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Entries by Luke Johnson from 06/2012

Obama: I Regret Using 'Polish Death Camp' Phrase

Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

WARSAW, Poland — President Barack Obama has written a letter to the Polish president expressing "regret" for an inadvertent verbal gaffe that ca...

Defense Of Marriage Act Ruling: Gay Married Couples Look To Supreme Court Next

Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

BOSTON -- Fresh from a favorable ruling by a federal appeals court, Dorene Bowe-Shulman can't wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether s...

Edwards Trial: Jurors Say There Wasn't Enough Evidence To Convict

Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Jurors in John Edwards campaign corruption trial said Friday they were deadlocked on most charges because the former presiden...

Mitt Romney: Obama Deserves An 'F' For The Economy

Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is giving President Barack Obama "an F, across the board" for his handling of the econo...

Jobs Report Numbers Set Battle Lines For Presidential Election

Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO — The suddenly dismal news on American jobs is a blow to President Barack Obama's re-election argument that he has been a steward of rec...

John Rocker Voting For Mitt Romney

Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

Former Atlanta Braves Pitcher John Rocker, who infamously made homophobic and racist comments to Sports Illustrated in a 1999 interview, told conserva...

Jeb Bush: I'm Not Going To Be A Vice-Presidential Candidate

Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is reiterating that he won't join Mitt Romney on the GOP presidential ticket. Bush says no one's asked h...

Obama: Economy Will Come Back Stronger

Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS — President Barack Obama said Friday the latest employment report shows that the economy is not creating jobs "as fast as we want," ...

Alternate Juror In John Edwards Trial Denies 'Flirting' With Ex-Senator

Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

Denise Speight, the alternate juror in the John Edwards trial who courtroom observers reported was flirting with the ex-presidential candidate, denied...

John Edwards Trial Alternate Juror Denies 'Flirting' With Ex-Senator

Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

An alternate juror who some in the John Edwards trial courtroom thought they saw flirting with the ex-senator denied doing so Friday. "I thought it...

Gabrielle Giffords Making Public Appearance In Tucson To Support Ron Barber

Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) will make a rare public appearance on behalf of her former aide Ron Barber, who is running in a special elect...

Obama Ad Targets Mitt Romney's Record In Massachusetts

Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's campaign says Mitt Romney's economic promises didn't pan out when he was governor of Massachusetts and "won't w...

Mitt Romney Tax Plan Would Result In Him Paying Almost $5 Million Less Than Under Obama

Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — To see where the presidential candidates stand on taxing the rich, just look at how they'd tax themselves. Under his own proposal, ...

Medical Device Tax Repeal Bill Moving Through GOP-Led House

Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For Republicans, it's an irresistible trifecta: A bill that gives them an election-season chance to say they're fighting to protect...

How The Obama Administration Aided Scott's Voter Purge

Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Gov. Rick Scott’s administration created a mess by trying to get rid of noncitizen voters....

Scott Brown Sought To Loosen Bank Rules, Emails Show

Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Senator Scott Brown has trumpeted his role in casting the deciding vote in favor of the 2010 Wall Street overhaul, but records show that after he vote...

RNC Announces Florida 'Victory' Offices To Try To Rival Obama Ground Game

Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

The Republican National Committee announced Monday the opening of 23 offices in Florida, attempting to counter the Obama campaign's formidable ground ...

John Savage, R.I. State Representative, Leaves GOP For Being Too Extreme

Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

State Representative John Savage of East Providence is telling the Republican Party "see you later" as he changed his voter affiliation to independent...

Orly Taitz Mostly Self-Funding U.S. Senate Bid

Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Most of Orly Taitz's campaign contributions are coming from her own wealth, according to statements released by the Federal Election Commission....

Jane Orie, Former Pennsylvania State Senator, Sentenced To Prison

Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

PITTSBURGH -- A former Pennsylvania state senator has been sentenced to prison on charges that she illegally used her legislative staff to do campaign...

Obama 'Socialist' Claim Persists On Right Despite Inaccuracies

Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — When President Barack Obama's re-election campaign unveiled its new slogan, some conservative critics were quick to pounce. "Forward...

Obama Campaign Sues Demstore.com Over Logo Use

Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is suing a website that sells T-shirts, bumper stickers and buttons with the campaign's si...

Scott Walker: I Won't Be Mitt Romney's Vice President

Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), facing a close recall election, said he wouldn't consider being Mitt Romney's vice president Monday. He had anothe...

Wisconsin Recall Election Goes To Voters

Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — The battle over Gov. Scott Walker's agenda has attracted millions of dollars from out of state, campaign volunteers from across ...

Mitt Romney Eyes Pennsylvania Despite Obama Advantage

Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Candi Ludwig is the face of Mitt Romney's hopes in Pennsylvania, a state Republicans would love to take away from President Ba...