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Daily Archives: August 10, 2012

David Koch, executive vice president of chemical technology for Koch Industries Inc., center, at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

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David Koch, executive vice president of chemical technology for Koch Industries Inc., center, at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

David Koch Named as Romney Convention Delegate From New York

Billionaire industrialist — not to mention major financial supporter of Republican causes — David Koch has been named as one of Mitt Romney’s delegates to the convention later this month in Tampa. Koch, 72, is one of 95 delegates chosen...

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Supporters wait for President Barack Obama to speak at Colorado College in Colorado Springs on Aug. 9, 2012.

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Supporters wait for President Barack Obama to speak at Colorado College in Colorado Springs on Aug. 9, 2012.

Obama Opens Chicago Home for Fundraiser — 201 and Counting

One would think five fundraisers in one day would set some sort of record. Yet in this election, it’s no record. President Barack Obama will attend five fundraisers in Chicago on Sunday raising at least $5.5 million for his re-election...

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Cass Sunstein, Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget.

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Cass Sunstein, Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget.

Sunstein’s Solution for Simplified Federal Forms: Focus Group Them

The government is taking another stab at making the complex more simple. Cass Sunstein, leaving his office today as the nation’s top regulatory official in President Barack Obama’s White House, issued an order to federal agencies to simplify government forms...

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Residential buildings line the west and east side of Central Park in New York City.

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Residential buildings line the west and east side of Central Park in New York City.

New York, New York, West Side Up for Obama, and the East Side Down

Upper East Side: Mitt Romney. Upper West Side: Barack Obama. Midtown: Romney by a hair. Campaign contributions in the presidential contest — with President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney reporting almost $320 million from individual itemized donors — run Democratic...

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Mitt Romney looks at corn with corn farmer Lemar Koethe in a cornfield on August 8, 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Mitt Romney looks at corn with corn farmer Lemar Koethe in a cornfield on August 8, 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Romney’s Swing-State Bus Tour: Pitch for a `Stronger Middle Class’

Mitt Romney aides today mapped out their plans for a four-day, four-state bus tour that will take their fight directly into areas President Barack Obama won in 2008. Eric Fehrnstrom, a Romney senior adviser, told reporters at the campaign’s Boston...

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Travelling Press Secretary Susan Hepworth, center, and secret service agents monitor the crowd as Mitt Romney departs a Wawa gas station in Quakertown, Pennsylvania on June 16, 2012.

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Travelling Press Secretary Susan Hepworth, center, and secret service agents monitor the crowd as Mitt Romney departs a Wawa gas station in Quakertown, Pennsylvania on June 16, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 75

That’s the cumulative number of electoral votes in the four states on a bus tour for Mitt Romney that starts Saturday in Virginia and heads to North Carolina, Florida and Ohio after that. All four states voted Republican in 2000...

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President Barack Obama at the home of John and Nicole Armstrong and their neighbors in Fairfax, Virginia.

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President Barack Obama at the home of John and Nicole Armstrong and their neighbors in Fairfax, Virginia.

DC Suburb, Bellwether County, Critical to Winning Commonwealth

It’s affluent, it’s a suburb of the nation’s capital and it’s the land of the independent voter. And it’s a critical county for President Barack Obama to carry big in November if he wants to win the election. Republican Mitt...

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