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Daily Archives: July 30, 2012

Pres. Bill Clinton plays saxophone with other musicians at the DC Armory Ball during inaugural week in 1993.

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Pres. Bill Clinton plays saxophone with other musicians at the DC Armory Ball during inaugural week in 1993.

Bill Clinton’s 66 percent Approval: Like 1993 All Over Again, Man

Bill Clinton is back. Back to where he stood in the public’s eye at inauguration. Two-thirds of Americans surveyed have a favorable opinion of the 42nd president of the United States, the Gallup Poll has found – and that 66 percent...

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Mitt Romney and his wife Ann with former Polish President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa during a meeting at Artus Court, in Gdansk.

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Mitt Romney and his wife Ann with former Polish President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa during a meeting at Artus Court, in Gdansk.

Romney ‘Fumbled Foreign Policy,’ Obama Campaign says of Rival’s Trip

Updated at 5:45 pm EDT Republican Mitt Romney pledged not to criticize President Barack Obama while traveling abroad — but the Obama White House made no such pledge back home. (Then again, Romney managed to work some criticism in along...

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FBI agent covers the broken window of the apartment of James Holmes, the suspect who opened fire in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.

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FBI agent covers the broken window of the apartment of James Holmes, the suspect who opened fire in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.

Post-Colorado Shooting: Gun Control Sentiment no Stronger Than Before

The gun-slaying of 12 people in Aurora, Colorado, has barely moved the needle on public opinion about gun control in America. Forty-seven percent of those surveyed by the Pew Research Center say it is more important to control gun ownership,...

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Vice President Joe Biden in Exeter, N.H.

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Vice President Joe Biden in Exeter, N.H.

Obama’s `Blunt’ Campaign Appeal: `The Only Way’ the President Loses

”This will be blunt,” the Obama campaign appeal says. “If we don’t win this election, it will be because we didn’t close the spending gap when we could,” the fundraising appeal from Vice President Joe Biden goes, on the eve...

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Rubber Obama head banks are lined up for sale near the Oregon Convention Center in Portland on July 24, 2012, where President Obama was scheduled to appear.

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Rubber Obama head banks are lined up for sale near the Oregon Convention Center in Portland on July 24, 2012, where President Obama was scheduled to appear.

Romney Plays Obama vs. Obama – Obama Replays Romney Singing

Mitt Romney’s new ad opens with Barack Obama. Barack Obama’s now-old ad features Mitt Romney all the way through. In running 98 percent negative, the opponent, it seems, is the most potent weapon. “Just like we’ve tried their plan, we’ve...

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Sarah Palin speaks to a crowd of about 1,000 Ted Cruz supporters on July 27, 2012 in The Woodlands, Texas.

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Sarah Palin speaks to a crowd of about 1,000 Ted Cruz supporters on July 27, 2012 in The Woodlands, Texas.

Texas Senate Runoff Leads Spate of Congressional Primaries

Long overshadowed by the high-profile presidential election, congressional primaries will soon attract more attention. After no House or Senate primary or runoff election in three of the past four weeks, there will be at least one such contest in each...

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Mitt Romney arrives with former Olympic figure skating medalist Kristi Yamaguchi to speak at the start of 'A Tribute to Salt Lake 2002 featuring Stars on Ice,' in Salt Lake City on Feb. 18, 2012.

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Mitt Romney arrives with former Olympic figure skating medalist Kristi Yamaguchi to speak at the start of 'A Tribute to Salt Lake 2002 featuring Stars on Ice,' in Salt Lake City on Feb. 18, 2012.

Yamaguchi: Romney `Brought Hope’ — Adelson Brought $10 Million to the Ads

Restore Our Future, a super-PAC supporting Republican Mitt Rommney’s bid for the presidency, has reported raising $82.2 million for the 2012 elections through June. Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife contributed $10 million of that. The Romney-allied super-PAC, raising...

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The Pentagon building in Arlington, Va.

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The Pentagon building in Arlington, Va.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 14 pct

That’s the share of Virginia’s gross domestic product that stems from defense spending, according to a Bloomberg Government study. Virginia is the state most dependent on military spending, followed by Hawaii and Alaska, the November report found. Policymakers in Virginia...

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William Jefferson Clinton

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William Jefferson Clinton

Clinton, Democratic `Alpha Male’ — to offer Obama for Nomination

Written with Roger Runningen Joe Scarborough, the former Republican congressman turned morning cable news star, calls Bill Clinton, the former Democratic president who’s become a political rock star, “the Alpha Male of his party.” So who better than Clinton to...

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