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November 20, 2003 | From Associated Press
An Army officer fought back tears Wednesday as he acknowledged threatening to shoot an Iraqi detainee to extract information about a planned attack, saying he was trying to protect his troops. Lt. Col. Allen B. West made the statement on the second day of a U.S. military pretrial hearing on accusations that he threatened Yahya Jhodri Hamoodi by firing his gun near the man. West is also accused of punching Hamoodi during the Aug. 20 interrogation in Taji, according to Lt. Col.
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NEWS
November 29, 2011 | By James Oliphant
The influence of the tea party movement appears to be on the wane - even in congressional districts that elected tea party candidates last year, according to a new survey. The report from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press released Tuesday showed support for the tea party dropping nationwide, with more Americans viewing the movement unfavorably. The view of the Republican Party in the 60 districts represented by members of the House Tea Party Caucus has also suffered.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 2011
SATURDAY The Chris Matthews Show What President Obama must do to get competitive for 2012; New Year's resolutions for politicians. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Lindsay Lohan's exit from rehab. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With Candy Crowley Investigations, new Congress: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista); Obama's next two years: Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine; Democrats' way forward: Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2011
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show Tax hikes for the wealthiest: Joe Klein, Time; Becky Quick, CNBC; Andrew Sullivan, the Daily Beast; Norah O'Donnell, NBC. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Countdown to the royal wedding. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With Candy Crowley Budget battles: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.); Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.). Libya and NATO: former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.)
NEWS
September 15, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON -- Republicans on Saturday hammered President Obama over looming cuts to defense spending, saying the president has shown a "failure to lead" and done nothing to protect the military from being "hollowed" out by spending reductions. “The president himself has opposed or disregarded every attempt we've made to work with him on a solution,” said Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), delivering the GOP weekly address. Obama and Hill Republicans, including West, agreed last year to slash spending on both defense and domestic programs if they could not reach a broader compromise on how to reduce the deficit.
NEWS
March 2, 2011 | By Kathleen Hennessey, Washington Bureau
The freshman class may have ridden the 'tea-party' wave into office, but they're pretty skittish about jumping into the pool. Only 10 members of the 87 Republican freshmen in the House signed on to the tea-party caucus before the group's first meeting on Monday. The paltry turnout resembled the scant participation on the Senate side. When Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) called the first meeting in January, only four senators signed on to join. Conservative firebrand Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.
NATIONAL
August 18, 2011 | By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
As far as Rep. Maxine Waters in concerned, it is time for President Obama to get tough with Republicans and put together proposals that help the poor and especially the hard-hit African American community. Speaking at a job fair in Atlanta on Thursday, the fiery Los Angeles Democrat said there was rising unhappiness among African Americans with the nation's first black president. "There is a growing frustration in this country and in minority communities because the unemployment rates are so high," Waters said in televised remarks.
NEWS
December 2, 2011 | By Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
In an effort to attract Republican votes, House GOP leaders are considering tacking on legislation advancing the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to a package that would extend a payroll tax holiday. American workers would be hit with an average $1,000 tax hike on Jan. 1 if the tax holiday is allowed to expire at year's end. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) met behind closed doors with rank-and-file lawmakers Friday morning, but opposition to continuing the payroll tax break still runs high among conservatives in the House, showing the difficulty Boehner will face in drawing backing for the measure.
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