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June 2012


Republicans and Democrats See Political Advantage in Healthcare Ruling

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Following the Supreme Court ruling to uphold Democrats' signature healthcare reform law, leaders in both parties sought to spin things to their advantage.

Democrats basked in vindication after two years of enduring GOP attacks that the law was unconstitutional and receiving a beating during the 2010 ...

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2012 presidential election
health care
Supreme Court
North Dakota
Berg, Rick
DNC
RNC

National Organization of Marriage Says Gay Marriage Endorsement Will Be Obama's Downfall

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Gay marriage opponents predict President Barack Obama's public endorsement of same-sex marriage will hurt his re-election chances and pledge to push the issue in key swing states. Officials at the National Organization for Marriage, a political group that helps fund state-based campaigns against ...

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LGBT rights
2012 presidential election
Romney, Mitt
Obama, Barack

Warren Gaffes on Native American Roots Enflame Senate Race in Massachusetts

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Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren are still deadlocked in recent polls, but their campaigns may both be facing a critical turning point.

Andrew Smith, the pollster who conducted a recent Boston Globe poll showing Brown with 39 percent support to Warren's ...

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Warren, Elizabeth
Brown, Scott
Senate
Massachusetts
2012 presidential election