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Daily Archives: September 25, 2012

Sen. Bob Corker speaks during a Senate Republican news conference on June 29, 2011.

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Sen. Bob Corker speaks during a Senate Republican news conference on June 29, 2011.

Senator Corker Steps from Platform

Who reads party platforms? Not Senator Bob Corker. The first-term Republican from Tennessee doesn’t “put a lot of stock in platforms,” he said when asked about the Republican Party’s platform in an interview today. “You’ve read one more sentence of...

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Wisconsin State representative Democrat Mark Pocan  during a session of the Wisconisn State Assembly at the Wisconsin State Capitol on March 8, 2011.

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Wisconsin State representative Democrat Mark Pocan during a session of the Wisconisn State Assembly at the Wisconsin State Capitol on March 8, 2011.

Leadership PACs: Autumn Blossom

Despite its name, having a so-called leadership political action committee isn’t contingent on being a high-ranking member of Congress. One doesn’t even have to be a member of Congress to have a leadership PAC. Candidates for Congress favored to win...

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Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a catch in the end zone to defeat the Green Bay Packers on a controversial call by the officials at CenturyLink Field on September 24, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

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Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a catch in the end zone to defeat the Green Bay Packers on a controversial call by the officials at CenturyLink Field on September 24, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

Obama Wants `Regular Refs Back’

Updated at 2:35, 3:35 and 6:25 pm EDT Well before the disputed game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks last night that ended in a touchdown crowd-catch requiring a 10-minute off-field conference of the temporary referees, President Barack Obama...

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Supporters cheer as President Barack Obama holds a campaign rally at Centreville High School in Clifton, Va., on July 14, 2012.

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Supporters cheer as President Barack Obama holds a campaign rally at Centreville High School in Clifton, Va., on July 14, 2012.

Winning Big by Losing Small: Democrats in Chesterfield Co., Va.

President Barack Obama probably won’t win Chesterfield County, Virginia, where Vice President Joe Biden is holding a campaign event today. The Obama-Biden ticket doesn’t need to win the historically Republican-voting county south of Richmond. The Democratic ticket could win big...

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Pakistani activists of the hard line Sunni party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) beat a protrait ofPresident Barack Obama during a protest against an anti-Islam movie in Peshawar.

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Pakistani activists of the hard line Sunni party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) beat a protrait ofPresident Barack Obama during a protest against an anti-Islam movie in Peshawar.

Obama: `Awful Things Every Day’

President Barack Obama managed to draw some actual laughs in an otherwise somber speech today to the United Nations General Assembly when he explained why the U.S. doesn’t ban videos such as the anti-Muslim screed that sparked attacks on U.S. embassies...

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Members of the media work on laptops during the third day of the Republican National Convention.

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Members of the media work on laptops during the third day of the Republican National Convention.

Press Fairness for Obama, Romney

Let’s be fair: There is no consensus about the fairness of the press when it comes to coverage of President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney — the Pew Research Center’s survey finds. Nearly half of those surveyed — 46...

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A supporter holds up a voter brochure as President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign stop in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Sept. 17, 2012.

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A supporter holds up a voter brochure as President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign stop in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Sept. 17, 2012.

Obama’s Ohio, Florida Leads: Post

President Barack Obama is holding a lead over Mitt Romney in Ohio, a must-win state for any Republican who has won the White House, according to a Washington Post poll. The Post poll of likely voters taken Sept. 19-23 showed...

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Mitt Romney at a campaign rally on Sept. 24, 2012 at Pueblo Memorial Airport in Colorado.

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Mitt Romney at a campaign rally on Sept. 24, 2012 at Pueblo Memorial Airport in Colorado.

Romney: Awaiting Clinton’s Bounce

Both Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are addressing the Clinton Global Initiative in New York today — in separate appearances. Romney today was ready to note how influential the former president can be — former President Bill Clinton’s...

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Hillary Clinton, secretary of state, speaks at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative(CGI)  in New York.

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Hillary Clinton, secretary of state, speaks at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative(CGI) in New York.

Hillary Clinton: `Rich People Everywhere’

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton prefaced these remarks by saying she is “out of American politics:” “There are rich people everywhere. And yet they do not contribute to the growth of their own countries.” That, and her remark that she...

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A poster of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, next to a balloon with a nuclear logo during a rally marking the 28th anniversary of the Islamic revolution in Tehran.

Photograph by Amir Narimani/document IRAN/Bloomberg

A poster of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, next to a balloon with a nuclear logo during a rally marking the 28th anniversary of the Islamic revolution in Tehran.

Washington Daybook: Watchfulness

It’s a day of watchfulness in Washington. President Barack Obama is promising to keep an eye on Iran and its nuclear program, the Environmental Protection Agency is scrutinizing Chevron Corp.’s environmental practices and former Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey...

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