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Daily Archives: July 11, 2012

"The Tax Dodgers" and "Corporate Loopholes" skit during a tax day demonstration in New York City.

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"The Tax Dodgers" and "Corporate Loopholes" skit during a tax day demonstration in New York City.

Taxes and Jobs: A `Choice’ Election

It’s a choice election. A choice on taxes, the way both President Barack Obama and the Republicans put it. A choice on jobs, the way both sides tell the story. The Obama campaign, picturing a seaside mansion and the logo...

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, left, and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, right, in Iran.

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, left, and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, right, in Iran.

Obama: Chavez No Serious Threat, Romney: `Stunning, Shocking’

President Barack Obama’s dismissal of Hugo Chavez is sounding Republicans alarms. In an interview broadcast last night on Miami’s Spanish-language station television WJAN, Obama said the Venezuelan president, who has decried “Yankee intervention” in Latin America, “has not had a serious...

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Mitt Romney during a speech to the NAACP annual convention on July 11, 2012, in Houston.

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Mitt Romney during a speech to the NAACP annual convention on July 11, 2012, in Houston.

Romney’s NAACP Booing for Repealing `Obama-care’ and More

This wasn’t a friendly audience. There is no gap in American politics wider than the one which divides the Democratic and Republican Party among African-American voters — the latest poll today showing Republican Mitt Romney favored by just 2 percent...

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A Tea Party supporter outside the Supreme Court.

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A Tea Party supporter outside the Supreme Court.

Republicans Fall Out of Love with Supreme Court

Despite an alleged aversion to “judicial activism,” Republican voters applauded as the Supreme Court’s 5-4 conservative majority reversed precedents and overturned legislation, most notably in the Citizens United case removing limits on corporate campaign spending. The ruling led to an explosion...

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Michelle Obama with supporters and volunteers at the Barbara Goleman High School on July 10, 2012 in Miami Lakes, Florida.

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Michelle Obama with supporters and volunteers at the Barbara Goleman High School on July 10, 2012 in Miami Lakes, Florida.

Michelle Obama vs. `War on Women’

It took some time, during President Barack Obama’s campaign for election in 2008, for Michelle Obama to demonstrate her potential political power on the road. The Obama campaign hasn’t wasted any time this year. Still, even as the first lady...

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Speaker John Boehner after a meeting of the House Republican Conference where he and other members addressed issues including the efforts to repeal the health care law.

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Speaker John Boehner after a meeting of the House Republican Conference where he and other members addressed issues including the efforts to repeal the health care law.

Health-Care Repeal: Democratic Test

They opposed President Barack Obama’s health-care bill, though once it became law they voted to keep it on the books. Now, as Republican House leaders take the law upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court to a repeal vote,  the 10...

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Vice President Joe Biden at the U.S. Vets Career Center in Las Vegas.

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Vice President Joe Biden at the U.S. Vets Career Center in Las Vegas.

Biden’s Fanfare for the Common Man

In the latest fanfare for the common man, Joe Biden is the maestro. Biden, the vice president playing a dual role of defender and attack dog for President Barack Obama on the campaign trail, is attempting to paint a portrait...

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