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Murphy nets another $650,000 from “independent” supporters

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A quick perusal of the Federal Election Commission site this morning indicates that U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy has been the beneficiary of nearly $650,000 in independent expenditures – money coming from PACs that are not supposed to be coordinated with his campaign – since Tuesday. Nearly $472,000 is for a new ad from the Democratic […] [Read More]

Colin Powell says he’s sticking with Obama in 2012

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“I think that the actions he’s taken with respect to protecting us from terrorism have been very, very solid. I think we ought to keep on the track that we are on,” Powell said on CBS News this morning. [Read More]

Obama on Trump: Our rivalry dates back to our childhood in Kenya (VIDEO)

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Jay Leno asked President Obama what was up with Donald Trump’s latest stunt to try to sink the president’s candidacy — which Comrade Marinucci told us about yesterday. Asked Leno: “What’s this thing with Trump and you? It’s like me and Letterman. I don’t get it.” Obama fired off one of the better zingers of [...] [Read More]

Cuomo on ‘standby’ for Obama, might head for Ohio

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will rally Friday with three Democratic congressional representatives locked in close re-election campaigns, the governor said on a radio show. Cuomo said he would endorse, in person, Reps. Kathy Hochul of suburban Buffalo, Louise Slaughter of Rochester and Tim Bishop of Long Island. The governor will also appear for Dan [...] [Read More]
Categories: Andrew Cuomo

The Donald’s Apprentice?

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Only Donald Trump can seemingly turn an act of charity into the plague. The single largest contributor to the Donald J. Trump Foundation — as listed on 990 forms filed with the Internal Revenue Service — is denying it gave $5 million to the coiffed one. World Wrestling Entertainment, which now just goes by the [...] [Read More]
Categories: General

TMI on the campaign trail for the 4th CD. Obsitnik’s afraid. Himes says GOP will hold U.S. House of Reps

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At their separate-but-equal appearances this afternoon before the Stamford Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes and Republican challenger Steve Obsitnik each had their Too Much Information occurrence. Even Chamber Chairman Hamid Malakpour of TD Bank had a moment or two, or three, or four, in mispronouncing Obsitnik’s name a bunch of times while introducing […] [Read More]
Categories: 2012 debate

Obsitnik, Himes, together again (separately) at Stamford Chamber of Commerce

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STAMFORD – U.S. Rep. Jim Himes and Republican congressional challenger Steve Obsitnik on Wednesday differed on ways to continue the nation’s emergence from under the shadow of the crippling five-year recession. Several times during a forum sponsored by the Stamford Chamber of Commerce, Obsitnik blamed Himes for the slow growth in the economy. Himes countered […] [Read More]
Categories: 2012 election

Obama camp buckles, relents on press bullying move with Iowa editors (VIDEO)

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While President Obama is unlikely to release the transcripts that Donald Trump wants, his campaign did relent to a lesser demand Wednesday. But only after being publicly shamed for its lameosity in trying to bully the press. Days before announcing the paper’s endorsement, the editor of The Des Moines Register – Iowa’s largest newspaper — [...] [Read More]
Categories: Media and Politics