Politics

GOP reveals midterm blueprint

Aug 17th, 2010 | By politicsnews

The GOP blueprint for winning control of the House is rapidly coming into focus, with the National Republican Congressional Committee readying a $22 million TV ad blitz aimed at a handful of powerful, long-serving incumbents and several dozen of the most junior members of the Democratic majority. POLITICO has learned that the
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Justice Dept. cuts losses with DeLay

Aug 17th, 2010 | By politicsnews

The Justice Department’s decision not to bring charges against Tom DeLay after a six-year probe is the latest sign that DOJ’s investigation into disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff is drawing to a close, without bagging the man prosecutors once thought might be the biggest prize of all — DeLay himself. But in
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Obama OK with Reid’s stance

Aug 17th, 2010 | By politicsnews

SEATTLE — President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) have agreed to disagree on a Muslim group’s controversial plans to build an Islamic community center and mosque a couple of blocks from ground zero in lower Manhattan. Obama “respects the right of anybody — Democrat, Republican, independent — to disagree with his
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MoveOn calls for boycott of Target

Aug 17th, 2010 | By politicsnews

The liberal group MoveOn.org ramped up its campaign against Target Corp. Tuesday with a new TV ad urging shoppers to boycott the retail giant over its $150,000 donation to a Minnesota politician who opposes gay marriage – and its decision not to give a matching amount to pro-gay candidates for balance. The
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Palin: Obama ‘doesn’t get’ mosque

Aug 17th, 2010 | By politicsnews

Sarah Palin Monday night chided President Barack Obama for his support of the right to build the proposed mosque two blocks from Ground Zero in New York, saying the president “doesn’t get it.” “It sounds cliched to say that the president is disconnected from the American people on this issue, but how
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Gates to leave in 2011 — or not

Aug 17th, 2010 | By politicsnews

When will Robert Gates go — one of Washington’s favorite parlor games — swung back in action Monday, when the defense secretary was quoted saying he plans to quit sometime next year. Gates has cultivated the mystery by playing up just how much he wants to retire, but he told Foreign Policy this week
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Obama: Keep Democrats in power

Aug 17th, 2010 | By politicsnews

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – President Obama, in campaign mode for most of the day, shifted from bashing Republicans to praising his congressional allies at a posh fundraiser late Friday, declaring that keeping Democrats in power “is my focus over the next several months.” “I hope you understand why we’re here tonight. It’s
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Obama begins five-state tour

Aug 17th, 2010 | By politicsnews

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Politics drove President Barack Obama’s agenda Monday as he hit the first of the five states he’ll visit over the next three days, using economy-focused events — and Democratic fundraisers — to attack Republicans less than three months before the midterm elections. “The worst mistake we could make is to go
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Christie warns GOP on mosque

Aug 16th, 2010 | By politicsnews

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a new national icon for the Republican Party thanks in part to his push for pension reforms, on Monday became the most prominent GOP figure to warn against “overreacting” to the threat of terror and painting “all of Islam” with the brush of terrorism amid the swirling controversy
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Obama helps govs to help himself

Aug 16th, 2010 | By politicsnews

President Barack Obama will do more in two days this week for his party’s candidates for governor than he has done all year, wrapping his arm around several of the most highly touted gubernatorial hopefuls on the ballot in 2010. But the logic behind Obama’s upcoming appearances in Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin
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