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Daily Archives: June 5, 2012

Mitt Romney

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Mitt Romney during a campaign stop in Tunkhannock, Pa., April 5, 2012.

Bain’s Sustainability Contrasts With Romney’s Rhetoric

Bain & Company, the private-equity firm where Governor Mitt Romney built his career, yesterday announced it has effectively reduced its global carbon dioxide emissions to zero. A Bain press release cites Steven Tallman, a partner and head of global operations:...

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Republican from Washington, in Washington.

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Republican from Washington, in Washington.

Romney Camp Coordinating with Hill Republicans

Look for more coordination between presumed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and congressional Republicans. Missouri Senator Roy Blunt said that he and the campaign’s other freshly minted liaison, Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state, will hold their first strategy session...

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Springbrook High School hosted a charity basketball game.

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Springbrook High School hosted a charity basketball game.

Tax Bulletin: Pease Amendment

Donors who take tax deductions for charitable contributions dodged one bullet when the Senate failed to pass the so-called Buffett rule recently. Yet another threat is lurking. The Pease amendment, which would reduce charitable donation credits by 3 percent of...

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Singer Pink performs onstage at the 2010 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 21, 2010 in Los Angeles.

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Singer Pink performs onstage at the 2010 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 21, 2010 in Los Angeles.

Cancel Dentist, Singing for President

In the Pink? Not as much as President Barack Obama counted on in rallying gay donors in L.A. While Obama still plans to raise some re-election campaign money at a gay-rights gala tomorrow night in Los Angeles, the event —...

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The Los Angeles Mission's 11th annual Skid Row Career Fair.

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The Los Angeles Mission's 11th annual Skid Row Career Fair.

Jobless Rate 9.1 Percent, When?

There’s a lot of talk about what unemployment might look like on Election Day. The Congressional Budget Office is talking about what it might look like after the election. Next year, the CBO projected today, the nation’s jobless rate will...

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Karl Rove, right, and President George W. Bush in this Aug. 13, 2007 file photo.

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Karl Rove, right, and President George W. Bush in this Aug. 13, 2007 file photo.

Mounting Debt Suddenly a Problem

For Karl Rove, now the debt’s a problem. Crossroads GPS, the nonprofit co-founded by the former Bush White House political adviser that keeps its donors secret, announced today that it  will spend $7 million attacking President Barack Obama for failing...

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A 'recall Walker' bumper sticker outside the Rock County Democratic Party Headquarters on June 4, 2012 in Janesville, Wisconsin.

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A 'recall Walker' bumper sticker outside the Rock County Democratic Party Headquarters on June 4, 2012 in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Magic Number of the Day: $63.5 Million

That’s the amount of money interest groups and the candidates already have spent on Wisconsin’s recall election, based on the Center for Public Integrity’s number-crunching of campaign finance reports. And the number could go much higher. In addition, most of...

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A disabled army veteran with a recruiter at a military-to-civilian job and education fair in Atlanta.

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A disabled army veteran with a recruiter at a military-to-civilian job and education fair in Atlanta.

Washington Daybook: Corporations Are People Too

Corporate leaders take center stage in Washington today as the Obama administration and Congress seek their help in promoting government policies. Walt Disney Co.’s CEO Robert Iger is teaming up with first lady Michelle Obama to announce changes in the...

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