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Entries by Mollie Reilly from 04/2012

George LeMieux Pranks Opponent Connie Mack With Fake Charlie Sheen Endorsement

Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. George LeMieux (R-Fla.) got the best of his primary opponent on April Fool's Day, when his campaign sent out an email announcing an unflat...

Hillary Clinton Weighs In On Rush Limbaugh's 'Verbal Assault' On Women

Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

Hillary Clinton weighed in on Rush Limbaugh's recent controversial comments, condemning the conservative radio host's "verbal assault" on women like G...

Nikki Haley: Hillary Clinton Inspired Me

Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

In an interview with USA Today, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) discussed her background and political origins, citing Secretary of State Hillary ...

Newt Gingrich's Think Tank Files For Bankruptcy

Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

Newt Gingrich's think tank filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Wednesday, the Atlanta Business Chronicle has reported. The Center for Health Transfor...

Joe Arpaio Defender Tells Obama Administration To 'Put Up Or Shut Up'

Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

The Maricopa County Attorney defended Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Wednesday, telling the U.S. Justice Department to "put up or shut up" by revealing the evi...

Former Gabrielle Giffords Aide Ron Barber Raises Over $500,000 Ahead Of Special Election

Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

Democrat Ron Barber announced Thursday that his campaign has raised over $500,000 in his bid to finish former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' term in the U.S...

Lavish GSA Spending Investigated By Two House Committees

Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Two House committees said Thursday they are investigating wasteful spending by the General Services Administration, following an in...

Knitted Uteruses Delivered To Arizona Lawmakers To Protest Contraception Bill

Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

In a creative response to a controversial bill that would allow employers to opt out of providing coverage for contraception, a group of women's right...

Clean Coal Lobbying Group Mocks Occupy Wall Street Movement In New Ad

Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

The coal lobby just kicked off a $40 million campaign to manipulate the election cycle. In 2008, the industry planted questions in town hall events to...

Rick Scott Makes Early Push In Re-Election Bid

Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

With more than 30 months until the next gubernatorial election, Gov. Rick Scott appears to be already campaigning for re-election. Though he's said...

Richard Cebull's Racist Obama Email To Be Investigated By 9th Circuit Court

Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' chief judge has ordered an investigation of an email sent by a Montana federal judge containing a racist joke about ...

Scott Brown Launches Fundraising Contest To Take Down Rival Elizabeth Warren

Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

BOSTON -- Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown has come up with a contest offer to help lure donors to his U.S. Senate reelection campaign. It's calle...

Jerry E. Smith, Federal Judge Upset By Obama's Supreme Court Comments, Defended By Colleagues

Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge who called out President Barack Obama for saying it would be "unprecedented" for the Supreme Court to strike down ...

Richard Lugar, Orrin Hatch Among GOP Senators Targeted By Tea Party

Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS -- Sen. Richard Lugar sounded wistful in his gratitude when he thanked supporters packed in the skybox of the Indiana Pacers' home court,...

GOP Superdelegates: Primary Is Over, Mitt Romney Will Be Nominee

Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's over, and Mitt Romney is going to be the GOP nominee for president. That's the growing consensus among Republican National Co...

Mitt Romney Faces Challenges In Appealing To Female Voters

Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney is starting to hone his appeal to female voters, acutely aware as he turns to the general election that he has little c...

Democrats Deny Similarities Between Barack Obama And Jimmy Carter Re-Election Bids

Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics

Democrats say the political prognosis for President Obama is much better than it was at the same point in former President Jimmy Carter's first term, ...

Chuck Grassley Calls President Obama 'Stupid' Over Supreme Court Comments

Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) expressed his disapproval of the president's recent comments about the Supreme Court, apparently referring to Obama as "s...

Nikki Haley's Record Retention Policy Called Into Question

Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

State government watchdogs and the state’s leading media attorney harbor serious concerns about a new records retention policy announced by Gov. Nik...

Marco Rubio's David Rivera Friendship Could Prove Problematic

Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio has every excuse to stay away from his old South Florida friend Rep. David Rivera. Rivera is facing state and federal inquiries st...

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Defends Aide, Dani Gilbert, Following 'Jewbags' Facebook Controversy

Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida congresswoman who currently chairs the Democratic National Committee, defended an aide whose six-year-old Facebo...

Nikki Haley: 'There Is No War On Women'

Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

Nikki Haley objected to the idea that the GOP is waging a "war on women," telling Fox News on Monday that "women are doing well" and shouldn't be char...

Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul Vow To Stay In GOP Primary Race

Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential contenders Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are vowing to stay in the race even though Rick Santorum is not. San...

Levi Johnston, Sunny Oglesby Weigh In On Pregnancy

Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

Levi Johnston and his girlfriend Sunny Oglesby weighed in on their newly-announced pregnancy, denying charges of Johnston being a "deadbeat dad" to hi...

Mitt Romney's 'Amazing' Statistic On Women's Jobs Called Into Question

Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney has come up with an "amazing statistic" and Republicans inside and outside his presidential campaign are doing their ut...