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Entries by Amanda Terkel from 09/2012

GOP Platform In Years Past Supported Equal Rights, Higher Wages, Funding For The Arts

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Republican Party's 2012 platform is one of the most conservative in modern history, with policy positions that even GOP preside...

Bill Clinton Speech At Democratic Convention: GOP 'Built' National Debt

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Bill Clinton fired up the Arkansas delegation at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, blasting Republicans for pili...

Mitt Romney's Swiss Bank Account Hammered By Democratic Convention Speakers

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mitt Romney's Swiss bank accounts and Cayman Island investments were hot topics on the opening night of the Democratic National Con...

Obama DNC Speech Moved Indoors Due To Severe Weather Threat (UPDATE)

Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- President Barack Obama will not be giving his big speech on Thursday in Bank of America Stadium after all. On Wednesday, the Democr...

Compte en Suisse de Romney : les démocrates enfoncent le clou

Posted 09.05.2012 | France

Les comptes bancaires en Suisse de Mitt Romney et ses placements aux îles Caïmans étaient en première ligne de la soirée d'inauguration de la con...

Tammy Baldwin Speech Will Counter Paul Ryan, Introduce 'The Wisconsin I Know'

Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- High-profile Wisconsinites were center stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. last week, with the vice presiden...

Emanuel Cleaver Speech At 2012 Democratic National Convention Fires Up Crowd (VIDEO)

Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, went off-script and fired up the crowd at the Democratic ...

DNC 2012: President Obama Calls Supporters Shut Out Of Convention Speech (AUDIO)

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tens of thousands of the most loyal Democratic activists won't get to watch President Barack Obama's big convention speech on Thurs...

Lisa Madigan, Illinois Attorney General, Asked How She Can Be A Mom And Politician

Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

As speculation grows whether Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (D) will mount a challenge to Gov. Pat Quinn (D) in 2014, Madigan is already being...

Mitt Romney Mocks Barack Obama For Speech Omission After Hitting Press For Overanalyzing Speeches

Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney thinks it's silly to focus on which words a candidate does and does not say in a convention speech -- unless that candidate is President B...

Obama Appoints Record Number Of Women Judges To Federal Bench

Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the confirmation of Stephanie Rose as a U.S. district court judge on Monday, President Barack Obama has put 72 women on the federal...

Democratic Convention Survey: Party Faithful Contemplate Canada If Mitt Romney Wins

Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The November election is still two months away, and President Barack Obama's reelection is anything but certain. Yet Democrats are ...

Sheldon Adelson Stands To Get $2 Billion Tax Cut If Mitt Romney Is Elected: Report

Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson's backing of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney may not just make political sense for the billionaire -- it may also ...

Tommy Thompson Distances Himself From Aide's Anti-Gay Attack On Tammy Baldwin In Wisconsin Senate Race

Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate Tommy Thompson is distancing himself from his political director's anti-gay email and tweet attacking Democratic...

Mitt Romney Stands By Criticism Of Obama Administration

Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney held a press conference in response to the attacks in Libya and Egypt on Wednesday morning, continuing to criti...

Tony Perkins: I Don't Think Obama Sympathizes With Attackers In Egypt, Libya

Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Family Research Council President Tony Perkins disagreed on Wednesday with assessments by GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Repub...

Todd Akin: Obama Is 'Apologizing Because He Didn't Like America'

Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, responded to the protests in the Middle East on Wednesday, saying he believed ...

Mitt Romney Asked VP Candidates For 10 Years Of Tax Returns: Report

Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential nominee, has refused to follow in the footsteps of his father and mentor George Romney and release 12 years of tax r...

Massachusetts GOP Weighs Embracing Anti-Gay, Anti-Abortion National Party Platform (UPDATED)

Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts is one of the bluest states in the nation, where even Republican politicians often find themselves staking out relatively ...

David Gill, Single-Payer Advocate, Targeted By American Action Network

Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

The conservative American Action Network (AAN) is out with its first ad of the general election, going after Democratic congressional candidate David ...

Christine O'Donnell Considers 2014 Senate Rematch

Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics

Christine O'Donnell's 2010 run for Senate in Delaware has become a cautionary Tea Party tale. Riding a wave of Tea Party anger, she defeated the more ...

Rep. C.W. Bill Young Drops Staunch Support Of Afghanistan War: 'We're Killing Kids That Don't Need To Die'

Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

A Republican congressman who has long been a staunch supporter of sticking with the war in Afghanistan is now changing course, arguing that the United...

Wisconsin Recall: More Than Half Of Funds Raised By Outside Groups Came From Undisclosed Donors

Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

More than half the money poured into the Wisconsin recall elections in 2011 and 2012 came from undisclosed donors, according to a new report by the Wi...

Todd Akin Campaign Comes To Mitt Romney's Defense

Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An aide to Rep. Todd Akin declined to criticize Mitt Romney for his latest stumbles on Tuesday, saying that Akin was standing by the GOP...

Montana Nonpartisan Judicial Elections System Struck Down By Appeals Court

Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court struck down Montana's nonpartisan system of electing state judges on Monday, opening the door to party endorseme...