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Jul 10 2012
Taxes, Jobs And Jabs: Obama And Romney Slug It Out In Swing States
President Obama campaigned in Iowa on Tuesday, promoting his plan to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for those who make under $250,000 a year — but not for more wealthy Americans.
Republican Mitt Romney was in another swing state, Colorado, hitting a new Republican charge that some of Obama's policies have helped create jobs overseas at the expense of the domestic job market.NPR (Online News)
Jul 05 2012
Presidential fundraising down; congressional soars
Despite widespread complaints about a frenzy of campaign spending, presidential candidates raised and spent about half as much money through the first quarter of 2012 as they did four years ago, according to new data.
But the trend is moving in the other direction in congressional races, with candidates raising and spending significantly more than they did in 2008, according to theWashington Post
Oct 24 2015
Benghazi panel reconsiders scope of email probe
Amid growing Democratic accusations of overreaching, especially on the matter of Hillary Clinton’s emails, Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee are now reconsidering how aggressively to pursue the email scandal that’s been dogging the Democratic front-runner. The committee is also undecided about whether to call ex-Clinton campaign staffer Heather Samuelson, who helped screen Clinton’sPolitico
Mar 07 2015
Republicans Set Up Shop in Iowa, Where Few Will Prosper
There are so many reasons for Republicans to ignore Iowa.
The sliver of the party’s registered voters that turns out on a frigid winter night to caucus for a presidential candidate is smaller than the population of Stamford, Conn., which is about 121,500. Caucus-goers are 99 percent white, and far more likely to be rural and evangelical Christians than Republicans are nationally.New York Times (News)
Mar 04 2015
What does Rick Perry have?
We’ve looked at the arguments for the presidential candidacies of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). Turning to former Texas governor Rick Perry, one might conclude he is the most underestimated candidate. Pundits who rank candidates tend to put him in the bottom tier of contenders. Like generals, however, pundits tend to fight the last campaign, and in the case ofJennifer Rubin
Aug 12 2013
Democrats Still Planning to Run on pro-Obamacare Platform in 2014 Elections
Earlier this summer, prominent Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi, announced plans to run on a pro-Obamacare platform for the 2014 elections. Over the weekend, Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn reconfirmed those plans.
The House assistant Democratic leader said on Sunday that his party will campaign on President Obama’s controversial healthcare law in 2014.
“We will be running onTownhall
Oct 12 2015
Cruz moves to escape Trump’s shadow, claim his supporters with cash haul
After spending several months drafting behind Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz appears to be making his move to escape the billionaire businessman’s wake and try to capture his loyal supporters in the GOP presidential nomination contest, putting the first chinks in the unusual alliance that had developed between the two candidates.
Amid signs that Mr. Trump’s momentum is stalling, Mr. CruzWashington Times
May 16 2015
Abu Sayyaf, an ISIS Leader, Killed in Syria by Special Forces, U.S. Says
American Special Operations forces mounted a rare raid into eastern Syria early Saturday, killing a leader of the Islamic State and about a dozen militant fighters, as well as capturing his wife and freeing an 18-year old Yazidi woman whom Pentagon officials said had been held as a slave.
In the first successful raid by American ground troops since the military campaign against theNew York Times (News)
Jun 03 2012
Why Political Ads In 2012 May All Look Alike
Among the biggest advertisers in the presidential campaign is a group that says it doesn't do political advertising: Crossroads GPS. Crossroads GPS — which stands for Grassroots Policy Strategies — was co-founded by Republican strategist Karl Rove. It and others like it enable wealthy donors to finance attack ads while avoiding the public identification they would face if they gave to moreNPR (Online News)
Feb 18 2015
Barack Obama: Unite with Muslims against terrorism
President Barack Obama published an op-ed tied to Washington’s summit on countering terrorism, condemning recent attacks both in the U.S. and abroad and calling for people across faiths to unite with the Muslim community. “Our campaign to prevent people around the world from being radicalized to violence is ultimately a battle for hearts and minds,
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