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Daily Archives: August 22, 2012

Sandra Fluke introducing President Barack Obama during a campaign stop at the Auraria Events Center on August 8, 2012 in Denver.

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Sandra Fluke introducing President Barack Obama during a campaign stop at the Auraria Events Center on August 8, 2012 in Denver.

Sandra Fluke: Obama Fund-Raiser

Look who’s raising money for President Barack Obama: Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law graduate whom conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh called a “slut” earlier this year for her advocacy of  Obama’s mandate of insurance coverage for birth control. Fluke has introduced Obama...

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Soldiers of the 4th brigade combat team 4th infantry division of the U.S. Army dispose of waste left by mortar rounds at the Forward Operating Base Joyce, in the Kunar province in Afghanistan on August 20, 2012.

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Soldiers of the 4th brigade combat team 4th infantry division of the U.S. Army dispose of waste left by mortar rounds at the Forward Operating Base Joyce, in the Kunar province in Afghanistan on August 20, 2012.

Deficit Reality: Not DC Talking Point

To solve a problem requires knowing that problem: analyzing it, diagnosing it and then treating it. Yet when it comes to the deficit, Washington is woefully ignorant. A Bloomberg Government study, “What Really Caused the Mounting Federal Deficit”, provides a...

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A real estate agent who specializes in distressed properties walks outside after checking a house in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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A real estate agent who specializes in distressed properties walks outside after checking a house in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Underwater Homeowners Protesting

A new group made up of frustrated homeowners who owe more on their homes than they are currently worth say that they could be a decisive vote in key swing states in November. “Underwater voters are the single most underestimated...

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John Zito looks at a rendering of the display screens on stage at the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Fla.

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John Zito looks at a rendering of the display screens on stage at the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Fla.

Obama’s Spring, Romney’s Summer — TV Ad Parity in the Long Run

At 30 seconds a pop, and sometimes 60, it would take you more than six months to watch all 526,633 presidential election ads that have run on television since the general election began in earnest in early April. If you...

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President Barack Obama participates in an interview with YouTube and Google from the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

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President Barack Obama participates in an interview with YouTube and Google from the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

Obama’s High-Tech Contributions Haven’t Offset Wall Street Drop-off

President Barack Obama’s effort to reach out to the high-tech community in order to make up for a drop-off in Wall Street campaign funding hasn’t really paid off. According to the latest analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics, a...

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Isaac, left, reached tropical storm status and is approaching the Lesser Antilles islands as it moves westward on August 22, 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Isaac, left, reached tropical storm status and is approaching the Lesser Antilles islands as it moves westward on August 22, 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean.

Rock the RNC Like a Hurricane

Republicans, pack your umbrellas. The National Hurricane Center forecasts that Tropical Storm Isaac, now gathering strength in the Atlantic, will be a hurricane moving over Southern Florida at 8 a.m. Monday, just as the Republican National Convention gets underway in...

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David H. Koch, executive vice president at Koch Industries Inc., at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

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David H. Koch, executive vice president at Koch Industries Inc., at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Koch Group to Honor Koch During Republican Convention

Americans for Prosperity will honor billionaire industrialist David Koch and North Carolina businessman Art Pope — two of its founders — during the Republican convention in Tampa, according to a news release today. The reception, called “A Salute to Entrepreneurs...

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Mitt Romney at a campaign rally in Waukesha, Wis., on Aug. 12, 2012.

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Mitt Romney at a campaign rally in Waukesha, Wis., on Aug. 12, 2012.

What Romney Stands For: MSNBC

Who is Mitt Romney and what does he stand for? This is what MSNBC addresses, and answers well, with an hour-long documentary about the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee airing near the eve of the party’s nominating convention in Tampa....

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