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Santorum: Gay marriage will destroy church, family

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Ex-Sen. Rick Santorum entered the campaign against same-sex marriage in Washington state on Tuesday with an apocalyptic warning about its potential consequences on America’s families and churches. The former Republican presidential candidate spoke to a closed-door Spokane fundraiser for the Family Policy Institute of Washington.  He was preceded to the podium by U.S. Rep. Cathy [...] [Read More]

In VP debate, Nancy Pelosi says Biden should remember one critical word — “women” (VIDEO)

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who sat in the Denver debate audience where Barack Obama met up with Mitt Romney, isn’t looking back when asked about the lackluster performance of the president last week. In a San Francisco Chronicle editorial board meeting Wednesday, the San Francisco Democrat was animated, passionate — and positively fired up [...] [Read More]
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Five most memorable moments from vice presidential debates

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The eight vice presidential debates held over the past 36 years have had minimal impact on the final election results. Arguably, only one — Republican Dick Cheney’s strong performance against Democrat Joe Lieberman in 2000 — significantly shifted the polls. But this year’s encounter between Vice President Joe Biden and GOP congressman Paul Ryan at [...] [Read More]

Bill Clinton mocks GOP response to lower jobs numbers

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Davis — Former President Bill Clinton — aka the Secretary of Explaining Stuff — was the reason that many in the crowd of 8,000 massed in the UC-Davis main quad Tuesday, as we noted in our story in Wednesday’s Chronicle. The point of the exercise — politically, that is — came at the very end, [...] [Read More]
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CT-SEN snapshot: 27 days until the election

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It’s that time again for us to drill down on the latest batch of poll numbers that are out there on this doozy of a Senate race. And you don’t have to be a math geek to do it. The Real Clear Politics average for the contest has Democrat Christopher Murphy up by 3.4 percent […] [Read More]
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No love lost between Blumenthal & McMahon

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The things that get said behind closed doors when there are no reporters lurking — or opposition video trackers, for the matter. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., had fellow Democrats in stitches Monday night in his hometown of Greenwich during a fundraiser for Christopher Murphy, a spy tells Hearst Connecticut Newspapers. During the $500 minimum […] [Read More]
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Roraback talks with Boehner about a more inclusive GOP

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After weeks of being bombarded with allegations that state Sen. Andrew Roraback is a vote for the Republican “tea party” agenda, the candidate hosted House Speaker John Boehner during a fund raiser at the Hartford Club Tuesday. “John Boehner is coming to Connecticut to raise money for Andrew Roraback because he knows that Andrew Roraback […] [Read More]
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Six things that Joe Biden, Paul Ryan must do in their VP debate

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Historically, says Emory University debate coach Bill Newnam, “vice presidential debates have not mattered.”

But in the aftermath of President Obama’s disastrous performance in last Wednesday night’s first presidential debate, which helped Republican Mitt Romney erase the Democratic incumbent’s yearlong lead in the polls, “the stakes in Thursday night’s debate are astronomical for both candidates,” notes University of Michigan debate director Aaron Kall.

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