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Inside Politics Archive: June 2012

  • Connecticut poll: McMahon triples lead over Shays

    Professional wrestling tycoon Linda McMahon has tripled her lead over former Rep. Christopher Shays in the Republican primary for Connecticut's open U.S. Senate seat, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday morning. Published June 6 2012

  • Jindal: Walker win shows GOP competitive in Democratic strongholds

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, one of Mitt Romney's most vocal supporters, said Tuesday night's Republican win in Wisconsin is a bad omen for the Chicago-based re-election campaign of President Obama. Published June 5 2012

  • Senate will investigate Obama leaks

    The Senate will hold hearings to investigate the Obama administration's recent leaks of information on secret national security programs, Sen. John McCain said Tuesday as he accused the White House of doling out the information for political purposes in an election year. Published June 5 2012

  • Facebook helps senator chart bill's delay

    Washington lawmakers frequently complain about things moving too slowly on Capitol Hill, but one Senate Democrat is using Facebook's new timeline feature to make his point. Published June 5 2012

  • Obama only tweets support for Barrett on eve of Wisconsin recall

    After the White House was peppered with questions about President Obama's distance from Wisconsin's election to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker, Mr. Obama tweeted his support for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in between star-studded fundraisers in Manhattan Monday night. Published June 5 2012

  • Jill Biden: Don't count Joe out in 2016

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden's wife, Jill, didn't rule out Tuesday that he might run for the presidency in 2016. Published June 5 2012

  • Obama backs $10M attack on Romney as Mass. governor

    The Obama campaign is spending at least $10 million in battleground states this week to hammer GOP rival Mitt Romney on his record as governor of Massachusetts. Published June 4 2012

  • Stars turn out for Obama's N.Y. fundraising push

    Trying to recapture the enthusiasm younger voters displayed in 2008, the Obama campaign ran three 30-second ads during Sunday night's "MTV Movie Awards" featuring actress Sarah Jessica Parker touting an upcoming fundraising contest for dinner with President Obama at her Manhattan home. Published June 4 2012

  • Axelrod: Romney's picking Rubio would 'insult' Hispanics

    President Obama's top political strategist told Univision television that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would be making an "insult" to Hispanics if he picked Sen. Marco Rubio as his running mate in order to try to boost his showing with Hispanics. Published June 3 2012

  • Black pastors demand meeting with Obama over gay marriage

    The Coalition of African American Pastors has demanded a meeting with President Obama to try to change his mind on his personal embrace of same-sex marriage. Published June 1 2012

  • Romney hits Obama for 'devastating' May jobs report

    GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Friday that the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, showing the unemployment rate had ticked up to 8.2 percent, is "devastating news" for the nation and more proof that President Obama's economic approach isn't working. Published June 1 2012

  • Boehner sour on Bloomberg sugary-drink restriction

    House Speaker John A. Boehner is not a fan of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's big-soda ban. Published June 1 2012