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Daily Archives: July 27, 2012



President Barack Obama is introduced by former president Bill Clinton during a fundraiser at the New Amsterdam Theater in New York.

Photograph by Justin Lane/EPA

President Barack Obama is introduced by former president Bill Clinton during a fundraiser at the New Amsterdam Theater in New York.

Barack Obama, Bill Clinton: ‘Hello’

“Hello.” That’s what President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton had to say to one another today. Obama and Clinton met up this afternoon at a Washington hotel where the president was raising campaign funds — though Clinton apparently...

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This video frame grab provided by the Mitt Romney presidential campaign shows a scene from an ad entitled: "Believe in America."

Photograph by Romney Presidential Campaign via AP Images

This video frame grab provided by the Mitt Romney presidential campaign shows a scene from an ad entitled: "Believe in America."

FEC Ruling Could Force Chamber, Crossroads GPS to Disclose Donors

The Federal Election Commission today told groups that run electioneering communications, those so-called issue ads you see on TV that are virtually indistinguishable from campaign ads except that they don’t say “vote for” or “vote against,”  that they have to...

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Tea party activist William Temple marches in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Tea party activist William Temple marches in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Tea Party Tax Exemptions Granted

Tea Party groups are moving closer to their goal of being able to discuss the issues in the upcoming presidential election — while remaining tax-free. After complaining loudly of unfair treatment at the hands of the IRS, at least eight...

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EPA contractors work on a boat ramp installed by the agency at Riverfront Park in Libby, Mont.

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EPA contractors work on a boat ramp installed by the agency at Riverfront Park in Libby, Mont.

EPA Outruns Treasury in Business-Friendly Web-Site: BGOV Study

Many Republicans may think of the Environmental Protection Agency as a collective of job-killing tree-huggers. But the EPA has proven itself as a pro-business organization in at least one important respect: It knows how to run a Web-site for contractors....

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Bob Kerrey arrives in New York  to assume the presidency of New School University.

Photograph by Ruth Fremson/The New York Times via Redux

Bob Kerrey arrives in New York to assume the presidency of New School University.

New York Donors Fund Super-PAC Attacking Kerrey Foe in Nebraska

New York is working on Bob Kerrey in Nebraska. A super-PAC funded partly by New York financiers is aiding Kerrey’s Democratic bid to win a Nebraska U.S. Senate seat with television and radio ads critical of his Republican opponent. The...

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First lady Michelle Obama shakes Reverend Luis Leon's hand while leaving with President Barack Obama and their daughter Sasha after attending Sunday service at St. John's Church March 18, 2012 in Washington

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First lady Michelle Obama shakes Reverend Luis Leon's hand while leaving with President Barack Obama and their daughter Sasha after attending Sunday service at St. John's Church March 18, 2012 in Washington

Romney’s Religion More Widely Known Than Obama’s: Pew Poll

This made perfect sense to us: Poll results from the Pew Research Center this week showed that 90 percent of voters say they know enough about President Barack Obama as November’s election approaches, while significantly fewer — 69 percent —...

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First Lady Michelle Obama plays tennis during 'Let's Move-London' event at the Winfield House in London on July 27, 2012, hours before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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First Lady Michelle Obama plays tennis during 'Let's Move-London' event at the Winfield House in London on July 27, 2012, hours before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Michelle Obama at Olympic Games: `I’d Like to Think I Was Fast’

While Mitt Romney attempts a recovery from his first event in London’s summer games, the first lady is making her own way through the media as head of the White House’s delegation. Michelle Obama sat for an interview that will...

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