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Entries by Paige Lavender from 05/2012

Dick Lugar Plagued By Tactical Errors, Lack Of Message

Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

In the age of modern campaigns, Sen. Dick Lugar’s political obituary could have been avoided. A year ago, the Republican lawmaker was in a positi...

Joe Arpaio To Release New Information On Obama's Eligibility To Hold Office

Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will make another announcement concerning his team's investigation of Barack Obama's eligibility to hold public off...

New Jersey Lawmakers See Difficulty Getting Bills Past Chris Christie

Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

Valerie Vainieri Huttle isn’t a household name. In fact, the biggest headline she has made was for being called a "jerk" by Gov. Chris Christie l...

Kim Kardashian Impressed By Rick Santorum And His Daughters

Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

Kim Kardashian -- who is thinking of getting into politics -- has high praise for former GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum. (Above, Kardashian...

Wisconsin Recall Theme Turns From Collective Bargaining To Jobs

Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — When Wisconsin Democrats launched their recall drive against Republican Gov. Scott Walker last year, it was all about unions. Th...

John Edwards Trial: Cheri Young 'Wanted Proof' She 'Really Was Taking Care Of Rielle Hunter'

Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

Cheri Young, wife of John Edwards' former aide Andrew Young, defended a video she shot in the home of Edwards' mistress Rielle Hunter, saying she want...

Elizabeth Warren Explains Native American Heritage Listing In Law School Directory

Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

BRAINTREE, Mass. -- Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren said Wednesday she listed herself as having Native American heritage in law scho...

Grover Norquist Juggles Beanbags (VIDEO)

Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

Grover Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform and an avid anti-tax crusader, lets loose in a new video that shows him juggling beanbags. Nor...

What Is President Obama's Problem With Medical Marijuana?

Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

For a brief moment in 2009, medical marijuana advocates exhaled. A new President had taken office promising to call off the federal prosecutors in sta...

John Kasich Jabs At Renewable-Energy Lobby

Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

Gov. John Kasich yesterday offered his most-passionate defense of his proposal to include cogeneration as an acceptable form of renewable energy in Oh...

Scott Brown Half-Court Shot Came After Four Failed Attempts

Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

While Scott Brown's recent half-court shot was impressive, it only came after four failed attempts at making a basket. An aide to the Massachusetts...

Obama 2012 Rallies Escalate Election Fight In Ohio, Virginia

Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Plunging into his campaign for a new term, President Barack Obama tore into Mitt Romney on Saturday as a willing and eager "rub...

Ex-Im Bank's Future Caught Up In Congressional Fight

Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since the Export-Import Bank was founded in 1934, Congress has methodically renewed its charter two dozen times with little or no contro...

Mitt Romney Says He Wanted Richard Grenell To Stay With Campaign

Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

PITTSBURGH -- Walking a careful line, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Friday he had wanted an openly gay spokesman who resigned fro...

Medical Marijuana Bill Passed By Connecticut Senate

Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. -- A bill legalizing marijuana for medical purposes has passed the Connecticut Senate. The state joins 16 others and the District of C...

Colorado Civil Unions Bill Gets Another Panel's Approval

Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

DENVER -- A bill to allow civil unions for gay couples in Colorado must survive two more votes in the Republican-led House before it gets to the gover...

2012 Election: Race, Religion Collide As Obama, Mitt Romney Battle

Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

How unthinkable it was, not so long ago, that a presidential election would pit a candidate fathered by an African against another condemned as un-Chr...

Mitt Romney, Mormons Brace For Mean Political Season Ahead Of 2012 Election

Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY -- As 20,000 Mormons streamed from the church conference center, a ragtag group of protesters stood across the street shouting that the...

Mitt Romney Won't Abandon 'Severely Conservative' Record To Win Independents In 2012 Race

Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney will need independent voters in November, but he isn't abandoning his "severely conservative" record. The likely Republican...

Richard Mourdock Hopes To End Rival Dick Lugar's Career In Indiana Senate

Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Richard Lugar has shown through a lengthy Senate career that he can broker compromises on international and domestic i...

North Carolina Republican Candidates Question Obama's Birthplace

Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

Even after releasing his long-form birth certificate in April 2011, Obama is still being questioned about his birthplace, most recently by several Rep...

Bill Clinton Hears Jerry Brown's Budget Pain

Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

Bill Clinton feels Gov. Jerry Brown's pain. "I know what he's going through out here," said the former president after hearing Brown's litany of bu...

Gary Johnson Wins 2012 Libertarian Nomination

Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is campaigning to win the White House as a Libertarian after receiving scant attention in the Republi...

Connecticut Aims To Avoid States' Medical Marijuana Woes

Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut lawmakers' approval of the use of medical marijuana includes strict regulations for the cultivation and distribution in...

Joe Biden Fills Uneasy Supporting Role

Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

As President Obama reviewed the comedy routine he was to deliver at the recent White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, one joke struck him a...