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Daily Archives: June 20, 2012


Sister Simone Campbell, right, executive director of Network, with Sister Lorraine Schmaltz, of Ames, Iowa, during a stop on the first day of a nine-state Nuns on the Bus tour on June 18, 2012.

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Sister Simone Campbell, right, executive director of Network, with Sister Lorraine Schmaltz, of Ames, Iowa, during a stop on the first day of a nine-state Nuns on the Bus tour on June 18, 2012.

‘Nuns on the Bus’ Takes on Ryan Budget Supporters

A group of Roman Catholic nuns is on a bus tour of nine states to highlight their opposition to House Republican Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget plan that cuts programs benefiting the poor including Medicaid and food stamps. The...

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

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

Super-PAC’s Ohio P.O. Box Donors Traced to Auto Supplier CEO

Two contributions for $333,333 and one for $333,334. All dated May 22. From three companies listing the same Dayton, Ohio, post-office box. That’ll catch the eye. Together, the checks amounted to the largest contribution last month to Restore Our Future,...

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the ongoing Operation Fast and Furious investigation.

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the ongoing Operation Fast and Furious investigation.

Washington Daybook: Fast and Furious, With a Twist

It’s showdown time at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Republicans are threatening a vote to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress at a hearing of the panel today unless he turns over more documents...

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Florida Governor Rick Scott during the Governor's Hurricane Conference in Fort Lauderdale.

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Florida Governor Rick Scott during the Governor's Hurricane Conference in Fort Lauderdale.

Florida’s Scott Gets an ‘A for Strangeness’

The former private-equity executive turned governor of Florida is having some trouble, and it may be hurting Mitt Romney. The approval rating of Florida’s Republican governor Rick Scott hasn’t gone above 41 percent in Quinnipiac University polls, and Bloomberg’s Michael...

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