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Daily Archives: August 9, 2012

Mitt Romney leaving a fundraising event in Manhattan on August 9, 2012 in New York City.

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Mitt Romney leaving a fundraising event in Manhattan on August 9, 2012 in New York City.

Who’s Romney Talking About Here?

Updated at 7:30 and 8:15 pm EDT As he works to stir publicity about his pick of a running mate, Mitt Romney sat for NBC News. Chuck Todd, political director and chief White House correspondent for NBC, asked the Republican...

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President Barack Obama during his visit to the U.S. Olympic Training center on Aug. 9, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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President Barack Obama during his visit to the U.S. Olympic Training center on Aug. 9, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Obama’s Socks, Romney’s Gold Medalists — Gaming the Olympics

Everyone wants a piece of the Olympics. The president, campaigning in Colorado today, stopped in at the U.S. Olympic Training Facility in Colorado Springs. He gave a shout-out to the U.S. Women’s Soccer team for “avenging” their World Cup loss. He...

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President Barack Obama with owner Virginia Romero, left, as he orders breakfast from her son Robert Romero, right, during an unannounced visit to Romero's Cafe & Catering in Pueblo, Colorado, on August 9, 2012.

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President Barack Obama with owner Virginia Romero, left, as he orders breakfast from her son Robert Romero, right, during an unannounced visit to Romero's Cafe & Catering in Pueblo, Colorado, on August 9, 2012.

Mr. President, Meet Mr. Chile

President Barack Obama, hoping to energize Hispanic voters in the swing state of Colorado, started his campaign morning in Pueblo today at Romero’s Cafe, which advertises itself as the “Home of Mr. Chile.” “I hear you guys got solid breakfast...

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Congressman Thaddeus McCotter at the 1st Annual Freedom Fest in Whitmore Lake, Michigan.

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Congressman Thaddeus McCotter at the 1st Annual Freedom Fest in Whitmore Lake, Michigan.

McCotter Staff “Lost its Moral Compass,” Michigan AG Office Says

A “dysfunctional congressional staff” that had “completely lost its moral compass” forged and falsely signed nominating petitions for Thaddeus McCotter, the former Michigan Republican congressman, according to a report today from investigators in the Michigan Attorney General’s office. McCotter quit after...

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Romney Raises $5 M in N.Y. and N.J. — `Like Chopping Wood’

The importance of this presidential election is constantly growing, especially in the eyes of the candidates. (And see here why fundraising is like “chopping wood.”) Republican Mitt Romney, speaking to donors in Manhattan this morning, said the election’s outcome could...

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Raising Campaign Cash, Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel

Need a new approach to raising campaign cash? Forget about the grueling grip-and-grins, the endless cocktail receptions and rubber-chicken dinners. You can follow one sportman’s approach that’s gaining popularity. Representative Bill Huizenga (R-MI) is taking his donors skeet shooting. He...

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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: Religion Ripe for Campaign

Mitt Romney is talking about religious liberty in a new TV ad. He’s also taking some liberties. And raising a subject that he, himself, has been reluctant to address. “Who shares your values?” the announcer of Romney’s new “Be Not...

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A United States Postal Service truck in New York.

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A United States Postal Service truck in New York.

Washington Daybook: No Deficit of Deficits

While Congress is out and President Obama campaigns in Colorado, government agencies in Washington are hard at work today, doing what they do best: issuing reports on deficits. The U.S. Postal Service today reports what’s expected to be its 11th...

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