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Daily Archives: September 3, 2012

Pro-Romney protestors hold signs outside of a campaign event for President Barack Obama at Scott High School in Toledo, Ohio, on Sept. 3, 2012.

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Pro-Romney protestors hold signs outside of a campaign event for President Barack Obama at Scott High School in Toledo, Ohio, on Sept. 3, 2012.

Democrats Talk Budget, Claim Fiscal Prudence

You might think four straight years of trillion-dollar deficits would make Democrats hesitant to talk about the federal budget. You’d be wrong. Rep. Xavier Becerra, vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus, said Monday that Republicans will never deliver on...

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President Barack Obama is greeted by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley as he arrives to speak at a campaign event at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on June 12, 2012, in Baltimore.

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President Barack Obama is greeted by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley as he arrives to speak at a campaign event at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on June 12, 2012, in Baltimore.

O’Malley Tries to Contain Damage from a Two-Letter Word

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley spent the day trying to undo any damage caused by his utterance of one two-letter word the day before: “No.” “It wasn’t the first time, it won’t be the last time, that people have thrown a...

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Demonstrators march in a Labor Day parade on Sept. 3, 2012, in Charlotte.

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Demonstrators march in a Labor Day parade on Sept. 3, 2012, in Charlotte.

Unions Pitch in to Fund Democratic Convention, Despite Locale

While some labor unions decided to shun the fundraising efforts of the host committee for the Democratic National Convention, many others did ante up to help stage the gathering this week in Charlotte, North Carolina. Some labor officials were upset by the...

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Union supporters march in the "Charlotte Labor Day Parade" on September 3, 2012 in Charlotte.

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Union supporters march in the "Charlotte Labor Day Parade" on September 3, 2012 in Charlotte.

Over Charlotte’s Rainbow: Jobs?

A huge, brilliant rainbow opened up over “Uptown” Charlotte today. It drew oohs and aahs from those attending a 31st-floor “Hill” event at a Charlotte City Club reception. In the large, wood-paneled room, wine beer and hors d’ouevres were served as...

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Attendee Monique Smith poses in front of a President Barack Obama photograph on the National Jewish Democratic Council bus during CarolinaFest 2012 ahead of the Democratic National Convention.

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Attendee Monique Smith poses in front of a President Barack Obama photograph on the National Jewish Democratic Council bus during CarolinaFest 2012 ahead of the Democratic National Convention.

Lobbyists Shed Scarlet L in Charlotte

Lobbyists Heather and Tony Podesta, who donned scarlet L’s four years ago as a reaction to then-candidate Barack Obama’s attacks on lobbying, threw the first of two brunches today at the Mint Mseum. Guests, including lawmakers and corporate representatives, dined...

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Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley speaks to reporters on the North Lawn of the White House.

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Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley speaks to reporters on the North Lawn of the White House.

O’Malley Shrugs Off Talk of 2016

The good news for Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is that he came in second in a Bloomberg survey of Democratic delegates in swing states about who they think would be their best candidate for president in 2016 — when, they...

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Sen. Claire McCaskill on Capitol Hill before the senate luncheons.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill on Capitol Hill before the senate luncheons.

McCaskill: Obama Funding Decision Hurts Fight Against Akin

Senator Claire McCaskill told reporters today at a campaign stop in Springfield, Missouri, that President Barack Obama’s decision not to invest significant money in her state was making her re-election bid more difficult. “Of course it would be nice to...

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Protesters march through Uptown, the Charlotte business district, before the start of the Democratic National Convention.

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Protesters march through Uptown, the Charlotte business district, before the start of the Democratic National Convention.

Parties Fail Working Class: Protest

Southern labor activists didn’t shy away from taking a swipe at their natural allies as they met on the sidelines of this week’s Democratic National Convention to talk about speeding up organization in a region where unions have been historically...

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Canadian citizen Shona Holmes, right, with members of the House Republican leadership Rep. Roy Blunt, left, Minority Leader John Boehner, Rep. Judy Biggert, and Minority Whip Eric Cantor about Holmes's travel to the Mayo Clinic in Arizona for surgery to remove a cyst in her brain that was causing her to go blind.

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Canadian citizen Shona Holmes, right, with members of the House Republican leadership Rep. Roy Blunt, left, Minority Leader John Boehner, Rep. Judy Biggert, and Minority Whip Eric Cantor about Holmes's travel to the Mayo Clinic in Arizona for surgery to remove a cyst in her brain that was causing her to go blind.

Koch Group Brings Canadian to Charlotte to Attack Obama

Blocks from where Democrats are holding their convention this week in Charlotte, a Canadian resident is warning of the dangers of President Barack Obama’s health-care law. Shona Holmes is in town to promote an Americans for Prosperity ad. The nonprofit...

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