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Daily Archives: May 9, 2012


At the Manhattan City Clerk's office in New York.

Photograph by David Handschuh/Pool

At the Manhattan City Clerk's office in New York.

Senate Dems Use Obama’s Gay Marriage Stand to Woo Donors

No sooner did President Obama endorse same-sex marriage than Senate Democrats sent out a fundraising e-mail cheering him on and asking for donations. “Polls show that the public is on our side,” wrote Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. The Empire State recently...

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Jackie Walorski outside of the St. Joseph County Republican headquarters in South Bend, Ind.

Photograph by James Brosher/South Bend Tribune/AP Photo

Jackie Walorski outside of the St. Joseph County Republican headquarters in South Bend, Ind.

Indiana May Help Republicans Narrow ‘Gender Gap’ in Congress

Indiana hasn’t had a Republican woman in Congress in more than 50 years. Next year it may have two. Susan Brooks, a former federal prosecutor, is a heavy favorite in the fall to win Indiana’s 5th District, a Republican-leaning area...

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Mitt and Ann Romney with their family in Bedford, N.H.

Photograph by Jim Wilson/The New York Times via Redux

Mitt and Ann Romney with their family in Bedford, N.H.

Romney Super-PAC Revives Rosengate for Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day, from Restore Our Future. The super-PAC supporting presumed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said it has a new television ad on the air today that includes comments Obama supporters Hilary Rosen and Bill Maher made last month...

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Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock signs a campaign banner in Indianapolis, on May 8, 2012, after he defeated incumbent Sen. Richard Lugar in the primary.

Photograph by AJ Mast/AP Photo

Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock signs a campaign banner in Indianapolis, on May 8, 2012, after he defeated incumbent Sen. Richard Lugar in the primary.

Mourdock Raises Specter of ‘Obama’s Super-PACs’ in Indiana

It’s a well-worn tactic of a political candidate to plead for campaign funds by painting an apocalyptic portrait of the well-funded opposition. Richard Mourdock needs money. And the Indiana Republican state Treasurer who vanquished Senator Dick Lugar yesterday has his...

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Sen. Richard Lugar  after his concession speech on May 8, 2012, in Indianapolis.

Photograph by Darron Cummings/AP Photo

Sen. Richard Lugar after his concession speech on May 8, 2012, in Indianapolis.

Landslide Lugar Primary Loss Biggest For A Senator Since …

That Senator Richard G. Lugar was defeated for re-election in a Republican primary in Indiana yesterday wasn’t a surprise to anyone who had watched the tide turn against the 35-year senator in the past few weeks. What was stunning was...

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