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Inside Politics Archive: July 2012


  • Obama's former Tech Officer running for office in Va.

    Aneesh Chopra, the country's first Chief Technology Officer under President Barack Obama, is officially running for lieutenant governor in Virginia in 2013, becoming the first Democrat to take the plunge into the race. Published July 12 2012

  • Poll: Ex-Hawaii Gov. Lingle ahead in Senate race

    A new poll conducted on behalf of Republican Linda Lingle's Senate campaign showed her in a tight race with the two front-running Democratic candidates. Published July 12 2012

  • Brown, Warren share wedding anniversaries

    In the midst of their knock-down, drag-out fight for the U.S. Senate, Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown and his Democratic opponent, Elizabeth Warren, shared something deeply personal on Thursday: celebrating their wedding anniversaries. Published July 12 2012

  • Boehner, Pelosi pan Chinese-made U.S. Olympic uniforms

    The top party leaders in the House took the U.S. Olympic team to task on Thursday over reports it will wear Chinese-made uniforms at the Summer Games that begin late this month in London. Published July 12 2012

  • Romney points to fact-checkers, accuses Obama of lying

    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney accused President Obama of running a re-election campaign based on lies in a new television ad that stacks the president's campaign claims up against media and other independent fact-checkers and features an old clip of presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton also claiming Mr. Obama stretched the truth in the campaign four years ago. Published July 12 2012

  • Ryan: 'One more chance' to repeal Obamacare — in the voting booth

    The vote by House Republicans on Wednesday to repeal President Obama's health care law won't go anywhere in the Senate, but Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, said there will be one last chance to win repeal — when voters go to the polls in November. Published July 12 2012

  • McCaskill scores record fundraising quarter

    Sen. Claire McCaskill stockpiled $2.6 million from April to June, raising more campaign funds than any other Missouri Senate candidate has in the second quarter of an election year. Published July 12 2012

  • Romney campaign fights outsourcing claim as new allegations arise

    Mitt Romney's campaign launched a new ad Thursday refuting claims that he shipped jobs overseas as head of Bain Capital, but a news report released Thursday questions whether the presumptive Republican presidential nominee left the company as early as he claims. Published July 12 2012

  • Brown lags behind Warren in fundraising in second quarter

    Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts still holds about $2 million more in his campaign coffers than Elizabeth Warren, but his lead has narrowed over the last three months as he raised just $5 million compared to $8.5 million brought in by his Democratic opponent. Published July 11 2012

  • Romney blasts Obama for Chavez comments

    Mitt Romney and Republicans are taking sharp issue with President Obama's assertion earlier this week that leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was not much a security threat to the United States. Published July 11 2012

  • White House accuses Romney of childish tactics on outsourcing

    White House spokesman Jay Carney Wednesday accused Republicans of engaging in childhood playground taunts over the issue of outsourcing. Published July 11 2012

  • Obama campaign: President could not fit NAACP into schedule

    White House spokesman Jay Carney got a little tongue-tied when asked why the president decided to skip the NAACP convention this year, repeatedly referring the question to the campaign. Published July 11 2012

  • Fischer swipes key endorsement in Neb. Senate race

    Republican Deb Fischer on Wednesday picked up a key endorsement in her race for the open Nebraska Senate seat, stealing away the backing of an influential group that formerly backed the state's Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson. Published July 11 2012

  • Poll: Romney-Ryan ticket would put Wisconsin in play

    Wisconsin voters favor President Obama comfortably over Mitt Romney but the state could become a toss-up if the Republican challenger chooses Rep. Paul D. Ryan as his running mate, according to a poll released Wednesday. Published July 11 2012

  • Allen releases third TV ad: 'Kay'

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate George Allen on Wednesday released the third television ad of his "Virginia Voices" summer advertising campaign in Virginia, all of which feature women Mr. Allen knows well speaking favorably of the former governor and U.S. senator. Published July 11 2012

  • Romney accused of a 'reverse Sister Souljah'

    Mayor Kasim Reed of Atlanta accused presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney of attempting to pull off a "reverse Sister Souljah moment" Wednesday when he went before the nation's largest black civil rights organization and vowed to repeal and replace President Obama's health care law. Published July 11 2012

  • Dems: GOP lawmakers repealing health care for personal gain

    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has opened up a new, personal line of attack on dozens of House Republicans who are expected to vote to repeal President Obama's health care law Wednesday afternoon, accusing them of trying to protect their lifetime government-subsidized insurance coverage. Published July 11 2012

  • Cornyn: Tax returns 'distraction' from Obama's 'broken promises'

    The chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee is leaving it up to GOP Senate candidates as to how many years of tax returns they want to release, suggesting Wednesday that the issue has been cooked up by Democrats to draw attention away from President Obama's record in office. Published July 11 2012

  • Obama administration waives some insurance penalties

    Low-income Americans whose states refuse to expand their Medicaid programs won't have to pay the penalty for failing to obtain health insurance, the Obama administration said Tuesday. Published July 11 2012

  • Dems block Obama's tax-cut bill

    Republicans, eager to put Senate Democrats on record on taxes, tried to force a vote Wednesday on President Obama's proposal to extend middle-class tax cuts but raise taxes for the rich, but Majority Leader Harry Reid objected, essentially sidelining the president's plan. Published July 11 2012