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Inside Politics Archive: July 2012

  • Nebraska's Kerrey says critics 'playing with fire'

    Nebraska Senate hopeful Bob Kerrey is hitting back against allegations he's a "carpetbagger" who returned to the state for purely political reasons. Published July 11 2012

  • Single women give Obama an edge in poll

    President Obama's popularity among unmarried women propels him to a 3-point lead over presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in a Quinnipiac University national poll released Wednesday. Published July 11 2012

  • Romney courts Spanish voters with bio; Dems push back

    Looking to be defined on his own terms, presumptive GOP Mitt Romney rolled out a new television ad aimed at Hispanic voters in which one of his five sons shares his vision of his old man. Published July 11 2012

  • Kaine raises more cash, but Allen has more in bank in Va. Senate race

    Virginia Democratic Senate candidate Tim Kaine raised $3 million in the past three months and finished the second quarter with more than $2.7 million on hand, while Republican rival George Allen raised more than $2 million but finished with $3.3 million in the bank Published July 11 2012

  • Obama strives to regain edge in Iowa

    President Obama took his middle-class tax-cut message on Tuesday to Iowa, a state where some of the same voters who helped hand him a landslide primary victory and inspired the nation to embrace his come-from-behind candidacy in 2008 are experiencing a case of buyer's remorse. Published July 10 2012

  • Poll: Thompson trails in Wisconsin GOP Senate primary

    Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson is getting stiff competition in the state's Republican Senate primary, according to a poll released Tuesday. Published July 10 2012

  • Allen West suggested as Romney's veep pick

    Urged at a town hall meeting Tuesday to consider Rep. Allen West as his vice presidential pick, presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney said he's open to different ideas as he weighs his running mate choice. Published July 10 2012

  • Poll: Obama has 8-point lead over Romney in Va.

    President Obama leads Republican challenger Mitt Romney by 8 percentage points, 50 percent to 42 percent, in the all-important swing state of Virginia, a poll released Tuesday shows. Published July 10 2012

  • Boehner 'enthusiastic' about Romney

    House Speaker John A. Boehner on Tuesday said he and the rest of country will be "enthusiastic" about voting for Republican Mitt Romney for president, despite a comment he made last week that people "probably aren't going to fall in love" with the former Massachusetts governor. Published July 10 2012

  • GOP vows to shadow Obama during Iowa visit

    Republicans are firing back at the Obama campaign over its attacks on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's jobs record by arguing that the president is the one who has embraced shipping jobs overseas. Published July 10 2012

  • Utah's Rep. Chaffetz: 'Romney's been very successful. Get over it.'

    As Democrats ramp up attacks on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for his overseas financial investments and refusal to release more of his tax returns, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Utah Republican and a surrogate for Mr. Romney, defended the former Massachusetts governor Tuesday and said he's done everything in compliance with the law. Published July 10 2012

  • Plouffe: Very wealthy 'lining up trying to purchase White House' for Romney

    Top White House adviser David Plouffe responded Tuesday morning to Mitt Romney's robust June fundraising haul, saying that a small collection of very wealthy donors are lining up "trying to purchase the White House" for the former Massachusetts governor. Published July 10 2012

  • Tampa Hard Rock hotel-casino booked for RNC convention

    Someone within the Republican Party has booked the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa for the duration of the party's national convention in the Florida city in late August, the Tampa Tribune reported Monday. Published July 9 2012

  • CBO: Federal spending dropping but trillion-dollar deficit still likely

    The federal government ran a $60 billion deficit in June and is already more than $900 billion in the red this fiscal year, but there is some bright news: basic government spending appears to be dropping, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday. Published July 9 2012

  • Elizabeth Warren raises $8.6 million in second quarter

    Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren hauled in more than $8.6 million between April and June, making major fundraising strides against her Republican opponent, Sen. Scott Brown, her campaign announced Monday. Published July 9 2012

  • CBO to release updated health law cost in late July

    Two weeks from now, Congress' official scorekeepers will release an updated price tag for President Obama's health care that could bring dramatic changes in cost estimates now that the Supreme Court has modified the law. Published July 9 2012

  • Utah Democrat Rep. Matheson ahead in poll

    Rep. Jim Matheson, Utah's lone Democrat in Congress, holds a double-digit lead over highly touted GOP challenger Mia Love in his bid for a seventh House term, a new poll shows. Published July 9 2012

  • Perry: Texas won't expand Medicaid

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Monday his state won't expand Medicaid or set up an insurance exchange, joining a growing number of Republican governors who are rejecting two key parts of President Obama's health care law. Published July 9 2012

  • Dems blast Romney's personal finances

    Democrats on Monday ramped up their attack on Mitt Romney for his overseas financial investments, which they say demonstrate a lack of faith in the American economy. Published July 9 2012

  • Romney celebrates one year of South Sudan independence

    Mitt Romney on Monday commemorated the one-year anniversary of South Sudan's independence by calling for humanitarian aid to the nation and its refugees from Sudan. Published July 9 2012