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Entries by Jon Ward from 07/2012

Terry Branstad, Iowa Governor, Won't Expand Medicaid In Light Of Supreme Court Ruling

Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad told reporters in Iowa on Monday it's "doubtful" that the Hawkeye State will expand Medicaid under President Ba...

RNC Will Keep Calling Obamacare A 'Tax,' Despite Romney Campaign's Disagreement

Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

The Republican National Committee said Monday it will continue to refer to President Barack Obama's health-care law as a "tax," despite the fact that ...

Reince Priebus, RNC Chairman, Doubles Down On Obamacare Tax Claim

Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Tuesday doubled down on his contention that President Barack Obama's health care law is a tax...

Tim Pawlenty, Possible Romney VP, Shouted Down By Labor Protesters In Ohio

Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

PARMA, Ohio -- Labor-affiliated protesters interrupted a speech by one of Mitt Romney's potential vice presidential picks, former Minnesota Gov. Tim P...

Obama Says Jobs Report Is 'Step In The Right Direction'

Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

POLAND, Ohio -- President Barack Obama on Friday told voters here in this battleground state that despite another mediocre jobs report, his policies a...

Romney, Obama Talk Vacations In Bid For Voters' Attention

Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

POLAND, Ohio -- The presidential campaign may be hitting high gear, but many Americans are still occupied with other things during the summertime. ...

Ohio Voters Unhappy With Obama-Romney Choice

Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics

PARMA, Ohio -- The sun was low in the sky, the air was thick with heat, and a few dozen residents of this working-class neighborhood in the Cleveland ...

Romney Outsourcing Attack May Shift With GOP 'Obamanomics' Blast

Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For days, Republicans have struggled to defend Mitt Romney against attacks from President Barack Obama's campaign labeling the presumpti...

R. Donahue Peebles, Obama Fundraiser, Says Attacks On Romney Woke 'Sleeping Giant'

Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– In 2009, millionaire developer R. Donahue Peebles stirred the D.C. political scene with talk of challenging then-Mayor Adrian Fenty, s...

Newt Gingrich: John Roberts' Obamacare Ruling 'Probably Healthy For The Country'

Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Former GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that while he was surprised by the Supreme Court's decision last month t...

Mitt Romney Tax Returns Are True Target Of Obama Campaign Attacks

Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top officials for President Barack Obama's campaign made a flurry of accusations against Mitt Romney on Thursday regarding his career at...

Mitt Romney In Bain Defense Calls Obama Criticism 'Disgusting'

Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Mitt Romney called attacks on his business record by President Barack Obama's reelection campaign "disgusting," but backed off calling...

Mitt Romney On Defense In Battle Over What's In His Heart

Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– When Mitt Romney told NAACP conventioneers this week that they would support him for president if they only "understood who I truly am...

President Obama Outpacing Mitt Romney In Mentions of 'Middle Class'

Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Romney campaign's web video Monday morning was the latest signal that the Republican party's presumptive nominee for president recog...

Mitt Romney Trails President Obama With Women Voters In Ohio

Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To see the most important impact of the Democrats' attacks on Mitt Romney's career at Bain Capital, look no further than how the presump...

Mitt Romney Adviser Says Sluggish Economy Is 'Riptide Taking Obama Out To Sea'

Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

BOSTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign seized on a poll out Wednesday evening showing the presumptive Republican nominee leading President Barack Obama nati...

Mitt Romney Seeks To Broaden Small-Business Debate After President Obama's Remarks

Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

ROXBURY, Mass. -- Mitt Romney again hit President Barack Obama for comments from a week ago about small business, seeking to expand the debate -- beyo...

Mitt Romney Hauls In $10 Million In California On Eve Of Overseas Trip

Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- One day before he leaves for a week-long trip to Europe, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney finished up a two-day fundraisin...

Mitt Romney In California Blends High Society With Hip Mitt

Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- Watching Mitt Romney in person Monday in California was like switching the channel between PBS and MTV and back again. There he was,...

Election 2012: Ohio Becomes Battlefield To Win Women Voters

Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio -– The war over women is on. The Obama and Romney campaigns both reached out Tuesday to women voters, the key voter demographic th...

Ohio Women Disappointed With Obama, Distrustful Of Romney

Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio –- At a picnic table on the first day of the Ohio State Fair Wednesday, the daily political melee on Twitter, TV and in the inboxes o...

Mitt Romney: Banking Regulation Is Essential To The Functioning Of Markets

Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney, in the middle of a trip to London that is being overshadowed by verbal gaffes on his part, made some unusual comments about financial reg...

Romney's Olympic Gaffes, Obama's Small Business Comments Mean 'Absolutely Nothing', Rendell Says

Posted 07.27.2012 | Politics

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.) said Friday that Republican Mitt Romney's embarrassing gaffes in London this week during his trip to the S...

Ann Romney's Horse A Factor In Mitt Romney's VP Selection Process?

Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

When Mitt Romney returns from his week-long trip to Europe this week, the media's obsessive coverage over who the Republican will pick as his running ...

Newt Gingrich Campaigns For Mitt Romney, But Also For Bill Clinton

Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Newt Gingrich walks into a TV store on Leesburg Pike and cracks a joke. "Well I bet that both of you think that you're working," ...