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Entries by Elise Foley from 02/2012

Mitt Romney: Winning Among Florida Hispanics Could Translate Nationally

Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Mitt Romney said on Tuesday that a win in Florida would mean good things for his chances to win Hispanic voters overall. That might be ...

Immigrant Advocates Skeptical On New DHS Public Advocate Position

Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The agency tasked with finding and deporting undocumented immigrants announced on Tuesday the creation of a new position that will work ...

Mitt Romney Gets Glitter-Bombed In Denver After 2012 Colorado Caucus (VIDEO)

Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney was glitter-bombed on Tuesday after a speech in Denver, the second time in a week that someone has thrown glitter at the candidate. La...

On Mitt Romney's Immigration Rhetoric, Obama-Supporting LA Mayor Previews Line Of Attack

Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a Democrat, plans to dig into Mitt Romney in a speech on immigration reform Wednesday, when he w...

Marco Rubio CPAC Speech: Senator Bashes Obama Contraception Ruling

Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Marco Rubio hit President Barack Obama on Thursday for his recent ruling that religiously-affiliated employers must cover the cost of th...

Steve King CPAC Speech: Rep. Says Democrat 'Stasi Troops' Want To End Freedom With Lightbulb Regulations

Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Thursday that Democrats are taking away liberty and freedom with overreaching policies, like pushing for f...

CPAC Speech: Ken Cuccinelli Tears Up Talking About The Need To Defend Freedom

Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli gave a self-congratulatory speech on Thursday about his fight against the Obama health care law...

Same-Sex Couple Wins Immigration Relief, Despite Defense Of Marriage Act

Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Defense of Marriage Act is intact, but at least two same-sex married couples have been granted a reprieve, at least temporarily, fro...

Mike Huckabee CPAC Speech: 'We Are All Catholics Now'

Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee thanked the president on Friday for his recent ruling on contraception, saying it united the party be...

Sarah Palin Impersonator Crashes 2012 CPAC (PHOTO)

Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics

A convincing Sarah Palin impersonator, sitting in the Woodley Park Noodes & Co. near the hotel hosting the Conservative Political Action Conference, s...

CPAC Straw Poll Results 2012: Mitt Romney Wins Conservative Vote

Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll on Saturday, a major symbolic victory ...

Sarah Palin CPAC Speech Drowns Out Occupy Protesters

Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Occupy protesters interrupted Sarah Palin's speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday, only to be dr...

'Is This Alabama?' Documentary Pushes For HB 56 Immigration Law Repeal

Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Not all Alabamians support the state's HB 56 immigration law, explicitly designed to drive undocumented immigrants out of the state. In ...

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Mocks Newt Gingrich For Speaking 'For All Catholics' On Birth Control

Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) mocked former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) on the House floor Thursday for his statements on abortio...

DCCC Breaks January Fundraising Record With $6 Million Haul

Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratics received a few pieces of good fundraising news on Friday: A few hours after the Obama campaign announced a $29.1 million hau...

Rick Santorum Picks Up Endorsement From Mike DeWine, Ohio Attorney General

Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

In a surprising reversal, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine switched his endorsement from Mitt Romney to Rick Santorum Friday in Columbus, Ohio. "F...

Paul Babeu, Arizona Sheriff, Steps Down As Arizona Co-Chair Of Mitt Romney's Presidential Campaign

Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics

Pinal County, Ariz. Sheriff Paul Babeu, a Republican congressional candidate, stepped down on Saturday from his position as the Mitt Romney campaign's...

Paul Babeu, Outed GOP Candidate, On Same-Sex Marriage: 'You Can't Legislate Love'

Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

Republican congressional candidate Paul Babeu, who was outed as gay last week and accused of threatening his ex-boyfriend with deportation, said Monda...

Newt Gingrich Ad Targets Latinos In Arizona

Posted 02.21.2012 | Latino Voices

The Gingrich campaign came out Friday with a new ad targeting Latino voters ahead of the primary there later this month. The ad features four Hispanic...

Joe Arpaio: Birther Investigation Is 'A Favor' To Obama

Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was rebuked in December by the Justice Department for alleged civil rights violations, said on Tuesday that he will re...

GOP Debate: Rick Santorum Thrashed By Ron Paul, Mitt Romney Team-Up

Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

MESA, Ariz. -- Rick Santorum received another lesson Wednesday on why it's not easy to be at the top. With strong poll numbers in Michigan and Arizon...

Mitt Romney On Rick Santorum: 'I Wonder Which Team He Was Taking It For'

Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Mitt Romney mocked Rick Santorum's debate performance during a speech here on Thursday, saying the former Pennsylvania senator spent...

Alabama Immigration Law Opponents Plan More Pressure On Auto Manufacturers

Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

Civil rights groups plan to increase pressure on automakers that have plants in Alabama in an effort to stop the state's contested immigration law, a ...

Rick Santorum, Non-Snob, Wins Among Non-College Graduates In Michigan Primary

Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum insisted over the past week that President Barack Obama is a snob for saying all Americans should get an opportunity to go to college. O...

Rick Santorum Campaign: Robocalls 'Absolutely Not' A Mistake

Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum spokeswoman Alice Stewart said Wednesday that the campaign stands behind its robocalls urging "Reagan Democrats" to vote for the candida...