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Entries by Amanda Terkel from 05/2012

Newt Gingrich's Goodbye Message (VIDEO)

Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

One day before he is set to drop out officially of the GOP presidential race, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich released a video thanking his support...

Scott Walker's Fundraising Aided By Out-Of-State Super PAC Donors

Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) made headlines on Monday when he announced that he had pulled in an unprecedented $13.2 million in three...

Tim Pawlenty: Obama Is Giving America's Enemies A 'Blueprint' For Afghanistan Withdrawal

Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, a top surrogate for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, criticized President Barack Obama on Wed...

Claire McCaskill Attacks 'Special Interests' In Third Television Ad Of Re-Election Campaign

Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) is out with the third TV ad of her re-election campaign, again going after the "special interests" that dominate Washing...

Scott Walker Recall: More Than $10 Million Flowed To Candidates From Out Of State

Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) consistently laments the "out-of-state money" flowing into Wisconsin from progressive groups and labor unions that are...

Scott Walker Recall: More Than $8.3 Million Spent On TV Ads

Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin gubernatorial candidates and outside groups have spent more than $8.3 million on broadcast TV ads, with $3 million spent in the last 30 days...

Joe Biden Gay Marriage Reaction: Frustration As Officials Walk Back VP's Same-Sex Marriage Comments

Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Excitement quickly turned to frustration amongst gay rights activists on Sunday after the Obama team walked back Vice President Biden's ...

Wisconsin Recall: State Senator Targeted In New Ad

Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee's Wisconsin PAC went up on the air over the weekend with its first ad in the state senate recall campaig...

Jon Tester Touts Ethics Record In New Ad

Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) has released his fifth ad of his reelection campaign, stressing his record on ethics issues. The ad features several Mont...

George Takei, 'Star Trek' Actor, Donates In Hawaii Senate Race

Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

Former "Star Trek" actor George Takei is helping Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) prosper in Hawaii's U.S. Senate race by donating $500 to her campaign in...

Paul LePage, Maine Governor, Tells Unemployed Welfare Recipients To 'Get Off The Couch' And Get A Job

Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At the Maine GOP convention on Sunday, Gov. Paul LePage (R) received an enthusiastic standing ovation from his fellow Republicans for sa...

Rick Berg, GOP Senate Candidate In North Dakota, Stumped On Minimum Wage (VIDEO)

Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Rick Berg (R-N.D.), who is running for the state's open U.S. Senate seat, was caught off guard when approached by a voter who wante...

Tom Barrett Wins Wisconsin Recall Primary, Faces Scott Walker In June

Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The battle lines are finally set for the June gubernatorial recall election in Wisconsin. On one side is Gov. Scott Walker (R), a polari...

Russ Feingold Fundraises For Tom Barrett In Wisconsin Recall

Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) is already raising money for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who won a Democratic gubernatorial primary election on Tu...

Mitt Romney Bullied LGBT Youth Commission As Governor

Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just hours after the Washington Post published a piece on Mitt Romney's prep school pranks -- which included forcibly cutting the hair o...

White House Reportedly Reached Out To LGBT And Religious Leaders Around Obama's ABC Interview

Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's decision to announce his support for marriage equality on Wednesday was a tightly kept secret, even within the ...

Scott Brown Was Lone State Senator Backing Romney's 2006 Veto Of LGBT Youth Commission

Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

In 2006, the Massachusetts legislature tried to take control of a state commission meant to prevent discrimination of LGBT youth away from the governo...

Scott Walker Recall: Obama Campaign Gets Involved

Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is jumping into the Wisconsin recall, focusing on educating and registering voters in adva...

Scott Fitzgerald, Wisconsin Senate Leader, Says Female Challenger's Campaign Driven By Her Husband

Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics

Campaigning around his district on Saturday, Wisconsin state Senate Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) dismissed the woman who is trying to unseat him...

Dropkick Murphys Mocks Wisconsin GOP Senate Candidate Jeff Fitzgerald For Using Its Song

Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

At the Wisconsin Republican Party convention on Saturday, state Assembly Speaker and U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Fitzgerald (R-Horicon) walked onstage ...

Jeff Fitzgerald, Wisconsin GOP Senate Candidate, Responds To Dropkick Murphys Complaint

Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When you're a politician, it's tough enough to pick songs to play at your campaign events that send the right message and rev up a crowd...

Rush Limbaugh Inducted Into The Hall Of Famous Missourians

Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Someone finally busted Rush Limbaugh. On Monday, the right-wing radio host was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians, meaning ...

Nebraska Election 2012: 'Wild Finish' Expected In GOP Primary As Conservatives Split Support

Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's Nebraska Republican Senate primary has divided the conservative movement, essentially pitting Rick Santorum against Sarah Pali...

Sarah Palin, Todd Palin Record Robocalls For Deb Fischer In Nebraska GOP Senate Primary

Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

Sarah Palin and her husband, Todd, are using their starpower to give a last-minute boost to state Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE 43rd District), who is hoping...

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Depicted In Dog Collar On GOP Candidate's Website

Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

A Republican congressional candidate has put up a website going after Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), call...