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Drudge, Daily Caller Hype Old Obama Speech, Trolling Entire Political World

Jason Linkins | October 3, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The Daily Caller, working in collaboration with Fox News, released a video Tuesday night of a speech President Barack Obama delivered at Hampton University back in 2007. The release was preceded by an all-afternoon Drudge Report banner headline splash, billing the video as some sort of...

Conservatives Accuse Obama Of Using Racially Charged Rhetoric In 2007 Speech

Mollie Reilly | October 2, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Conservatives on Tuesday used a speech President Barack Obama delivered as a candidate in 2007 to accuse him of using racially charged rhetoric. "There's no way you can listen to this speech and not hear it as a deliberately divisive speech that pits Americans against each other and...

2012 Presidential Debate Has All Eyes On Obama, Mitt Romney

Elyse Siegel | October 3, 2012 | Politics
By KASIE HUNT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER — Offering tax reform ideas before his first debate with President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney says he might be willing to reduce income tax deductions used by millions of families for home mortgage interest and health care costs Romney suggested the changes could...

Air Force Two Aborts Landing Twice Due To Weather

Mollie Reilly | October 2, 2012 | Politics
On Tuesday, Air Force Two was twice forced to change its initial plan for landing. A thunderstorm in North Carolina forced the plane carrying Vice President Joe Biden to delay landing for more than 30 minutes. Air Force Two was approaching Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Tuesday when the pilot...

Todd Akin In 2008: Doctors Give Abortions To Women Who Aren't Pregnant

Mollie Reilly | October 3, 2012 | Politics
Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin sparked national outrage in August when he justified his opposition to abortion by claiming that victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant because "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." However, the Republican congressman's now-infamous remarks are...

Mitt Romney Campaign Concerned Military Voters May Not Have Their Absentee Ballots Counted

Amanda Terkel | October 3, 2012 | Politics
On Monday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign sent Wisconsin officials a letter expressing concern that the state is not doing enough to make sure that military members serving overseas will have their votes counted. "I am writing to express my concern regarding your office's attention to the voting...

Homeland Security 'Fusion Centers' Target Fishing, Marriage Counseling, At Huge Cost

Michael McAuliff | October 2, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- A marquee federal effort to share intelligence about terror threats with state and local law enforcers has produced no evidence of any. But it does appear to have caught a motorcycle gang telling members to obey laws, suspicious fishing at the border, and Muslims offering advice on marriage,...

Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Halted, But Elderly Still Can't Rest

Trymaine Lee | October 3, 2012 | Black Voices
PHILADELPHIA -- When Betty Ann Workman was a little girl growing up in Philadelphia’s Tioga neighborhood, Election Day was like a family holiday. “My grandmother would pick me up from school and say, 'Come on darling, put your galoshes on and let's go vote,'” Workman, 80, recalled Tuesday afternoon. “She...

Matt Gaetz, Florida Lawmaker, Tweets Doubt In Mitt Romney

John Celock | October 2, 2012 | Politics
A Republican Florida state legislator expressed his doubt in the campaign of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney witha tweet he posted Tuesday. State Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach) tweeted late Tuesday afternoon that he believes President Barack Obama's decision to use Sen....

Commissioner Marlene Ross's Nude Photos To Cousin Lover Prompt Boynton Beach Blackmail Probe (PHOTOS, AUDIO)

Janie Campbell | October 5, 2012 | Miami
Nude photos of a South Florida city commissioner sent to an ex-con lover -- who is also her first cousin -- prompted prosecutors to investigate claims she was blackmailed by a lobbyist, as first reported by the Palm Beach Post. Boynton Beach Commissioner Marlene Ross said she...

Paul Ryan's 2010 Tax Plan Would Create Higher Effective Tax Rate For Bus Driver Than Mitt Romney

Matt Sledge | October 3, 2012 | Politics
NEW YORK -- It was Oct. 26, 2011, eons ago in political time. Newt Gingrich was beginning his climb in the polls. With Republicans divided, nobody was left to defend the memory of Ronald Reagan against President Barack Obama's suggestion that he might have supported the Buffett Rule....

Dick Cheney: Obama Administration 'Involved In A Cover-Up' On Libya Attack

Sarah Bufkin | October 2, 2012 | Politics
Former Vice President Dick Cheney criticized the Obama administration for attempting "a cover-up" of what transpired in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, when traumatic attacks killed four Americans, including U.S. Amb. Chris Stevens. "It looks to me like [the Libya investigation] is going to get messier and messier, and...

Mitt Romney Fights For Overseas Voters To Get Extended Deadline On Ballots

Chris Gentilviso | October 2, 2012 | Politics
MADISON, Wis. -- Working to broaden his popularity among military veterans, Republican Mitt Romney's campaign has sent letters to election officials in Wisconsin, Mississippi and Vermont demanding that the deadline for receiving ballots from military and overseas voters be extended. The letters sent in recent days on Romney's behalf by...

California Prop 32: The Dolphin Group, The Proposition's Dark Messenger

Robin Wilkey | October 8, 2012 | San Francisco
This article comes to us courtesy of Frying Pan News. By Matthew Fleischer Today’s body politic has no shortage of rhetorical bile, but no campaign attack ad comes close to matching 1988’s race-baiting Willie Horton commercial for sheer visceral partisanship. Horton was a black...

Ann Romney's New Role: Defender In Chief

Chris Gentilviso | December 2, 2012 | Politics
LITTLETON, Colo. — (AP) Ann Romney has stepped out into a new role for the final stretch of the campaign: Character witness and defender in chief. She admonishes her husband's Republican critics, and tries to convince women that Mitt Romney is on their side. She also counters the portrait her...

Insider Attacks, Taliban IEDs Continue To Kill U.S. Troops After a Decade of War

David Wood | October 3, 2012 | World
WASHINGTON -- In more than a decade of war in Afghanistan, the United States military has failed to defeat the insurgents' main weapon -- the IED, or roadside bomb -- and has been unable to prevent the spread of a deadly new Taliban tactic, the so-called "insider" attacks by Afghan...

Alan Simpson: Politicians Should Quit Politicizing 'The Poor'

Daniel Lippman | October 5, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Senator and co-chairman of President Barack Obama's deficit commission Alan Simpson told an audience Tuesday that politicians talk too much about the poor and vulnerable for political gain, and that he regrets the way interest groups have used the commission's recommendations to appeal to their members....

Ford Motor Co., 2-Year-Old, Innocent Man Have Records In Terror Database

Michael McAuliff | October 4, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- There aren't many people who would consider the Ford Motor Co. or a 2-year-old to be terrorist threats, but the United States' premier database for classifying such dangers includes both, according to Department of Homeland Security officials interviewed in a Senate committee investigation. The report, released...

Mitt Romney Deferred Action Immigration Switch Puts GOP Hardliners On Mute

Elise Foley | October 3, 2012 | Politics
DENVER, Colo. -- Republican immigration hawks were quiet on Tuesday after GOP nominee Mitt Romney said he would honor deferred action granted by the Obama administration for some undocumented young people -- a policy they have decried as amnesty and a massive overreach of executive power....

California Prop 32′s Deceptive TV Ad

Aaron Sankin | October 2, 2012 | San Francisco
This article comes to us courtesy of Frying Pan News. By Matthew Fleischer The Koch brothers entered California’s political fray September 14, a Friday, with a $4 million donation to a new pro-Proposition 32 political entity called California Future Fund. By Tuesday, September 18, the fund had released...
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