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Daily Archives: June 11, 2012

Mitt Romney in New Hampshire.

Photograph by John Tully/Corbis

Mitt Romney in New Hampshire.

Democratic Fundraising for Romney?

Mitt Romney’s campaign is moonlighting at the Democratic National Convention. You heard that right. As both of the major political parties prepare for some expensive presidential nominating conventions this summer, they’re seeking fundraising support wherever they can find it. For...

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Senator Barack Obama of Illinois during the Democratic National Convention in Denver in this 2008 file photo.

Photograph by Matthew Staver/Bloomberg

Senator Barack Obama of Illinois during the Democratic National Convention in Denver in this 2008 file photo.

Convention Call: Can You Spare $5?

What’s good for the president is good for the party? President Barack Obama was able to raise a record $745 million for his election campaign in 2008 — and outraise Republican challenger Mitt Romney so far this time around by...

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Former president George H.W. Bush, right, with his son George during a ceremony on the new aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

Photograph by U.S. Navy

Former president George H.W. Bush, right, with his son George during a ceremony on the new aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

Bush Reunion: Hold the Obama Talk

He went sky-diving for his 75th birthday — and his 80th, and 85th. In celebration of his 88th birthday tomorrow, former President George H.W. Bush flew by helicopter from his oceanfront home at Kennebunkport, Maine, over the weekend for a...

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Workers urge new citizens to register to vote after a naturalization ceremony in Miami.

Photograph by J. Pat Carter/AP Photo

Workers urge new citizens to register to vote after a naturalization ceremony in Miami.

Magic Number of the Day: 6.2 million

That’s the number of Hispanics in Colorado, Florida and Nevada, according to Census Bureau population estimates as of July 1, 2011. There were 4.36 million Hispanics in Florida (23 percent of the population), 1.07 million in Colorado (21 percent) and...

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Former Gov. Jeb Bush at the Hispanic Leadership Network's conference on Jan. 26, 2012 in Miami.

Photograph by Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo

Former Gov. Jeb Bush at the Hispanic Leadership Network's conference on Jan. 26, 2012 in Miami.

Jeb Bush: Mitt Romney Needs ‘Broader’ Message on Immigration

Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, says Republican Mitt Romney will need to find a “broader” message on immigration to gain ground with Hispanic voters who have given increasing support to Democrats in presidential elections. “I guess it would be...

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An army pilot checks the tail rotor of his Blackhawk helicopter at Kandahar airfield.

Photograph by Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

An army pilot checks the tail rotor of his Blackhawk helicopter at Kandahar airfield.

Beating the Skills Mismatch to Fight Unemployment

GE, United Technologies and the captains of industry are finding ways to tap college labor talent earlier than they ever have before. They’re shaping the curricula and tasking students with building rocket launchers and tools to disassemble gas turbines. While...

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A Barack Obama campaign sign in the Allapattah neighborhood of Miami.

Photograph by Emily Harris/Bloomberg

A Barack Obama campaign sign in the Allapattah neighborhood of Miami.

Washington Daybook: Power of Presidency, Television

The power of the presidency and of television will be on display today as the White House announces $2 billion in support for rural businesses, coordinated with the release of a government report about the state of rural America. President...

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Mitt Romney campaigns in Naples, Fla., focusing on jobs and the economy in order to make inroads with Hispanic voters in Central Florida.

Photograph by Todd Heisler/The New York Times via Redux

Mitt Romney campaigns in Naples, Fla., focusing on jobs and the economy in order to make inroads with Hispanic voters in Central Florida.

Romney’s ‘Own Words’ in Spanish

Before this election contest is finished, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney will have had a heaping taste of their own words — in English, and in Spanish, too. Romney’s often-replayed remark about the very poor — “that’s not...

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