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Entries by Amanda Terkel from 03/2012

Eric Schneiderman Joins Push To Add Marriage Equality To Democratic Party Platform

Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has become the latest high-profile Democrat to sign on to the campaign to get the Democratic...

Mitt Romney: 'I Have Worn A Garbage Bag For Rain Gear'

Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney may be a millionaire, but he wants voters to know that he is not above wearing a garbage bag for protection from the rain. On Sunday, R...

Rick Santorum Radio Interview On Birth Control Gets Testy, Line Goes Dead

Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum and a radio host in Cincinnati were in the middle of a heated conversation about the former senator's views on birth control -- until th...

Charles Summers, Maine Secretary Of State, Exploring Senate Run, Despite Role Overseeing Elections

Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

On Friday, Maine Secretary of State Charles Summers became the first Republican to begin gathering signatures for the state's U.S. Senate race since S...

Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich Downplay Eric Cantor's Endorsement Of Mitt Romney

Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich dismissed the endorsement of Mitt Romney by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), saying Monday morning that it j...

Scott Walker Releases New Ad: 'Help Me Oppose The Recall'

Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is out with a new ad defending himself against the threat of a possible recall election. In the ad, called "Promis...

Rush Limbaugh To Be Honored With Bust In Missouri Statehouse

Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Hall of Famous Missourians in the Missouri State Capitol is filled with the busts of famous people from the Show-Me State. There are...

Dennis Kucinich, Marcy Kaptur Facing Off In Contentious Ohio Primary

Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two veteran, progressive Democratic lawmakers from Ohio are battling each other to stay in Congress in a race that has been largely over...

Linda Lingle, Hawaii GOP Senate Candidate, Hosting Fundraiser With Sen. Roy Blunt

Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hawaii GOP Senate candidate Linda Lingle held a fundraiser in Washington, D.C., Tuesday evening, and the special guest at the event was ...

Marcy Kaptur Beats Dennis Kucinich In Ohio 9th District Primary

Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday night, progressives confronted the unimaginable: Congress without Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio). The eight-term congressman l...

Linda Lingle, Hawaii GOP Senate Candidate, Comes Out Against Blunt Amendment

Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senate candidate Linda Lingle, a Hawaii Republican, has broken with the majority of her party on the Blunt Amendment, saying she do...

Chellie Pingree Announces She Will Not Run For Retiring Senator Olympia Snowe's Seat

Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) will not be running for the U.S. Senate, dashing the hopes of progressives who had already been raising m...

Rush Limbaugh Bust Sculptor E. Spencer Schubert Speaks Out

Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The uproar over Rush Limbaugh's controversial comments about contraception coverage moved to Missouri this week, when it was announced t...

President Obama Unknowingly Pulled Into Illinois' 10th District Race

Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has not endorsed a candidate in the Democratic primary for Illinois' 10th Congressional District, but a new flyer...

Rick Santorum Woos Guam, Apologizes For Joke About Exiling Unwanted U.S. Judges There

Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

An offhand joke during the New Hampshire primaries about sending unwanted liberal judges to Guam is coming back to haunt Rick Santorum. Both Santor...

Scott Brown Praises Elizabeth Warren In New Radio Ad, Takes Credit For 'People's Pledge'

Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) is out with a new radio ad in which he praises his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren -- for following his lead. The...

Scott Walker Sets Up Legal Defense Fund

Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has set up a legal defense fund for the "John Doe" investigation of his time as Milwaukee county executi...

Newt Gingrich: 'The Biggest Issue This Fall Is Going To Be Drilling Versus Algae'

Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

With gas prices rising, the GOP presidential candidates have increasingly focused on energy in recent days, seeing it as a one of President Barack Oba...

Chuck Norris Records Robocall For Newt Gingrich

Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

Chuck Norris, the martial artist-actor famous for playing "Walker, Texas Ranger" and more recently for being an Internet meme, has recorded a robocall...

Wisconsin Voter ID Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Wisconsin judge declared a state law requiring people to show photo ID in order to be allowed to vote unconstitutional on Monday, issu...

Rick Santorum Wants President Obama To Apologize For Afghan Massacre

Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum wants President Barack Obama to apologize to Afghan officials for the horrific shooting of 16 civilians allegedly carried out by a U.S. ...

Newt Gingrich Birmingham Zoo Trip Cancelled Due To Weather

Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

A particularly sad press release was sent out by the Newt Gingrich campaign on Tuesday morning: "Weather Report Leads to Zoo Trip Cancellation." Gi...

Tommy Thompson, Senate Hopeful And Former Governor, Says He's Not A 'Professional Politician'

Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

Tommy Thompson is running to be the GOP nominee in the race for Wisconsin's open U.S. Senate seat. From 2001-2005, he was President George W. Bush's S...

Mitt Romney Distances Himself From Aide's Comment That It Would Take An 'Act Of God' To Lose Nomination

Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney told Fox News on Thursday morning that he does not agree with his staffer's comment that it would take an "act of God" for either Rick San...

Barack Obama, Gay Rights Groups Struggle Over Democratic Platform

Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An unexpected surge in support to place same-sex marriage on the Democratic Party platform at the August convention has energized LGBT a...