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Entries by Amanda Terkel from 07/2012

Eric Fehrnstrom, Mitt Romney Adviser: Individual Mandate Is A 'Penalty,' Not A 'Tax'

Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney, admitted Monday that he actually agrees with the Obama administration on something: the individual m...

GOP Lawmakers Divided On Keeping Obamacare's Young Adult Insurance Provision

Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

Erin Mershon, Greg Rosalsky, Cole Stangler, Nate Willis and Jeffrey Young contributed reporting. WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans may not ha...

Chris Christie Disagrees With Top Romney Adviser: Obamacare Is A Tax And A Penalty

Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) broke with the Romney campaign's official line on Tuesday morning, saying he believes the individual mandate at the...

Josh Mandel Dresses In Drag In High School Yearbook Picture (PHOTO)

Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

Before Josh Mandel was Ohio's state treasurer and a GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate, he was just another goofy high school kid. An Ohio source p...

Mike Lee On Individual Mandate: 'I Don't Think It Was A Tax'

Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) backed up a top Mitt Romney adviser -- and the Obama administration -- on Wednesday, saying he does not personally believe the ...

Obama Campaign Disagrees With Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling

Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although the Supreme Court handed President Barack Obama a victory by upholding the Affordable Care Act, the Obama campaign made clear o...

Rep. Bill Young Answers Minimum Wage Question: 'Get A Job'

Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

When a voter went up to Rep. C.W. Bill Young (R-Fla.) on Tuesday and asked him whether he supported raising the minimum wage, the congressman had a si...

Richard Carmona, Democratic Senate Candidate, Helps Injured GOP Tracker

Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

Partisan differences were put aside on Wednesday, when an Arizona Democratic Senate candidate treated the injury of a young Republican operative. L...

Linda McMahon Skipping The Republican National Convention

Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

Former professional wrestling executive Linda McMahon is joining other Republicans in competitive Senate races and skipping the Republican National Co...

Blackwater Sued By Sporting Goods Chain Over Its New Name, 'Academi'

Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The name Blackwater has become so toxic that the notorious security contractor is now in the midst of its second makeover and has change...

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Files Complaint Over Groups That Shield Donors

Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) is set to file a complaint on Monday with the Federal Election Commission arguing that conservativ...

American Action Network Launches $1.2 Million Campaign To Repeal Obamacare

Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

The conservative American Action Network has launched a $1.2 million campaign urging 35 Republican members of the House of Representatives facing toug...

Sherrod Brown Target Of $1 Million Ad Campaign By Crossroads GPS

Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Crossroads GPS, the advocacy group launched by Karl Rove, is coming out with a $1.1 million ad campaign against Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Oh...

Freedom To Marry Aims Campaign At Young Conservatives

Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As support for marriage equality continues to grow, a significant number of conservative hold-outs still insist that marriage must remai...

Crossroads GPS Launches $2.5 Million Ad Campaign In Three Key Senate States

Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS is continuing its spending blitz, dropping another $2.5 million on ads in three states with competitive Senate races. Th...

Democrats Go On Offense On Obamacare, Hit GOP For Pushing Repeal Of Popular Provisions

Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act, Republicans have doubled down on their commitment to repeal the legi...

Eric Hovde Shakes Up Wisconsin GOP Senate Primary, Takes Lead Over Tommy Thompson

Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

Tommy Thompson has lost his lead in the Wisconsin senate race, with the GOP primary now a tight contest between the former governor and businessman Er...

LPAC, Lesbian Super PAC, Launches With Backing Of Billie Jean King And Jane Lynch

Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women including sports icon Billie Jean King and actress Jane Lynch are starting a super PAC on Wednesday that they hope will increase t...

Tim Ryan: Mitt Romney Swiss Bank Account Attacks Are 'Gold' For Obama Campaign In Ohio

Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hammering Mitt Romney for his tax havens and offshore bank accounts is pure political "gold" in the swing state of Ohio, a Democratic co...

Republicans' Obamacare Stance Is 'Height Of Hypocrisy,' House Democrats Say

Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dozens of the House Republicans who voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday have young adult children who are eligible to s...

Paul LePage, Maine Governor: IRS Is 'Headed' In The Direction Of Killing A Lot Of People

Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) elaborated on his controversial comparison of the Internal Revenue Service to the Gestapo on Thursday, saying the U.S. gove...

Tammy Duckworth Raises Record Amount For House Race

Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

Illinois Democratic congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth brought in nearly $900,000 in the latest fundraising quarter, a figure that her campaign s...

Club For Growth's Wisconsin Ad Attacks Tommy Thompson, Eric Hovde

Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics

The political arm of the fiscally conservative Club for Growth is airing its first TV ad in the U.S. Senate race in Wisconsin, going after GOP frontru...

Grover Norquist To George H.W. Bush: Americans Don't Like 'When Politicians Lie To Them'

Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Grover Norquist, the head of Americans for Tax Reform, responded to President George H.W. Bush's slight on him and his work on Friday, s...

Dennis Kucinich PAC 'Kucinich Action' Launches

Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) is starting a new political action committee, the next step in his political career as he prepares to retire from Congre...