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Inside Politics Archive: January 2012


  • Obama toots own horn at auto expo

    President Obama took a victory lap of sorts for the resurgence of the U.S. car industry Tuesday, stopping by the Washington Auto Show in a surprise visit to proclaim that the bailed-out industry is "back." Published January 31 2012

  • Obama raises $55M; Bachmann lands in debt

    President Obama raised $55 million towards his re-election in the fourth quarter of 2011, the most major of a deluge of significant campaign filings expected Tuesday showed. Published January 31 2012

  • Gingrich 23, Romney 2

    The South Carolina Republican Party released the final tally of delegates won in its Jan. 21 primary, and Newt Gingrich dominated, winning 23 of the state's 25 delegates to the nominating convention. Published January 30 2012

  • Romney pulling away from Gingrich in Fla.

    The news is growing grim for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in Florida, where former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears to be widening his lead one day out from the state's pivotal Republican presidential primary. Published January 30 2012

  • Romney boosts lead over Gingrich in Florida

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has increased his lead to 14 points over former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in Florida's Republican presidential primary, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday. Published January 30 2012

  • Gingrich, Romney camps spar over attacks

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich released a new ad Friday accusing rival Mitt Romney of peddling falsehoods in Florida's primary contest, warning that that kind of dishonesty is why the former Massachusetts governor will lose in an general-election match-up against President Obama. Published January 27 2012

  • Romney pulls ahead in Florida poll

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has opened up a nine-point lead over former House speaker Newt Gingrich among likely voters in Florida's Republican presidential primary, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Friday. Published January 27 2012

  • Former governor has fundraising lead in Hawaii

    Hawaii Republican Linda Lingle has amassed $1.7 million in her bid for the Senate, nearly three times the amount raised by her closest Democrat competitor, Rep. Mazie Hirono. Published January 26 2012

  • After rising, support for health care law dips

    After public support for President Obama's health care law took a dive and then rose again over the fall, it fell again in January, according to the latest poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Published January 26 2012

  • House Dems say they'll reintroduce campaign finance bill

    House Democratic leaders said Thursday they will reintroduce previously failed legislation that calls for strict disclosure requirements on political campaign donations for ads paid for by corporations, unions and other organizations. Published January 26 2012

  • Pelosi denies she has Gingrich secret

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has dismissed suggestions she knows something that could derail Newt Gingrich's bid for the Republican presidential nomination, saying her belief he won't win is based on "instinct." Published January 26 2012

  • Dole: Gingrich hurt my '96 bid, cost GOP House seats

    Bob Dole, Republicans' 1996 presidential nominee, said Thursday that not only did Newt Gingrich hurt his presidential bid but he also cost Republicans seats in the House that year. Published January 26 2012

  • Former Gov. Rendell tells Dems to run on record

    Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has a message for his fellow Democrats running for re-election: Be proud of who you are. Published January 26 2012

  • Obama gives Brewer's book a thumbs-down review

    During his brief stop in Arizona to sell his plan for boosting the nation's manufacturing base, President Obama delighted in the balmy Arizona weather, but he probably wasn't expecting a hot-tempered exchange with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer right after Air Force One touched down in Phoenix. Published January 25 2012

  • Romney PAC spends over 5M in single day

    The super PAC that has provided much of the muscle for Mitt Romney's presidential bid spent $5.3 million on Tuesday alone, disclosures filed Wednesday showed. Even in a state with multiple major media markets, the sum will be tough to reckon with. Published January 25 2012

  • Senate Dems vow to increase taxes on Romney

    Rallying to President Obama's State of the Union cry, Senate Democrats said Wednesday they will make his call to raise taxes on the wealthy their chief objective this year. Published January 25 2012

  • McCain raps Obama ahead of Arizona visit

    Sen. John McCain welcomed President Obama to Arizona ahead of his Wednesday afternoon visit, but called on the president to make it more than a quick campaign stop, imploring him to spend some time addressing the negative impact his administration's policies are having on jobs and immigration. Published January 25 2012

  • Florida Gov. Scott: No endorsement, but a plug for Romney

    Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott has made a pointed effort to stay out of the presidential contest under way in his state, but he made it clear Wednesday he's a big fan of Mitt Romney's. Published January 25 2012

  • McCain: 'There's been way too many debates'

    Sen. John McCain, Republicans' 2008 presidential nominee, said Wednesday that there have been too many debates in the GOP's nomination battle this year, saying it's different than the general election where debates are limited. Published January 25 2012

  • Poll shows Gingrich gaining steam in Fla.

    A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows that Newt Gingrich has erased Mitt Romney's 12-point lead in Florida, as the two men campaign ahead of the state's nomination contest next week. Published January 25 2012