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The importance of the female vote

Mar 16, 2012
Both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama say they're going to pay attention to women voters in this election. What are the economic issues that might stand the chance of winning this significant number of voters?
Posted In: 2012 election, votes, women
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Where the economy popped up on Super Tuesday

Mar 7, 2012
Last night, the Republican presidential candidates all mentioned economic issues in their speeches following the primaries and caucuses in ten states.
Posted In: Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Super Tuesday, Newt Gingrich
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Super Tuesday results shed light on economic issues

Mar 7, 2012
Now that Super Tuesday has played out, we're getting a sharper focus on what voters care about most. Six in ten voters considered the economy the top issue.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, GOP, republican primaries, Barack Obama
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Economy affects politicians of both parties

Mar 7, 2012
The exit polls coming out of Super Tuesday primaries show Republican voters are focused on the economy -- even as their candidates sparred over everything from contraception to higher education.
Posted In: Republicans, Democrats, republican primaries
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Super PACs = Long primaries + big $ for local media

Mar 6, 2012
The extended, expensive GOP primary race could help state primaries that never mattered before, in big media markets like California and New York.
Posted In: super PAC
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VIDEO: Super PAC Mad Libs

Mar 6, 2012
Political cartoonist Mark Fiore lampoons the rise of the Super PAC in this short video animation
Posted In: super PAC
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Super Tuesday states face serious economic issues

Mar 2, 2012
The GOP candidates have focused on social issues. But in many of the ten Super Tuesday states like Ohio, voters may be more interested to hear their plans to solve some serious economic problems.
Posted In: Super Tuesday, Ohio
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Super PAC money keeps candidates afloat longer

Feb 29, 2012
Unlimited political campaign donations from super PACs are keeping struggling GOP candidates like Newt Gingrich in this year's presidential primaries longer than they might have survived in past elections.
Posted In: super PAC, GOP
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Post-primary, what Michigan voters are concerned about

Feb 29, 2012
Mitt Romney came out victorious in the state's primary yesterday, but what issues will be important come November?
Posted In: Michigan
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Where do campaign donations go?

Feb 20, 2012
Wealthy donors who contribute to political campaigns get lots of media attention -- but not nearly as much attention is paid to how that money gets spent.
Posted In: super PAC, 2012 election, campaign spending

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Attack of the shrimp (prices)

This issue has been going on for some time, actually. Anyone in the restaurant business feels this pain. More than a year ago the price for our...

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Attack of the shrimp (prices)

 If you’re a shrimp lover you may be wondering why you’re paying more for your favorite shrimp cocktail or Pad Thai. It’s actually a bacterial...

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Real estate flippers are back!

I'm glad to see others have commented about the thoughtless reference to a pit bull. The Maryland legislature recently passed and Governor O...

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When the coal layoffs trickle down

My great grandfather started in the coal mines of Southwestern Virginia in 1936 during a time when logging companies such as W.M. Ritter were...