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Daily Archives: April 12, 2012

George W. Bush confetti after the Republican National Convention in New York, on September 2, 2004.

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George W. Bush confetti after the Republican National Convention in New York, on September 2, 2004.

Consumer Confidence? It May Depend on Your Politics

Among Democrats, consumer confidence is improving. For Republicans, it’s worsening. Why? Maybe it has something to do with election-year politics and a presidential campaign that is becoming more focused. “With partisanship in full force, Democrats may be filtering their assessments...

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Newt Gingrich during a radio interview in the Hollywood Diner in Dover, Delaware, on April 12, 2012.

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Newt Gingrich during a radio interview in the Hollywood Diner in Dover, Delaware, on April 12, 2012.

Gingrich Pays Up in Utah

Good news for Newt Gingrich fans in Utah: Turns out he’ll be on the ballot. A cashier’s check to cover the $500 filing fee in Utah arrived today, three days after the state elections director sent the campaign a certified...

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Susan B. Anthony List President Majorie Dannenfelser, left, and Director of Culture War Victory Fund Maggie Gallagher after the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List)  Santorum Bus Tour by Social Conservative Women pulls into Bicentennial Park on March 12, 2012 in Huntsville.

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Susan B. Anthony List President Majorie Dannenfelser, left, and Director of Culture War Victory Fund Maggie Gallagher after the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) Santorum Bus Tour by Social Conservative Women pulls into Bicentennial Park on March 12, 2012 in Huntsville.

With Santorum Out, Anti-Abortion Group Lines Up Behind Romney

With former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum out of the Republican presidential contest, some of his support is shifting over to presumptive nominee Mitt Romney. One of the groups switching sides is the anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List, which earlier spent $500,000 to support...

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nn Romney with her family in Rochester, New Hampshire, on Jan. 8, 2012.

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nn Romney with her family in Rochester, New Hampshire, on Jan. 8, 2012.

War of Women: Working?

The so-called “war on women” is becoming a war of women. Hilary Rosen, a Democratic strategist, fired first, last night accusing Republican Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann, of “never working a day in her life.” Ann Romney, like about one third...

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Protesters mock Mitt Romney in Los Angeles, on March 27, 2012.

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Protesters mock Mitt Romney in Los Angeles, on March 27, 2012.

Magic Number of the Day: 17

That’s the gap between Democrats and Republicans in the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended April 8. The index, which asks people what they think about the national economy, their personal finances and the buying climate, was minus...

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