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Key Democrats split with Obama on taxesupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 18:23:00

Despite President Obama's accusation Wednesday that Republicans are holding middle class income tax cuts "hostage" by tying them to an extension of tax cuts for wealthier Americans, the reality is several Democratic senators also oppose allowing President Bush's tax cuts for higher earners to expire.

Fortune: Bayh: How financial reform could impede growthupdated: Mon Jul 26 2010 03:39:00

Earlier this year, Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana stunned Democrats when he announced that he wouldn't seek reelection in November, making it likelier for his party's command of the Senate to fade come fall.

Sen. Bayh stepping downupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 08:40:00

Indiana Democratic Senator Evan Bayh says he will not seek a third term.

Outsider vibe drives 'Draft Mellencamp' Facebook groupupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 08:40:00

To hear leaders of the "Draft John Mellencamp for Senate!" Facebook group tell it, this is a story about "insider" politicians, "street-level voters" and whether a likeable rock star with strong grass-roots appeal will run for the U.S. Senate.

Commentary: Sen. John Mellencamp? Crazy talkupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 10:45:00

The notion that Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp could run to replace retiring Indiana Democrat Evan Bayh in the U.S. Senate has tremendous grass-roots appeal.

Poll: Government brokenupdated: Mon Feb 22 2010 16:27:00

A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll suggests a large majority of Americans believe the system is broken.

Don't blame Congress for leaders' faultsupdated: Mon Feb 22 2010 12:17:00

When Sen. Evan Bayh announced that he would step down from the Senate, he said that Congress had become a dysfunctional institution. "I love helping our citizens make the most of their lives, but I do not love Congress," Bayh lamented.

Comment: Could incumbents be at risk in 2010 elections?updated: Sat Feb 20 2010 08:11:00

Why are so many Americans contemptuous of their Congress?

People.com: Facebook Group Promotes John Mellencamp for Senate Seatupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 10:06:00

Nearly 1,700 people have joined the movement hoping to get the singer to run for the Indiana seat being vacated by Evan Bayh

Is it too tough to be a centrist Democrat?updated: Tue Feb 16 2010 11:33:00

Facing a backlash from the liberal wing of their party, Sen. Evan Bayh and other centrist Democrats are examining their re-election options and deciding to simply walk away, political analysts note.

Senator's frustration = no runupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 11:33:00

Evan Bayh's decision further hinders Democratic chances for the mid-terms. CNN's Jessica Yellin reports.

Bayh says his retirement won't leave Democrats in a tight spotupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 11:05:00

Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh says his decision to retire at the end of the year rather than run for re-election has not left his party in a bind.

Bayh fed up with Congressupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 11:05:00

Democratic Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana explains why he's done with the U.S. Congress.

Bayh won't seek Senate re-electionupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 10:17:00

Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Indiana, said Monday afternoon that he won't seek a third term in the Senate -- a major blow to Democrats worried about losses in the midterm elections.

Obama's freeze a good first stepupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 15:19:00

When the president unveils his 2011 budget next week, he will propose capping "non-security" discretionary spending at its current level of about $450 billion for three years, saving roughly $250 billion over ten years.

CNNMoney: On tackling debt: Some say 'Just do it'updated: Sun Dec 20 2009 07:44:00

Left to their own devices, lawmakers won't successfully deal with the country's spiraling debt situation. That's the opinion of some key members agitating for a special commission to force the hand of Congress.

A bipartisan push is needed to tame ballooning national debtupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 07:23:00

America's national debt cannot grow beyond a limit imposed by Congress known as the "debt ceiling."

Fortune: Obama's hard act: Keep friends in lineupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 10:47:00

President Obama's "new era of responsibility" has already drawn criticism as a magician's math act: Add a trillion-dollar universal health care plan to a trillion-dollar (including interest) stimulus package to another quarter-trillion for bank bailouts to 7% average increases in domestic agency spending and -- voila! --the federal deficit drops by half in four years.

CNNMoney: Senate delays vote on spending billupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 22:20:00

The Senate postponed a planned vote on a $410 billion spending plan Thursday, with Democratic leaders saying they would allow Republican changes to the bill to be considered after coming up just short of the support they needed.

Two Democrats urge Obama to veto spending billupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 01:13:00

Two Senate Democrats urged President Obama Wednesday to veto a $410 billion spending bill and said they are going to vote against it, criticizing it for its cost and for including too many personal pet projects.

VP guessing gameupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 23:17:00

CNN's Mary Snow looks at the buzz leading up to Barack Obama's announcement of a vice presidential running mate.

Campaign: Obama's VP choice to be announced Saturdayupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 23:17:00

Sen. Barack Obama's choice for running mate will be announced to supporters in a text message Saturday morning, senior Obama campaign officials told CNN on Friday night, and a senior party official said it won't be Sen. Hillary Clinton.

Obama: I've decided on my running mateupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 05:56:00

Sen. Barack Obama said he has decided on his running mate, but he's not saying who it is.

Speculation, anticipation as Obama's VP announcement nearsupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 15:56:00

The question is starting to feel a little old: Whom will Barack Obama pick as his vice president?

Who will Obama choose?updated: Wed Aug 20 2008 15:56:00

CNN Political Editor Mark Preston has the latest information on Barack Obama's potential VP pick.

Obama VP watchupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 15:40:00

Ed Henry discusses Sen. Barack Obama's process for selecting a vice presidential candidate.

Analysis: Countdown is on for Obama's VP announcementupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 15:40:00

With the Democratic convention just a week away, the countdown is on for Sen. Barack Obama to make his VP announcement.

Who will be VP?updated: Thu Aug 07 2008 12:52:00

CNN Political Editor Mark Preston talks about potential top picks for John McCain and Barack Obama running mates.

