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Entries by Amanda Terkel from 11/2012

Project ORCA: Mitt Romney Campaign Plans Massive, State-Of-The-Art Poll Monitoring Effort

Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has been quietly assembling a massive, technologically sophisticated poll monitoring program that st...

Clint Eastwood Calls Michigan Voters In Anti-Obama Robocall: 'This Is Clint Eastwood. Really' (AUDIO)

Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Actor Clint Eastwood has recorded a new robocall for Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS group, in which he tells voters it's time to fire President Barack Oba...

Mitt Romney Robocall Warns Christians Obama A 'Threat To Our Religious Freedom'

Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign, in a last-minute robocall, warns voters that President Barack Obama is hostile to the Christian faith. The ro...

Todd Akin Arrested At Least Eight Times At Abortion Clinic Protests

Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) was arrested on four more occasions in the 1980s for trespassing at medical clinics tha...

Ed Gillespie, Romney Adviser, Admits Obama's FEMA Doing A Good Job Responding To Sandy (VIDEO)

Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ed Gillespie, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney's campaign, admitted on Sunday that the Obama administration is effectively responding to ...

Florida Early Voting Fiasco: Voters Wait For Hours At Polls As Rick Scott Refuses To Budge

Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Once again, Florida and its problems at the polls are at the center of an election. Early voting is supposed to make it easier for pe...

Florida Early Voting Fiasco: Voters Wait For Hours At Polls As Rick Scott Refuses To Budge

Posted 11.04.2012 | AOL
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WASHINGTON -- Once again, Florida and its problems at the polls are at the center of an election. Early voting is supposed to make it easier for pe...

Charlie Crist: Rick Scott's Refusal To Extend Florida Early Voting Is 'Indefensible'

Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Republican Florida Gov. Charlie Crist sharply criticized Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Sunday for his refusal to extend early voting hou...

Paul Ryan To Social Conservatives: 'Religious Freedom' At Risk If Obama Is Reelected

Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) used some of the precious remaining hours of the 2012 campaign to reach out to social conservative voters in a t...

Mitt Romney Robocall Hits Obama's 'Revenge' Remark

Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney has been going after President Barack Obama's remark that "voting is the best revenge," frequently bringing it up in the final week of the...

Cecile Richards On Mitt Romney's Pledge To Defund Planned Parenthood: 'He Can't Get Rid Of Us'

Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Mitt Romney wins Tuesday's presidential election, one of the first groups that could take a hit is Planned Parenthood. Romney has pro...

Pennsylvania Election Day Plagued By Confusion Over Blocked Voter ID Law

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In October, a Pennsylvania judge blocked the state from implementing its voter ID law in time for the 2012 elections. But his opinion wa...

NH Election Results 2012: Maggie Hassan Becomes Only Female Democratic Governor In U.S.

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maggie Hassan beat Ovide Lamontagne in New Hampshire's governor's race on Tuesday, making her the only female Democratic governor in the...

Tammy Baldwin Election Results: Democrat Becomes First Openly Gay Senator

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) beat Republican Tommy Thompson for Wisconsin's open U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday, becoming the nation's first...

Women In Senate: 2012 Election Ushers In Historic Number Of Female Senators

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 113th Congress will have 20 female senators, the most ever in U.S. history. Joining the Senate will be Republican Deb Fischer (Ne...

Roger Rivard Loses Reelection To Wisconsin Assembly After Saying 'Some Girls Rape Easy'

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Climbing back from his controversial remark about how "some girls rape easy" wasn't so easy for Wisconsin state Rep. Roger Rivard (R-Ric...

Karl Rove, American Crossroads Spin GOP Election Losses

Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- No one lost as much on election night as Karl Rove. Although he wasn't running for office, his Crossroads organizations spent more th...

Karl Rove: Obama Won 'By Suppressing The Vote'

Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney lost the election because President Barack Obama engaged in voter suppression, according to Republican political strategist Karl Rove. ...

Ron Johnson Blames Obama's Victory On Ignorant Electorate

Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

Since their losses on Election Day, Republicans have been pointing fingers in every direction to explain what happened: the timing of Hurricane Sandy,...

American Crossroads Insists Donors Stand By Karl Rove, Blames Losses On 'Very Weak Candidates'

Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

Karl Rove's American Crossroads group has been on a charm offense in the wake of widespread Republican losses in Tuesday's election, attempting to rea...

Tammy Baldwin To Ron Johnson: 'I'm Quite Confident' I Understand The Federal Budget

Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D), Wisconsin's new senator-elect, is confident that she will be able to understand the federal budget without the a...

Tammy Baldwin Victory Halts GOP Momentum In Wisconsin

Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For awhile, Wisconsin seemed to be getting redder and redder. In 2010, Republicans took over the governor's seat, and Ron Johnson denied...

DSCC Touts Record Online Fundraising In 2012 Cycle

Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee ramped up its online fundraising operation in the 2012 cycle, bringing in record amounts an...

With 2012 Election Barely Over, Politicians Begin Fundraising For Next Cycles

Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been just one week since Americans were bombarded with political ads, robocalls and knocks on the door by canvassers handing out li...

Will GOP Opposition To Violence Against Women Act Renewal Soften After Election?

Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans across the country were dealt a series of defeats by a broad coalition, powered by women and Latinos, that has led to a roun...