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Daily Archives: July 31, 2012

President Bush, right, is followed by Defense Secretary Robert Gates, left, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, center, prior to making a statement to reporters at Al-Asad Airbase in Anbar province, Iraq, in this 2007 file photo.

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President Bush, right, is followed by Defense Secretary Robert Gates, left, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, center, prior to making a statement to reporters at Al-Asad Airbase in Anbar province, Iraq, in this 2007 file photo.

Obama Invokes Bush’s Wars, Romney’s Tax Cuts as More of Same

President Barack Obama has talked about the mess he inherited. Now he’s talking about that mess in the context of the candidate who wants to replace him as president: “You watched and worried — two wars, tax cuts for millionaires,...

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Mitt Romney with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during a rally in Exeter, New Hampshire.

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Mitt Romney with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during a rally in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Got Apps? Republicans Circling Around Romney’s Western Tour

As Republican Mitt Romney heads to Denver this week, with speculation stirring about his choice of a running mate, Republican governors will be meeting about three hours west. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will join Virginia’s Bob McDonnell, South Carolina’s...

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President Barack Obama speaks at the National Urban League convention in New Orleans on July 25, 2012.

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President Barack Obama speaks at the National Urban League convention in New Orleans on July 25, 2012.

Obama Funding Own Campaign: More than $200 Donated Online

The Obama campaign lately has issued a lot of e-mails about the urgency of contributing money to the president’s re-election drive. Looks like Obama read them. The president cracks open a laptop. ”I’m not just talking the talk — I’m...

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Rep. Steve LaTourette during a news conference conference in the Capitol Visitor Center, where he accused the Senate Democrats’ of inaction on the House-passed FAA extension bill.

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Rep. Steve LaTourette during a news conference conference in the Capitol Visitor Center, where he accused the Senate Democrats’ of inaction on the House-passed FAA extension bill.

Ohio’s LaTourette Retiring Thins 1994 House Republican Class

Add Ohio Republican Steve LaTourette to the list of House members not seeking re-election who was a member of the huge Republican freshman class of 1994. Remember them? The 73 House Republicans first elected 18 Novembers ago, when Republicans ended...

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A little boy leans over to kiss President Barack Obama during the Congressional picnic on the South Lawn of the White House on June 27, 2012.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

A little boy leans over to kiss President Barack Obama during the Congressional picnic on the South Lawn of the White House on June 27, 2012.

He’s Barack Obama, and He `Approved This Message’

He is commander-in-chief, head of the executive branch and an occasional media critic. But now a four-year old has given President Barack Obama an entirely new job description: Message approver. It turns out that some Obama donors have a hard...

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The annual Pulaski Day Parade in New York City.

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The annual Pulaski Day Parade in New York City.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 9.6 million

That’s the number of Americans who claim some Polish ancestry, according to a 2010 estimate by the Census Bureau. More than five percent of residents claim Polish ancestry in Michigan, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Illinois, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Republican presidential candidate...

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Journalists run out of the Supreme Court building after receiving the court's decision on the Affordable Care Act in Washington on June 28, 2012.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Journalists run out of the Supreme Court building after receiving the court's decision on the Affordable Care Act in Washington on June 28, 2012.

HCA and WellPoint Tripled Swings Amid Supreme Court Confusion

CNN and Fox News’ misreporting of the Supreme Court’s health ruling didn’t just embarrass the networks last month. It also whipsawed shares of companies including HCA Holdings Corp. and WellPoint Inc. Hospital and health insurer stocks swung wildly in the minutes after the court’s...

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Mitt Romney at The Gdansk Old Town Hall, in Gdansk, Poland, on July 30, 2012.

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Mitt Romney at The Gdansk Old Town Hall, in Gdansk, Poland, on July 30, 2012.

Romney’s Rough-Edged Tour Ends With Aide Cursing at Reporters

Updated at 10:25 am EDT The home cable TV-view of Mitt Romney’s trip abroad hasn’t been kind to the candidate. It closes today with the cable headline crawl: Romney Aide Curses Reporters. Combine a candidate who tripped up on his...

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Mitt Romney poses for photos at a campaign rally in Rockford, Mich.

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Mitt Romney poses for photos at a campaign rally in Rockford, Mich.

App World 2012, Romney-Style: `America’s Comeback Team’

In 2008, Barack Obama named his running mate in late-night text messages. In 2012, Mitt Romney is naming his running mate with an app. The Romney campaign is offering a downloadable app for those who want to be part of...

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