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July 2012


Occupy Wall Street Protesters Targeting Obama At Democratic Convention

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A protest by any other name is still a protest. But not all protests are an occupation.

Two months after the major group planning to protest the Democratic National Convention changed its name, a new and bigger demonstration is being planned for the September event. This time, it's being led by ...

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Democratic National Convention
Obama, Barack
Democratic Party
Occupy Wall Street

Foundation Will Hold Politician-Studded Summit Glorifying Africa's Longest-Serving Dictator

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The biennial summit organized by the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation, located in the heart of K Street, has for two decades been a place for world leaders to convene and talk about solutions for Africa with the help of the African diaspora.

Previous attendees include presidents Bill Clinton and George ...

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Bush, George W.
Clinton, Bill
Clinton, Hillary
Department of Justice
Rice, Condoleezza

Mitt Romney Answered Questions About Bain SEC Filings During Massachusetts Gubernatorial Campaign

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Mitt Romney appeared on five news networks Friday in an attempt to mitigate the fallout of Thursday's Boston Globe report, which showed the GOP presidential nominee may have not left Bain Capital in 1999, as he said, but instead in 2002.

The Globe report cited SEC documents from Bain that described ...

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Romney, Mitt
Bain Capital
SEC
2012 presidential election

Meghan McCain Is A Democrat, She Just Doesn't Know It

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Watching Meghan McCain speak at the Washington, D.C. Jewish Community Center Thursday night was like watching a square peg try to fit into a round hole.

Throughout the evening, McCain—who was in town to promote her new book "America, You Sexy Bitch"—repeatedly tried to profess herself a bonafide ...

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McCain, Meghan
McCain, John
books
Democratic Party
Republican Party
abortion
gun control and gun rights
global warming
LGBT rights
marijuana