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Inside Politics Archive: August 2012


  • Cruz booked for Fox News Sunday

    The Ted Cruz national victory tour is underway. Published August 3 2012

  • The big bash: 86 percent of Romney coverage negative

    Media bias has gone from bad to ridiculous. During Mitt Romney's overseas visit earlier this week, 86 percent of the coverage on ABC, CBS and NBC "emphasized Romney's perceived gaffes," according to a content analysis of 21 major news stories by the Media Research Center, which also compared Mr. Romney's trip to a similar excursion made by President Obama in 2008. Published August 3 2012

  • Mourdock, Donnelly in virtual tie in race for Lugar's Senate seat

    The U.S. Senate race in Indiana between Rep. Joe Donnelly, Indiana Democrat, and Republican state treasurer Richard Mourdock is a statistical dead heat, according to a Rasmussen reports poll released Friday. Published August 3 2012

  • Retired porn queen Jenna Jameson endorses Romney

    Add another duo to the list of odd political bedfellows. Published August 3 2012

  • Obama's 'regulatory czar' steps down

    Cass Sunstein, the Obama administration's regulatory czar, will leave the post later this month to return to Harvard Law School, the White House said Friday. Published August 3 2012

  • Romney: Jobs report 'hammer blow' to middle-class

    Presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney said Friday that the latest jobs report, showing the unemployment rate ticked up to 8.3 percent, is more proof that President Obama's big government policies have failed to speed up the economic recovery and get people back to work. Published August 3 2012

  • Schumer blames tea party for gridlock

    New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer blasted tea party Republicans on Friday, accusing them of obstructing efforts by Congress to fix the economy and of making it increasingly difficult for Democratic and Republican lawmakers to work together. Published August 3 2012

  • DCCC apologizes for accusing GOP donor of profiting from Chinese prostitution

    The campaign arm of House Democrats is apologizing to casino magnate Sheldon Adelson for claiming that his campaign contributions come from money earned from Chinese prostitution, weeks after the deep-pocketed Republican donor threatened to sue for defamation. Published August 2 2012

  • Palin to stump for Steelman in Missouri

    Sarah Palin will spend her Friday evening at a picnic in rural Missouri where she'll serve food with Sarah Steelman, aiming to give the former state treasurer a final leg up in one of the country's hottest primary races for U.S. Senate. Published August 2 2012

  • Obama to women bloggers: I won't give 'any ground' on abortion rights

    Looking to expand his already strong lead among women voters, President Obama addressed a women's blogger conference in New York City Thursday pledging "not to give any ground" when it comes to abortion rights or women's reproductive issues. Published August 2 2012

  • Obama names Colin Powell to delegation

    President Obama selected former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell Thursday to lead a U.S. delegation to Jamaica to celebrate the country's 50th anniversary of its independence next month. Published August 2 2012

  • Romney super PAC surpasses pro-Obama PAC with ad buy

    The super PAC supporting Mitt Romney has emerged from a slumber to overtake the pro-President Obama super PAC with a major ad buy. Published August 2 2012

  • Donnelly tracker follows judge by accident, resigns

    A tracker assigned to keep tabs on Rep. Joe Donnelly, Indiana Democrat, apparently needs to brush up on what the U.S. Senate candidate looks like. Published August 2 2012

  • Carney dodges questions about Dems who back GOP on taxes

    White House spokesman Jay Carney ducked a question about President Obama putting some Democrats from swing states in a difficult position with his support for increasing tax cuts on wealthy Americans. Published August 2 2012

  • Government Motors: Feds keep expanding fleet of cars

    Budgets may be tight, but the federal government has increased its fleet of cars to 449,000 vehicles — or nearly one for every seven federal employees — according to the Government Accountability Office. Published August 2 2012

  • Lieberman open to serving in Romney administration

    Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut said Thursday that he'd consider serving as Secretary of State in presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney's administration if the Republican offered him the gig. Published August 2 2012

  • Romney adviser to Harry Reid: 'Have you no sense of decency, sir?'

    Mitt Romney's senior campaign adviser channeled the McCarthy hearings of the 1950s on Thursday when he implicitly accused Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, of engaging in McCarthyism by insinuating that Mr. Romney did not pay any taxes for 10 years. Published August 2 2012

  • Watchdog group: 2012 on pace to be costliest election cycle

    The 2012 election cycle will be the most expensive in history, costing nearly $6 billion and outpacing the record-breaking price tag of $5.4 billion in 2008, according to a campaign finance watchdog group. Published August 2 2012

  • Poll: Menendez maintains lead in N.J. Senate race

    Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey holds a 12-point lead in his race for reelection but it is still too early to close the door on his Republican opponent, according to a poll released Thursday. Published August 2 2012

  • Romney joins calls for end to Olympic medal tax

    Add presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney to the list of people who want to stop the federal government from taxing Olympic medals. Published August 2 2012