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Daily Archives: May 10, 2012

Rep. Michele Bachmann and husband Marcus Bachmann.

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Rep. Michele Bachmann and husband Marcus Bachmann.

Swiss Miss-take: Bachmann Sheds Dual Citizenship

Michele Bachmann says she’s renouncing her dual citizenship with Switzerland, two days after reports surfaced that she had it. “Today I sent a letter to the Swiss Consulate requesting withdrawal of my dual Swiss citizenship,” Bachmann said in a statement to reporters....

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Mitt Romney, 14, with his father George Romney on February 10, 1962 after the industrialist announced he would b e a candidate for the GOP nomination for Governor of Michigan.

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Mitt Romney, 14, with his father George Romney on February 10, 1962 after the industrialist announced he would b e a candidate for the GOP nomination for Governor of Michigan.

Romney’s Apology for `Dumb Things’

Sometimes, in politics and government, apologies are in order. “Back in high school,” Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said today, “I did some dumb things, and if anybody was hurt by that or offended, obviously I apologize.” At the same...

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama with winners of a Democratic campaign contest.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama with winners of a Democratic campaign contest.

Would You Pay $40K to Meet Obama and Clooney? How About $3?

While 150 guests are paying $40,000 to join President Obama and actor George Clooney on the West Coast, two others will have paid as little as $3 apiece to attend. Obama’s re-election campaign offered two smaller donors and their guests an opportunity to...

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White House spokesman Jay Carney.

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White House spokesman Jay Carney.

White House Grilling Added ‘Focus’

The Obama administration was planning to roll out the president’s personal support for same-sex marriage sometime before the Democratic National Convention where he will be nominated for a second term in September. It wasn’t only Vice President Joe Biden’s declaration...

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George Clooney and President Barack Obama.

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George Clooney and President Barack Obama.

Obama’s Clooney Fundraiser Can’t Compete with Robin Williams and Stevie Wonder

President Barack Obama’s star-studded fundraiser tonight with actor George Clooney is expected to bring in $16 million, making it one of the most lucrative political money events ever, though far from No. 1. The most profitable event remains the May 2000 event...

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Obama supporters at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

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Obama supporters at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Obama vs. Romney on Marriage

If President Barack Obama took several years to evolve toward his acceptance of same-sex marriage, the president’s reelection campaign has wasted not a day in drawing a new line between Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. The day after Obama’s interview...

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