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Archived Since:April 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Poll shows Florida joining Obama’s swing state surge

While all the swing state have begun moving toward President Obama in the polls, the biggest swing state remained very close. Even that might be changing now. A new poll from CBS News, the New York Times and Quinnipiac University shows Obama extending his leads in the key states of Ohio and Florida, while also being up big in Pennsylvania. Show More Summary

Kerry rebuts Romney, suggests funding cuts may have contributed to killings in Benghazi

John Kerry has been trying to think like Mitt Romney as he stands in for the Republican nominee in presidential debate prep with Barack Obama. But in an interview on Tuesday, Kerry said it’s not easy to follow Romney’s train of thought on foreign policy. Read full article >>

New poll shows Obama with widening lead in Ohio, Florida

A day after Washington Post polls showed President Obama with an eight-point lead over Mitt Romney in Ohio and a four-point lead in Florida, a New York Times/CBS/Quinnipiac University poll shows an even bigger margin for the President in those two states.  Read full article >>

Obama’s briefings are showing

Let it not be said that columnists don’t have clout. Take, for example, Washington Post op-ed columnist Marc Thiessen’s Sept. 10 piece saying President Obama has failed to attend his daily intelligence briefing “more than half the time.” Read full article >>

Mitt Romney, back in battleground Ohio, tries to make up lost ground

VANDALIA, Ohio — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney returned to Ohio on Tuesday to kick off a bus tour across this critical battleground state in a push to make up ground that he has lost to President Obama. Read full article >>

Claire McCaskill criticizes Todd Akin’s ‘legitimate rape’ remark in new TV ad

With Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) staying on the ballot in the Missouri Senate race, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) has released a pair of new TV ads, including a spot that references Akin’s August comment that “legitimate rape” rarely causes pregnancy.  Read full article >>

Washington Post poll: Sen. Bill Nelson leads Connie Mack by 14 in Florida

Democrats’ hopes of holding on to their Senate seat in Florida appear to be looking up, with a new Washington Post poll showing Sen. Bill Nelson (D) holding a 14-point lead on Rep. Connie Mack (R) among likely voters, 54 percent to 40 percent. Read full article >>

Obama and Paul Ryan agree (on NFL lockout)

NFL fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs’ lockout is settled soon. -bo — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 25, 2012 President Obama has taken a bold stand in favor of good football — putting him on the same side as Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan. Read full article >>

Obama devotes CGI speech to human trafficking

A few hours after Mitt Romney appeared at the global charitable gathering hosted by former President Bill Clinton to explain how the United States can better promote prosperity and human rights abroad, it was President Obama’s turn to do the same. Show More Summary

‘I don’t mean to be terribly partisan, but I kind of am’

GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Tuesday that contributions by teachers’ unions to the Democratic Party represent an “extraordinary conflict of interest” because many times those unions will be sitting across the table from Democratic lawmakers in negotiating their contract terms. Read full article >>

Brown on war cry video: ‘Something I don’t condone’

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) does not approve of staffers whooping “war chants” and making “tomahawk chops” when confronting supporters of Democrat Elizabeth Warren at a recent rally. “It is certainly something that I don’t condone,” Brown told WCVB when asked about the video. Show More Summary

Romney focuses on foreign aid

In his speech to the Clinton Global Initiative, Mitt Romney skirted close to the “culture” argument for prosperity that caused him trouble during his trip to Israel this summer. But he cast the relative success of different countries as an issue of freedom rather than culture.  Read full article >>

Romney: Where’s my bounce?

After a nice introduction from Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative, Mitt Romney suggested that the former president is responsible for the current White House leader’s post-convention lead in polls.  Read full article >>

Washington Post polls: Obama lead in Ohio, edge in Fla. hamper Romney path to victory

President Obama has grabbed a significant lead over Mitt Romney in Ohio and holds a slender edge in Florida, according to two new polls by the Washington Post that indicate there are fresh hurdles in the way of the Republican nominee’s best route to victory in the Electoral College. Read full article >>

Post Poll: Obama now has significant lead in Ohio

Among likely voters, President Obama is ahead of Mitt Romney in Ohio by 52 to 44 percent. In Florida, the president is up 51 to 47 percent, a numerical but not statistically significant edge. Among all registered Florida voters, Obama is up nine percentage points. Read full article >>

Ohio moves to ‘Lean Obama’ on Fix electoral map

In the wake of a new Washington Post poll that shows President Obama opening up an eight-point lead among likely voters in Ohio, along with a slew of other survey data — public and private — that shows the incumbent with a clear edge, we are moving the Buckeye State from “toss up” to “Lean Obama.” Read full article >>

Elizabeth Warren represented coal mining company

The Boston Globe reports on Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren’s work for a major coal company:  Warren … helped write a petition to the US Supreme Court for LTV Steel in the 1990s, assisting the former industrial conglomerate in its fight against a congressional requirement that it pay millions of dollars into a fund for its retired coal miners’ health care. [...]Show More Summary

Obama’s policy on Iran bears some fruit, but nuclear program still advances

Barack Obama’s presidency was only hours old when a fierce debate erupted among top Iranian officials over the new U.S. leader and his offer to “extend a hand” to the Islamic republic. Hard-liners suspected a trick, convinced that Obama was no different from his predecessor, but others saw potential for a long-sought diplomatic thaw. Read full article >>

Elizabeth Warren in new TV ad: I ‘never got any benefit because of my heritage’

Elizabeth Warren never asked for nor received an advantage from employers in connection with her heritage, the Democratic Senate candidate says in a new TV released late Monday afternoon. The ad is a direct response to a commercial Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) released earlier Monday that hits Warren over her claim to Native American lineage. Read full article >>

When you hear ‘Taliban,’ do you think ‘poetry’?

A book that shouldn’t be missed! It’s “Poetry of the Taliban,” a slim volume hailed by scholars and diplomats as “an essential work” for anyone who wants a better understanding of what makes the Taliban tick. Read full article >>

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