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Daily Archives: November 1, 2012

California state senator Gloria Negrete McLeod after a vote on pension reform at the State Capitol in Sacramento.

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California state senator Gloria Negrete McLeod after a vote on pension reform at the State Capitol in Sacramento.

Bloomberg Swamps Baca w/ $2.7 Mln — Already Flooded Florida’s Webster

Written by Alison Fitzgerald New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg dished $2.7 million into a single California congressional race, buying television ads to help State Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod unseat Democratic Congressman Joe Baca one week before the election. The influx...

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Two statuettes depicting President Barack Obama, left, and Mitt Romney in Naples, Italy.

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Two statuettes depicting President Barack Obama, left, and Mitt Romney in Naples, Italy.

Obama 48.56%, Romney 48.49% — Talk About Too Close to Call

Republican Mitt Romney inspires more confidence than President Barack Obama on the question of improving the economy. Yet voters “disproportionately” blame former President George W. Bush for the state of the economy more than they blame Obama. These cross-currents might...

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Paul Wolfowitz

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Obama’s New Libyan Defense Chief: Bush’s Paul Wolfowitz, on Benghazi

Update at 5 pm EST, Nov. 8 After a day paling around in Hurricane Sandy disaster areas with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, President Barack Obama got an unexpected defense today from an even more surprising corner of the Republican...

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., center left, and wife Miriam Adelson in Macau.

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., center left, and wife Miriam Adelson in Macau.

Adelsons’ Campaign Total: $53.4 Million

Casino executive Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam have given $53.4 million to candidates, parties and political action committees for the 2012 elections, according to the latest figures from the Center for Responsive Politics. The two gave $20 million to...

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Sen. Scott Brown speaks at a rally in Cumnock Hall at the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus.

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Sen. Scott Brown speaks at a rally in Cumnock Hall at the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus.

Senate Republicans Send $2.4 Million to Massachusetts in Aid of Brown

The campaign arm of the Senate Republicans sent $2.4 million to the Massachusetts Republican Party to help Sen. Scott Brown fend off a serious from Democrat Elizabeth Warren on Nov. 6. The transfer by the National Republican Senatorial Committee accounted...

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Rep. Nan Hayworth conducts a news conference in the Capitol after a meeting of the House Republican Conference.

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Rep. Nan Hayworth conducts a news conference in the Capitol after a meeting of the House Republican Conference.

Dr. Hayworth Writes a Prescription: $100,000 for Her Campaign

As an incumbent, Rep. Nan Hayworth, a New York Republican, hasn’t needed to pull out her own checkbook the way she did when she first ran for Congress two years ago. Hayworth, an ophthalmologist who contributed $500,000 to her 2010 campaign,...

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The Philadelphia Eagles take the field before the start of their game against the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field on Oct. 28, 2012 in Pennsylvania.

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The Philadelphia Eagles take the field before the start of their game against the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field on Oct. 28, 2012 in Pennsylvania.

Obama Football Ads: Eagles, $40,000

President Barack Obama’s television advertising in Pennsylvania is targeted partly at the plentiful football fans in the state that is home to the Steelers and Eagles and also produced Hall of Fame quarterbacks like Joe Montana, Joe Namath and Johnny...

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President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Nov. 1, 2012.

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President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Nov. 1, 2012.

Obama in Bomber Jacket on Road: Romney `Sure Ain’t Change’

President Obama, resuming his re-election campaign after spending the last several days tending to Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, kicked off  his final sprint of the 2012 election making closing argument to voters through three states and three time zones. Wearing a...

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Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, attends the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) in Tokyo.

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Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, attends the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) in Tokyo.

Bernanke Leaves Less Room for Fed Change Under Romney

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke works most weekends, writing and reading without the constant interruptions that come from leading one of the world’s most important central banks. He isn’t the kind of guy who gets his picture taken at...

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Supporter Annie Lin, from Salem, Va., center, wearing plastic Romney lawn signs, cheers Mitt Romney at a campaign event at Integrity Windows in Roanoke, Va., on Nov. 1, 2012.

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Supporter Annie Lin, from Salem, Va., center, wearing plastic Romney lawn signs, cheers Mitt Romney at a campaign event at Integrity Windows in Roanoke, Va., on Nov. 1, 2012.

Romney: `Five More Days’

“This is an election of consequence,” Republican Mitt Romney said today in Roanoke, at the start of a campaign day in Virginia — the first full day of a resumed campaign fight following the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy. President Barack...

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