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Daily Archives: April 4, 2012

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveils his 2013 budget plan on Capitol Hill on March 20, 2012.

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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveils his 2013 budget plan on Capitol Hill on March 20, 2012.

Romney vs. Obama: Engaged

Now they are engaged. After months of passing shots at one another, the presidential campaign of Republican Mitt R0mney and re-election campaign apparatus of President Barack Obama engaged in a duel of ideas this week that will serve the story...

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Mitt Romney after he handed out sandwiches to supporters at Cousins Subs on April 3, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

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Mitt Romney after he handed out sandwiches to supporters at Cousins Subs on April 3, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Mapping Romney’s Wisconsin Win

Mitt Romney won Wisconsin the same way he has won many other Republican presidential primaries: with big wins in major population centers that outvoted rural areas where the former Massachusetts governor did less well. Though Romney won just 26 of...

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Mitt Romney at his election party in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on April 3, 2012.

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Mitt Romney at his election party in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on April 3, 2012.

Republican Turnout Rose 91 Percent in Wisconsin

Voter participation in the Wisconsin Republican presidential primary yesterday rose 91 percent from four years ago in a state that will host a gubernatorial recall election in June and may be a battleground in November. About 784,000 voters cast a...

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n his hometown of Mars in northwestern Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum at an election night party on April 3, 2012.

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n his hometown of Mars in northwestern Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum at an election night party on April 3, 2012.

Santorum’s ‘Graceful Exit’ Encouraged

Facing a trifecta of primary night losses, Rick Santorum already had headed home last night to initiate his own rescue effort. Santorum was waiting  in Mars — a Southwestern Pennsylvania town 13 miles from his own home town of Butler–...

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Contractors work at the Civita housing development construction site in San Diego, California, on Feb. 28, 2012.

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Contractors work at the Civita housing development construction site in San Diego, California, on Feb. 28, 2012.

Magic Number of the Day: 88

That’s the share of the non-farm jobs created in the past 32 months that men have won. Since the recession ended in June 2009, non-farm payrolls for men increased by 1,941,000 to 67,289,000 in February. For women, non-farm payrolls increased...

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