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Inside Politics Archive: July 2012

  • GOP candidate Brunner pours personal fortune into Missouri Senate race

    St. Louis businessman John Brunner again has turned to his personal wealth to help fund his U.S. Senate bid, lending himself $2.54 million between April and June, according to the Springfield News-Leader. Published July 16 2012

  • Dueling baritones: Romney hits back at Obama's donors, singing

    Fresh off a week where GOP nominee Mitt Romney and top-level Republicans found themselves defending Mr. Romney's tenure at Bain Capital, his campaign launched a new online ad Monday hitting President Obama for purportedly aiding donors at the expense of the middle class — complete with a clip of Mr. Obama singing Al Green's "Let's Stay Together." Published July 16 2012

  • Romney: 'Best offense is to look at the president's record'

    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Monday defended his campaign amidst cries from fellow Republicans that he needs to quit playing defense in his challenge to President Obama after a week in which the topic dominating the headlines was Mr. Romney's record at Bain Capital and exactly when he left the firm. Published July 16 2012

  • Trump to Romney: Demand Obama's college records

    Billionaire businessman and Mitt Romney supporter Donald Trump said Monday morning that the GOP nominee should release more of his tax returns — as soon as President Obama releases his college records. Published July 16 2012

  • Health care law has governors split along party lines

    The nation's governors launched their weekend gathering in Williamsburg, Va., with a press release touting bipartisanship, but by Saturday afternoon it was clear the Republican and Democratic executives are as divided over the Obama administration's health care law as the rest of the country. Published July 14 2012

  • Romney, Obama locked in a dead heat in Florida

    A new poll released Saturday shows Barack Obama and Mitt Romney locked in a virtual deadheat in Florida, a state the president won in 2008. Published July 14 2012

  • One last Romney vs. Paul battle?

    Ron Paul has acknowledged that Mitt Romney is going to be the GOP presidential nominee, but the Texas congressman's backers are optimistic that Nebraska Republicans will give the libertarian-leaning candidate a consolation prize today: a guaranteed chance to speak at the August convention. Published July 14 2012

  • New Obama ad attacks Romney for 'outsourcing'

    The Obama campaign released a new TV ad Saturday attacking GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in unpatriotic tones for sending jobs overseas while he ran the private equity firm Bain Capital. Published July 14 2012

  • Obama supporters faint at Virginia rally

    More than 20 supporters of President Obama fainted at a campaign rally in Roanoke, Va., Friday night and required medical treatment. Published July 13 2012

  • Obama campaign worker, 29, collapses and dies

    A 29-year-old aide working for President Obama's re-election campaign died Friday after collapsing at campaign headquarters in Chicago. Published July 13 2012

  • Bill calls for Olympians to wear U.S.-made gear

    Six Democratic senators announced Friday they have co-sponsored legislation to require the U.S. Olympic team wear American-made uniforms. Published July 13 2012

  • Soros, unions give millions, awakening sleeping super PAC

    Liberal financier George Soros last month gave $1 million to a Democratic super PAC, breaking a silence from the Democratic heavy hitter and marking a willingness to give to the unlimited-money vessels, which many liberals despise, records released Friday showed. Published July 13 2012

  • Obama schedule heavy on campaign events

    Next week, President Obama will spend four days out of the five-day work week on the campaign trail. Published July 13 2012

  • Florida Sen. Nelson leads in new poll

    Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson holds a 5-percentage-point lead over GOP Rep. Connie Mack in his bid for a third term in the Senate, a new poll shows. Published July 13 2012

  • Flake wins endorsements in Ariz. Senate race

    Rep. Jeff Flake, a Republican seeking to move into a Senate seat this year, won the backing Friday of his state's two sitting senators, John McCain and Jon Kyl. Published July 13 2012

  • George H.W. Bush: 'Who the hell is Grover Norquist anyway?'

    President George H.W. Bush, the one-term chief executive and father of the more recent President George W. Bush, lashed out at taxpayer advocate Grover Norquist in an interview with Parade Magazine, saying Mr. Norquist's no-new-taxes pledge is a mistake. Published July 13 2012

  • Menendez, Kyrillos raise more than $1M in NJ Senate race

    The candidates in New Jersey's Senate race posted similar fundraising numbers during the second quarter, but Democratic incumbent Sen. Robert Menendez still has significantly more money than Republican challenger Joseph Kyrillos. Published July 13 2012

  • Rice VP pick would mean flip-flop on abortion for Romney

    Speculation about Condoleezza Rice as Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick is off the charts on Friday, with a banner headline on DrudgeReport.com, linking to what appears to be a groundswell of support among conservative thinkers. Published July 13 2012

  • Clinton: Republicans care more about election than economy

    Former President Bill Clinton blasted Republicans during an interview aired Friday, accusing them of refusing to address the nation's economic woes in an effort to sabotage President Obama's run for re-election. Published July 13 2012

  • Romney camp: Obama's staff 'out-of-control'

    Mitt Romney's campaign manager today accused President Obama's campaign of being "out-of-control" after a top Obama staffer said the former Massachusetts governor either broke the law or lied to voters. Published July 12 2012