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Daily Archives: August 15, 2012

Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan arrives at a campaign event at Miami University on August 15, 2012 in Oxford, Ohio.

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Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan arrives at a campaign event at Miami University on August 15, 2012 in Oxford, Ohio.

Ryan Welcoming Medicare Debate

It was a homecoming day for Paul Ryan. And a day to stand on the issues that brought him there. The Wisconsin Republican running as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential candidate today welcomed  the debate over his proposals as House Budget...

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Mitt Romney signs autographs as he visits Daytona International Speedway before the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup on Feb. 26, 2012.

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Mitt Romney signs autographs as he visits Daytona International Speedway before the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup on Feb. 26, 2012.

Romney’s NASCAR ‘Great Friends’ Come Through for Him

It was back in late February — before Mitt Romney had pinned down the Republican presidential nomination — that he caused himself some grief by saying that while he isn’t a particularly ardent NASCAR fan, some of his “great friends”...

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President Barack Obama kicks off a two day tour with a stop at Auraria Event Center, where he highlighted women's health care, in Denver, Colorado, on August 8, 2012.

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President Barack Obama kicks off a two day tour with a stop at Auraria Event Center, where he highlighted women's health care, in Denver, Colorado, on August 8, 2012.

Women’s Groups to Rally in Washington on Aug. 18

Women’s groups opposed to Republican efforts to cut funding for women’s health and impose new restrictions on abortion are gathering at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, Aug. 18. The rally will buttress Democratic efforts try to characterize Republicans as waging a...

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A security officer stands guard as U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, second right, and Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak deliver statements during a visit to an Iron Dome rocket defense shield battery, seen back left, in the coastal city of Ashkelon, southern Israel, on Aug. 1, 2012.

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A security officer stands guard as U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, second right, and Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak deliver statements during a visit to an Iron Dome rocket defense shield battery, seen back left, in the coastal city of Ashkelon, southern Israel, on Aug. 1, 2012.

Israel to Iran: `Window’ Shrinking

There is a “window” in which Israel might be able to effectively strike the nuclear program that Iran is developing, Israel’s ambassador to the United States said today, and that window is “small and getting smaller.” The development of bomb-grade...

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Congressmen Davis Schweikert, left, and ben Quayle after a candidate forum at an adult assisted living facility in Scottsdale.

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Congressmen Davis Schweikert, left, and ben Quayle after a candidate forum at an adult assisted living facility in Scottsdale.

Quayle, Schweikert Frame Tax Issue in Arizona Republican Race

An extension of payroll tax cuts approved by Congress and President Barack Obama early this year is a major issue in the race between Arizona Republicans Ben Quayle and David Schweikert, both freshmen members of the House. Quayle and Schweikert...

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Rep. Paul Ryan tries to evade defender Rep. Duncan Hunter during a flag football practice on the Mall in this 2009 file photo.

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Rep. Paul Ryan tries to evade defender Rep. Duncan Hunter during a flag football practice on the Mall in this 2009 file photo.

Romney on Ryan’s P90X Regimen — `Might Have to Try That Someday’

Mitt Romney’s running mate goes for the “ripped” workout. Romney, himself, likes his workouts the same way he likes most things: fast-paced and efficient, effective and without a lot of fuss. While Republican vice presidential running mate Paul Ryan is...

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House Oversight and Investigation subcommittee Chairman  Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., is seen on a video screen at left, on Capitol Hill in Washington during the subcommittee's hearing  on "Continuing Developments Regarding the Solyndra Loan Guarantee."

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House Oversight and Investigation subcommittee Chairman Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., is seen on a video screen at left, on Capitol Hill in Washington during the subcommittee's hearing on "Continuing Developments Regarding the Solyndra Loan Guarantee."

All Pigs and ‘George W. Bush’ — Meet Ted Yoho

Updated at 1:00p.m. EDT: Stearns has conceded the election to Yoho, the Associated Press reported this afternoon. A Florida veterinarian who probably unseated 12-term Representative Cliff Stearns in a Republican primary yesterday likens veteran politicians to “pigs feeding at the trough”...

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Against the re-election of President Barack Obama in Tiskilwa, Illinois.

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Against the re-election of President Barack Obama in Tiskilwa, Illinois.

Hope Gone, Change Needed: Republican Ad Refrain Heats Up

President Barack Obama remains popular — for all the voters who say they dislike his handling of the economy or other matters, most say they like the man. Obama also was elected on a wave of self-styled “hope and change.”...

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