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President Obama Talks Jobs, Minimum Wage in Wisconsin
Says America has "all the ingredients we need" to thrive in the 21st century.
Silver: Seattle's hopes on hold
In his first official days on the job, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is holding the stance that the league is not ready to add an expansion team in the eager and deep-pocketed Seattle market. "Seattle is a wonderful market. It would be very additive to the league to have a team there," Silver said
Silver: Expansion plans on hold
In his first official days on the job, new NBA commissioner Adam Silver is holding the stance that the league is not ready to create an expansion team to put into the eager and deep-pocketed Seattle market. "Seattle is a wonderful market. It would be very additive to the league to have a team
Michigan Right-to-Work Law Distracts From Obama Visit
President Obama’s campaign to raise taxes on the wealthy is likely to veer off course in Michigan today, when he lands smack-dab in the middle of a battle over right-to-work legislation. It’s a fight he has previously viewed from a distance in other, similar situations,...
Signs Everywhere: Your Presidential Prediction Guide
May was a good month for Mitt Romney. His campaign took in a boatload of money, the unemployment rate ticked up, Republicans held off a recall campaign in Wisconsin, and Obama Girl admitted she's not sure her 2008 crush is the best candidate for 2012. Romney has the momentum, but even as
Romney's Bus Tour Hits Many Counties Obama Carried in 2008
Mitt Romney kicks off a six-state bus tour today. The tour begins in New Hampshire and will hit the battlegrounds states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa and Michigan. In addition to being key swing states in the fall, these states share another distinction: They were all...
Obama Smashes Fundraising Records
President Obama today will continue his record-smashing fundraising schedule with six events in two states, tying the number for most fundraisers attended in a single day of his re-election campaign. Obama will raise north of $3.6 million for the Obama Victory Fund in Baltimore and...
Why Obama Didn't Campaign in Wisconsin : 'I Have a Lot of Responsibilities'
In his first public reaction to the Wisconsin recall election that saved Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s job, President Obama said today that he “would have loved to have seen a different result,” but was adamant that the election does not have broader implications for November....
RNC Chairman: 'Light Blue' Wisconsin Can Turn Red for November
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said that after Scott Walker’s recall victory this week , “light blue” Wisconsin “can turn red under the right circumstances.” “The momentum is clearly shifting in our direction,” Priebus, a Wisconsinite himself, said on a conference call. “It’s no doubt that ...