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February 24, 2012 | By Melanie Mason
A TV commercial released this week by the pro-Mitt Romney "super PAC" looks much like an ad released about four years ago by the official Romney campaign, raising suspicions among watchdog groups of improper coordination between the super PAC and the GOP presidential candidate's current campaign. The commercial, which is running in Arizona and Michigan in advance of Tuesday's primaries, tells the tale of Romney's former Bain Capital colleague Robert Gay, whose then-teenage daughter had run away in New York City for three days.
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NEWS
August 23, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -- Reprising his role as one of the campaign's top surrogates, Bill Clinton testifies on behalf of President Obama's capacity to boost employment in a new campaign ad launched Thursday. The spot represents how the Obama campaign feels Clinton can best help the president's reelection bid, using what they say is Clinton's strong credibility on the economy to confront Republican attacks on the president's job record. In the ad, Clinton says that the Obama plan to grow the middle class mirrors “what happened when I was president.” “This election to me is about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment,” Clinton says in the 30-second spot.
NEWS
November 1, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey
President Obama's campaign is launching a second television spot challenging what it says are Mitt Romney's misleading ads about the auto industry outsourcing jobs from Ohio to China, this time saying the Romney ad speaks to “character.” The new ad highlights statements from fact checkers and leaders of General Motors and Chrysler disputing the Romney spot, which suggested the auto companies were moving jobs to China during Obama's tenure....
NATIONAL
May 11, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Paul Babeu, the Arizona sheriff who announced that he was gay after he was accused by a former lover of abusing his power, has dropped his bid for a seat in Congress and will seek another term as sheriff. In a letter on Friday to supporters, Babeu said he decided to withdraw because of complications about the succession of his chief deputy, Steve Henry, as Pinal County sheriff. The federal government had ruled that Henry is unable to seek the sheriff's office while serving as chief deputy because the office receives federal funds, the sheriff said.
NEWS
November 8, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
By the standards of “Scandal,” “Icarus” is a remarkably uneventful episode. Oh, sure, some mysterious brunet gets killed, Olivia confronts Fitz about Operation Remington and Olivia signs up to work with Josie Marcus, the single biggest threat to Fitz's reelection. But really, the most memorable revelation in this hour is that, before she subsisted on a diet of Cabernet and popcorn, young Olivia was a fan of Fruit Loops. Shocking indeed. That's not to say this wasn't a wholly enjoyable hour -- it was -- only that this episode was more about setting up all the crazy yet to come.
NATIONAL
August 15, 2012 | By Seema Mehta and Michael A. Memoli, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
CHILLECOTHE, Ohio - A comment by Vice President Joe Biden that Mitt Romney's banking policies would "put y'all back in chains" reverberated across the presidential campaign Tuesday, with Republicans accusing President Obama's team of seeking to divide Americans and Democrats accusing their rivals of faux outrage and hypocrisy. Biden made the comment while campaigning in Danville, Va., on Tuesday. "Romney wants to - he said in the first 100 days he's going to let the big banks once again write their own rules," Biden said.
NATIONAL
January 18, 2013 | By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Over the years, when asked whether he had done enough to build relationships with his Republican adversaries, President Obama typically replied with stock answers and dry political analysis. But on Monday, in his final news conference of his first term, a different Obama came up with a different answer. In 700 off-the-cuff words, he showed a little snarky defensiveness about his social aptitude. Yes, he said, he socializes. Of course, he continued, he "likes a good party.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1994
Re "U.S. Judge Blocks Most Sections of Prop. 187," Dec. 15: From the riots to the welfare lines, Southern California has just been one big, open, free market for illegal aliens. A majority of us in California voted to stop this travesty and hopefully reverse it. I guess this is more proof that my vote doesn't count. We don't want anybody to go hungry, we don't want anybody to go uneducated or uncared-for. We just want everybody who is here illegally to go home! And if you're in that foreign country thinking about coming here illegally, don't!
NEWS
May 16, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Vice President Joe Biden today is traveling to this working-class city to amplify the Obama campaign's tough attack on Mitt Romney's economic credentials, accusing the Republican of profiting at the expense of laid-off manufacturing workers. It's the follow-through of a one-two punch from the president's reelection team concerning Romney's ties to Bain Capital, the private equity firm he controlled for 15 years. A campaign ad that aired in key battleground states told the story of a Kansas City steel plant that went bankrupt and laid off workers after Bain took control.
NEWS
June 14, 2012 | By Michael Finnegan
CINCINNATI -- It is no small task for Mitt Romney to find new ways to attack President Obama's record on the economy - day after day, week after week, month after month. But when he went at Obama again on Thursday, he was at least guaranteed to get more attention than usual, thanks to Obama's almost simultaneous campaign stop on the opposite side of Ohio, a state better placed than any to decide the November election. “Now you may have heard that President Obama is on the other side of the state, and he's going to be delivering a speech on the economy,” Romney told invited supporters on the factory floor of a manufacturing equipment maker.
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