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Entries by Amanda Terkel from 04/2012

Elizabeth Warren, Scott Brown Tied In New Poll

Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

The Massachusetts U.S. Senate race is tightening, with Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) deadlocked with his likely Democratic opponent, Elizabeth Warren, in...

Planned Parenthood Bombed In Wisconsin

Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

A small bomb exploded outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute, Wis., on Sunday night, and police are investigating to learn who planted the...

Tom Barrett, Wisconsin Recall Candidate, Offers Pledge To Keep Democratic Primary Free Of Attacks

Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who announced last week that he is running to unseat Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) in the upcoming recall el...

Wisconsin Voters Reportedly Asked To Show Photo ID, Despite Suspension Of Law

Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin's voter identification law reportedly caused some confusion at a polling place Tuesday, when workers asked voters to show iden...

Jon Bruning Attacks GOP Senate Primary Opponent For Following His 14-Year-Old Daughter On Twitter

Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

The GOP primary contest for Nebraska's U.S. Senate seat turned personal on Tuesday, when one of the candidates accused the other of being "creepy" for...

Four Former DNC Chairs Endorse Marriage Equality In Democratic Platform

Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four former chairs of the Democratic National Committee called on the party on Wednesday to embrace marriage equality in the 2012 Democr...

Scott Walker Recall: Democratic Candidates Fight For Chance To Face Governor In June

Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's GOP presidential primary in Wisconsin may have attracted significant national attention, but within the state, Republicans are...

Jon Bruning Also Follows Teenage Girls On Twitter

Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

Apparently, there is more than one GOP Senate candidate in Nebraska who follows teenage girls on Twitter. During a debate on Tuesday, Attorney Gene...

Wisconsin Recall Candidates Include Six Fake Democrats, Planted By GOP

Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

Six fake Democrats are running in the upcoming Wisconsin recall elections, openly planted by the state Republican Party to force primary elections. ...

Obama Campaign Hosting Women's Issue Conference

Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama campaign is hosting the National Women’s Issues Conference on April 27-28 in Washington, D.C., featuring remarks by Presiden...

Kraft Drops Membership In Conservative Group ALEC

Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Under pressure from the advocacy group ColorofChange, Kraft Foods Inc. said Thursday night it would end its support for the American Leg...

Scott Walker Quietly Repeals Wisconsin Equal Pay Law

Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Wisconsin law that made it easier for victims of wage discrimination to have their day in court was repealed on Thursday, after Wiscon...

Al Franken Has 'People In Stock Photos' Fundraising For Him

Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

Candidates often send out fundraising solicitations from their family, prominent political figures or regular citizens who are just so excited about t...

Scott Walker Recall: Wisconsin Police Union Warns AFSCME Not To 'Sabotage' Democratic Primary

Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin's labor solidarity showed a crack on Friday, when the state's largest police union criticized another public employee union's ...

Hillary Clinton Skipping 2012 Democratic Convention

Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics

Hillary Clinton, perhaps President Barack Obama's most high-profile cabinet member, won't be attending this year's Democratic convention in Charlotte,...

Tom Barrett Endorsed By Dave Obey In Wisconsin Recall Race

Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

Former Rep. Dave Obey (D-Wis.) endorsed Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) in Wisconsin's gubernatorial recall race on Monday morning, saying he believed...

Heather Wilson Fundraising With Alaska's Lisa Murkowski For New Mexico Senate Race

Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski is flying from Alaska all the way to New Mexico to hold a fundraiser for fellow Republican Rep. Heather Wilson. Republi...

Stephen Lynch Changes Stance On Afghanistan, Calls For Speedier Withdrawal

Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) has long been a solid supporter of keeping U.S. troops in Afghanistan, having visited the war zone seven ti...

Scott Walker Recall: Republicans May Vote In Democratic Primary, GOP State Senator Says

Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top Republican lawmaker in Wisconsin has suggested that GOP voters may cause mischief at the polls in May, when Democratic voters pick...

Hillary Clinton Thanks 'Texts From Hillary' Guys For The 'LOLZ'

Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton took a few minutes away from her texting (and all her other duties as secretary of state) and met with the t...

Tammy Baldwin Raises $2 Million For Wisconsin Senate Campaign In First Quarter

Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) said Wednesday morning that her U.S. Senate campaign brought in more than $2 million in the first quarter of 2012 fundrais...

National Organization For Marriage Website Hacked On Same Day Group Endorses Mitt Romney

Posted 04.11.2012 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- On the same morning that the National Organization for Marriage announced that it was endorsing Mitt Romney, the group dedicated to stop...

Elizabeth Warren's Aggressive Fundraising Tactic Yields $50,000 In Donations [UPDATE]

Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Warren struck gold when her campaign decided to simply forward a fundraising solicitation from Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) that...

Mitt Romney's Women Surrogates Voted Against Pay Equity Enforcement, Blasted Feminism

Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In recent days, Mitt Romney's campaign has been trying to squash the perception that he's bad with the ladies. It's been bringing ou...

Tom Barrett Endorsed By Herb Kohl, Kathleen Falk By Wisconsin AFL-CIO In Recall Race

Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

The two frontrunners in the Democratic primary in the recall race to unseat Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) rolled out big endorsements on Wednesday. ...