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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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Clinton campaign gives new meaning to the term ‘rope line’ at New Hampshire parade

51 min 50 sec ago
It wasn't like A-list celebrities or pro ballers were being hounded by the paparazzi at Friday's Independence Day parade in Gorham, N.H. It was just Hillary Clinton and the workaday press corps that regularly follows her around.Read full article >>

He saw her marriage as ‘unnatural.’ She called him ‘bigoted.’ Now, they hug.

1 hour 34 min ago
URBANDALE, Iowa — As this state’s most visible culture warriors, Bob Vander Plaats and Donna Red Wing have hurled insults at each other for years.Vander Plaats’s organization, The Family Leader, has derided same-sex marriages such as Red Wing’s as “unnatural.” Red Wing, leader of the LGBT rights group One Iowa, has called Vander Plaats “bigoted” and “cruel.”Read full article >>

The Fix: We’re less and less ‘proud be be an American’

1 hour 56 min ago
It's a day on which Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" is probably second only to the National Anthem, but it seems Americans haven't been less "proud to be an American" since before Sept. 11, 2001.A new Gallup poll shows 54 percent of Americans say they are "extremely proud" to be Americans. That number is down slightly from the mid-to-high 50s, where it stood for much of the last decade -- after its post-9/11 peak.Read full article >>

Bush: ‘Absolutely’ offended by Trump’s comments on Mexicans

3 hours 17 min ago
MERRIMACK, N.H. -- Jeb Bush says he's "absolutely" personally offended by Donald Trump's recent incendiary comments about Mexico and immigrants coming from the country.Bush, the former Florida governor whose wife is from Mexico, made his comments about Trump to reporters at the end of two Independence Day parades in the first-in-the-nation primary state.Read full article >>

Sanders, O’Malley race to be the Clinton alternative

4 hours 27 min ago
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley, two candidates vying to become the chief challenger to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, both crisscrossed Iowa over the past few days, stopping in some of the same cities and marching in small-town Fourth of July parades.Read full article >>

Balz: Lost ground for GOP signals challenges for 2016

4 hours 32 min ago
The Gallup organization reported its latest findings on party identification late last week, and the report contained good news for the Democrats and a flashing yellow for Republicans.The Democrats “have regained an advantage” over the GOP in party affiliation, Gallup’s Jeffrey M. Jones wrote in an accompanying analysis. Republicans, he added, “have seemingly lost the momentum they had going into last fall’s elections.”Read full article >>

The Fix: The politics of the Greece referendum, explained

5 hours 2 min ago
If you're just tuning into all of this, you should know that Greece is broke.And on Sunday, Greek voters have one of the most consequential decisions of their modern history to make about how to proceed next: Do they stay in the euro zone and risk tough austerity from the rest of Europe, which they owe billions of euros to? Or do they leave and risk unknown financial crisis?Read full article >>

The Fix: Bobby Jindal: The son of immigrants and new champion of the tough-on-immigrants crowd

11 hours 54 min ago
Louisiana Gov. BobbyJindal speaks to members of the press after a State Dining Room meeting with President Obama at the White House on Feb. 25, 2013. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Bobby Jindal lives in a very interesting and unique political space.Read full article >>

Sanders draws more than 2,500 to Iowa stop — tops for this presidential cycle so far

Fri, 2015-07-03 23:35
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Another day on the presidential campaign trail, another crowd of eye-popping size for Bernie Sanders.The independent senator from Vermont attracted more than 2,500 people to a convention center here on Friday night as part of his continued quest to lead a "political revolution" and win the Democratic nomination in a field that also includes Hillary Rodham Clinton.Read full article >>

Ted Cruz continues to defend Donald Trump on immigration

Fri, 2015-07-03 20:27
Sen. Ted Cruz continues to defend Donald Trump on immigration.Cruz (R-Tex.), in an interview with "Meet the Press" praised Trump for talking about immigration. Trump has made inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants, leading Macy's and Univision to sever ties with Trump.Read full article >>

Jeb Bush to meet with Mitt Romney in Kennebunkport

Fri, 2015-07-03 16:53
HANOVER, N.H. -- Chris Christie and Marco Rubio are not the only presidential candidates catching up with Mitt Romney in New England.Romney and his wife, Ann, plan to meet this coming week with former Florida governor Jeb Bush for lunch at Walker's Point, the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, according to aides familiar with the plans.Read full article >>

Clinton warns that a Republican president would repeal Obamacare

Fri, 2015-07-03 16:20
HANOVER, N.H. -- Hillary Rodham Clinton sharpened her partisan rhetoric to appeal to Democratic primary voters here Friday by issuing a dire warning: President Obama's health care law would disappear if a Republican wins the White House in 2016.Read full article >>

Donna Edwards still lags behind in fundraising

Fri, 2015-07-03 14:43
Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) raised over $590,000 in the past three months for her Senate bid, her campaign announced Friday. That’s far more than she raised in the first quarter of the year, but far less than her primary opponent, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, is expected to have raised. Read full article >>

Romney to host the Christies at his New Hampshire home

Fri, 2015-07-03 10:03
BEDFORD, N.H. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's comeback journey begins here in New Hampshire, so the Republican presidential candidate is paying a visit to the last winner of the state's first-in-the-nation primary and one of its most famous summertime residents.Read full article >>

The Fix: Why blacks see Dylann Roof as a terrorist and whites don’t

Fri, 2015-07-03 09:58
In the two weeks since a gunman walked inside a historic black church in Charleston and, after some prayer, shot and killed nine people, two competing narratives about what happened have emerged.Was the shooter a terrorist? Or was he simply a lost and animus-filled individual who committed a one-off hate crime?Read full article >>

Obama to meet with leader of Vietnam’s Communist Party at the White House

Fri, 2015-07-03 09:45
President Obama on Tuesday will meet with the general secretary of Vietnam's Communist Party, the first such visit at the White House since the two countries normalized relations two decades ago.Obama and Nguyen Phu Trong are expected to discuss a range of issues, including the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade accord, bilateral defense cooperation and human rights, the White House said in a statement.Read full article >>

Bernie Sanders seen as a ‘protest candidate,’ says Democratic rival Martin O’Malley

Fri, 2015-07-03 08:39
WAUKEE, Iowa — Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley, whose own poll numbers haven’t really budged since entering the race, says his rival Bernie Sanders is on the rise partly because voters see him as a “protest candidate.”Read full article >>

Exclusive: Chris Christie hires presidential campaign manager and appoints senior staff

Fri, 2015-07-03 08:00
Gov. Chris Christie has hired a seasoned Republican strategist to manage his nascent presidential campaign and has recruited other veteran operatives to round out a senior staff that also will include the top advisers who charted his rise in New Jersey.Read full article >>