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Daily Archives: June 15, 2012

A teen fills out a job application during The Summer Youth Jobs & Training Expo 2012 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

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A teen fills out a job application during The Summer Youth Jobs & Training Expo 2012 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

Magic Number of the Day: 41

That’s the share of the nation’s net decline in full-time jobs among workers under age 25, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Youth employment is an issue in the presidential election between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt...

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Smog in Los Angeles.

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Smog in Los Angeles.

EPA Romney Called ‘Out of Control’ is Staffed by Former Key Advisor

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney don’t agree on much, except maybe Gina McCarthy’s qualifications as an environmental adviser. McCarthy, who is now EPA’s assistant administrator for air quality, also worked for Romney as a top environmental advisor during his tenure as the Republican...

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Clyde Williams, former National Political Director of the Democratic National Committee, in his newly-opened campaign headquarters in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan in New York.

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Clyde Williams, former National Political Director of the Democratic National Committee, in his newly-opened campaign headquarters in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan in New York.

Super-PAC Opposes Rangel, Helps Ex-Clinton Aide in N.Y. Primary

A New York City congressional candidate with ties to Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton is getting help from a super-PAC that’s opposed to incumbent Democratic Representative Charles Rangel. Clyde Williams, a former Democratic National Committee political director, is the...

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Sen. John McCain on Capitol Hill.

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Sen. John McCain on Capitol Hill.

McCain Says Adelson’s Donations May Have Foreign Connection

Senator John McCain of Arizona, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee and co-author of the 2002 campaign finance law that bears his name, suggested in an interview that foreign money might be entering the campaign finance system. In an interview on...

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President Barack Obama at a campaign rally at Ohio State University in Columbus.

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President Barack Obama at a campaign rally at Ohio State University in Columbus.

Obama Name-Checks Romney 13 Times in Ohio Speech

You know a campaign is heating up when the candidates refer to their adversaries by name rather than by that generic political honorific of “my opponent.” President Barack Obama mentioned Romney by name 13 times during a campaign speech yesterday...

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Groups for and against recent health care reform legislation rally outside the US Supreme Court.

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Groups for and against recent health care reform legislation rally outside the US Supreme Court.

Uninsured Angst Swells: Health Care

Barack Obama’s political fortunes may hang on the U.S. Supreme Court’s view of his health-care law. For Joy Waldon, the stakes add up to a quarter of her paycheck and some peace of mind. With the best option at health...

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Mitt Romney after a campaign event at Scamman Farm in Stratham, New Hampshire on June 15, 2012.

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Mitt Romney after a campaign event at Scamman Farm in Stratham, New Hampshire on June 15, 2012.

Mitt Romney’s Road Trip

Mitt Romney kicked-off a five-day, six-state bus tour this morning, piling staff, surrogates, and news scribes into four campaign buses for his first traditional campaign trip of the general election. “Welcome to Day One of summer camp,” aide Rick Gorka...

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President Barack Obama at the Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland.

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President Barack Obama at the Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland.

Team Obama Message Received, Loud and Clear

The Obama campaign wanted to make sure national reporters got their candidate’s message loud and clear on Thursday — via press releases. The president gave a speech in Cleveland which came on the heels of one given by Republican rival Mitt Romney...

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