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Inside Politics Archive: October 2011

  • Poll: Cain, Romney tied in Va.

    Businessman Herman Cain is gaining ground with Virginia voters, tying former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the lead among GOP presidential contenders in a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. Published October 11 2011

  • Romney holds big lead in N.H. poll

    On the eve of the presidential debate there, a new poll shows Mitt Romney holding a big edge in New Hampshire over his rivals in the GOP nomination race. Published October 10 2011

  • Romney scores key backing in early primary states

    Mitt Romney on Monday rolled out high-profile endorsements from a couple of former senators, giving him some powerful allies in two of the key early primary states in the Republican nomination process. Published October 10 2011

  • Perry attack ad hits 'Romneycare'

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry kicked off Columbus Day on Monday with a sharply critical new Web video that lights into presidential rival Mitt Romney's support of a universal health care law in Massachusetts, suggesting it is evidence that the former governor's attempts to cast himself as a successful conservative businessman ring hollow. Published October 10 2011

  • Insurers start justifying premium hikes online

    Consumers can now check online to see which insurers are significantly raising rates, after the Obama administration implemented a provision in the new health care law requiring companies to publish and explain premium hikes of 10 percent or more. Published October 7 2011

  • Naked Scott Brown or naked Elizabeth Warren?

    It didn't take long for Sen. Scott Brown's naked centerfold in Cosmopolitan magazine to come up in his bid for reelection. Published October 6 2011

  • GOP refocused on Obama health care

    After weeks of little action by Republicans who want to repeal parts or all of President Obama's health care overhaul, lawmakers ramped up efforts this week that are unlikely to get very far but draw attention back to their complaints about the law. Published October 6 2011

  • Romney dings Perry's jobs 'plan'

    Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is poking fun at rival Rick Perry's yet-to-be seen jobs plan, releasing a mock version Thursday that's filled with some stiff criticism from pundits, hundreds of blank pages and a picture of the Texas governor wearing a grin as he points a pistol toward the smoke-filled sky. Published October 6 2011

  • Obama to hold press conference Thursday

    President Obama will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. Thursday, the White House has announced. Published October 6 2011

  • Poll: Obama disapproval hits 55%

    President Obama's disapproval rating hit an all-time low of 55 percent in a Qunnipiac University poll released Thursday. Published October 6 2011

  • White House: Holder 'truthful' in testimony

    The White House said Wednesday that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was "consistent and truthful" in his testimony to Congress over the "Fast and Furious" weapons investigation. Published October 5 2011

  • White House concerned about Senate Dems' stance on China currency

    The Obama administration has concerns about Senate Democrats' push to challenge China over the value of its currency, the president's spokesman said Wednesday. Published October 5 2011

  • Paul says he's raised more than $8M

    Rep. Ron Paul, the Texas Republican who's running for his party's presidential nomination, said Wednesday his campaign had raised more than $8 million from more than 100,000 donors in the third quarter. Published October 5 2011

  • Democrat Costello to retire from House

    Rep. Jerry Costello of Illinois said Tuesday he won't seek re-election in 2012, adding to a growing list of Democrats who are leaving the House. Published October 4 2011

  • Senate Democrats forced to block Obama's jobs bill

    Senate Republicans tried to make Democrats hold a quick vote on President Obama's jobs-stimulus bill Tuesday, but were blocked by Senate Majority Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat who is sponsoring Mr. Obama's bill but who said other matters take priority. Published October 4 2011

  • Poll: Romney in top spot; Perry, Cain tie at 16 percent

    A new national poll out this morning shows Texas Gov. Rick Perry and businessman Herman Cain headed in opposite directions in the presidential race. Published October 4 2011

  • Brazile: Perry uproar a distraction

    "Another sickening distraction" — that's what the Democratic consultant who led Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign is calling the controversy over a racially-inflammatory word painted on a rock at a hunting camp leased by the family of Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Published October 3 2011

  • Cantor says Obama wrong to call U.S. 'soft'

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Monday took President Obama to task for calling the United States "soft," saying the administration is to blame for any malaise afflicting the country. Published October 3 2011

  • Obamas celebrate 19th wedding anniversary in Alexandria, Va.

    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary Saturday night by dining at a restaurant in Old Town Alexandria. Published October 2 2011