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Daily Archives: June 25, 2012

A gasoline delivery to a station on June 12, 2012 in San Anselmo, California.

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A gasoline delivery to a station on June 12, 2012 in San Anselmo, California.

Gas Prices: One Less Political Worry

Median income. Mortgage foreclosures. Unemployment. There are all sorts of economic indicators. Yet the one most visible to most people is attached to the other end of a debit card at a gas pump. And a few days into the...

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President Barack Obama with a hot fudge sundae at the UNH Dairy Bar on the University of New Hampshire campus in Durham on June 25, 2012.

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President Barack Obama with a hot fudge sundae at the UNH Dairy Bar on the University of New Hampshire campus in Durham on June 25, 2012.

Obama’s ‘Once in a While’ Sundae

Fudge sundae for the president, banana split for the press secretary: President Barack  Obama, out raising money for his re-election campaign, made a quick stop today at the University of New Hampshire’s Dairy Bar. He courted ice cream-eaters on a...

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A campaign worker for Rep. Charlie Rangel with a re-elect Rangel sign during the Annual 116th Street Festival, in East Harlem.

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A campaign worker for Rep. Charlie Rangel with a re-elect Rangel sign during the Annual 116th Street Festival, in East Harlem.

Hatch, Rangel Primaries Top Five-State Vote

Two of the most enduring members of Congress find out tomorrow if voters in their own parties want them to stay in office. Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican who’s served in the Senate since 1977, and Charles Rangel, a New...

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Protesters against Arizona's immigration law outside of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Protesters against Arizona's immigration law outside of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Romney Rations Immigration Words

Updated at 3:45 pm and 4:35 pm EDT His campaign’s chartered airplane full of reporters eager for any hint of response to the Supreme Court’s marquee rulings this week, Mitt Romney initially took a pass today on discussing the decision...

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Ron Paul supporters in Springfield, Virginia.

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Ron Paul supporters in Springfield, Virginia.

Obama Out-Runs Ron Paul Missive, Romney’s Wawa ‘Keypad’ Hoagies

YouTube may be an uphill battleground for Mitt Romney. By the numbers, President Barack Obama had a better week there. The Obama re-election campaign’s Web-video about Romney’s record as governor of Massachusetts — you guessed it, not a favorable picture...

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Mitt Romney makes a pie shell with the help of Sweetie-licious Bakery Café store owner, Linda Hundt, during a campaign stop at her store on June 19, 2012 in DeWitt, Michigan.

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Mitt Romney makes a pie shell with the help of Sweetie-licious Bakery Café store owner, Linda Hundt, during a campaign stop at her store on June 19, 2012 in DeWitt, Michigan.

Obama vs. Romney: ‘In-Touch’ or Out

The in-touch, out-of-touch, plot of the 2012 election campaign is thickening. ”I talk to folks on rope lines, in coffee shops, people who have been out of work,” President Barack Obama says in a soft, conversational tone in a new...

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President Barack Obama during a campaign rally at Hillsborough Community College on June 22, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

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President Barack Obama during a campaign rally at Hillsborough Community College on June 22, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 359

That’s how many electoral votes President Barack Obama would have won in the 2008 election if it were re-run using revised Electoral College vote allocations that will be in effect for the November election. That’s a decrease of six from...

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A pro-Obamacare demonstrator outside the U.S. Supreme Court as they await the court's ruling on the Healthcare Reform Law.

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A pro-Obamacare demonstrator outside the U.S. Supreme Court as they await the court's ruling on the Healthcare Reform Law.

Health Care Court Ruling Thursday — Crossroads on Case Today

”Ouch.” The Supreme Court is saving its long-awaited health-care ruling for last. The ruling will come Thursday, seasoned Bloomberg court-watcher Greg Stohr advises. See what he is watching for in the ruling. But American Crossroads, the super-PAC that has reported...

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Donations to the Orange County Liberty Counsel in Florida.

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Donations to the Orange County Liberty Counsel in Florida.

Supreme Court Doubles the Money

If there was any doubt about the Supreme Court’s stance on Citizens United — the ruling that opened a floodgate of big donations to political campaigns — that was removed today. Without even holding any arguments on the case, the...

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People wait for the arrival of Mitt Romney during a campaign event at the Milford Ice Cream Social on June 15, 2012 in New Hampshire.

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People wait for the arrival of Mitt Romney during a campaign event at the Milford Ice Cream Social on June 15, 2012 in New Hampshire.

Married Moms: Marginal Advantage

In 1992, the “Year of the Woman,” female representation in Congress soared. Bill Clinton became president with a plurality of women voters and lost the married-mother vote by one percentage point. Bloomberg’s Esmé E. Deprez reports today that President Barack...

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