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Hot Button Blog Archive: December 2009

  • Conn. GOP Senate contender praised Carter in '05 letter

    Former Rep. Rob Simmons, who is competing with Linda McMahon for the GOP nomination in Connecticut's 2010 Senate race, may be former Democratic President Jimmy Carter’s biggest Republican fan. Published December 20 2009

  • Brady Campaign endorsed Tarkanian in 2006

    A 2006 endorsement and robocall from the Brady Campaign isn't the kind of thing Republican Danny Tarkanian wants coming up in his 2010 bid to unseat Nevada’s senior Sen. Harry Reid, a Democrat who won an endorsement from the National Rifle Association in his last election. Published December 16 2009

  • Reid defies Obama's calls to reduce earmarks

    President Obama may have asked Congress to reduce the number of earmarks in its spending bills, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, isn’t cutting back on his pork. Published December 16 2009

  • Coal company cuts 500 jobs, blames environmentalists

    Chalk up another 500 to the list of jobs President Obama will need to create or save. Published December 9 2009

  • Pawlenty sued for making cuts to balance state budget

    A bitter, partisan battle has landed Minnesota governor and potential 2012 GOP presidential contender Tim Pawlenty in court as state Democrats joined a handful of citizens in suing the governor over cuts he made to help balance the state budget. Published December 4 2009

  • Election Assistance Commission nixes job to man because of GOP affiliation

    The U.S. Office of Special Counsel, a federal investigative agency, found that a government election commission had refused a man a high-ranking position because he was a Republican. Published December 3 2009