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Inside Politics Archive: August 2012


  • White House discounts talk of Petraeus as Romney VP

    The White House dismissed a report Tuesday that President Obama leaked word of Republican Mitt Romney wooing CIA Director Gen. David H. Petraeus to become his running mate. Published August 7 2012

  • Annual federal deficit nears $1 trillion

    The federal deficit is bumping up against the $1 trillion mark for the fourth straight year, having reached $975 billion through the end of July with two more months still to go in the fiscal year, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday. Published August 7 2012

  • Senators to China: Stop selling fake IDs

    A bipartisan quartet of senators has called on the Chinese government to crack down on companies in its country that produce counterfeit American driver's licenses, saying the practice is a serious national security threat to the U.S. Published August 7 2012

  • Advocates: Romney backs gay scouts, Obama is silent

    There is one social issue on which Mitt Romney is more liberal than President Obama — that of urging the Boy Scouts of America to accept gay scouts. Published August 7 2012

  • Virtual Carter to address Democratic convention

    Former President Jimmy Carter will deliver a videotaped address to be aired at next month's Democratic National Convention, party officials announced Tuesday. Published August 7 2012

  • Whitman: Romney needs 'Sister Souljah moment' with GOP base

    Former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman called the 2012 presidential campaign discourse "shameful" and pushed presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney to "stand up to" the more conservative wing of his party on Tuesday. Published August 7 2012

  • Lieberman: 2000 VP realization like a 'hallucinatory hangover'

    As if there wasn't already enough palace intrigue over who presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will choose as his running mate, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Independent, relayed the news to any potential contender Tuesday morning that they may be the pick — they just don't know it yet. Published August 7 2012

  • Rick Santorum, Rand Paul get prime speaking slots at GOP convention

    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, will both have headline speaking slots at the Republican National Convention later this month, the RNC announced Tuesday. Published August 7 2012

  • Gallup: 9 percent of 2008 Obama voters switching sides

    About one in 11 citizens who voted for President Obama in 2008 say they will support presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney this year, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. Published August 6 2012

  • White House: Reid 'speaking for himself' on Romney taxes

    The White House does not control what Sen. Harry Reid says, Obama spokesman Jay Carney said Monday. Published August 6 2012

  • Sununu: White House behind Reid attacks on Romney

    Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu accused the Obama administration on Monday of masterminding recent attacks by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid against Mitt Romney's tax record. Published August 6 2012

  • Rep. Kucinich calls for radiation warnings on cell phones

    Rep. Dennis Kucinich has introduced a bill that would require cell phones to warn consumers how much radiation is coming from their phones, saying that until science can disprove a link to cancer, the public should be told more information. Published August 6 2012

  • Cruz: Will work with Martians

    Ted Cruz appears willing to play with others, as long as they are fiscal conservatives. Published August 6 2012

  • Headline speakers at GOP Convention include Haley, Martinez, Rice

    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are among seven Republicans who have secured top speaking slots at the party's convention later this month in Tampa, the Republican National Committee announced Monday. Published August 6 2012

  • Poll: Brunner leads Missouri GOP Senate primary race

    Missouri U.S. Senate candidate John Brunner is the slight favorite going into Tuesday's Republican primary, according to a poll released Sunday night. Published August 6 2012

  • Romney outraises Obama for third straight month

    Mitt Romney raised $101.3 million in July, his campaign announced Monday, besting President Obama's total of slightly more than $75 million and marking the third consecutive month the Republican challenger has brought in more money than Mr. Obama. Published August 6 2012

  • Hughley: Whites resent black president

    Comedian and former CNN talk show host D.L. Hughley, pitching a new book that is critical of conservatives – especially tea party activists – is a fan of President Obama, but he thinks the former law school professor needs to learn when to take off the kid gloves. Published August 4 2012

  • Rove slams Reid on the Romney attacks

    A former senior adviser to President George W. Bush on Saturday criticized the Obama campaign on the president's lack of economic credentials and slammed Democrats who have questioned whether Republican challenger Mitt Romney pays taxes. Published August 4 2012

  • Ohio Dems call Mandel 'King of Liars'

    The Ohio Democratic party is taking direct aim at Josh Mandel's credibility with a new press release joking that the Republican Senate hopeful has been endorsed by the "boy who cried wolf." Published August 3 2012

  • Bottoms up! New York company named inauguration's official water

    The presidential election is more than three months away, but for thirsty folks who attend inauguration events in January there already is a winner. Published August 3 2012