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Inside Politics Archive: June 2012

  • Retaliation feared for Fast and Furious whistle-blowers

    The two men leading Congress' investigation into Fast and Furious said Friday they see signs the administration is retaliating against the whistle-blowers who first shed light on the botched gunwalking operation that has President Obama and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. under fire. Published June 30 2012

  • 'Crucifying' ex-EPA regulator joins Sierra Club

    Two months after resigning his post at the Environmental Protection Agency, Al Armendariz, infamous for his pledge to "crucify" oil and gas companies as a regulatory tool, has taken a job at the Sierra Club environmental lobby. Published June 29 2012

  • Romney sees money surge after health ruling

    Mitt Romney's presidential camp said Friday that the money continues to flow into the presumptive GOP nominee's campaign coffers in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling that upheld most of President Obama's controversial health care law. Published June 29 2012

  • Ruling fuels protest in Colorado against health care law

    Let the anti-Obamacare rallies begin. Americans for Prosperity plans to hold a "Hands Off My Health Care" rally on the steps of the Colorado state capitol here Friday, a day after the Supreme Court ruled constitutional the Affordable Health Care Act's individual mandate, now known as a tax. Published June 28 2012

  • First lady, citing Obama presidency: 'Change is possible in this country'

    A new generation of American children thinks having a black president is no big deal because Barack Obama "is all they've ever known," first lady Michelle Obama told a gathering of black church leaders Thursday. Published June 28 2012

  • Democrats demand House reprimand Issa over 'Fast and Furious'

    House Democrats on Thursday sought to punish Rep. Darrell Issa, the man leading the investigation into President Obama's administration, demanding that the chamber reprimand him for the way he's operated. Published June 28 2012

  • House Republicans redouble efforts against health law

    Leading House Republicans vowed to escalate the fight against President Obama's health care law, saying they're more intent than ever to repeal the whole thing after the Supreme Court upheld its constitutionality Thursday. Published June 28 2012

  • Ruling helps Romney haul in $3 million in one day

    Conservatives upset by the Supreme Court's decision to uphold most of the 2010 health care law are furiously cutting checks to Mitt Romney's campaign. Published June 28 2012

  • Pro-life meeting rocked by high court's ruling

    The Supreme Court decision upholding the heart of President Obama's health care law landed with a thud at a major gathering of pro-life activists in Arlington on Thursday. Published June 28 2012

  • Obama campaign: Do you have the president's back today?

    The Obama campaign already is using the Supreme Court decision on the 2010 health care law to drum up donations — even hours before the long-awaited decision is expected to be announced. Published June 28 2012

  • Obama plans Colo. trip Friday to survey damage from wildfires

    President Obama called Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, as well as Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach, Wednesday afternoon to get an update on the devastating wildfires that are raging in the region, forcing frantic evacuation orders for more than 32,000 residents, including the U.S. Air Force Academy. Published June 27 2012

  • Dem Senate candidates ahead in swing states, polls show

    Potential voters are swinging toward Democratic incumbents in U.S. Senate races in the key battleground states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida, new Quinnipiac University polls shows. Published June 27 2012

  • Democrat says he'll vote to hold Holder in contempt

    Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson told his local newspapers Tuesday he'll vote to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress, breaking ranks with the rest of his party, which has generally closed lines around the embattled attorney general. Published June 27 2012

  • Obama leads Romney in poll of three key states

    President Obama leads presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the three battleground states of Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania, where voters approve of the president's new immigration policy and rate the candidates about even on handling the economy, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. Published June 27 2012

  • Republican senators demand investigation of security leaks

    A group of Republican senators is pressing Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to immediately appoint an independent special counsel to investigate what they called an "avalanche" of national security leaks. Published June 26 2012

  • Obama to fly over region damaged by Debby

    President Obama, on a two-day fundraising trip including stops in Georgia and Florida, will fly over the region being flooded by Tropical Storm Debby but probably won't see the devastation on the ground from his windows on Air Force One. Published June 26 2012

  • Romney camp charges Obama with error on baseball taunt

    President Obama needled baseball fans in Boston Monday night — and his attempt at humor at the expense of rabid local Red Sox partisans didn't exactly hit it out of the park. Published June 26 2012

  • Obama: I will be outspent

    In a stunning admission, President Obama — who analysts had originally thought would be history's first $1 billion presidential candidate — told donors on Tuesday he will be outspent by Republicans in this year's election. Published June 26 2012

  • Obama ad tries to contain damage from economy remark

    Showing concern over President Obama's recent gaffe that the private sector was "doing fine," the Obama campaign released a new ad Monday in nine battleground states reinforcing the president's belief that more needs to be done to improve the economy. Published June 25 2012

  • Poll: Obama opens up wide lead among Hispanics

    A new USA Today-Gallup poll shows that President Obama holds a big lead among Hispanic voters in his general election matchup against presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney — and that unemployment and economic growth, not immigration, remain the top issues for these voters. Published June 25 2012