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Daily Archives: May 16, 2012

Ron Paul supporters party in Ankeny, IA.

Photograph by Melissa Golden/Redux

Ron Paul supporters party in Ankeny, IA.

Paul Seeking Money Rather than Primary Delegates

The announcement by U.S. Representative Ron Paul of Texas that he isn’t going to compete in any more presidential primaries doesn’t mean he’s not going to continue to raise money for his campaign. Paul’s campaign manager, John Tate, emailed supporters today announcing one...

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An employee assembles photovoltaic panels in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China.

Photograph by Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

An employee assembles photovoltaic panels in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China.

Solar Tariffs Equal Cloudy Forecasts for Some U.S. Companies

Keep an eye out tomorrow for an announcement from the Commerce Department, which is expected to slap tariffs on imports of some Chinese solar products. SolarWorld Americas Inc., the Hillsboro, Oregon-based subsidiary of Germany’s SolarWorld AG, along with six other...

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Cleveland Mayor Dennis Kucinich at Tony's Diner in Cleveland in this Nov. 30 1977 photo.

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Cleveland Mayor Dennis Kucinich at Tony's Diner in Cleveland in this Nov. 30 1977 photo.

Kucinich Won’t Move to Washington to Return to Washington

U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich, of two quixotic runs for the presidency and a primary loss to fellow Ohio Democratic Representative Marcy Kaptur, has decided to leave Congress rather than move to Washington state and attempt to be elected from the West Coast. “At...

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Rep. Connie Mack, left, with Mitt Romney with supporters at Pioneer Park in downtown Dunedin.

Photograph by Jim Damaske/Tampa Bay Times/Zuma Press

Rep. Connie Mack, left, with Mitt Romney with supporters at Pioneer Park in downtown Dunedin.

Romney Returns a Favor

During the Republican primary campaign, Florida Representative Connie Mack was a familiar figure at rallies for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. But he wasn’t there to support him. Mack was there for Mitt Romney, leveling criticism at Gingrich at every stop. Sometimes,...

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Mitt Romney supporters at a campaign stop May 16, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Mitt Romney supporters at a campaign stop May 16, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Romney Roadblocks Reporters

If a presidential candidate met with voters and no reporters were there to witness it, did it really happen? Presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney recently has made a habit of sitting down privately with about a dozen voters before his...

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid whispers to House Speaker John Boehner with Mitch McConnell left, and Nancy Pelosi in the House Speaker's office on July 23, 2011.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid whispers to House Speaker John Boehner with Mitch McConnell left, and Nancy Pelosi in the House Speaker's office on July 23, 2011.

Washington Daybook: Power Lunch, or Food Fight?

President Obama, seeking to gain the upper hand on economic issues, hosts a luncheon at the White House to talk about job creation with House Speaker John Boehner and Mitch McConnell at one side of the table, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Nancy...

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Protestors outside the site where President Barack Obama was holding a fundraiser in San Francisco.

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Protestors outside the site where President Barack Obama was holding a fundraiser in San Francisco.

Crossroads: Obama Promise Broken

This is a season of slogans. President Barack Obama, attempting to play Congress as a foil, initiated a “We can’t wait” agenda of moves the administration could make on its own. And now, the president is promoting a “to-do-list” for...

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President Barack Obama with Bill Russell at the "Obama Victory Fund 2012 Kickoff Reception."

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President Barack Obama with Bill Russell at the "Obama Victory Fund 2012 Kickoff Reception."

Obama Campaign Out With April Fundraising Numbers

The first word came on Twitter this morning. The Obama campaign announced they raised more than $43.6 million in April from 437,323 people, including 169,500 first-time donors. The campaign said the average donation was $50.23. And campaign manager Jim Messina took the message...

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Ohio State Rep. Josh Mandel holds up a pair of shoes he campaigned in during the 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.

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Ohio State Rep. Josh Mandel holds up a pair of shoes he campaigned in during the 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.

Ohio ‘Super-PAC’ Ad Promotes Mandel Against Senator Brown

An Ohio-based political committee that can accept unlimited donations is airing a television ad promoting state Treasurer Josh Mandel, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate seat Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown is defending. Mandel “served our country with two tours...

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