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Daily Archives: August 6, 2012

Co-chairman of the Weinstein Company Harvey Weinstein.

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Co-chairman of the Weinstein Company Harvey Weinstein.

Sex, Lies and Videotape and $35,800

Harvey Weinstein produced “Pulp Fiction.” “Sex, lies and videotape” and “The Artist.” Now the co-founder of Miramax is producing a $35,800-per-plate fundraising dinner for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. The fundraiser tonight at Weinstein’s waterfront home in Westport, Connecticut —...

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Arizona Republican Representative, David Schweikert, right, discusses his plans and concerns during a Republican candidate forum with Ben Quayle.

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Arizona Republican Representative, David Schweikert, right, discusses his plans and concerns during a Republican candidate forum with Ben Quayle.

Quayle `Embarrassed Us,’ Schweikert Says in Arizona Slugfest

Updated at 5:30 pm EDT Incumbent on incumbent warfare can get messy. A new television ad for Arizona Republican Representative David Schweikert alleges that House colleague Ben Quayle has “embarrassed us too many times.” Schweikert and Quayle, both freshmen, are seeking...

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A transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of E. coli O157:H7.

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A transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of E. coli O157:H7.

Pelosi’s `E. Coli Club:’ Republicans

“The E. coli Club” — Nancy Pelosi’s term for the Republicans. “Bless their hearts, it’s a philosophy that the Republicans in Congress have, and bless their hearts, they act upon their beliefs,” Pelosi, the former House speaker and current Democratic...

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Sen. Dean Heller, left, speaks with attendees of the 2011 Conservative Leadership Conference at the M Resort Spa Casino in Las Vegas.

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Sen. Dean Heller, left, speaks with attendees of the 2011 Conservative Leadership Conference at the M Resort Spa Casino in Las Vegas.

Republicans Press IRS: Don’t Relent

Updated at 5:20 pm EDT: Crossroads GPS, the nonprofit group co-founded by Karl Rove, has spent $472,496 to help Senator Dean Heller of Nevada win re-election. 60 Plus Association, which favors privatizing Social Security, announced it would spend $2.1 million...

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Mitt Romney loads groceries from Hunters Shop and Save supermarket in Wolfeboro, N.H., on Aug. 6, 2012.

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Mitt Romney loads groceries from Hunters Shop and Save supermarket in Wolfeboro, N.H., on Aug. 6, 2012.

Romney’s Tease in Sodas for Guests — ‘Folks Coming Over Today’

Keeping secrets just got a whole lot harder for Mitt Romney. The Republican presidential candidate got an early taste of what life in the White House would be like today, when a routine trip to the hardware store became a...

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Scott Brown and his wife, Gail Huff, in Boston.

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Scott Brown and his wife, Gail Huff, in Boston.

Scott Brown’s Wife on Boston TV: ‘You May Remember Me’

In that ultra-close contest for the old Senate seat of the late Ted Kennedy, Republican Senator Scott Brown has recruited a feminine antidote to his hard-charging Democratic opponent, Harvard Law’s Elizabeth Warren. His wife. Gail Huff, a well-known name on...

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Supporters at a Mitt Romney event in Golden, Colo., on Aug. 2, 2012.

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Supporters at a Mitt Romney event in Golden, Colo., on Aug. 2, 2012.

Team Romney Wins Money Race For Third Month

Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney and his Republican allies have out-raised President Barack Obama and the Democrats for a third consecutive month. The campaigns reported their July fundraising numbers this morning: $101.3 million for Romney Victory and more than $75...

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Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity members celebrate the landing of Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., on Aug. 5, 2012.

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Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity members celebrate the landing of Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., on Aug. 5, 2012.

Washington Daybook: Heating Up

NASA’s Curiosity rover descended safely through the Martian atmosphere, a plunge labeled “7 Minutes of Terror,” and touched down early this morning at a site called Gale Crater to begin its up to two-year mission to determine whether Mars has...

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A Mitt Romney supporter in Port of Tampa, Florida.

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A Mitt Romney supporter in Port of Tampa, Florida.

Republican Convention Lineup Starts

John McCain will cross a convention stage again. The Republican Party’s 2008 presidential nominee will join the lineup of podium speakers at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa. So will Condoleezza Rice, a former secretary of state in President...

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Phone booths in Rome.

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Phone booths in Rome.

Romney Persona Non Grata in Italy: Bain’s Old Telephone Directory Deal

If Mitt Romney’s tour of Europe skipped Italy, there was good reason. Bain Capital, when Romney was chief executive, made about $1 billion in a leveraged buyout there. The deal done 12 years ago remains controversial in Italy to this...

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