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Inside Politics Archive: June 2012

  • Obama hits Romney for 'outsourcing' jobs overseas

    President Obama on Friday accused Mitt Romney of overseeing businesses that sent jobs overseas when he ran Bain Capital — the private equity firm that helped build the credentials Mr. Romney said make him the right man to rebuild the U.S. economy. Published June 22 2012

  • Poll: Obama immigration policy could hurt him in Michigan

    A new poll of Michigan voters suggests President Obama's new deportation halt for young illegal immigrants hurts him slightly more than it helps him in a state that is suddenly seen as in play in November's elections. Published June 22 2012

  • Michelle Obama to lead delegation to the Olympics

    First lady Michelle Obama will lead a presidential delegation to the 2012 Olympic Games in London next month, the White House announced Friday. Published June 22 2012

  • Rick Scott counters Romney and Obama economic messages

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Friday his state's economy is booming — a message the Romney campaign is reluctant to hear — but said the way he achieved that was through cutting taxes and slashing red tape. Published June 22 2012

  • Insurers: Small businesses won't offer coverage under health law

    Nearly two-thirds of insurance executives believe that most small businesses won't offer their employees health coverage when President Obama's health care law is fully in effect five years from now. Published June 22 2012

  • New Obama ad makes direct appeal to women

    Pivoting away from negative messages about Mitt Romney's record in business and as Massachusetts governor, the Obama campaign Thursday released the first in a series of TV ads that will focus on the positive — his commitment to women and families. Published June 21 2012

  • Boehner: White House involved in 'Fast and Furious' cover-up

    House Speaker John A. Boehner said President Obama's use of executive privilege in his administration's refusal to turn over documents regarding the "Fast and Furious" gunrunning operation is proof the White House is involved in a cover-up. Published June 21 2012

  • Pelosi: GOP attacks on Holder stem from voter suppression

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Republican attacks over Attorney General Eric H. Holder is a ploy to distract him from investigating voter suppression in states. Published June 21 2012

  • Rubio: Holder should resign

    Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said that it is time for Attorney General Eric Holder to go, joining a growing chorus of Republicans who are angered by Mr. Holder's continued refusal to turn over documents related to the department's botched "Fast and Furious" gun-running operation. Published June 21 2012

  • RNC fundraising surpasses 2011

    The Republican National Committee is a money-raising rock star this year. It has $60.8 million in cash on hand, raised $34.3 million in receipts this month and has generated contributions of $81.3 million so far in 2012, according to figures it reported to the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday. Published June 21 2012

  • Romney 'retreat' will not include Rubio

    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will hold an exclusive retreat this weekend for an elite group of his closest supporters and donors with one notable absence: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Published June 20 2012

  • Tommy Thompson holds leads in Wisconsin Senate poll

    Former GOP Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson holds an 8-percentage-point lead over Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin in a hypothetical matchup for the Badger State's open U.S. Senate seat, according to a new independent poll. Published June 20 2012

  • NFL pledges player safety reforms, Sen. Durbin says

    Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday assured him the league was taking steps to project player safety and the league's integrity in the wake of an ongoing scandal involving player bounties. Published June 20 2012

  • Obama opens big lead over Romney in Bloomberg poll

    President Obama holds a big lead over Republican rival Mitt Romney in the presidential race, a new poll shows. Published June 20 2012

  • Brown agrees to Brokaw debate — with conditions

    Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown has agreed to face his November challenger Elizabeth Warren in a debate moderated by Tom Brokaw — but only if MSNBC isn't involved and the late Sen. Ted Kennedy's widow doesn't take sides in the election. Published June 18 2012

  • Obama: 'Forgotten' Father's Day gets short end of stick

    President Obama thinks Father's Day is a "forgotten holiday," but you won't catch him saying it around his wife anymore. Published June 15 2012

  • Jobs report is mixed bag in battleground states

    The latest state jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics represents a mixed bag for President Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney in some of the key battleground states, as both men try to convince voters they're best equipped to strengthen the nation's economy. Published June 15 2012

  • New Romney ad: Private sector is doing just fine?

    The Romney camp on Thursday released a new television ad that challenges President Obama's economic chops by seizing on his recent assertion that the "private sector is doing just fine." Published June 14 2012

  • GOP senators call on Obama to withdraw nominee for ambassador to Iraq

    Seven Republican members of the Foreign Relations Committee are calling on President Obama to withdraw the nomination of Brett McGurk to be ambassador to Iraq after a string of steamy emails surfaced last week between Mr. McGurk and a reporter whom he later married Published June 13 2012

  • Summers, Dill advance to meet King in Senate race in Maine

    Republican Charlie Summers and Democrat Cynthia Dill survived their primaries in Maine on Tuesday, putting them a step closer to replacing outgoing Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, a Republican. Published June 13 2012