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Inside Politics Archive: April 2012


  • Romney says anti-Obama sentiment will unite GOP

    Mitt Romney predicted Wednesday that Republicans will unite behind his presidential bid because they will be so eager to defeat President Obama in November. Published April 11 2012

  • Dems fundraise off of Santorum's exit

    Democrats are trying to capitalize on Rick Santorum's decision to drop out of the GOP presidential primary, casting it as the beginning of a two-man race between President Obama and Mitt Romney. Published April 10 2012

  • Amid GSA fallout, White House says feds on track to save $1.2 billion on travel costs

    As congressional committees tee up to grill the General Services Administration over a pricey 2010 conference in Las Vegas that cost several top officials their jobs, the White House is claiming that federal agencies this year are slashing conference and travel costs and are on track to save $1.2 billion. Published April 10 2012

  • Obama administration executive leaves for Mormon post

    It's not every day that the Obama administration loses a top official to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but that's what's happening later this month with the departure of Larry Echo Hawk. Published April 9 2012

  • Face time: White House basketballs feature Obama's image

    The White House used basketballs emblazoned with President Obama's image Monday at a basketball clinic as part of the festivities for the annual White House Easter Egg roll. Published April 9 2012

  • Bunny funny: RNC teases Obama with Easter photo

    The Republican National Committee's communications department poked a little Easter fun at President Obama Saturday. Published April 7 2012

  • Obama: Don't come over until women have 'settled down'

    President Obama's conference on women got off to an awkward start Friday when Mr. Obama seemed to play on some throwback stereotypes about women lacking professional decorum in his opening remarks. Published April 6 2012

  • Gay couple to pitch Obama at Easter Egg Roll

    A gay couple will use the traditional White House Easter Egg roll Monday to lobby President Obama to sign an executive order banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. Published April 6 2012

  • Coors beer heir makes waves with catchy campaign ad

    It's still early, but so far Joe Coors is leading the contest for most memorable radio ad of the 2012 campaign season. Published April 5 2012

  • McConnell tells Obama to 'back off' over court

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted President Obama on Thursday, telling him to "back off" from comments earlier this week where he appeared to question the constitutional powers of the Supreme Court and the possibility that it could overturn his health care law. Published April 5 2012

  • Black caucus members offer resolution to honor Trayvon Martin

    Democratic members of the Congressional Black Caucus have introduced legislation to honor Trayvon Martin, an unarmed Florida teenage who was fatally shot in February by a neighborhood watch volunteer, and to urge for the repeal of a controversial Florida gun law blamed in his death. Published April 4 2012

  • House Dems hold hearing on gas prices

    With gasoline prices soaring, House Democrats briefly returned to the Capitol Wednesday from their two-week spring break to examine accusations that Wall Street speculators are artificially driving up the price at the pump. Published April 4 2012

  • Obama eyes another Hollywood fundraiser

    The Hollywood Reporter has details on the White House's plans to tap into more financial support from the entertainment industry, starting with a May 10 party at Jeffrey Katzenberg's house. Published April 4 2012

  • Oddsmakers put Rubio atop VP field

    With Mitt Romney appearing to have a lock on the GOP's presidential nomination, the betting — literally — has begun on whom he might choose tap as his running mate, and the early money is on Florida freshman Sen. Marco Rubio. Published April 4 2012

  • Pelosi predicts 6-3 victory for health law

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday predicted the Supreme Court will uphold the health care law on a 6-3 vote, saying she and her colleagues "wrote the bill in an ironclad way." Published April 4 2012

  • NBC apologizes for Zimmerman 911 call edit

    NBC News admitted Tuesday it made an error in editing the audiotape of the 911 call George Zimmerman made moments before the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer shot and killed teenager Trayvon Martin in February. Published April 3 2012

  • Santorum holds small lead in Pennsylvania

    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum leads rival Mitt Romney 41 percent to 35 percent among likely voters in his home state's Republican presidential primary, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. Published April 3 2012

  • NBC News starts probe of edited Zimmerman 911 call

    Amid withering criticism from media watchdog groups, NBC News on Monday said it will conduct an internal probe into how and why an audio tape of George Zimmerman's 911 tape was altered to make the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer sound racist. Published April 2 2012

  • Obama: Size of majority means health care is constitutional

    In his press conference on Monday, President Obama said he was confident the Supreme Court will uphold his health care law because it was passed by "a strong majority" in Congress. Published April 2 2012

  • Poll shows Hatch with big lead among Utah delegates

    Once viewed as the possible next casualty of the Tea Party movement, Sen. Orrin Hatch now sits as the favorite going into the Utah Republican Party's nominating convention, according to a poll released Monday by the Hatch campaign. Published April 2 2012