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Daily Archives: July 20, 2012

Former President George H. W. Bush, right, is helped by his son former President George W. Bush, left, at the Kennedy Center.

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Former President George H. W. Bush, right, is helped by his son former President George W. Bush, left, at the Kennedy Center.

Bushes 41, 43 Bypass Convention

The Republican National Convention will be held without any of the party’s former presidents, not Bush 41, not Bush 43. Former President George W. Bush made it known through a spokesman today that he will skip the party’s convention starting...

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Mitt Romney at a campaign rally in Bowling Green, Ohio.

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Mitt Romney at a campaign rally in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Big Checks from Big Names Bankroll Romney-Backing Super-PAC

Restore Our Future, a super-PAC supporting Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign for president, amassed $20.7 million in June largely through big checks from familiar Republican donors. More than 60 percent of  the money came from just three wealthy families, today’s Federal...

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Newt Gingrich gives autographs while visiting his Polk County campaign headquarters on primary day on Jan. 31, 2012 in Lakeland, Florida.

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Newt Gingrich gives autographs while visiting his Polk County campaign headquarters on primary day on Jan. 31, 2012 in Lakeland, Florida.

Gingrich Sells Laptop, $4.9 M in Debt

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has reported mounting debts since bowing out of the campaign for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. His campaign owed $4.9 million at the end of June, according to a report filed today at the Federal...

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The Republican National Convention will be held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Florida.

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The Republican National Convention will be held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Florida.

Obama’s 2-1 TV Advantage over Romney — Nearly 5-1 Bank Edge

There is money, and there is money. The money that presidential candidates collect for their campaigns, they control. The money they steer to their parties is another matter. And President Barack Obama started this month with a lot more in...

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President Barack Obama speaks on the shootings in Aurora, Colorado, at what was scheduled originally as a campaign event at Harborside Event Center July 20, 2012 in Fort Myers, Florida.

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President Barack Obama speaks on the shootings in Aurora, Colorado, at what was scheduled originally as a campaign event at Harborside Event Center July 20, 2012 in Fort Myers, Florida.

Silent Moment in Campaign of Noise

Today was going to be a big day on the campaign trail. A loud day. President Barack Obama was embarking on his second day of a cross-state tour of Florida, the biggest of all swing states in an election contest...

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Eyewitness Jacob Stevens with his mother after being interview by police outside Gateway High School in Aurora, Colo.

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Eyewitness Jacob Stevens with his mother after being interview by police outside Gateway High School in Aurora, Colo.

Obama, Romney Pulling `Contrast’ Ads in Colorado After Shootings

Updated at 10:45, 11 and 11:10 am EDT President Barack Obama’s and Republican Mitt Romney’s campaigns have asked television stations in Colorado to pull “contrast advertising” temporarily, in the wake of the shootings in Aurora. The Obama campaign also acknowledged...

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Hands raised when the audience was asked how many are on Medicare during the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans fifth annual town hall meeting on health care reform in Delray Beach.

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Hands raised when the audience was asked how many are on Medicare during the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans fifth annual town hall meeting on health care reform in Delray Beach.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 3.4 Mln

That’s the number of Medicare beneficiaries in Florida as of 2011, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s statehealthfacts.org website. There are more Medicare beneficiaries in Florida than in any other state except California, the nation’s most populous state. About 18...

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Members of MoveOn.org protest at Mitt Romney's campaign office in Arlington, Virginia, calling for the Republican Presidential hopeful to release more of his tax returns.

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Members of MoveOn.org protest at Mitt Romney's campaign office in Arlington, Virginia, calling for the Republican Presidential hopeful to release more of his tax returns.

Romney Should Release Taxes, Majority Surveyed by Gallup Say

Republican Mitt Romney won’t find much public support for his refusal to release more than the two years of tax returns that he already has disclosed and promised. Most Americans surveyed — 54 percent — say Romney should release additional tax...

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