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Big Tent Archive: May, 2012
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First Lady to campaign in Philadelphia
Wed, May 30, 2012, 9:46 AM
First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to visit Philadelphia June 6 for a "grassroots" political event as part of the president's re-election...
GOP Senate candidate proposes 'birther' agency
Wed, May 30, 2012, 6:13 PM
Now, from Michigan, a Senate candidate takes the subculture of “birtherism” to new heights: Former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, running...
Booker contradicts Obama campaign on retraction
Tue, May 22, 2012, 5:05 PM
Now comes the Republican National Committee with an embarrassing video that shows the Obama campaign and Newark Mayor Cory Booker contradicting...
Obama presses Bain attacks despite D grumbles
Mon, May 21, 2012, 8:51 AM
President Obama’s re-election campaign is continuing its attacks on Republican Mitt Romney as a job killing profiteer during his career...
GOP SuperPAC strikes with $25 million ad buy
Wed, May 16, 2012, 10:19 AM
Republicans are starting to use their SuperPAC network for air support in the presidential race, an advantage much feared by Democratic strategists...
Dems keep bringing the Bain pain
Tue, May 15, 2012, 7:16 PM
Mitt Romney wants voters to see his 15 years at the head of the private equity firm Bain Capital as his chief strength: he’s a fix-it...
Obama ad attacks Romney as 'vampire' job killer
Mon, May 14, 2012, 7:50 AM
President Obama's campaign launched a new television ad Monday morning that goes straight at Republican Mitt Romney's chief credential, business...
Dems hit Romney for taking credit for auto recovery
Wed, May 9, 2012, 2:19 PM
Democrats continue to pounce on Republican presumptive nominee Mitt Romney’s claim that he can “take a lot of credit” for...
Thomas Fitzgerald is the national politics writer. He has covered Harrisburg, Philadelphia City Hall, and the last six presidential elections.