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Inside Politics Archive: August 2012

  • Gingrich releases delegates

    Ahead of next week's Republican convention, Newt Gingrich on Tuesday officially released the delegates he won during the primary, giving them the ability to vote for Mitt Romney, the presumptive nominee. Published August 21 2012

  • Poll: Obama up 5 in Virginia; down from 8 last month

    President Obama leads presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney by 5 points in Virginia, 50 percent to 45 percent — down from an 8-point lead he held in early July, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling. Published August 21 2012

  • Storm threatens GOP convention in Tampa

    When Republicans gather next week in Tampa for their national convention, Isaac — not President Obama — threatens to be their No. 1 adversary. Published August 21 2012

  • Romney tells Akin to go

    Mitt Romney, who as the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee is his party's de facto head, called on Tuesday for Rep. Todd Akin to drop out of the Missouri Senate race. Published August 21 2012

  • Biden to head to Tampa next week

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden will head to Tampa, Fla., early next week to provide a little Democratic counter-programming at the massive Republican confab. Published August 21 2012

  • RNC host city is 'Democratic,' billboard says

    Delegates driving to the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week will be greeted with a downtown billboard reminding them they're visiting a Democratic city. Published August 21 2012

  • Poll: Romney grabs lead in Wisconsin

    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has opened up a 1-point lead in the key battleground state of Wisconsin, according to a poll released Tuesday. Published August 21 2012

  • Kaine's first TV ad touts bipartisanship, fiscal record as Va. governor

    Virginia Democratic Senate candidate Tim Kaine released the first television ad Tuesday in his race against Republican George Allen, a former senator and fellow governor, using the entire 30-second spot to talk about bipartisanship, fiscal responsibility and his accomplishments as Virginia's governor. Published August 21 2012

  • Poll: Akin still leads McCaskill in Mo. Senate race

    Embattled Missouri Senate candidate Rep. W. Todd Akin still holds a narrow lead over Sen. Claire McCaskill despite widespread disapproval of his recent comments on rape and abortion, according to a poll released Monday night. Published August 21 2012

  • Former Rep. Davis: Akin 'not going to win,' could cost Romney Missouri

    Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis of Alabama, who will be speaking at the Republican National Convention next week, said Tuesday the presence of Missouri Rep. W. Todd Akin, the GOP Senate candidate, on the ballot very well could turn the state blue. Published August 21 2012

  • Justice Department signs off on Va. voter ID law

    The U.S. Department of Justice has signed off on Virginia's voter identification law that will now require voters without proper identification to cast their ballots provisionally, rather than signing a sworn affidavit attesting to their identity. Published August 21 2012

  • Akin in new ad: 'I ask for your forgiveness'

    Missouri Rep. and U.S. Senate candidate W. Todd Akin is out with a new ad appealing directly to viewers for forgiveness for the remarks he made about rape and abortion as top Republicans pressure him to exit the race in the wake of the aftermath following the comments. Published August 21 2012

  • Romney campaign running in the black for July

    The presidential campaign of presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney raised more than it took in in July and spent heavily on polling, at nearly $1 million, according to new disclosures filed Monday. Published August 20 2012

  • Obama campaign spent more than it raised in July

    President Obama's re-election committees spent more money than they took in during July, newly filed records show. Published August 20 2012

  • Obama raises $30M from 20,000 major donors

    The Obama campaign raised $30 milion from fewer than 20,000 major donors in July, disclosures showed Monday, taking advantage of a setup that uses higher caps on donations to central party committees to capture up to $100,000 or more from families. The maximum anyone can ordinarily give to a candidate is $5,000. Published August 20 2012

  • Palin endorses Bongino in Md. Senate race

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has endorsed several successful dark-horse Republicans in this year's election cycle, and on Monday she threw her support behind her biggest underdog yet — Maryland U.S. Senate candidate Dan Bongino. Published August 20 2012

  • Tampa's Democratic mayor to speak at GOP convention

    Next week's Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., will have bipartisan flavor — at least for a few minutes. Published August 20 2012

  • Romney supports audit of the Federal Reserve

    Borrowing Rep. Ron Paul's presidential campaign push, Mitt Romney said Monday he thinks the Federal Reserve should face an audit. Published August 20 2012

  • Rep. Hochul trails challenger in tight race

    Democratic Rep. Kathleen C. Hochul of upstate New York is locked in a tight re-election battle, trailing Republican challenger Chris Collins by a razor-thin margin, a new poll says. Published August 20 2012

  • O'Malley, Kaine to speak at Democratic convention

    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine were named Monday to a growing list of speakers at next month's Democratic National Convention. Published August 20 2012