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Daily Archives: September 21, 2012

Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and chairman of Sands China Ltd., during a news conference in Macau, China, on Sept. 20, 2012.

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and chairman of Sands China Ltd., during a news conference in Macau, China, on Sept. 20, 2012.

Adelson Front and Center for Romney

With casino magnate Sheldon Adelson in town, Las Vegas is never a gamble for Mitt Romney. “I don’t know how it is that Sheldon Adelson got in the front row,” Romney said, with a smile at the opening of a...

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Simon Pinsky, left, and Joshua Pinsky outside the Manhattan City Clerk's office after getting their marriage license.

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Simon Pinsky, left, and Joshua Pinsky outside the Manhattan City Clerk's office after getting their marriage license.

Appaloosa’s Tepper Gives $150,000 to Singer’s Pro-Gay Super-PAC

David Tepper, the head of the hedge fund Appaloosa Management, was the top donor last month to a super-political action committee that will aid Republican candidates who support same-sex marriage. Tepper gave $150,000 to American Unity PAC, which formed in...

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Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign event at the Cox Pavilion on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas.

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Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign event at the Cox Pavilion on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas.

Romney: No `Turnaround’ Needed

Republican Mitt Romney, who has lagged in polling in critical swing states and confronted criticism for his published comments about the 47 percent of Americans who pay no taxes as well as questions from fellow Republicans about his campaign’s strategy,...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a town hall meeting in Manchester, N.J.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a town hall meeting in Manchester, N.J.

$1.50 a Candle? N.J. GOP Banks on Christie Birthday

Want to go to Chris Christie’s 50th birthday party? It’ll cost you. New Jersey’s Republican State Committee has emailed invitations to donors looking to attend the Oct. 1 fete for the feisty governor at the Short Hills Hilton, which will...

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Former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine during the Democratic National Convention.

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Former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine during the Democratic National Convention.

Virginia Democrat Kaine Touts Work With Bush in Senate Ad

In the 2006 and 2008 elections, it wasn’t hard to find Democratic television ads attacking George W. Bush, who had poor approval ratings at the end of his eight-year presidency. Now comes Tim Kaine, the Democratic nominee for a U.S....

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Rep. Paul Ryan in Lakeland, Florida.

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Rep. Paul Ryan in Lakeland, Florida.

Paul Ryan Inspires $1 Mln Super-PAC Check in Support of Obama

“Paul Ryan.” This was Houston attorney Steve Mostyn’s answer when asked why he decided to make a second $1 million contribution last month to a Democratic super-political action committee supporting President Barack Obama’s re-election. “There’s this false belief that Mitt...

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Jerry Springer

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Jerry Springer

Republicans Spend $50 Million, Democrats $40 Million for House Races

The two national party committees overseeing strategy in the Nov. 6 elections for the U.S. House together have $90 million to spend on the dozens of races that will determine whether Republicans defend their majority. The National Republican Congressional Committee...

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President Barack Obama at a campaign event in Woodbridge, Va.

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President Barack Obama at a campaign event in Woodbridge, Va.

The Week of the 47 Percent — Obama: Writing Off `Half the Nation’

It takes more than one term of a presidency to change a nation’s course, President Barack Obama said today. And it takes more than one party. “It can’t happen if you write off half the nation before you took office,”...

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Jim Messina, center, campaign manager for the re-election of President Barack Obama in Chicago.

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Jim Messina, center, campaign manager for the re-election of President Barack Obama in Chicago.

Obama’s Campaign Has Yet to Enter the Bonus Round

Even as Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s campaign paid out more than $200,000 to his senior campaign staff members, President Barack Obama’s re-election effort is hoarding its cash. A check of Obama’s August filings with the Federal Election Commission found that...

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