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Romney out-raises Obama by $35 million in June

WASHINGTON — Republican Mitt Romney raked in $106 million in June, his team announced Monday, trouncing President Barack Obama by $35 million and asserting a second straight month of campaign fundraising dominance. Romney and the Republican National Committee now have $160 million in cash on hand, the campaign said, as the candidate gears up

WATCH LIVE: Obama announces middle-class tax cut extension plan

President Barack Obama called on Congress Monday to extend the tax cuts on the middle class implemented under former President George W. Bush. The plan calls for Bush tax cuts for those making less than $250,000 a year to be extended for another year, and comes as Congress returns from recess. The administration told

Obama and Romney advisers spar on live TV over offshore investments

Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs tried unsuccessfully on Monday to get Romney campaign adviser Dan Senor to explain why his candidate would not release more tax returns to prove he had broken no laws by hiding money in Swiss bank accounts and a secret Bermuda corporation. “It was reported that Mitt Romney has taken

George Will: Historic heat wave is just ‘summer… get over it’

Conservative columnist George Will is denying that the historic heat wave that’s cooking most of the United States has any relation to global warming or climate change. ABC News reported on Sunday that more than 2,000 heat records had been broken across the U.S. just since the beginning of July. That’s in addition to

Haley Barbour: ‘Romney is smart’ not to lay out policies

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) on Sunday said that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney was “smart” not to give voters specifics about how he would govern if elected president of the United States. During an interview on CBS, host Bob Schieffer asked Barbour if it was going to take more for Romney to win

O’Malley hammers Romney: Swiss bank account never built an American bridge

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) struggled on Sunday to explain presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s investments outside the United States, including Swiss bank accounts and a corporation in Bermuda. During an interview with ABC’s Terry Moran, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) ripped into Romney for betting “against America” with his foreign investments. “President

Robert Gibbs: ‘Nobody knows’ if Romney is breaking tax laws

Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs sees a pattern in GOP hopeful Romney’s past of “outsourcing jobs” and offshoring his own personal investments — and the only way for the former Massachusetts governor to prove that he isn’t dodging tax laws is to release more tax returns. During a Sunday interview with Gibbs, CNN host

Study: involving Latinos in political ads ‘threatening’

Efforts to court the Latino vote in this year’s election could have a negative impact with other voters, according to a study cited by The Huffington Post. The study, which focused on the 2008 presidential contest between Barack Obama and John McCain, found the candidates lost supporters in the black and white communities after

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