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Inside Politics Archive: August 2012

  • Cantor, Hoyer not blinking on tax cuts

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, made it clear Thursday that their respective parties remain far apart on the issue of letting the Bush-era tax cuts expire. Published August 2 2012

  • Coburn dings McCain, Graham, but says 'sequestration is stupid'

    Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican and one of the leading conservative voices in Congress's Upper Chamber, offered a rather blunt take Thursday on the looming defense cuts that have evolved into a pitched battle between the two parties on Capitol Hill. Published August 2 2012

  • Gallup: U.S. job creation slips in July

    Gallup's Job Creation Index slipped to +17 in July, down from a position at or near +20 from April through June, the polling firm reported Wednesday. Published August 1 2012

  • McCain: DOJ slow-walking probe into Obama intel leaks

    Sen. John McCain said Wednesday that the administration is slow-walking its own internal investigation into intelligence leaks by planning so many interviews that it could take months or even years to finish it — pushing it well past this year's elections. Published August 1 2012

  • Obama: Middle-class would pay more taxes under Romney

    President Obama plans to seize on a new report that shows presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney's tax plan would shift more of the tax burden onto the backs of lower-income earners and away from the rich. Published August 1 2012

  • Senators call for deficit-reduction presidential debate

    A bipartisan group of five senators are calling for at least one presidential debate focused on how each candidate plans to get the country's fiscal house back in order. Published August 1 2012

  • Polls: Hovde takes small lead in Wisconsin GOP primary race

    Wisconsin U.S. Senate candidate and political newcomer Eric Hovde has overtaken former Gov. Tommy Thompson to seize a slight lead in their Republican primary race, according to two polls released Tuesday. Published August 1 2012

  • Poll: Obama leads in three key swing states

    President Barack Obama leads Republican Mitt Romney by a significant margin in three key battleground states, according to a new Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS poll. Published August 1 2012