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Daily Archives: April 30, 2012


A supporter of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords before a debate at the University of Arizona in Tucson on Oct. 18, 2010.

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A supporter of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords before a debate at the University of Arizona in Tucson on Oct. 18, 2010.

Candidates, Parties Step Up Ad Activity in Giffords’s Arizona District

The television ad wars are intensifying in a special U.S. House election to fill the Arizona seat formerly held by Democrat Gabrielle Giffords. Democrat Ron Barber, Republican Jesse Kelly and the two U.S. House campaign committees all aired new ads...

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President Barack Obama meets with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on April 30, 2012.

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President Barack Obama meets with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on April 30, 2012.

Nada from Noda, as Obama Handles Oval Office Crowd Control

Before an Oval Office meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda today the president got to do crowd control. As Japanese photographers and reporters pushed their way into the room, the president said “Careful, careful, careful, whoa, whoa, whoa.” It seems what...

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Mitt Romney and Sen. Kelly Ayotte at Jackie's Diner in Nashua, N.H., on Nov. 20, 2011.

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Mitt Romney and Sen. Kelly Ayotte at Jackie's Diner in Nashua, N.H., on Nov. 20, 2011.

More Veepstakes Vetting? Romney Fishes With Ayotte

They chatted with voters, posed for photos, and stood side-by-side behind a lectern emblazoned “Romney.” When presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney toured a fish pier in New Hampshire this morning with Kelly Ayotte, it was more than a routine campaign stop with...

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President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and members of the national security team receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House on May 1, 2011.

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President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and members of the national security team receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House on May 1, 2011.

Obama Rolls Out “Forward” Theme with Look Back

“Forward.” That’s the title of the Obama campaign’s seven-minute video released today — though the video starts by looking backward, at the economic crisis President Obama inherited when he took office in January 2009. The narrative strings together video and audio clips...

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Sen. Claire McCaskill during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

McCaskill, Tester Among Democratic Senators Getting Party Funds

Eleven Democratic senators or candidates running for the Senate this year have received the maximum $43,100 donation from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, according to a documents the political group filed with the Senate public records office. The DSCC, which...

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