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Daily Archives: July 13, 2012


President Barack Obama with Sen. Mark Warner, left, and Virginia Democratic Senate candidate, former  Gov. Timothy Kaine, right, during a campaign stop at Green Run High School in Virginia Beach, Va., on July 13, 2012.

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President Barack Obama with Sen. Mark Warner, left, and Virginia Democratic Senate candidate, former Gov. Timothy Kaine, right, during a campaign stop at Green Run High School in Virginia Beach, Va., on July 13, 2012.

Obama to Virginia, 52.6-Percenter: `Finish What We Started in 2008′

Yes, Virginia, you gave 52.6 percent of your vote to President Barack Obama in 2008, the first time you went Democratic since the 1960s. You were closest among all 50 states to matching the president’s margin of victory nationally: 52.9...

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President Barack Obama at Green Run High School in Virginia Beach, Va.

Photograph by Susan Walsh/AP Photo

President Barack Obama at Green Run High School in Virginia Beach, Va.

Obama-Allied Super-PAC: $6 M June

Updated at 4:30 pm EDT: A super-political action committee devoted to helping re-elect President Barack Obama raised more than $6 million in June, its best month yet, said Bill Burton, Priorities USA Action co-founder and former White House spokesman. The...

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Sen. Marco Rubio on Capitol Hill on July 12, 2012.

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Sen. Marco Rubio on Capitol Hill on July 12, 2012.

‘Taxmageddon:’ Rubio Ready to Talk

The Republican-run House voted this week, again, to repeal ‘Obama-care.’ The Democratic-run Senate plans votes next week on “in-sourcing” jobs and limiting excessive campaign spending — all of this “messaging” meant more for home consumption in election campaigns than for...

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A Barack Obama supporter in Virginia Beach, Va.

Photograph by Bill Tiernan/Virginian-Pilot/AP Photo

A Barack Obama supporter in Virginia Beach, Va.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 6.3

That was the percentage-point margin of victory for President Barack Obama four years ago in Virginia, where his 52.6 percent showing came closest to his nationwide share of 52.9 percent. Obama is making campaign stops today and tomorrow in Virginia,...

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The Boeing Co. stand during the Farnborough International Air Show.

Photograph by Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Boeing Co. stand during the Farnborough International Air Show.

Boeing’s `Zero GDP’ Air-Show Sales

The Farnborough air show, taking place this week outside London, was supposed to be the year’s biggest bash for buyers and sellers of airplanes. Instead it’s been a disappointment, with orders falling short of expectations and “almost no one coming...

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