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Daily Archives: May 7, 2012

Mitt Romney during a campaign rally at Cleveland State University's Cole Center on March 2, 2012 in Ohio.

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Mitt Romney during a campaign rally at Cleveland State University's Cole Center on March 2, 2012 in Ohio.

Romney Passes on ‘Treason’ Remark — Until Later: `Of course not’

Standing up for one’s opponent in public takes a certain, well, position. John McCain did four years ago. Mitt Romney didn’t today. It was in Lakeville, Minnesota, in 2008, when a woman wearing a McCain-Palin T-shirt at a rally for...

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International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa, right, with Vice President Joe Biden at the union's international convention in Las Vegas  on July 1, 2011.

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International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa, right, with Vice President Joe Biden at the union's international convention in Las Vegas on July 1, 2011.

Teamsters Ride Again — for Obama

President Barack Obama, who hasn’t always seen eye-to-eye with organized labor, today picked up the support of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. “President Obama is the clear choice for working families in November,” Teamsters President James Hoffa said at the...

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Supporters with President Barack Obama, who launches his 2012 re-election campaign, on May 5, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia.

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Supporters with President Barack Obama, who launches his 2012 re-election campaign, on May 5, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia.

Magic Number of the Day: 120

That’s the cumulative number of electoral votes in the nine states where President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is airing a new campaign commercial that touts the administration’s accomplishments in national security and economic policy. The states are Florida (29 electoral...

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