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Daily Archives: August 29, 2012

Carlos Mendez of the Puerto Rico delegation at the Republican National Convention.

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Carlos Mendez of the Puerto Rico delegation at the Republican National Convention.

Cultural Bridge Over Troubled Water

A multicultural stage in Tampa tonight for the run-up to the running mate: This is the convention of a party lacking the support of Hispanic Americans — with less than one third of Latinos voicing support for the party’s presidential...

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Mitt Romney boards his campaign plane in Indianapolis.

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Mitt Romney boards his campaign plane in Indianapolis.

Air Romney: Loaded Agent’s Gun Left in Lavatory, Smoke Detectors Clear

A Secret Service agent accidentally left a loaded gun in the bathroom of Mitt Romney’s campaign plane today. The weapon was discovered by a CBS News reporter on the flight between Tampa and Indianapolis, where Romney delivered a speech to...

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People hold signs wishing Sen. John McCain a Happy Birthday as he speaks at the Republican National Convention.

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People hold signs wishing Sen. John McCain a Happy Birthday as he speaks at the Republican National Convention.

Storybook Ticket: Fox Pre-empts Palin’s Birthday Wish for McCain

Sarah Palin got a chance to wish her former running mate a happy birthday today, just not on the venue she wanted. Palin, in a Facebook post late this afternoon, said Fox News cancelled her appearances tonight — the same...

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Video of former president George W. Bush is played during the Republican National Convention.

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Video of former president George W. Bush is played during the Republican National Convention.

Jeb Bush: George Bush Unfair Target for Obama After Four Years

Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, son of one president and brother of another, will address the Republican National Convention tomorrow night, before the party nominates Mitt Romney for president. This is a convention that has yet to prominently acknowledge the...

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Delegates cheer at the Republican National Convention.

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Delegates cheer at the Republican National Convention.

Romney’s `Investors’ Motivated, Bush’s Finance Director Says

Jack Oliver likes the vibe here in Tampa — and says it explains Mitt Romney’s fundraising prowess. The Republican presidential candidate’s fundraising team “has been incredible,” said Oliver, the national finance director for President George W. Bush’s successful 2004 re-election...

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Representative Paul Ryan speaks to a stage manager during sound check at the Republican National Convention.

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Representative Paul Ryan speaks to a stage manager during sound check at the Republican National Convention.

Ryan: `Don’t Have That Much Time’

Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican Party’s candidate for vice president, will tell his convention — and, more pointedly, Americans viewing at home tonight  – that the country doesn’t have “much time” to confront the financial problems that have piled up....

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President Barack Obama reflected in a TelePromTer at a campaign event in Dubuque, Iowa, during a three day campaign bus tour.

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President Barack Obama reflected in a TelePromTer at a campaign event in Dubuque, Iowa, during a three day campaign bus tour.

Obama’s Iowa Stop: No. 7 This Year

President Barack Obama will head back to Iowa on Saturday — for his seventh time this year. The Democrat was just there on Tuesday to campaign at Iowa State University. As we reported today in Bloomberg Insider, the publication being...

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Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, Mia Love addresses the Republican National Convention.

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Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, Mia Love addresses the Republican National Convention.

Mia Love Promotes Romney in Tampa and Utah Amid House Race

Last night, Utah Republican Mia Love was in Tampa, Florida, promoting Mitt Romney in a speech to the Republican National Convention. A few hours later, she was on Utah television, praising the Republican presidential nominee in a commercial for her...

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T. Boone Pickens, founder of BP Capital LLC.

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T. Boone Pickens, founder of BP Capital LLC.

Pickens: Money Misspent on Senate

Billionaire T. Boone Pickens says he’s “fed up” with Washington.He recalls one of his greatest victories as once getting Republican Senator Tom Coburn to sign off on an energy proposal that included a natural gas user-fee. “He wouldn’t pay a...

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Mitt Romney speaks at the American Legion National Convention on Aug. 29, 2012, in Indianapolis.

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Mitt Romney speaks at the American Legion National Convention on Aug. 29, 2012, in Indianapolis.

Romney Leads Obama 3-to-2 in TV Ads With Outside Super-PAC Help

Swing-state voters continue to see more television ads attacking President Barack Obama than Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Romney and his allies ran three ads for every two by Obama and allied groups in the week leading up to the Republican...

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