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By John McAfee
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Bob Bennett
Sen. Mike Lee said Monday that conservatives cannot surrender the idea of community to the political left.
Convinced they were outclassed by the Obama campaign's ground game four years ago, Republican Party officials say they are ringing more doorbells, making more personal phone calls and soliciting more early ballots this year to level the playing field for nominee Mitt Romney.
Anti-establishment Republicans are gunning for the GOP nod in primaries for Senate seats in Connecticut, Florida and Wisconsin on Tuesday, in what is the last major test for tea partyers and their allies before November.
Some state Republican Party leaders and influential conservatives say they are worried that the early stages of Mitt Romney's campaign have been marked by missteps and missed opportunities in the bid to unseat President Obama in November.
As President Obama is in the middle of a two-day "Betting on America" bus tour across Ohio and Pennsylvania, political analysts said he will have to reassemble the "hope and change" demographic coalition of 2008 that relied on a high turnout of youths and blacks, and winning a larger-than-usual percentage of Hispanics and whites. By most accounts, that will be easier said than done.
A semantic dispute over what defines "a tax" or "a penalty" has pushed Mitt Romney's presidential campaign deeply off message as he struggles for the right response to last week's Supreme Court ruling upholding the health care law.
Orrin G. Hatch appeared to be coasting to victory in Utah's Republican Senate primary, and then Richard G. Lugar happened.
It's over, and Mitt Romney is going to be the GOP nominee for president. That's the growing consensus among Republican National Committee members who will automatically attend the party's national convention this summer and can support any candidate they choose.
A hot dog eatery made famous on the TV series "M-A-S-H" has been sold after a yearlong family feud over ownership.
Utah Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, 77, reported Tuesday that his campaign raised $1.5 million in the final quarter of 2011, another sign that he has no intention of following former Sen. Bob Bennett into forced retirement.
New Zealand police raided several homes and businesses linked to the founder of Megaupload.com, a giant Internet file-sharing site shut down by U.S. authorities, on Friday and seized guns, millions of dollars, and nearly $5 million in luxury cars, officials said.
Jerome Rubin, who helped bring to market the commercial online research database today known as LexisNexis and the display technology behind millions of Amazon Kindles and other e-readers, has died in New York. He was 86.
The sale of an Ohio hot dog diner made famous on TV's "M-A-S-H" has fallen through, with the potential buyer saying he will not complete the $5.5 million deal because of bank-required changes.
A veteran Utah Republican senator faces a primary challenge from a young conservative with the backing of the Club for Growth. Sound familiar?
Tourism officials say there can never be enough positive press coverage to undo the worst-case scenarios that were bandied about during the months-long barrage of bad news about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
In Ohio, thousands of Republican National Committee volunteers have knocked on 25 times as many voters' doors as in 2008, said state Republican Party Chairman Bob Bennett.
"We're concentrating on early voting, which in this state is the same as absentee balloting," said Mr. Bennett, who already has voted along with his wife. "Our secretary of state has mailed absentee ballots to every voter."