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More flawed graphs in a Romney campaign ad

Mon, 2038-01-18 22:14

“This was household income when President Obama took office. This was the national debt. Under Obama, families have lost over $4,000 a year in income, and the national debt is now $16 trillion and growing. Barack Obama: More spending, more debt — failing American families.”

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Most independent ads for 2012 election are from groups that don’t disclose donors

Sun, 2032-04-25 09:28

Nearly all of the independent advertising aired for the 2012 general-election campaign has come from interest groups that do not disclose their donors, suggesting that much of the political spending over the next six months will come from sources invisible to the public.

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The Fix: The GOP hates the ‘lamestream media’ even more than you think

1 hour 55 min ago

When it comes to the outlets that the most conservative Americans get their news from, it's Fox News and everybody else.

And by everybody else, we mean mostly a bunch of other conservative-leaning media.

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Fact Checker: First-class travel for lawmakers: A 4-Pinocchio falsehood pops up again

1 hour 55 min ago

“Congresswoman Julia Brownley is what’s wrong with Washington. Brownley voted to allow first class air travel for Congress.”

— new ad by the Congressional Leadership Fund, a Republican-leaning Super PAC

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Federal Eye: VA’s worker-morale numbers are in, and they’re bad

1 hour 56 min ago

Department of Veterans Affairs employees have lost confidence in agency leadership, grown more fearful of whistleblower retaliation and generally feel less satisfied with their jobs, according to a federal-worker survey.

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House and Senate will likely have new small business leaders next year. Who’s in line?

1 hour 56 min ago

Outside of Ohio, Steve Chabot’s name may not mean much to small business owners.

However, he may soon be one of their most influential representatives in Washington.

Rep. Chabot (R) is the most likely candidate to replace Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) as chairman of the House Small Business Committee at the end of the year, according to a congressional staffer familiar with the discussions. Graves will be stepping down in accordance with self-imposed six-year term limits agreed to by all House Republicans.

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Hillary Clinton is a bright spot on a gloomy Democratic election landscape

1 hour 56 min ago

SAN FRANCISCO — In this midterm election season, it may not be good to be a Democrat — but it is very good to be Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The presumptive Democratic front-runner for 2016 is among her party’s best assets to raise money and energize voters amid a gloomy election landscape for Democrats this fall, and she is campaigning hard even on behalf of apparent lost causes.

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Kasich: I ‘don’t back Obamacare’ and I ‘want it to be repealed’

Mon, 2014-10-20 22:37

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is pushing back on reports that he'd said Obamacare was here to stay, saying Monday night that he opposes the federal health-care law and believes it could be repealed and replaced under a Republican president and GOP-controlled Congress.

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Guantanamo panel holds Saudi inmate, clears another for transfer home

Mon, 2014-10-20 20:11

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A Saudi inmate with ties to al-Qaeda will remain at the Guantanamo Bay prison and a second Saudi man has been cleared for transfer home, a U.S. national security panel said Monday.

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The Fix: Obama giftwraps another sound bite for Republicans

Mon, 2014-10-20 20:08

A couple weeks ago, President Obama declared that, while he wasn't on the Nov. 4 ballot, his policies were. And just about every GOP candidate in a red or swing state soon launched an ad using that comment to tie his or her Democratic opponent to Obama.

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Supreme Court to decide police access to hotel registries

Mon, 2014-10-20 19:51

The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will consider whether police in Los Angeles and other localities may demand to see a hotel’s registry without obtaining a search warrant.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit last year struck down a city law giving police this power, saying it violated the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches.

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Ind. police suspect 7 deaths to be work of a serial killer

Mon, 2014-10-20 19:46

GARY, Ind. — Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years.

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John Kasich doesn’t see Obamacare being repealed. He’s also winning by a lot.

Mon, 2014-10-20 19:33

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is in strong position to win a second term in one of the most purple states in the country. To understand part of how he pulled it off, consider what he recently told the Associated Press, in a report published Monday:

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Watch Ed Gillespie say ‘Ed Gillespie is an idiot’ (VIDEO)

Mon, 2014-10-20 19:32

The Twitterati have spoken. And Ed Gillespie heard them loud and clear.

The Republican Senate nominee in Virginia reads some "mean tweets" in a video he recently published on his YouTube page. Jimmy Kimmel would be proud.

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Federal Eye: New report: USDA must act to drive down dangerously high poultry pathogen rates

Mon, 2014-10-20 18:29

The U.S. Department of Agriculture must set strict pathogen limits for poultry products with the highest contamination rates and find ways to measure a poultry plant’s success with these new standards, according to a government report released Thursday.

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Shaheen is latest Democrat to shift toward Ebola travel ban

Mon, 2014-10-20 18:28

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) said through a spokesman Monday that she is open to a temporary travel ban from countries fighting Ebola, the latest Democrat to recalibrate their position on the issue.

"Senator Shaheen has contacted New Hampshire officials about local preparedness. She strongly supports any and all effective measures to keep Americans safe including travel bans if they would work," Shaheen spokesman Harrell Kirstein said in a statement.

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NHTSA issues recall, urgent warning on defective air bags

Mon, 2014-10-20 18:20

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration put out a recall notice Monday for defective air bags and urged people whose cars are equipped with them to take action immediately.

More than 4.7 million vehicles are involved in the recall. At least four people have died when inflator mechanisms ruptured on the air bags, spraying the passengers with metal fragments.

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The Fix: 9 things you didn’t read today (but should have)

Mon, 2014-10-20 17:45

1. New York Times reporter Helene Cooper used to live in Liberia. Revisiting the country in the middle of an epidemic reminded her of the resiliency of the place and its people.

I couldn’t believe he had just gone up to a body on the side of the road. “It could have been an ambush!” I cried. “He could have had Ebola!” Read full article >>

Federal Eye: Stealing things is easier at revamped GSA headquarters, report says

Mon, 2014-10-20 17:21

A few items that caught our attention Monday:

Stealing things is now easier at GSA headquarters: An inspector general said the open floor plans and flowing work spaces at the General Services Administration’s revamped headquarters in Washington have made stealing important documents and valuable items easier, according to a Federal Times report.

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The Fix: John Kasich just broke from his party on Obamacare. Big time.

Mon, 2014-10-20 17:03

"The opposition to [Obamacare] was really either political or ideological," Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) told the Associated Press earlier this month. "I don't think that holds water against real flesh and blood, and real improvements in people's lives." He also summarily dismissed the idea that a Republican-controlled Senate would repeal the program. "That's not gonna happen."

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