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Obama was ‘too busy’ to help Democrats recall Scott Walker

President Barack Obama now claims he was too busy to help fellow Democrats throw union-busting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker out of office in last week’s recall election. “As President of the United States, I’ve got a lot of responsibilities,” Obama told Green Bay radio station WBAY in an interview. “Obviously, I would have loved to see a different result.” But Obama did nothing to alter the outcome of the election.  He didn’t campaign for Democratic challenger Tom Barrett.  He didn’t even put in an appearance in the state nor did he send in any surrogates to represent him. “The truth
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Stoned or drunk? Commerce Secretary goes on car-ramming spree in California

Sources close to the investigation of two hit-and-run accidents caused by Commerce Secretary John Bryson tell Capitol Hill Blue the Obama appointee was “definitely under the influence of something” when he struck two cars in two separate incidents and fled the scene in Los Angeles County over the weekend. Bryson, found passed out in his car following the second incident, is hospitalized with “non life-threatening” issues and is “under investigation” for felony hit and run by the county sheriff’s department and the San Gabriel police department. The first accident occurred about 5 p.m. California time on Saturday when Bryson, ,68,
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Pro-Obama groups shell out $4 milion for Spanish language ad blitz against Romney

Si habla Espanol? If you do speak Spanish then be prepared for a barrage of anti-Mitt Romney ads on your TV because pro-Obama Priorities USA “Super PAC” and the Service Employees International Union are footing the bill for a $ million ad blitz aimed at using the presumptive GOP nominee’s words against him. Priorities senior adviser Paul Begala says Romney’s politics would “be devastating to Latino families.” Of course, some Latinos say the same thing about the broken promises of Barack Obama.
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Liberal’s lament: Obama is just ‘too damn moderate’

It’s no fun being a liberal when Barack Obama is President. The left feels left out by a Democratic President they feel is “too damn moderate.” While conservatives condemn Obama as a “big government liberal,” those on the left feel Obama has sold out their causes too many times. “He’s a damn moderate if he’s anything,” lifelong St. Louis Democrat Charles Osborne tells Capitol Hill Blue.  “He’s backed away from too many issues that are important.” Many liberals say Obama backed down to GOP demands on tax cuts as part of his 2009 stimulus package, abandoned the “public option” on
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Rand Paul’s endorsement of Romney sparks revolt from his father’s flock

In a move that angered many of his father’s legon of die-hard supporters, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul Thursday endorsed former Massaschussets Gov. Mitt Romney for President. “The time is right” to endorse Romney, Paul said on Sean Hannity‘s Fox News Show, adding that “my first choice has always been my father.” Rand Paul’s endorsement of the GOP establishment came one day after Ron Paul emailed supporters with an acknowledgment that he would not win the nomination, noting that — at best — he would arrive at the August convention in Tampa with 20 percent or less of the delegates needed.
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Show me the money: Romney beats Obama in May campaign fundraising

With the Republican presidential nomination assured, Mitt Romney is now focused on beating incumbent President Barack Obama at the polls and in campaign fundraising and the former Massachusetts Governor scored a big win in May by besting the President’s vaunted campaign cash machine. Romney and the GOP raised $76 million in May — $12 million more than Obama and the Democrats. The presumptive GOP nominee also reported more than $150 million cash on hand — a big campaign war chest this early in the primary season. With the bitter primary fight behind him, Romney has been focused on fundraising and
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Third party politics: Will a niche in time help Stein?

Looking for an alternative in this 2012 election season with its cookie-cutter, lackluster cast of Presidential wannabes? Well, there’s always Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee for the Green Party. Stein’s platform?  Legalizing marijuana, downsizing the military, taxing Wall Street transactions, a guaranteed college education and a vague, government-funded program that she says will eliminate unemployment and put 25 million Americans to work. Lofty promises from the Harvard grad, doctor and musician. Stein goes into the Green Party’s July convention with a sizable delegate lead over second-place Rosanne Barr.  With 66 percent of the delegate count, Stein is expected win the
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Oh, we almost forgot: Romney wins five more primaries and now has 1,398 delegates

Oh, by the way, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won five more state GOP primaries Tuesday, adding to his delegate count. While the Wisconsin recall election captured most of the attention, Romney quietly increased his delegate count to 1,398 — well over the 1,144 needed to capture the nomination on the first ballot at the GOP convention in Tampa later this summer. Romney effectively captured the nomination in May so each primary remaining is gravy. He won easily in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota.  California’s 172 delegates offered up the biggest prize.
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A ‘Summertime Blues’ tour of Washington

Take a one-minute musical tour of the National Mall in Washington, DC, courtesy of Capitol Hill Blue, Doug Thompson Media and Brian Setzer, who offers his twist on the late Eddie Cochran‘s “Summertime Blues.” Summertime Blues.  Kinda describes the situation facing many voters in this lackluster election year.  
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Walker survives recall, scores win for Republicans, Tea Party

When the votes came in on the effort to recall controversial Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, it wasn’t even close. Republican Walker kept job, trouncing Milwaukee Republican Mayor Tom Barrett by 10 points — 55 to 45 percent. The divisive Walker, who rammed through legislation to strip Wisconsin’s public sector unions of collective bargaining power, now says he wants to be a “uniter” and says he will invite all members of the state legislature — Democrat and Republican for brats, burgers and beer. Said Walker: Tomorrow is the day after the election and tomorrow we are no longer opponents. Tomorrow we
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