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Daily Archives: October 8, 2012


Former U.S. President Bill Clinton speaks at an event at the University of New Hampshire October 3, 2012.

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton speaks at an event at the University of New Hampshire October 3, 2012.

Clinton Stumping for Vilsack in Iowa

Former President Bill Clinton will headline a rally for Christie Vilsack, the Democrat challenging Republican firebrand Rep. Steve King of Iowa. Clinton will appear at a rally in Sioux City on Friday. King, who is running for his sixth term...

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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Chair of the Democratic National Committee, speaks at the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012.

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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Chair of the Democratic National Committee, speaks at the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012.

Party Leaders Spin Post-Debate

Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Reince Priebus appeared back-to-back on this weekend’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt” to discuss last week’s debate and the parties’ game plans going forward. Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic National Committee chairman, said Mitt Romney tallied points...

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The NRA began a television advertising campaign today on Romney’s behalf, debuting a 30-second commercial  this morning in Cincinnati.

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The NRA began a television advertising campaign today on Romney’s behalf, debuting a 30-second commercial this morning in Cincinnati.

NRA Targets Obama In Ohio TV Ad

The National Rifle Association invested more than $2 million in the presidential race within 48 hours of endorsing Republican Mitt Romney last week, according to Federal Election Commission records. The money was used for online and e-mail advertising, direct mail,...

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Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) and food stamps are accepted at the Dollar General Corp. store in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, U.S., on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011.

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Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) and food stamps are accepted at the Dollar General Corp. store in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, U.S., on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011.

Food-Stamp Record: Quiet Report

While the lowest unemployment rate of President Barack Obama’s tenure dominated weekend economic news, a less-welcome statistic for the White House — a record number 0f food-stamp recipients — slipped by with barely a notice. About 46.68 million Americans received...

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Rep. Paul Broun at a House Homeland Security hearing in Feb., 2011.

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Rep. Paul Broun at a House Homeland Security hearing in Feb., 2011.

Broun Calls Evolution Lie From Hell

Heads up Todd Akin, here comes another House Science Committee member making a fuss over science. Rep. Paul Broun, a Republican from Georgia, said in videotaped comments that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are “lies straight from the...

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