Congress considers Solyndra subpoena
October 28th, 2011
04:03 PM ET
3 years ago

Congress considers Solyndra subpoena

Washington (CNN) - House GOP leaders announced Friday that they are laying the groundwork for Congress to issue a subpoena for internal White House documents regarding the decision to issue federal loan guarantees in 2010 to Solyndra, a solar energy company that has since filed for bankruptcy.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee will meet Thursday to consider a resolution authorizing the issuance of the subpoena.

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Filed under: Congress • House
Obama's deportation record: inside the numbers
October 19th, 2011
04:26 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama's deportation record: inside the numbers

Washington (CNN) - A record number of people were deported from the United States last year, federal officials announced Tuesday.

But does the Obama administration deserve all the credit - or blame - for this record? And is it actually as impressive as it sounds?

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Filed under: Immigration • President Obama
Wall Street demonstrations start second month
October 18th, 2011
07:46 AM ET
3 years ago

Wall Street demonstrations start second month

(CNN) - Despite political criticism and ongoing arrests, Occupy Wall Street rode a wave of global momentum into its second month Tuesday, showing no sign of losing steam.

Volunteers sorted donations for the demonstrators in a Lower Manhattan as dozens of boxes flooded in.

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Filed under: New York • Occupy Wall Street • Wall Street • Washington D.C.
Jobs bill fight continues after Senate defeat
October 12th, 2011
01:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Jobs bill fight continues after Senate defeat

Washington (CNN) - Partisan bickering over President Barack Obama's failed $447 billion jobs plan intensified Wednesday, with Republicans accusing Democrats of political gamesmanship and Democrats charging Republicans with costly obstructionism.

The measure failed to get the 60 votes necessary to advance in the Democratic-controlled Senate Tuesday night. Top Democrats have indicated they will now try to break the measure up into several smaller bills, but it remains unclear what - if anything - is capable of winning approval in a Congress completely divided along partisan and ideological lines.

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Filed under: Jobs • President Obama • Senate
Obama vows to break jobs plan into separate bills after Senate setback
October 11th, 2011
07:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama vows to break jobs plan into separate bills after Senate setback

Washington (CNN) – Shortly after his $447 billion jobs plan stalled Tuesday in the Senate, President Barack Obama vowed to break the broad initiative down into numerous, separate bills - potentially setting up even more showdowns between Democrats and Republics on how to boost the economy and where to get the money to do so.

The Democrat-pushed bill failed Tuesday night to get the 60 votes needed in the Senate to proceed. A total of 50 members of the chamber supported the measure, while 49 cast ballots against it.

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Filed under: Congress • Jobs • President Obama
Obama jobs bill facing key vote Tuesday
October 10th, 2011
11:37 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama jobs bill facing key vote Tuesday

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic-controlled Senate is expected to take up President Barack Obama's controversial jobs bill this week, with a key procedural vote on the $447 billion measure currently scheduled for Tuesday evening.

Among other things, the package includes an extension and expansion of the current payroll tax cut, an extension of jobless benefits to help the unemployed, new tax credits for businesses that hire the long-term unemployed and additional money to help save and create jobs for teachers and first responders such as firemen.

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Filed under: Congress • Economy • Jobs • President Obama
Why Congress won't stop hurting you
September 26th, 2011
01:06 PM ET
3 years ago

Why Congress won't stop hurting you

Washington (CNN) - Is Congress capable of doing anything right?

It's a question worth asking as Democrats and Republicans threaten for the third time this year to shut down the federal government. Americans faced the same prospect during spring budget talks and the summer debt ceiling debate. Now it's happening over what was expected to be passage of a routine bill to fund Washington through mid-November while replenishing disaster relief funds.

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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Democrats • Republicans
Libya: Is Gadhafi's loss Obama's gain?
August 22nd, 2011
02:47 PM ET
3 years ago

Libya: Is Gadhafi's loss Obama's gain?

Washington (CNN) - Roughly six months after President Barack Obama called on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to step down from power, it appears change has come to Tripoli. Four decades of iron-fisted rule are coming to an end.

So does this make you more or less likely to vote for Obama next year?


Filed under: Libya • President Obama
Immigration reform in August: Why now?
August 19th, 2011
01:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Immigration reform in August: Why now?

Washington (CNN) - It's late August. Would you rather hit the beach or discuss immigration reform?

The White House seems to be betting on the former, slipping out news of a major shift in the federal government's approach to illegal immigrants at a time when most Americans traditionally hit the road for summer vacation.

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Filed under: Congress • Immigration
GOP ties job numbers to anti-tax stance in debt talks
July 8th, 2011
11:57 AM ET
3 years ago

GOP ties job numbers to anti-tax stance in debt talks

Washington (CNN) - Top congressional Republicans on Friday used the new dismal jobs report to blast Democrats' push for more tax revenue in the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations, arguing that such a move would derail an already shaky economic recovery.

Federal officials reported Friday that the economy added only 18,000 jobs in June - far below the number predicted by most economists. Unemployment inched up another tenth of a point to 9.2 percent.

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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Jobs • Republicans • unemployment
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