:46 PM ET
3 years ago

Two gang of six members talk deficit reduction

Washington (CNN) – Days before the president unveils a plan to tackle the national deficit, a senatorial odd couple said their bipartisan proposal could present the best chance for managing the nation's money problems.

Republican Saxby Chambliss of Georgia and Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia said the pitch from their so-called Gang of Six bipartisan group would come soon, and warned their colleagues and constituents to expect proposed changes to two hotly contested issues - taxes and entitlement programs.
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Filed under: Deficit • Mark Warner • Saxby Chambliss • Senate
Senate hearing looks at anti-Muslim bigotry
Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois questions a witness testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Constitution, Civil Rights, Human Rights, and the Law Subcommittee on 'Protecting the Civil Rights of American Muslims' during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, March 29, 2011.
March 29th, 2011
02:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Senate hearing looks at anti-Muslim bigotry

Washington (CNN) - When Sen. Richard Durbin called a hearing on anti-Muslim bigotry, his office insisted it was not a response to a controversial House hearing that recently examined the threat of home-grown terrorism.

"Terrorism is not the subject of today's hearing," Durbin, D-Illinois, said in his opening remarks.

But two Senate Republicans said they couldn't discuss the Muslim-American community without looking at its potential for radicalization. Earlier this month, Rep. Peter King, R-New York, prompted a flurry of controversy and media attention by tackling "the radicalization of American Muslims" in a separate hearing.

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Filed under: Congress • Dick Durbin • Senate
Senate Democrats back Obama's proposed spending freeze
February 16th, 2011
04:13 PM ET
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Senate Democrats back Obama's proposed spending freeze

Washington (CNN) - Senate Democrats said Wednesday they would sign on to President Obama's proposed five-year spending freeze as they attempt to wrest back headlines from Republicans' dramatic spending cut debate in the House.

"What we've gotten initially from the Republicans in the House is to whack more than a million jobs, and so our agenda is to create jobs, to do something about the debt," said House Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada.
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Paul: Should the Tea Party compromise?
February 2nd, 2011
12:02 PM ET
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Paul: Should the Tea Party compromise?

Washington (CNN) - During his first speech on the Senate floor, Tea Party champion Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, brought up what may be a dirty word for some of his constituents: compromise.

"Many ask will the Tea Party compromise? Will the Tea Party work with others to find a solution?" the senator asked in a speech that was part history lesson and part Socratic inquiry.
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Filed under: Congress • Rand Paul • Tea Party movement