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Entries by Michael McAuliff from 08/2012

Obama Tax Cuts Rejected In House

Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives made its election-year arguments Wednesday in the tax-cut battle roiling Capitol Hill, rejecting a plan to ...

Steve LaTourette Calls Grover Norquist Tax Views 'Crap,' Congress 'An Alcoholic'

Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Retiring Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio) offered scathing assessments Thursday of Congress and of the tax policy pushed on his party by a...

Mandatory Budget Cuts From Sequestration Slammed By Republicans As 'Dumb,' 'Terrible'

Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are sounding increasingly angry with the deficit-cutting deal, which was pushed through by their own leadership in the House...

Television Ads Target Republicans Over Anti-Middle Class Tax Vote

Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

Republicans and Democrats in Congress very deliberately made their tax arguments before going on a six-week break last week, with Democrats voting to ...

Democrats Target Karl Rove-Linked 'New Majority Agenda' In Ad Campaign

Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is launching an online video Wednesday in hopes of pushing back against growing, multimillion-dollar ad c...

Dean Heller, Shelley Berkley Spar Over Diamond Scam

Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) probably never thought driving a pal's race car in 2004 could prove a campaign liability. But the joyride seem...

Scott Brown Has Another Wall Street-Tied Fundraiser

Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) likes to tout his credentials fighting Wall Street, but he's been doing awfully well lately raising money with the help of ...

Jon Tester Campaign Questions Coordination Between Denny Rehberg, Karl Rove

Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jon Tester's (D-Mont.) reelection campaign charged that his opponent's attendance at a fundraiser with Karl Rove raises questions o...

Jon Tester Welcomes John McCain To Montana With Shot At Denny Rehberg

Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

You wouldn't expect a Democrat to welcome Republican Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) to town on a visit to help an opponent, but Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) wi...

Scott Brown: I Don't Need Elizabeth Warren Speaking About Me

Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) seems to have a new message for his Democratic Senate rival Elizabeth Warren: Shut up, already. At least that's how it s...

Mitt Romney Campaign Attacks Military Cuts Paul Ryan Supported

Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign Thursday criticized President Barack Obama for military budget cuts that Romney's running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) voted fo...

Veterans Administration Workers Sing 'Beat It' In Latest Government Conference Embarrassment

Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest government conference scandal involving the Department of Veterans Affairs got more embarrassing Friday when a video surfaced...

Gary Herbert, Utah Governor, Won't Endorse Romney Claim That Obama Is Gutting Welfare Reform

Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- One of the Republican governors who sought waivers to welfare's work requirements said Monday he doesn't like the way the Obama adminis...

Denny Rehberg, GOP Senate Candidate, Said Lobbyists Are 'Solution,' Government Is 'Enemy'

Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

Montana Rep. Denny Rehberg has been pounding Democratic Sen. Jon Tester over lobbyist fundraising in their tight Senate race, but Rehberg declared las...

Ron Paul Delegates Barred From GOP Convention Spark Chaos (VIDEO)

Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Republican National Convention's decision to bar half of Maine's delegates for Rep. Ron Paul set off a fierce, angry Paul revolutio...

Chris Christie At Republican Convention As New Jersey Cuts Service For 9/11 Families (UPDATE)

Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie touts his brand of conservatism and fiscal responsibility in a marquee speech at the Republican conve...

Mitt Romney's Popularity Falls Before Republican Convention, Poll Finds

Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

The importance of Ann Romney's strong speech was highlighted Tuesday night by the release of an ABC News/Washington Post poll that found Mitt Romney's...

Mitch McConnell Speech At 2012 Republican Convention Casts Obama As Not Quite American

Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- The most important Republican in the U.S. Senate described President Barack Obama as something less than American in his speech opening...