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Inside Politics Archive: July 2012


  • NRCC to give Gingrich a boost paying off debts

    Newt Gingrich's deeply debt-ridden presidential campaign is getting a bailout from a national party committee. Published July 31 2012

  • Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announces separation

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has dealt with his share of bad news this summer, and on Tuesday there was more: He and his wife announced that they have separated. Published July 31 2012

  • Major union hits the streets for Obama

    The Service Employees International Union's (SEIU) political army is hitting the streets. Published July 31 2012

  • Allen decries defense cuts on trip to Northern Virginia small business

    U.S. Senate candidate George Allen donned a state-of-the-art, heat-activated cooling vest and made his way around the offices of a small defense contractor in Northern Virginia Tuesday, highlighting an example of a business already being impacted by looming federal defense cuts that have fast become a political flashpoint. Published July 31 2012

  • Romney's big veep announcement ... by I-Phone?

    This offer is sure to vex all the Obama campaigners who think they alone are on the cutting edge of voter outreach. Published July 31 2012

  • Report: Two out of three Democrats support gay marriage

    Two out of three self-identified Democrats now support gay marriage, suggesting that the Democrat National Committee’s expected decision to adopt gay marriage in its 2012 political platform is fully in line with its members’ views. Published July 31 2012

  • Obama mum on gay-marriage support in DNC platform

    The White House and President Obama's campaign won't even say whether he approves of adding support for gay marriage to the party platform, but the Democratic National Committee — which is under Mr. Obama's control — is taking a victory lap anyway. Published July 31 2012

  • Obama invokes Adams-Jefferson race to justify negative campaigning

    President Obama justified his negative campaigning this year with a reference to the nastiness of the race for the White House in 1800 before going on to joke about not having to hit up donors again — at least until fundraising for his presidential library begins. Published July 31 2012

  • Poll: U.S. confidence in economy at lowest level since January

    Public confidence in the economy is at its lowest point in six months and most Americans think things are only getting worse, according to a poll released Tuesday. Published July 31 2012

  • Warren to open for Clinton at DNC

    Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will speak at the Democratic National Convention, the Obama campaign announced Monday. Published July 31 2012

  • San Antonio Mayor Castro to be first Latino Democratic Convention keynote speaker

    San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will deliver the keynote address at this year's Democratic National Convention and become the first Latino to do so, President Obama's campaign announced Tuesday. Published July 31 2012

  • Romney aide tells press to 'shove it'

    Mitt Romney's campaign dealt with another minor headache Tuesday as he wraps up his overseas sojourn, with an aide telling the press to "shove it" in Poland, Politico reported. Published July 31 2012

  • Obama will 'evaluate' bill to ban online munition sales

    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that President Obama will "evaluate" a new bill that would ban online ammunition sales in the wake of the shooting massacre in Aurora, Colo. That left 12 dead and dozens more injured. Published July 30 2012

  • Camp talks of cancer diagnosis, thanks supporters

    Rep. Dave Camp thanked well-wishers for their support after announcing this weekend that he will undergo chemotherapy for a highly treatable for of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Published July 30 2012

  • Poll: Cruz rolls ahead in Texas Senate race

    On the eve of the bitterly contested runoff election for Texas' open U.S. Senate seat, Ted Cruz holds a 10 percentage-point lead over Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, a new poll shows. Published July 30 2012

  • Poll: Americans want president to create jobs, fight corruption

    Voters want the winner of this fall's presidential election to focus mainly on creating jobs, reducing federal corruption and cutting the national deficit, according to a poll released Monday. Published July 30 2012

  • Dem platform will support gay marriage

    The Democrats' 2012 platform, to be adopted at their convention in Charlotte in September, will officially back gay marriage, Rep. Barney Frank told the Advocate in an interview Monday. Published July 30 2012

  • McCain, Ayotte: Obama 'MIA' on defense cuts debate

    Sens. John McCain and Kelly Ayotte blasted President Obama Monday for purportedly failing to lead on preventing cuts to defense spending set to take effect early next year absent Congressional action. Published July 30 2012

  • Bill Clinton to formally nominate Obama at DNC

    Former President Bill Clinton will speak at this year's Democratic National Convention and will formally nominate President Obama as the party's presidential nominee, according to reports. Published July 30 2012

  • McCain: 'I'm proud of Sarah Palin'

    Sen. John McCain pushed back Monday against former Vice President Dick Cheney's comments Sunday that Mr. McCain's choosing former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008 was a "mistake" — while getting in a few digs at Mr. Cheney in the process. Published July 30 2012