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Inside Politics Archive: June 2011

  • Pawlenty returns to Romney criticism

    Tim Pawlenty wants to turn back time. Published June 16 2011

  • Tea party leader says Huntsman creating 'zero buzz'

    A leader of one of the largest tea party groups in the nation says former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman's potential presidential bid is creating "zero buzz" within the grassroots movement. Published June 16 2011

  • Minnesota Democrat skeptical of Bachmann

    The chairman of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor party is calling on Rep. Michele Bachmann to drop any plans to run for her House seat in 2012 if she is serious about pursuing the presidency. But he also freely admits that the Republican's White House should help her re-election chances and give a boost to her political career. Published June 15 2011

  • White House downplays Obama's golf game

    The White House is trying to manage expectations about the president's upcoming golf game against Speaker John A. Boehner Jr. Published June 15 2011

  • Weiner action figures for sale

    A Connecticut toy company is capitalizing on the Anthony Weiner sex scandal by selling replica action figures of the congressman that come in two styles; standard and an anatomically correct version. Published June 15 2011

  • Senate Democrats mum on Weiner

    While an increasing number of high profile Democrats have suggested — or outright demanded — that embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner resign, Senate Democrats largely have ducked the issue. Published June 14 2011

  • Slider of the House; White Castle honors Boehner

    House Speaker and hamburger lover John A. Boehner was inducted into White Castle restaurants' "Cravers Hall of Fame" Tuesday. Published June 14 2011

  • Tea party leader says his group debate's 'clear winner'

    The big winner in Monday's debate wasn't even on the stage here at St. Anselm College. At least that's the take of the leaders of the Tea Party Patriots, one of the largest branches of the grassroots limited-government movement. Published June 14 2011

  • Hoyer: Raise taxes to lower debt and deficit

    While both Democrats and Republicans continue to say that ongoing bipartisan deficit reduction talks between Congress and the White House have gone well, a major sticking point remains: whether or not to raise taxes. Published June 14 2011

  • Obama acknowledges frustration of supporters

    On a campaign swing through South Florida Monday night, President Obama acknowledged that his record in office may have discouraged people who supported him in 2008. Published June 14 2011

  • Watchdog group says Weiner must go

    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a high profile government watchdog group, on Monday joined a growing chorus of those demanding embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner resign. Published June 13 2011

  • Cantor 'very impressed' with Biden's role in debt talks

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Monday said ongoing bipartisan deficit reduction talks between Congress and the White House have gone well and gave much of credit to lead negotiator Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. Published June 13 2011

  • Obama: I'm going gray because of job

    President Obama acknowledged Monday that the job is making him go gray. Published June 13 2011

  • Cantor: Weiner should lose committee post

    The No. 2 Republican in the House on Monday called on Democratic leaders to remove party colleague Rep. Anthony Weiner from his committee post if the disgraced lawmaker doesn't resign. Published June 13 2011

  • Obama competitive again in N.C. for 2012

    As President Obama tours a renewable energy firm in North Carolina Monday, a new poll finds he's "well-positioned" to carry the Tar Heel state again in 2012. Published June 13 2011

  • White House calls Weiner a 'distraction'

    The Obama administration broke its silence Monday regarding embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner, calling the New York Democrat a "distraction" but stopping short of calling for his resignation. Published June 13 2011

  • Huntsman's motorcycle talk revs up presidential candidacy speculation

    Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman promised Saturday that if he’s ever elected president, there will be a Harley Davidson motorcycle parked at the White House. Published June 11 2011

  • Voters say Weiner should stay in office, poll says

    While a growing bipartisan chorus of Capitol Hill lawmakers say embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner should resign, a majority of his constituents say otherwise, a new poll says. Published June 9 2011

  • White House defends Gabon leader's visit

    The White House on Thursday defended President Obama's decision to invite to the Oval Office an African leader who is suspected of widespread corruption, arguing that Gabon has made significant reforms under President Ali Bongo Ondimba, whose tiny nation holds the presidency of the U.N. Security Council this month. Published June 9 2011

  • Toledo restaurant touted by Obama to close

    An Ohio restaurant that President Obama touted last week as having benefited from his expansion of the auto industry bailout is going out of business after 70 years of serving residents in Toledo. Published June 9 2011