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Daily Archives: May 24, 2012

Former President George W. Bush, behind President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton at the White House Rose Garden on Jan. 16, 2010.

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Former President George W. Bush, behind President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton at the White House Rose Garden on Jan. 16, 2010.

Clinton Likens Romney to Bush in Fundraising Appeal for Obama

In a fundraising appeal sent out today on behalf of President Obama, former president Bill Clinton harkened back to the Bush years and said presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney would make them worse. “Our opponent is actually advertising a more...

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, wearing Ann Hand earrings and necklace, her mother Dorothy Rodham and Chelsea Clinton during the wedding of Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky.

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, wearing Ann Hand earrings and necklace, her mother Dorothy Rodham and Chelsea Clinton during the wedding of Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky.

Pro-Romney Super-PAC Jewelry Shopping: $26,000 to the `Queen’

One way to spot a Mitt Romney supporter: look for the bling. Restore Our Future, a super-PAC backing Romney’s presidential bid, has paid a prominent Washington jeweler almost $26,000 for “donor gifts” and “donor collateral” since November, Federal Election Commission...

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The stairway leading from Air Force One is readied for the arrival of President Barack Obama at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., on May 23, 2012.

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The stairway leading from Air Force One is readied for the arrival of President Barack Obama at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., on May 23, 2012.

Romney’s Corporation People, Obama’s Air Force One

The Iowa state fairgrounds are hallowed ground on the presidential campaign trail, a place where candidates courting caucus-goers traditionally take a turn on the local newspaper’s soap box. This is where Mitt Romney, campaigning for president last summer, famously asserted...

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Mitt Romney in a 6th grade language class at Universal Bluford Charter School on May 24, 2012 in Philadelphia.

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Mitt Romney in a 6th grade language class at Universal Bluford Charter School on May 24, 2012 in Philadelphia.

Struggling Charter School Touted on Romney’s Education Tour

A day after Mitt Romney unveiled his first education policies, the presumptive Republican nominee visited students at a West Philadelphia charter school to illustrate how his plans to promote such schools would improve education. The only problem: their report card....

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Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell and Charlie Sheen in "Red Dawn."

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Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell and Charlie Sheen in "Red Dawn."

Washington Daybook: Red Dawn, Part 2: This Time, It’s Peaceful

President Obama makes his third visit of the year to Iowa today, speaking in Newton and then holding a rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Iowa is one of nine states that supported Obama in 2008 after...

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Mitt Romney during a moment of silence for victims of a restaurant shooting in Carson City, Nev., before he spoke about his plan for creating jobs and improving the economy in Las Vegas.

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Mitt Romney during a moment of silence for victims of a restaurant shooting in Carson City, Nev., before he spoke about his plan for creating jobs and improving the economy in Las Vegas.

On Day Seven: Romney Rests

Updated at 2 pm That will be one long day, that first day of a Romney presidency. In a continuing series on what “a Romney presidency would be like,” the Republican candidate’s campaign has released this morning another ad about...

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Herman Cain in Tampa, Fla.

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Herman Cain in Tampa, Fla.

Herman Cain’s Campaign Has One Last Creditor: Herman Cain

With all the attention focused on the debts that failed Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich still have — and both are continuing to raise money to pay them off — don’t forget businessman-turned-inspirational speaker-turned-presidential candidate Herman Cain....

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