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Daily Archives: March 23, 2012

Rick Santorum at the LSU vs. Mississippi State NCAA college baseball game in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on March 18, 2012.

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Rick Santorum at the LSU vs. Mississippi State NCAA college baseball game in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on March 18, 2012.

Louisiana Win Won’t Help Santorum’s Delegate Count

Rick Santorum won’t make much of a dent in Mitt Romney’s 300-delegate lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination if the former Pennsylvania senator wins the Louisiana presidential primary tomorrow. That’s because a maximum of 20 delegates, out...

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Mitt Romney with his son Tagg  in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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Mitt Romney with his son Tagg in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Romney Pitches Ballgame for Small Donors

Republican presidential front-runner, leading in the delegate count, trails in the small-donor game. Trying to woo small-sum campaign donors, the former governor of Massachusetts is offering them a chance to join him and son Tagg at Fenway Park for the...

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Bill Clinton during the Clinton Global Initiative conference in Chicago.

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Bill Clinton during the Clinton Global Initiative conference in Chicago.

Clinton Connections Mean Campaign Cash

Want to raise $2 million in 74 days for a congressional campaign? It helps to have personal wealth and an endorsement from Bill Clinton, as Maryland Democrat John Delaney does. Delaney,  co-founder of the financial advisory firm Alliance Partners LLC,...

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Newt Gingrich with an Etch A Sketch at a campaign event at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge on March 22, 2012.

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Newt Gingrich with an Etch A Sketch at a campaign event at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge on March 22, 2012.

Can Mr. Potato Head Deflect Etch-A-Sketch Damage?

There are a few ways to manage a gaffe. Making light  of it is one way. It was Eric Fehrnstrom, longtime political adviser to Mitt Romney, who gave birth to the metaphor that the Republican candidate for president may have...

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A shopper at the Saks Inc. store in New York on Feb. 17, 2012.

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A shopper at the Saks Inc. store in New York on Feb. 17, 2012.

Magic Number of the Day: 13

That’s the percentage-point “gender gap” between men and women in the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended March 18. Women aren’t as confident as men about the economic recovery, the survey showed. In political terms, confidence is everything. And,...

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