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Daily Archives: July 11, 2013


Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska, speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 16, 2013.

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Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska, speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 16, 2013.

Palin vs. Begich: `Cheers Us Up’

Sarah Palin for Senate. Or at least Sarah Palin for speaking tours. Either way, ratcheting up the rhetoric against Alaska’s Sen. Mark Begich has to help Palin’s cause, be it a race for his seat or better bookings for herself....

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Engineers and developers work at President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters in Chicago on Dec. 13, 2011.

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Engineers and developers work at President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters in Chicago on Dec. 13, 2011.

Obama’s Ad-Men: Yogurt Next?

Two of the masterminds behind President Barack Obama’s analytics-fueled campaign-advertising operation say they’ve been inundated with inquiries from corporate executives eager to apply the tactics that won the 2012 presidential race to their marketing efforts. “We’re sort of handing out...

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Opponents and supporters of an abortion bill gather in a courtyard outside a hearing for the bill at the state capitol, on July 2, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Gov. Rick Perry has called lawmakers back for another special session with abortion on the top of the agenda.

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Opponents and supporters of an abortion bill gather in a courtyard outside a hearing for the bill at the state capitol, on July 2, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Gov. Rick Perry has called lawmakers back for another special session with abortion on the top of the agenda.

Texas Abortion Restrictions Near Passage

Texas lawmakers are poised to pass a bill as early as tomorrow that opponents say will close most of the state’s abortion clinics, ending a month that attracted thousands of activists in the most passionate public debate in Austin in...

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People wave American flags at a naturalization ceremony in downtown Manhattan on July 2, 2013 in New York City.

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People wave American flags at a naturalization ceremony in downtown Manhattan on July 2, 2013 in New York City.

Obama: #TakeItToTheHouse — Boehner Taking the Rap?

It’s time to “take it to the House,” the White House says. And so the president and allies have adopted a rapper-inspired hashtag — #TakeittotheHouse — in a bid to win approval of a comprehensive immigration bill in the Republican-run...

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Rep. Tom Cotton, right, a Republican who represents Arkansas' 4th Congressional District, talks with Tom Yancey of Hot Springs, Ark., at the First Church of the Nazarine in Hot Springs, Ark., on July 3, 2013. Cotton was attending a"Coffee with your Congressman" event at the church.

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Rep. Tom Cotton, right, a Republican who represents Arkansas' 4th Congressional District, talks with Tom Yancey of Hot Springs, Ark., at the First Church of the Nazarine in Hot Springs, Ark., on July 3, 2013. Cotton was attending a"Coffee with your Congressman" event at the church.

Trusting Obama — Not: Republicans Pairing Immigration with Obamacare

Suddenly, it’s all about Obama. Republican opponents of the immigration reform that has cleared the Senate with President Barack Obama’s blessing are giving voice to newly focused criticism that may also serve as a cover for their core resistance to...

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A supporter of Barack Obama shows off the earrings she got in New York City before the start of an Obama campaign rally at the George Mason University campus on October 19, 2012 in Fairfax, Virginia.

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A supporter of Barack Obama shows off the earrings she got in New York City before the start of an Obama campaign rally at the George Mason University campus on October 19, 2012 in Fairfax, Virginia.

Women Defect: Obama Ratings Down

President Barack Obama’s favorable ratings are in negative territory, according to a Quinnipiac University poll out today that shows women voters souring on his performance in office. Women voters were key to Obama’s re-election in 2012, giving him 55 percent...

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