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WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s vice presidential search has entered a new phase: auditions. As his campaign evaluates potential running mates, Republicans with a possible shot at the No. 2 spot on the presidential ticket are starting to...
Paul GreenbergWhen it come to the Republicans' choice for president this year, it's all over but the shoutin' in Tampa. . . . The great hall, the red-white-and-blue balloons, the signs proudly proclaiming the name of each state from Alabama to Wyoming, the...
I was like, “You should predict who Romneywill choose to be his VP.” And then I was like, “Why? That’s boring. And obvious." So I was like, “Okay, great, why don’t you write about eating dogs some more or...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelU.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., is delivering what his office says is a “major speech” to the Florida Council of 100 in Washington. The “major” news: – “The hyper-partisanship has to stop. If it doesn’t, we...
Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- With Mitt Romney now confident enough of the Republican nomination that he can turn his focus against President Obama, the guessing game on selection of a running mate is already in full swing. It's a matter that warrants more serious...
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Call Washington BureauWith hometown boy Rick Santorum out of his way, Mitt Romney can save his money and his time in expensive and expansive Pennsylvania. Romney's campaign yanked his $2.9 million ad buy that would have saturated the airwaves in the two weeks leading up to...
Tags: Rick Santorum, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney
CNN MoneyA proposal to implement the Buffett Rule was blocked in the Senate on Monday, but proponents of the millionaire tax vowed to keep the issue alive in the months ahead. Republicans, as expected, garnered enough support to reject Democrats' attempt to bring...
The official name for the group of 12 U.S. House and Senate members charged with finding at least $1.5 trillion in cuts to the federal deficit by Thanksgiving is the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction. Unofficially, the group usually is called the...
The biggest activity in Washington between now and Thanksgiving is the focus on the so-called “super committee,” those 12 Democrats and Republicans charged with reducing the deficit by $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years. Lobbyists,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The special panel's goal is lofty: concoct a deal both parties will embrace to slash federal deficits by a mammoth $1.5 trillion or more over the next decade. Yet from the moment House and Senate leaders appoint the 12 members...
Pennsylvania Ave.Just yesterday, during a luncheon talk in Harrisburg, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey told the crowd that he'd love to be on Congress' new so-called "super committee," but felt he was a long shot. Turns out positioning himself over seven months......
Change of SubjectIn another thread, GregJ speculates that Herman Cain and Rick Santorum are looking like "solid" vice presidential picks for whomever the GOP nominee ends up being (assuming, as I think most of us do, that it won't be Cain or......
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