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Inside Politics Archive: August 2012


  • Despite alleged rift, Obama appoints Caroline Kennedy to board

    Whether or not Caroline Kennedy ever soured on President Obama, the president appointed her Friday to serve on the board of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, the venue that honors her father. Published August 31 2012

  • White House says Obama plans came first

    White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday that President Obama had decided to go to look at storm damage in Louisiana even before Mitt Romney announced his trip there. Published August 31 2012

  • In Romney's wake, Obama will survey storm damage Monday

    Mitt Romney may have beat President Obama to the punch by rearranging his post-convention schedule Friday to fit in a trip to Louisiana to survey the damage from Hurricane Isaac, but President Obama will create some lasting presidential images of his own with a visit to the state Monday. Published August 31 2012

  • Limbaugh: Clint got under Obama's skin

    Hollywood may be bashing Clint Eastwood's performance at the GOP convention, but Rush Limbaugh said Friday the reason is that he touched a nerve with leftist celebrities — and with the president himself. Published August 31 2012

  • Axelrod: Romney's speech long on criticism, short on solutions

    Senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod criticized Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Friday, accusing the former Massachusetts governor of dwelling on the nation's economic struggles but offering few solutions during his speech Thursday night at the Republican National Convention. Published August 31 2012

  • Romney to visit Louisiana, survey storm damage

    Fresh off accepting the GOP presidential nod, Mitt Romney took on more of a presidential posture Friday, reworking his schedule so he could fly to Louisiana to survey the damage from Hurricane Isaac — beating President Obama to the punch. Published August 31 2012

  • White House does not challenge SEAL's bin Laden account

    The White House is not directly refuting a Navy SEAL account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden even though it contradicts some of the details the Obama administration provided in the days following the successful mission. Published August 30 2012

  • White House watches sports, not GOP convention

    President Obama and at least one top White House aide are doing their best to tune out the Obama-bashing at the Republican convention in Tampa. Published August 30 2012

  • Signs point to Eastwood as surprise RNC speaker

    Famed actor and director Clint Eastwood is the so-called mystery speaker who will address attendees Thursday night at the Republican National Convention, according to multiple reports. Published August 30 2012

  • Sen. Scott Brown distances himself from GOP platform

    Sen. Scott Brown was quick to distance himself from the Republican establishment after arriving in Tampa on Thursday morning, saying he's happy to be at the convention's final day but warning that he disagrees with parts of his party's conservative platform. Published August 30 2012

  • Brown defends taxi driver after tracker dust-up

    Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown wants to make peace with a Martha's Vineyard cab driver who was videotaped this week confronting a Republican tracker who attempted to film Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren. Published August 30 2012

  • Poll: Akin-McCaskill race still a tossup

    Despite widespread assertions that Missouri Republican Rep. W. Todd Akin's abortion remarks have made him a heavy underdog in the state's U.S. Senate race, a Democratic-leaning polling firm released a poll Thursday showing him in a virtual dead heat with incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. Published August 30 2012

  • Obama campaign rips Ryan speech

    The Obama campaign struck back Thursday at Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, accusing him of making several false claims during his address Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention. Published August 30 2012

  • RNC: Politics as fashion statement

    Part of the fun of party conventions is seeing delegates show up in their traditional state garb. Published August 29 2012

  • Ann Romney speech a big hit with delegates

    Republican National Convention delegates were still buzzing Wednesday about Ann Romney's prime-time speech the previous evening, who spoke on behalf of husband Mitt who that day officially was named the GOP's presidential candidate. Published August 29 2012

  • Poll: Democrats' pre-convention approval rating lowest since 1992

    Americans view Democrats and Republicans with near-equal skepticism going into this year's party conventions, according to a USA Today/Gallup poll released Wednesday. Published August 29 2012

  • Poll: Obama, Romney tied for popular vote

    Another poll was released Wednesday showing President Obama and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in a virtual dead heat among nationwide voters. Published August 29 2012

  • Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson to be on Iowa ballot

    Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson has officially qualified for the Iowa ballot. Published August 29 2012

  • First lady to visit Letterman as part of TV blitz

    First lady Michelle Obama will conduct a tripleheader of visits to TV shows in New York on Wednesday on the second day of the Republican National Convention. Published August 29 2012

  • Rubio: Romney presidency will address illegal immigration

    Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday that he expects Mitt Romney to "replace" President Obama's deportation directive that halted deportations for most illegal immigrants under 30 who were brought here as children. Published August 29 2012