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Daily Archives: April 18, 2012


Americans for Prosperity Foundation chairman and Koch Industries Executive Vice President David H. Koch in Washington.

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Americans for Prosperity Foundation chairman and Koch Industries Executive Vice President David H. Koch in Washington.

Koch, Trump Help Republican Governors’ Group Raise $12.3 Million

The Republican Governors Association raised $12.3 million in the first three months of this year from donors including billionaire David H. Koch and real estate developer Donald Trump. Koch, the co-owner and executive vice president of Koch Industries, donated $1...

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Mitt Romney supporters protest President Obama on March 5, 2012 in Youngstown, Ohio.

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Mitt Romney supporters protest President Obama on March 5, 2012 in Youngstown, Ohio.

Obama, Romney Tied as Republican Voters Begin to Unify

With about 200 days until the Nov. 6 election, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are in a dead heat. That’s a major finding of a CBS News/New York Times poll released today that has Obama and Romney with 46...

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Reps. Jason Altmire, D-Pa., left, and Mark Critz, D-Pa., right, prepare for a debate moderated by David Johnson, left center, and Marty Radovanic at the WPXI studio in Pittsburgh.

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Reps. Jason Altmire, D-Pa., left, and Mark Critz, D-Pa., right, prepare for a debate moderated by David Johnson, left center, and Marty Radovanic at the WPXI studio in Pittsburgh.

Geography, Budget Amendment Issues in Pennsylvania U.S. House Race

Pennsylvania Representative Jason Altmire is reminding voters in the Pittsburgh suburbs he represents that Representative Mark Critz, his opponent in a Democratic primary next Tuesday, is from Johnstown — 70 miles away at the other end of the congressional district...

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Mitt Romney before the Daytona 500 NASCAR auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Florida on Feb. 20, 2011.

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Mitt Romney before the Daytona 500 NASCAR auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Florida on Feb. 20, 2011.

Romney Seen Successful, Indecisive

Successful. Indecisive. Businessman. Personality unclear. These are among the impressions voiced about Mitt Romney, the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president, by a dozen Republicans and Republican-leaning voters — most of them saying they intend to vote for him in...

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Stephanie Sharpe, first in line, buys copies of the FY 2013 Federal Budget at the Government Printing Office book shop in Washington, D.C.

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Stephanie Sharpe, first in line, buys copies of the FY 2013 Federal Budget at the Government Printing Office book shop in Washington, D.C.

Magic Number of the Day: 74

That’s the percentage of voters who say the federal budget deficit will be a “very important” issue in their vote this November, according to a survey taken April 4-15 by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press....

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