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Daily Archives: July 10, 2012

David Cote, chief executive officer of Honeywell International Inc., right, talks to Alan Simpson, co-chairman of President Obama's deficit commission, left, and Erskine Bowles, fellow co-chairman of the deficit commission, in Washington.

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David Cote, chief executive officer of Honeywell International Inc., right, talks to Alan Simpson, co-chairman of President Obama's deficit commission, left, and Erskine Bowles, fellow co-chairman of the deficit commission, in Washington.

Romney Touts Simpson-Bowles — Doesn’t Totally Mean It

Republican Mitt Romney has talked before, as he did this week, about Simpson and Bowles. They were the co-chairmen of the deficit commission that President Barack Obama appointed, the co-chairmen who issued their own set of recommendations for lack of...

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Before a town hall meeting with Mitt Romney at Central High School in Grand Junction, Colorado, on July 10, 2012.

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Before a town hall meeting with Mitt Romney at Central High School in Grand Junction, Colorado, on July 10, 2012.

Romney in Colorado: Swing State, Republican Roosts

Mitt Romney stumps in the swing state of Colorado today, though the Republican presidential candidate’s two stops — Grand Junction and Colorado Springs — are among the state’s most rock-ribbed Republican areas. It’s a reminder that candidates seek to ramp...

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The media exit a house net to President Barack Obama's SUV as he meets with Jason McLaughlin, principal of Center Point-Urbana High School, his wife, Ali, an account manager for a document scanning company, and their 4-year-old son Cooper, on middle class tax cuts at their home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on July 10, 2012.

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The media exit a house net to President Barack Obama's SUV as he meets with Jason McLaughlin, principal of Center Point-Urbana High School, his wife, Ali, an account manager for a document scanning company, and their 4-year-old son Cooper, on middle class tax cuts at their home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on July 10, 2012.

Iowa Gets Taste of Obama’s Power

President Barack Obama is wielding the power of incumbency. With no official business on his agenda, the president landed aboard Air Force One in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and treated local residents to the full experience of a presidential motorcade rolling...

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An Obama 2012 election campaign application on a smartphone.

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An Obama 2012 election campaign application on a smartphone.

Obama: ‘We’re Getting Out-Raised’

It’s one thing when campaign surrogates cry for help. But the president? As Republican Mitt Romney and his party out-raised President Barack Obama and his party — $106 million reported by camp Romney, $71 million by camp Obama, for the...

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A John Deere display in Zanesville, Ohio.

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A John Deere display in Zanesville, Ohio.

Corporate Exodus Continues From Policy Group

Five more companies are ending financial support for the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC. That’s according to the civil rights group leading an effort to get corporations to withdraw from the public-policy organization that has championed “Stand Your Ground”...

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Protestors from MoveOn.org, the Occupy Movement and the Long Island Progressive march to the beachfront home of industrial billionaire David H. Koch to demonstrate against a fundraiser for Mitt Romney in Southampton, N.Y.

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Protestors from MoveOn.org, the Occupy Movement and the Long Island Progressive march to the beachfront home of industrial billionaire David H. Koch to demonstrate against a fundraiser for Mitt Romney in Southampton, N.Y.

Koch Industries Finds Irony in Protest

Funny how there was little outrage from MoveOn.org and other Democratic supporters over President Barack Obama’s high-dollar fundraisers, Koch Industries noted on its “Koch Facts” Web-site. Mitt Romney’s July 8 fundraiser at the Southampton, New York, beach home of energy...

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Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton in Los Angeles.

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Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton in Los Angeles.

Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, Harry Reid’s Thinking About You

This may have been the Senate’s version of a squirrels-on-water-skis video. Majority Leader Harry Reid tossed in the names of a few reality-TV celebrities when making a point on the Senate floor about the wealthy paying taxes. “Congressional Republicans want...

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Voting in the New Hampshire primary.

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Voting in the New Hampshire primary.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 443,000

That’s the increase in registered independent voters since the 2008 election in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire and North Carolina, according to a Bloomberg review of voter registration data in those six swing states, which have a total of...

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President Barack Obama during a Twitter Town Hall meeting at the White House.

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President Barack Obama during a Twitter Town Hall meeting at the White House.

Smartphone Owners Favor Obama Over Romney, Poll Says

If you carry a smartphone, there’s a greater chance you favor President Barack Obama over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, according to a new poll. In a survey of nearly 800 iPhone and Android smartphone owners, 49 percent said they...

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