Kaine: Virginia could go blue for Obamaupdated: Thu Aug 07 2008 12:52:00

Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, a top supporter of Sen. Barack Obama, said Wednesday that while he's not running for Obama's vice president, he will do everything he can to help the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate win in Virginia.

Appear with a candidate: The VP buzz beginsupdated: Thu Aug 07 2008 12:40:00

It is vice presidential season, where every picture looks like a campaign brochure and introductions sound like tryouts.

McCain says U.S. needs 'economic surge'updated: Wed Aug 06 2008 21:52:00

Sen. John McCain on Wednesday used language primarily associated with the Iraq war to describe the U.S. financial woes, saying the country needs an "economic surge" to boost the job market.

'We need an economic surge'updated: Wed Aug 06 2008 21:52:00

Sen. McCain discussed the economy, energy policy, and Sen. Obama at a campaign stop in Jackson, Ohio.

What happened to Hillary?updated: Thu Jul 31 2008 10:06:00

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux takes a look at where Hillary Clinton stands on Obama's list for VP.

Obama VP pick - edging closer?updated: Wed Jul 30 2008 18:17:00

Barack Obama may be a step closer to a VP pick. CNN's Suzanne Malveaux reports.

Bayh defends Obama's patriotismupdated: Sun Jul 20 2008 23:24:00

Sen. Evan Bayh addresses Sen. Joseph Lieberman's criticism of Sen. Barack Obama.

Bayh: Clinton smart, toughupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 16:53:00

Indiana Senator Evan Bayh endorses Senator Hillary Clinton for president.

Union endorses Obama; Bayh endorses Clintonupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 16:53:00

Two of the leading candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination each announced a union endorsement Monday and one received the backing of a senior member of Congress.

The Senate immigration vote: How they votedupdated: Thu Jun 28 2007 11:53:00

The Senate immigration compromise was effectively killed Thursday, failing to pass a critical procedural hurdle.

Senators who switched vote on clotureupdated: Tue Jun 26 2007 18:21:00

Here are some facts from tonight's broadcast that you might find interesting.

Ex-Iowa governor drops 2008 presidential bidupdated: Fri Feb 23 2007 11:09:00

Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack said Friday he is pulling out of the 2008 Democratic race for president, citing financial difficulties in a campaign that lasted 15 weeks.

Bayh bows out of '08 presidential raceupdated: Sat Dec 16 2006 09:44:00

Less than two weeks after filing papers to set up an exploratory committee for a possible bid for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential race, Sen. Evan Bayh has dropped out of the running.

Bayh to test waters for White House bidupdated: Tue Dec 05 2006 17:00:00

Sen. Evan Bayh created a presidential exploratory committee Tuesday, making him the latest politician to formally express interest in a run for the Oval Office in 2008.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart takes aim at Democratic criticsupdated: Wed Aug 16 2006 07:05:00

Wal-Mart Stores is hitting back at some leading Democratic presidential hopefuls who have joined with the company's critics recently.

Hillary Clinton: 'It's the American dream, stupid'updated: Tue Jul 25 2006 08:54:00

Wary of losing an opportunity to regain control of Congress this fall, some Democrats are hoping a return to the "middle class values agenda" will help focus the party's fall message and capitalize on a tough political environment for Republicans.

Lawmakers defend Pakistan strikeupdated: Sun Jan 15 2006 16:18:00

U.S. politicians have expressed regret over the weekend killings of 18 civilians along Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, but said the airstrike was justified by the erroneous belief that a top al Qaeda leader was among the group, which included women and children.

Long-term Rummy?updated: Mon Dec 19 2005 10:29:00

Senior Defense Department officials say Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has told them nobody should stay for just another year, but that he wants them for the rest of President Bush's second term. That is read as a signal that Rumsfeld intends to serve out the next three years.

Fortune: Blowing up the union to save the unionupdated: Mon Aug 22 2005 00:01:00

ANDY STERN'S WALKOUT FROM the AFL-CIO is being cast variously as a clash of egos, the latest death knell for organized labor, or trouble for the Democrats. After all, he was followed by 4.6 million...

Fortune: Our leading export? Nonsense about Chinaupdated: Mon May 16 2005 00:01:00

ACROSS WESTERN ECONOMIES, THE 2005 CHINA FREE-trade freak-out is in full swing. Politicians are saying and doing things they ought to be ashamed of. Certain industry groups and labor unions want us...

An early eye on 2008 updated: Mon Jan 31 2005 17:16:00

The good news for John Kerry is that he didn't pull an Al Gore.

Signature on death letters fuels Rumsfeld criticismupdated: Sun Dec 19 2004 01:41:00

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld faced renewed criticism Sunday from lawmakers, including one prominent Republican, after he said he has not personally signed letters sent to family members of troops killed in action.

Dems and The Third Wayupdated: Tue Aug 03 2004 14:58:00

The last place you'd expect to hear a politician promoting a centrist initiative to seek bipartisan solutions is at a political party convention.

Edwards tops Kerry veep pollupdated: Tue Jun 29 2004 14:46:00

Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina gets the most enthusiastic response from Americans asked in a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll about possible running mates for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry.

The veepstakesupdated: Thu Mar 04 2004 16:43:00

From the Wolf Blitzer Reports staff in Washington:

Fortune: A Big Apple for the teachers, the latest diabolical plot against conservatives, a perfect score in India. GREAT MOMENTS IN RELIGupdated: Mon Dec 03 1990 00:01:00

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana has agreed to place a pamphlet in state park inn rooms that warns readers ((against)) the Bible . . . The pamphlet ((is)) published by the Freedom From Religion Foundation ....

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