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Filed Under:Politics / US Politics
Posts on Regator:2006
Posts / Week:7.4
Archived Since:July 16, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Pelosi boils down winning back the House to A-B-C

Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House of Representatives, says her party can take a strategy to regaining a House majority that is as simple as A-B-C.

DNC to GOP on healthcare: Bring it on

The Democrats have an answer for the Republicans if the U.S. Supreme Court throws out President Barack Obama's healthcare law on Thursday: Good luck with that.

Mitt Romney still a blank slate, Democrat says

Americans don't know much about Mitt Romney, except that he's rich and once offered to make a $10,000 bet in a Republican debate, former White House spokesman Bill Burton said.

Lead a Super PAC, lose your friends

It's not like the old days with his former colleagues at the White House and friends from the Barack Obama campaign anymore for Bill Burton.

This time, some Democrats are embracing “Obamacare”

This year, some Democrats are embracing "Obamacare" - touting their support for its popular provisions and attacking Republicans for opposing measures that polls show big majorities of Americans supporting.

Obama letter brings Democratic donors out of the woodwork

A fundraising appeal from President Barack Obama on Monday netted Democratic Congressional candidates their biggest online fund-raising day ever, New York Congressman Steve Israel said at the Reuters Washington Summit.

Will the “War on Women” have legs in November?

Democrats should not hold back from the "war on women" in campaigning for the Nov. 6 election, Senator Jeanne Shaheen said at the Reuters Washington summit, even if the economy will be on voters' minds as they head to the polls.

For Portman, it all comes down to beer

Rob Portman is upset about the tax laws that make a real American beer hard to find.

Campaign 2012 goes a bit peanuts and crackerjack

Massachusetts may have a reputation as the bluest of Democratically blue states, but it is also resoundingly red -- as in Red Sox nation. And President Barack Obama seemed to hit a nerve at a fundraiser in Boston on Monday night when he made a joke involving his favorite baseball team, the Chicago White Sox, at the expense of the suffering denizens of Fenway.

Are Republicans also losing the Asian vote?

Republican struggles winning over Hispanic-American voters have been well documented this campaign season, but there is some concern about another fast-growing ethnic group - Asian Americans.

Outside campaign groups can coordinate – with each other

Super PACs and other outside campaign organizations are barred from coordinating with the candidates they support or political parties, but there is nothing keeping a Super PAC from coordinating with another Super PAC, or several Super PACs. And indeed, some of them do.

Blunt says to keep an eye on Virginia

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt, who is Mitt Romney's point person in Congress, doesn't think Ohio or Florida will be the main states to watch on election night. He says his eyes will be on Virginia.

Romney changes style – not substance – on immigration

Mitt Romney took a dramatically softer tone on immigration in his speech to Latino officials on Thursday than his harsh rhetoric on this issue during the primary campaign, but the likely Republican presidential nominee's remarks fell flat with immigration advocates, who want him to offer solid policy suggestions and are wary of his past tough line on the issue.

Obama campaign attacks Romney for raising fees as governor

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and Democratic state lawmakers closed a budget shortfall by raising fees and closing corporate tax loopholes, a strategy partly explained and derided in two television advertisements the Obama campaign released on Wednesday.

Obama, “The Most Arrogant Man in the World”?

Conservative political group RightChange came out on Tuesday with a spoof of the hit Dos Equis beer commercials that replaces "The Most Interesting Man in the World" with a superlatively arrogant President Barack Obama.

Romney, Boehner do burgers

It was an all-American moment for Mitt Romney and House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday in their first joint appearance since Romney clinched the Republican nomination for president.

Back at home, President Obama, family attend wedding

President Barack Obama got a brief respite from the euro zone debt crisis and an intensifying general election campaign on Saturday while attending the wedding of a top aide's daughter with his family in his hometown.

Ann Romney’s horse, trainer headed to Olympics

A horse partly owned by First Lady candidate Ann Romney will be representing the red, white and blue in London this summer after almost certainly qualifying for the U.S. Olympic team in dressage, "the highest expression of horse training."

Romney hits Obama’s economic vision in Democrat’s hometown

Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney told supporters at a swanky fundraiser in President Barack Obama's hometown on Thursday evening that under his administration they would see an “extraordinary resurgence of America’s economy” because of the former private equity executive's economic prescription of less taxation, regulation, and government meddling.

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