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A perfect storm for Gingrichthanapat086

Mon, 23 Jan 2012 10:54:51 +0000

It was the perfect storm. Newt Gingrich seized on one of the wildest weeks ever in primary politics to win Saturday’s South Carolina Republican presidential primary, taking 40% of the vote in a contest that showed Republicans are energized and focused on beating President Obama. Clearly, Gingrich deserves a lot of credit. After poor finishes […](image)

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Republican hopefuls take fight to Floridathanapat086

Sun, 22 Jan 2012 07:52:25 +0000

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (Reuters) – After a bruising clash in South Carolina, Republican presidential frontrunners Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich will take their battle to a bigger stage when the campaign moves to Florida on Sunday. Gingrich, a former U.S. House of Representatives speaker, thrashed Romney in the South Carolina primary on Saturday, suggesting the […](image)

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PIPA, SOPA put on hold in wake of proteststhanapat086

Sat, 21 Jan 2012 07:46:02 +0000

Senate and House leaders announced Friday they are postponing work on two controversial anti-piracy bills in the wake of large online protests that spurred several congressmen to rethink the legislation. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced today that he is postponing Tuesday’s procedural vote on the Protect IP Act (PIPA). Meanwhile, House Judiciary Committee Chairman […](image)

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Obama’s health care law was born in Iowa. Will it die there?thanapat086

Wed, 07 Dec 2011 10:30:16 +0000

The road to health care reform—what the Republican presidential candidates routinely call “Obamacare,” and likely the central issue of the fall 2012 campaign—began in Iowa.   In May 2007, Barack Obama was a United States senator and Democratic presidential candidate who was losing to Hillary Clinton by double digits in national polls, when he unveiled […](image)

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Dan Quayle Endorsing Mitt Romney For Presidentthanapat086

Tue, 06 Dec 2011 13:26:48 +0000

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Dan Quayle is endorsing Mitt Romney for president, Republican officials told The Associated Press Monday. Quayle plans to announce his support for the former Massachusetts governor Tuesday afternoon at an event in Paradise Valley, Ariz., where Quayle has a home. Quayle served as vice president under President George H.W. Bush. […](image)

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Cautionary Lessons From Michiganthanapat086

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 10:32:26 +0000

CHICAGO — In the search for models to navigate the nation’s unemployment misery and the states’ budget woes, Michigan is rarely mentioned. After all, years before the rest of the country fell into recession, Michigan, so vested in the automobile industry, was wrestling with a single state downturn — and one that just kept going […](image)

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Obama Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionairesthanapat086

Sun, 18 Sep 2011 12:37:33 +0000

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Monday will call for a new minimum tax rate for individuals making more than $1 million a year to ensure that they pay at least the same percentage of their earnings as middle-income taxpayers, according to administration officials. With a special joint Congressional committee starting work to reach a bipartisan […](image)

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Rising GOP star Haley has own history with HPV vaccine falloutthanapat086

Sat, 17 Sep 2011 11:51:48 +0000

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) — As the debate over Texas Gov. Rick Perry mandating the HPV vaccine continues between Republican presidential candidates, a woman whose endorsement is coveted by all them, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, has her own complicated history on the issue. In 2007, shortly before Perry issued an executive order requiring that […](image)

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Obama awards 23-year-old Dakota Meyer with Medal of Honorthanapat086

Fri, 16 Sep 2011 10:06:58 +0000

President Obama awarded 23-year-old Marine Dakota Meyer with the Medal of Honor on Thursday, praising the Kentucky native for his service, valor, and for being “one of the most down to earth guys that you will ever meet.” Meyer, now a sergeant in the Marine Corps Inactive Ready Reserve, is the third living person, and […](image)

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Furor Over Loans to Failed Solar Firmthanapat086

Thu, 15 Sep 2011 10:52:00 +0000

WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers, escalating the political furor over the collapse of a solar equipment manufacturer that received a $528 million government loan, released excerpts from Obama administration e-mails on Wednesday suggesting that the White House pressed federal officials to wrap up their review of the loan quickly for political purposes. In the e-mails, officials […](image)

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