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Daily Archives: May 14, 2012

Activist associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement demonstrate outside a hotel where Mitt Romney was holding a fundraiser.

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Activist associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement demonstrate outside a hotel where Mitt Romney was holding a fundraiser.

Obama Campaign Spending Little on Anti-Romney Bain Ad, Republicans Say

A prominent Republican super-PAC is scoffing at how little Obama’s re-election campaign apparently is spending on a two-minute ad that attacks the private-equity firm co-founded by likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The ad, which blames Bain Capital for the bankruptcy...

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Jim Rogers, left, CEO of Duke Energy, and Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx make an official announcement regarding the city of Charlotte being named the site of the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

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Jim Rogers, left, CEO of Duke Energy, and Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx make an official announcement regarding the city of Charlotte being named the site of the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Obama Wants His PE Friends to Meet His Party Planner

President Obama is making sure that 60 of his richest supporters in Manhattan meet a friend of his from Charlotte — someone who could sure use a little cash. No, it’s not Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, who inadvertently lended...

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Mitt Romney speaks at Gregory Industries in Canton, Ohio.

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Mitt Romney speaks at Gregory Industries in Canton, Ohio.

Romney Responds to Obama Criticism With Ad Touting Job Creation

As President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign readied ads criticizing Mitt Romney’s record at the private equity firm Bain Capital LLC, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee unveiled his own ad touting his performance as a job creator. The dueling ads are attempts to shape...

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Police watch as doctors and other medical professionals stand outside the Supreme Court on  in Washington.

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Police watch as doctors and other medical professionals stand outside the Supreme Court on in Washington.

Supreme Court Roulette: A $1 Trillion Payout

Guess who’s sitting on the edge of their seats in anticipation of the Supreme Court’s impending ruling on the constitutionality of Obamacare? It’s the nation’s health insurance companies. If the law is upheld, health insurers will gain $1 trillion in...

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A Mitt Romney supporter with a Cheesehead hat in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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A Mitt Romney supporter with a Cheesehead hat in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Republicans Seek Young Voters for Romney, Who Supports Cutting Student Aid

As Republicans move to cut federal aid for college students, a coalition of party organizations and allied groups created a new organization to go after young voters, who have been major supporters of President Obama. The new group, Crossroads Generation, is being...

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Mitt Romney's pancake brunch in Snellville, Georgia.

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Mitt Romney's pancake brunch in Snellville, Georgia.

Mitt Romney’s Personal Meet, Greet and Eat

In his ongoing quest to woo small donors, Mitt Romney is now offering a meal to four supporters who contribute at least $3 to his campaign. It’s all part of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s effort to recruit an army of financial...

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The Obama re-election campaign in Richmond.

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The Obama re-election campaign in Richmond.

Magic Number of the Day: 378

That’s the number of electoral votes in states that President Barack Obama or Arizona Senator John McCain carried by a margin of more than 10 percentage points in the 2008 presidential election, adjusted to reflect new electoral vote allocations after...

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