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Entries by Amanda Terkel from 10/2012

Mitt Romney's California Garbage Man On The 47 Percent: 'We're Kind Of Like The Invisible People'

Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

The labor union AFSCME is out with a new video featuring Richard Hayes, the man who picks up Mitt Romney's trash at his oceanfront mansion in La Jolla...

Maine Election 2012: Republicans Send Mailers To Confused Democrats In Senate Race

Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- No Senate race this election cycle is more confusing than Maine's. With Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) retiring, three candidates -- In...

Obama Campaign Ad Continues To Hammer Mitt Romney On Bain Outsourcing

Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

Stepping up its flow of advertising in swing states, the Obama campaign released a new television ad on Monday that once again ties Republican preside...

Arizona Senate Race: Democrats Back Richard Carmona With $526,000 Ad Buy

Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

The U.S. Senate race in Arizona is heating up, with Democrats increasingly optimistic that Richard Carmona can beat Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.). The lat...

Frank Guinta Targeted In DCCC Ad: Men Speak Out On Congressman's Record On Women's Rights

Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

Democrats have been going after Republicans throughout the 2012 election cycle for attempts by certain party members to defund Planned Parenthood and ...

Susan B. Anthony List Launches Super PAC With $500,000 Ad Buy In Swing States

Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

The conservative Susan B. Anthony List has launched a new super PAC aimed at "amplifying the voices of women opposed to President Obama and his extrem...

Paul Ryan Fundraising For Tommy Thompson In Wisconsin Senate Race

Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is taking a break from fundraising for the Romney-Ryan ticket and will be hosting a private fundraiser for Wisconsin Republica...

Democrats Worry Confusion Over Rules May Depress Voter Turnout

Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most of the signs in the windows of Paulette and Kelly Camp's gas station in tiny Waynesville, N.C. say about what you'd expect them to:...

Mitt Romney Campaign Concerned Military Voters May Not Have Their Absentee Ballots Counted

Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

On Monday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign sent Wisconsin officials a letter expressing concern that the state is not doing e...

Mitt Romney's 47% Remarks Absent From Debate

Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

DENVER -- Among many topics not mentioned during Wednesday night's first presidential debate was Mitt Romney's controversial comment about 47 percent ...

GOP Lawmakers Short On Specifics About Tax Loopholes To Close

Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

DENVER -- Mitt Romney refuses to identify which tax deductions and loopholes he would close in order to pay for the tax cuts he would push as presiden...

Steve King Finds Part Of Obamacare He Actually Likes

Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Few members of Congress want to repeal Obamacare more than Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who has considered introducing a bill to repeal ev...

Paul Ryan Releases Fifth Ad In House Race, Touting GOP Plan For Medicare

Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is out with his fifth ad to defend his House seat in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District, even as he simultaneously runs fo...

Jon Huntsman Sr. Endorses Democrat Jim Matheson In Utah Congressional Race

Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

Jon Huntsman, Sr., a wealthy industrialist and a Republican, is endorsing Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) over Republican rising star Mia Love in Utah's 4t...

Tommy Thompson Forgets Number Of Homes He Owns

Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

In the 2008 election, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) famously forgot how many houses he owned. This cycle, it's Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate Tommy Thomp...

Jeb Bush Speech In Iowa Cannot Be Recorded By Media, Organizers Say

Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

Former Republican Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be in Iowa on Monday night, where he'll be delivering the keynote address to the Siouxland Chamber of Com...

New Obama Ad Goes After Mitt Romney On Big Bird

Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama campaign is out with a new TV ad, going after one of Mitt Romney's most memorable lines from last week's presidential debate: ...

House Majority PAC Launches $2.4 Million Ad Buy Against Joe Walsh, Illinois Republicans

Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

Democrats are trying to make Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), one of Congress' most outspoken members, a liability for his fellow Republicans stuck in tight I...

Todd Akin Opposed To Minimum Wage, Equal Pay Laws

Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) isn't philosophically opposed to businesses paying men and women the same wages -- he just doesn't want the government to make ...

Rick Berg Ad Revised By DSCC After GOP Complains About Accuracy

Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has slightly revised one of its ads criticizing Rep. Rick Berg (R-N.D.), a candidate for Se...

George Allen Targeted By Unions In $2.25 Million Ad Campaign

Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three national labor unions have joined to target Virginia GOP Senate candidate George Allen, going after his position on Medicare and w...

Todd Akin: 'Liberalism And Socialism' Are America's Greatest Threats

Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

According to Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), the greatest danger facing America isn't terrorism, global warming or economic collapse. It's "liberalism." D...

SIGAR: U.S. Troops In Afghanistan At Greater Risk Of IED Attacks Due To Contractor Fraud

Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. troops in Afghanistan are facing a greater threat from roadside bombs due to shoddy and incomplete work on a major highway by contr...

Paul Ryan Hits Joe Biden For Lack Of Embassy Security, Despite GOP Cuts

Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

ABC's foreign correspondent Martha Raddatz kicked off Thursday's vice presidential debate with a question about Libya, with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) wa...

Joe Biden Addresses 47 Percent During Vice Presidential Debate

Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

One of the most notable parts of the first presidential debate was what wasn't mentioned: Mitt Romney's now-famous remarks saying that 47 percent of t...