Inside Politics Archive: April 2012


  • New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism

    The Obama campaign apparently didn't look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan, "Forward" — a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism. Published April 30 2012

  • Obama campaign reveals new slogan, passes on Biden suggestion

    Obama campaign officials ignored the advice of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., when they unveiled the campaign's new slogan Monday: "Forward." Published April 30 2012

  • GOP lawmakers say administration is ignoring Medicare questions

    Three Republican senators say the Obama administration isn't answering their questions about how it's spending billions of dollars earmarked under the health care law to improve Medicare. Published April 27 2012

  • Presidential Medal of Freedom winners to include Albright, Dylan and Glenn

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, musician Bob Dylan and astronaut John Glenn were among a select group of 13 Americans named by President Obama Thursday as the latest recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. Published April 26 2012

  • Federal employees union fires back at Romney

    A government employees union is blasting Mitt Romney's list of "unfair" government spending after the presumptive Republican presidential nominee complained that government workers get "better pay and benefits than the taxpayers they serve." Published April 26 2012

  • Poll: Lugar trails primary opponent

    Veteran Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, is trailing his primary challenger by 5 percentage points in a new poll released Thursday. Published April 26 2012

  • Boehner says Obama campaigned on taxpayer money

    House Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday that President Obama misused taxpayer money this week when he visited three college campuses and demanded Congress extend student loan subsidies. Published April 26 2012

  • Team Obama takes early shot at Portman as veep choice

    The Obama campaign already has its talking points cued up if presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney chooses Ohio Sen. Rob Portman as his running mate. Published April 26 2012

  • Student: Obama drink mishap not my fault

    The college student whose yogurt drink spilled on President Obama in Colorado said Wednesday that a photographer actually was responsible for the mishap. Published April 25 2012

  • Hoyer says Democrats will take back House

    The No. 2 Democrat in the House said Tuesday his party will overcome its 52-seat disadvantage and take control of the chamber after the November elections. Published April 24 2012

  • Top Republican senator boycotts immigration hearing

    Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, said he won't take part in Tuesday's Judiciary Committee hearing on Arizona's immigration law and said the whole exercise — coming a day before the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the law — smacks of another effort to pressure the justices. Published April 24 2012

  • Romney noncommittal on Rubio's Dream Act

    Mitt Romney said Monday that he's "studying" the proposal being drafted by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio to legalize some of the children of illegal immigrants brought here through not fault of their own — signaling a potential shift in the hardline immigration stance the presumptive GOP nominee staked out in the primary contest. Published April 23 2012

  • Obama to make appearance on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon'

    President Obama will make his first appearance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" this week, his third time on late-night television. Published April 23 2012

  • Giuliani the latest skeptic to embrace Romney

    Just months after calling former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney the kind of "man who will say anything to become president," former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani endorsed Mr. Romney for president on Monday, arguing that the presumptive GOP presidential nominee provides a "clear contrast to President Obama." Published April 23 2012

  • Obama celebrates Soldier Ride with Wounded Warrior Project

    President Obama welcomed two dozen injured U.S. servicemen and women participating in the 34-mile Wounded Warrior bicycle race to the White House Friday, reminding the audience that they were in the "presence of heroes." Published April 20 2012

  • Class warfare dominates Massachusetts Senate race

    Class warfare emerged as a dominant theme in the bitter Massachusetts race for Senate this week, with GOP incumbent Sen. Scott Brown and his likely Democratic opponent Elizabeth Warren each posing as an advocate for the common man while trying to link their opponent to wealth and privilege. Published April 20 2012

  • Obama hit on travel to swing states

    The White House Friday attempted to brush off concerns that President Obama's decision to travel next week to Iowa, North Carolina and Colorado — all considered swing states in the 2012 election — was motivated by political interests. Published April 20 2012

  • Obama hires Planned Parenthood spokesman

    The Obama administration has hired Planned Parenthood's spokesman for a communications position that will likely involve hot-button issues like abortion and contraception. Published April 20 2012

  • Gingrich gains endorsements in Delaware

    Despite running on fumes, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign continues rolling out the endorsements — in Delaware. Published April 20 2012

  • Romney, White House trade jabs over 'silver spoon' comment and eating dog

    Mitt Romney and the White House traded jabs Thursday over President Obama's comments that he "wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth" — which Mr. Romney and others took as a swipe at the likely Republican presidential nominee. Published April 19 2012

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