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Daily Archives: June 1, 2012

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds her weekly press conference in the Capitol.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds her weekly press conference in the Capitol.

Nancy Pelosi’s Milestone: The Silver

Nancy Pelosi reaches a major milestone tomorrow: 25 years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives, where the California Democrat was the first female Speaker. Pelosi, 72, won the seat for her San Francisco-based district on June 2, 1987,...

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Counterfeit Louis Vuitton bags in Hong Kong, China.

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Counterfeit Louis Vuitton bags in Hong Kong, China.

China Sets Romney Apart, Aide Says

Republican Mitt Romney has talked about taking on China — making the nation “play by the rules” in international trade — in his premier general-election TV ads. His policy director, Lanhee Chen, today tells Bloomberg News’s Al Hunt that the...

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, right, and Cato Institute Tax Policy Studies Director Chris Edwards prepare to testify before the House Budget Committee on June 1, 2012 in Washington.

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, right, and Cato Institute Tax Policy Studies Director Chris Edwards prepare to testify before the House Budget Committee on June 1, 2012 in Washington.

Read Jeb Bush’s Lips: Taxes OK

Jeb Bush, former Florida governor, brother of one former president and son of another, has made it clear he has no interest in serving as Mitt Romney’s running mate this year. He made it even clearer today. Appearing before the...

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Mitt Romney with supporters in San Diego.

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Mitt Romney with supporters in San Diego.

Romney Promising a New ‘Feeling’

All those “Day-One” promises from Mitt Romney? A  Romney presidency would  simply feel good, a new campaign TV ad asserts. “There’s something more than legislation or new policy,” a male narrator says. “It’s the feeling we’ll have that our country’s...

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Bill Clinton

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Bill Clinton

Clinton: Romney’s `Sterling’ Career

The ranks of Democrats defending Republican Mitt Romney’s career as a buyout executive have grown with a high-profile addition: former President Bill Clinton. In an interview last night on CNN, the Obama campaign surrogate refused to fall in line with...

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President Barack Obam boards Air Force One at the Des Moines International Airport.

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President Barack Obam boards Air Force One at the Des Moines International Airport.

Sweet Home Chicago: The 11th Night

The president will put his feet up in rather unusual surroundings tonight: his own home. After attending six re-election campaign fundraisers today (three in Minneapolis and three in home-town Chicago) and raising millions of dollars for his re-election bid, Obama...

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A job seeker completes an application at Los Angeles Mission's 11th annual Skid Row Career Fair on May 31, 2012.

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A job seeker completes an application at Los Angeles Mission's 11th annual Skid Row Career Fair on May 31, 2012.

Jobs Report: Bad News for Obama

Updated at 10:10 am and 10:40 EDT 69,000 new jobs. A fraction of what was forecast. And unemployment inched up again: from 8.1 to 8.2 percent. The monthly report of the Department of Labor this morning — which not only...

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