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Daily Archives: November 20, 2012

President Barack Obama and Buchenwald concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel visit the Little Camp memorial at the former Buchenwald concentration camp on June 5, 2009 near Weimar, Germany.

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President Barack Obama and Buchenwald concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel visit the Little Camp memorial at the former Buchenwald concentration camp on June 5, 2009 near Weimar, Germany.

Obama and Wiesel: Potential Co-Authors

Conversations with Barack and Elie? President Barack Obama and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, two Nobel Peace Prize laureates, may be teaming up to co-write a book based on their friendship and talks the two have shared over the last several...

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A Hispanic delegate holds a sign at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa.

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A Hispanic delegate holds a sign at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa.

Why Romney Lost Hispanic Vote: One Coloradan’s View

Cleaning out our e-mail of 2012 election-related stories that we stashed away for future reference — and, we must confess, usually forgot – we came upon a New York Times piece published March 16 with the headline “G.O.P. Strategy for Hispanic Voters: It’s...

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein during day two of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein during day two of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

A Milestone for Senator Feinstein

Dianne Feinstein has set the record of most votes won in a Senate election. The California Democrat amassed more than 7.1 million votes in winning re-election Nov. 6, according to an updated tally from California election officials.  An official count will...

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Jim Messina, center, campaign manager for the re-election of President Barack Obama, talks with reporters during a tour of the re-election headquarters in Chicago.

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Jim Messina, center, campaign manager for the re-election of President Barack Obama, talks with reporters during a tour of the re-election headquarters in Chicago.

Messina: Romney’s Chrysler Ad One of Campaign’s Biggest Missteps

President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign manager, Jim Messina, said one of the campaign’s biggest missteps by Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign was a controversial ad suggesting that Chrysler Group LLC is moving Jeep productions to China. “They were spending the last...

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A Buddhist monk reads a newspaper with news and photos of the visit of President Barack Obama, the day after Obama's historic trip to the former pariah state, in the streets of Yangon, Myanmar, on Nov. 20, 2012.

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A Buddhist monk reads a newspaper with news and photos of the visit of President Barack Obama, the day after Obama's historic trip to the former pariah state, in the streets of Yangon, Myanmar, on Nov. 20, 2012.

Washington Daybook: Setting the Agenda

With Congress out and President Barack Obama in Southeast Asia, cabinet officials and agency heads have Washington more or less to themselves today and are using the opportunity to lay out their visions for regulation in the years ahead. Defense...

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Sen. Kay Hagan during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Sen. Kay Hagan during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 20

That’s the number of Democratic senators whose terms expire at the end of 2014. Seven of those 20 Democrats represent states that voted for Republican Mitt Romney over President Barack Obama in the Nov. 6 election. The seven are Mark...

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