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Texas To Test Voting Rights Act In U.S. District Court

Reuters   |   July 8, 2012

(Refiles to fix typo in the lead) * Court must decide if Texas can require voters to have photo ID * Five days of arguments...

Obama Poised For New Fight With GOP Over Tax Cuts

The New York Times   |   July 8, 2012

WASHINGTON — With a torpid job market and a fragile economy threatening his re-election chances, President Obama is changing the subject to tax fairness, calling...

David Koch's Mitt Romney Fundraiser Protested By Several Hundred Dissenters (PHOTOS)

Southampton Patch   |   July 8, 2012

Billionaire David Koch hosted a $50,000-per-person fundraiser Sunday afternoon for Governor Mitt Romney at his oceanfront Southampton estate, as a blockade of local police, New...

Wireless Firms Are Flooded By Requests To Aid Surveillance

The New York Times   |   July 8, 2012

WASHINGTON — In the first public accounting of its kind, cellphone carriers reported that they responded to a startling 1.3 million demands for subscriber information...

Jan Brewer Asks Supreme Court To Overturn Ruling Allowing Benefits For Same-Sex Partners

The Huffington Post   |  Mollie Reilly   |   July 9, 2012

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) has requested that the Supreme Court overturn a ruling that allows state employees to keep their same-sex partners on their...

'Fiscal Cliff' Deadlock To Worsen, Congressional Leaders Warn

Reuters   |   July 8, 2012

WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers signaled on Sunday a worsening deadlock in Congress over how to tackle critical fiscal deadlines looming at year's...

Romney, In Final Stages Of 'Veepstakes,' Is Weighing When To Pick Running Mate

The Washington Post   |   July 8, 2012

CONCORD, N.H. — Sen. Rob Portman broke away from his 17-year-old daughter’s tour of his alma mater, Dartmouth College, to venture an hour south here...

Spike Lee On Politics & Mitt Romney: 'There Will Be A Block Of People Saying, 'I Cannot Vote For A Mormon''

The Huffington Post   |  Crystal Bell   |   July 8, 2012

Despite publicly criticizing Mitt Romney for being unable to "hang" with President Barack Obama, controversial director Spike Lee recently told Vulture that when he met...

Chris Collins, GOP Candidate, Clarifies Controversial Cancer Comments

The Huffington Post   |  Mollie Reilly   |   July 9, 2012

Republican congressional candidate Chris Collins, who last week caused a stir when he claimed that "people now don't die" from prostate and breast cancer, clarified...

Dick Durbin: 'Mitt Romney Is The Obamacare Daddy' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Chris Gentilviso   |   July 8, 2012

With less than 20 weeks between now and Election Day, one veteran Democrat turned scientific on Sunday in describing Mitt Romney's views on health care....

Secret Service, Police Arrest Boaters Outside Mitt Romney Fundraiser

Southampton Patch   |  Brendan J. O'Reilly   |   July 8, 2012

Two boaters in waters off The Creeks, billionaire Ronald Perelman's 57-acre East Hampton Village estate — where Mitt Romney was scheduled to be present for...

Mitt Romney Plans Overseas Trip Ahead Of Republican National Convention

AP   |  KASIE HUNT   |   July 8, 2012

ELK RAPIDS, Mich. -- Mitt Romney is planning a trip overseas ahead of the Republican National Convention in August. A Republican official says the Republican...

Dingell On Opponents: 'Ignorance,' 'Inexperience' Unfit For Politics

Dearborn, MI Patch   |   July 8, 2012

If first-time candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 12th District are hoping that distancing themselves from politics will help boost their campaigns,...

Veepstakes 2012: Leaks, Lies, Auditions Abound

AP   |  NANCY BENAC   |   July 8, 2012

WASHINGTON — Leaks are springing. Trial balloons are floating. Egos are being stroked. Wanna-bes are auditioning. And, chances are, lies are being told. Somewhere, amid...

Susan Collins Voting Streak: Maine Senator Set To Make 5,000th Consecutive Vote

AP   |  DAVID SHARP   |   July 8, 2012

PORTLAND, Maine — Sen. Susan Collins has gone to great lengths to preserve her unbroken voting streak in Washington. On one occasion, it meant deplaning...

