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Daily Archives: August 8, 2012

Sen. Edward Kennedy and Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney during a ceremony for Romney to sign a new health care reform bill in Boston in this 2006 file photo.

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Sen. Edward Kennedy and Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney during a ceremony for Romney to sign a new health care reform bill in Boston in this 2006 file photo.

`Moment Romney Lost the Election’ — RedState Frets About Boston-care

The Romney campaign got Rush Limbaugh’s and RedState’s attention today. It appeared that camp Romney was touting the Massachusetts health care law — an issue they’d spent months trying to explain away during the contentious Republican primary race. Romney spokeswoman...

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A Planned Parenthood rally in Richmond.

Photograph by Dean Hoffmeyer/Richmond Times-Dispatch/AP Photo

A Planned Parenthood rally in Richmond.

Drug-makers Fund Birth Control-Cutting Lawmakers, Investors Say

Investors that manage about $155 billion in assets have written to four drug companies that market contraception,complaining about their indirect support of U.S. lawmakers who have voted to end federal support for birth control. The letters to Merck & Co.,...

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President Barack Obama, accompanied by Sandra Fluke, at a campaign event at the University of Colorado on Aug. 8, 2012, in Aurora, Colo.

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President Barack Obama, accompanied by Sandra Fluke, at a campaign event at the University of Colorado on Aug. 8, 2012, in Aurora, Colo.

Sandra Fluke Rallies Post-Limbaugh

Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law graduate whom conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh called a “slut” earlier this year for her advocacy of President Barack Obama’s mandate of insurance coverage for birth control, still is mad Republican Mitt Romney didn’t do...

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama look out at the Chicago skyline on June 15, 2012.

Photograph by Pete Souza/The White House/Zuma Press

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama look out at the Chicago skyline on June 15, 2012.

Obama’s $weet Home Town Chicago

A few weeks after Barack Obama was elected president, he told this reporter in his transition headquarters in a Chicago high-rise that he planned to return to his home town every six weeks or so. That turned out to be...

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Sheldon Adelson, Chairman and CEO of The Las Vegas Sands Corporation, in Macau.

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Sheldon Adelson, Chairman and CEO of The Las Vegas Sands Corporation, in Macau.

Adelson Suing for Alleged Libel — Democratic Target Won’t `Be Bullied’

Top Republican campaign donor Sheldon Adelson is suing the National Jewish Democratic Council, accusing it of libeling him by saying that he personally approved of prostitution at his Macau casinos. In a lawsuit filed today in federal court in New...

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Supporters of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney  in Wolfeboro, N.H.

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Supporters of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in Wolfeboro, N.H.

Romney Hood, `Obamaloney,’ Voodoo Economics, `No JFK’

In the pantheon of campaign insults, Romney Hood and`Obamaloney’ seem small. President Barack Obama started the latest volley, when he told an audience in Stamford, Connecticut, Monday that Romney is robbing from the poor to pay the rich. “He’d ask...

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Sarah Palin at the 'Patriots in the Park' Tea Party rally at the Wayne County Fairgrounds July 14, 2012 in Belleville, Michigan.

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Sarah Palin at the 'Patriots in the Park' Tea Party rally at the Wayne County Fairgrounds July 14, 2012 in Belleville, Michigan.

Palin’s Perfect Game Gone: 1 Loss

There went the game. Republican chances of taking back the Senate became a bit tougher last night in Missouri, as Representative Todd Akin was selected by Republicans to oppose Senator Claire McCaskill this fall. The implications of the nomination are...

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, center, and Rep. Paul Ryan, listen as Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event in Janesville, Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, center, and Rep. Paul Ryan, listen as Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Republican Base-Play: Walker, Cruz

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus today announced two added speakers for his convention at the end of the month sure to gin up the Republican base. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, whose efforts to end collective bargaining for most public...

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