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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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Kelley leaves union presidency with list of victories for feds and continuing frustrations

2 hours 20 min ago
Colleen M. Kelley talks about victories for federal employees and frustrations during her 16 years as president of the National Treasury Employees Union before she retires next week.

Rand Paul 'Taking Action' | Campaign 2016

2 hours 29 min ago
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is calling on Congress to defund Planned Parenthood. He posted a video touting his stance to YouTube.

Trump campaign fires staffer over allegedly racist Facebook posts

3 hours 22 min ago
Sam Nunberg; donald trump

Scott Walker on his diet, Obama's religion

3 hours 26 min ago
Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker answered some quick questions at a forum in late July, reiterating his position that he does not know if President Obama is a Christian.

Scott Walker previews presidential cabinet

3 hours 35 min ago
At a forum hosted by Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker named some of his competitors who might find a spot in his cabinet if he is elected president in 2016.

Scott Walker defends the Koch brothers

3 hours 45 min ago
Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker credited David and Charles Koch with harnessing some Americans' frustration during a forum hosted by Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, the funding arm of the political network backed by the billionaire brothers.

Rand Paul: Defund Planned Parenthood, fund community health centers instead

4 hours 38 min ago
" It would be much less emotional for everyone if we just funded community health centers and didn't fund Planned Parenthood."

Sanders: Biden would represent ‘conventional establishment politics’ in Democratic race

5 hours 9 min ago
Sanders has been critical of establishment politics throughout his campaign for the Democratic nomination.

As debate looms, Rand Paul sees a chance to be the GOP dove

5 hours 14 min ago
The presidential candidate shifts back toward his libertarian roots.

Hillary Clinton promises to build on Obama climate plan as president

5 hours 33 min ago
In a statement Sunday, the Democratic front-runner called the plan "a significant step forward in meeting the urgent threat of climate change."

Trump: ‘I don’t think I’m going to be throwing punches’ at GOP debate

6 hours 24 min ago
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump plays down expectations about his performance.

The state of the GOP debate: Sunday, August 2

7 hours 17 min ago
A new poll, a new graphic.

The two indisputable and seemingly contradictory realities of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign

7 hours 35 min ago
She's vulnerable in the general election. But not (yet) in a primary.

Ranking the 10 men most likely to win the 2016 Republican nomination

7 hours 53 min ago
A key takeaway: Top GOP strategists unaligned with any candidate are very bullish on Trump’s chances.

At donor meeting, Charles Koch urges wealthy conservatives to do even more

11 hours 24 min ago
GOP pilgrimage to Dana Point conference underscores reach of ambitious political network.

Walker floats cabinet picks: Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Mitch Daniels

Sat, 2015-08-01 23:55
The Wisconsin governor told donors that he would look to other Republicans seeking the nomination if elected.