George Will On Climate Change: It's Just 'Summer ... Get Over It' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Alana Horowitz   |   July 8, 2012

George Will discussed the latest heat waves plaguing the nation on ABC's 'This Week'. His explanation for the extreme weather? "Summer." "How do we explain...

Daniel P. Jordan III, GOP-Appointed Judge, Hears Mississippi Abortion Law Case

AP   |  EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS   |   July 8, 2012

JACKSON, Miss. -- Although restricting abortion has long been a conservative goal in Mississippi, the Republican-appointed judge considering the constitutionality of the state's stringent new...

Rangel Holds Lead Over Espaillat In Vote Count

The New York Times   |   July 8, 2012

Representative Charles B. Rangel maintained a nearly 1,000-vote lead on Saturday after election officials finished a hand count of the ballots in the June Democratic...

Allen West: Social Security Is 'A Form Of Slavery'

The Huffington Post   |  Alana Horowitz   |   July 9, 2012

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) on Sunday called Social Security "a form of modern, 21st century slavery." Responding to a question about the increase of Americans...

John Roberts Health Care Switch Sparks 'Deep' Supreme Court 'Discord': CBS News (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Chris Gentilviso   |   July 8, 2012

More than a week removed from the Supreme Court's landmark health care ruling, a new report of dissension among the justices has emerged. In a...
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Eric Holder At National Council Of La Raza Convention Promises Aggressive Civil Rights Protection

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Janell Ross   |   July 9, 2012

LAS VEGAS -- The U.S. Justice Department will aggressively protect the civil liberties, voting rights and safety of Latinos in the United States, Attorney General...

Chicago Infrastructure Trust A Model As More Mega-Projects Turn To Private Investors

AP   |  By JASON KEYSER   |   July 7, 2012

CHICAGO -- For cities and states buried under mountains of debt, it has become a tantalizing proposition: invite private financial institutions to put up the...
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Romney's Swiss Bank Account Criticized By Top Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Zach Carter   |   July 9, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Democrats repeatedly attacked Mitt Romney for his secretive offshore financial arrangements on Sunday, on the heels of a major Vanity Fair story detailing...

George Will: Obama 'Got Terrible Advice Early In His Administration' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Alana Horowitz   |   July 8, 2012

George Will appeared on ABC's "This Week" to discuss the jobs numbers released on Friday. "It's bad, bad, bad across the board," he said of...

Mitch McConnell On 2012 Senate Elections: '50-50' Chance For GOP Takeover (VIDEO)

AP   |   July 8, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says the odds of Republicans taking over the Senate after November's elections and him becoming the new majority...

Supreme Court Health Care Ruling: How CNN, Fox News Ran With The Wrong News (VIDEO)

  |   July 9, 2012

As the Supreme Court released its ruling on President Obama's landmark Affordable Care Act, media networks scrambled to digest the complicated decision and report the...
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Hits Romney On Treatment Of Family Dog (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Zach Carter   |   July 8, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, joked Sunday about Mitt Romney's infamous treatment of his family dog while...

2012 Congress: GOP, Democrats Reaching Compromise Before November Is Unlikely

AP   |  DAVID ESPO   |   July 8, 2012

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats in Congress who congratulated themselves for passing relatively routine legislation before July 4 are returning to the Capitol for a...
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Reince Priebus: Elect Mitt Romney To 'Save America' (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Zach Carter   |   July 8, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday that Mitt Romney must be elected in November in order to "save America," arguing that...
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TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   July 8, 2012

Well, good morning everyone and welcome back to your Sunday morning liveblog of political yellery and pundit emissions. My name is Jason, and I have...

Voter ID Laws Could Block Thousands From Voting

AP   |  MIKE BAKER   |   July 8, 2012

When Edward and Mary Weidenbener went to vote in Indiana's primary in May, they didn't realize that state law required them to bring government photo...

Groups Shield Political Gifts Of Businesses

nytimes.com   |   July 8, 2012

The review found that corporate donations -- many of them previously unreported -- went to groups large and small, dedicated to shaping public policy on...

South Korea-U.S. Army 'No Parking' Scrap Prompts USFK Apology

Reuters   |   July 8, 2012

SEOUL, July 8 (Reuters) - The chief of U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) apologised on Sunday for an incident near one of the main U.S. bases...
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