Tuesday, October 23, 2012


  • You don't speak for me, MacGillis

    MacGillis's narrative-loving "liberal media" includes (in order of presentation) The New Republic, BuzzFeed, POLITICO, The Washington Post, and ABC News. It excludes Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow, and Andrew Sullivan, for whom the love of President ...


  • iPad Mini a new option for federal agencies

    Apple rolled out the much-anticipated iPad Mini on Tuesday, giving federal agencies a new option to consider as they increasingly look toward tablet computing.


  • New Crossroads spot features parents of cancer-stricken son whom Romney ...

    The spot, a copy of which was provided to POLITICO, goes on the air today with a $4.1 million buy fueling it, the group's officials said.


  • Romney, Ahmadinejad and the bounds of free speech

    Are statements like Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's anti-Israel and anti-Jewish tirades protected by the First Amendment?


  • facility linked to meningitis outbreak loses license

    The Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy has permanently revoked the license of the New England Compounding Center, the facility implicated in a nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis, Gov.


  • Ex-CIA officer John Kiriakou pleads guilty to leak

    Former CIA officer John Kiriakou pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of intentionally disclosing information identifying a covert agent and agreed to be sentenced to 30 months in prison.


  • Senate 5: Saving Bob Casey

    Here's Tuesday's Senate 5: 1. DEM POLLSTERS PUT IT ON THE LINE - Two weeks from Election Day, respected Democratic pollsters are forecasting upset wins in a trio of red states: North Dakota, Indiana and Arizona.


  • President Obama tears into Mitt Romney at last debate

    President Barack Obama tore into Mitt Romney as a vacillating foreign policy novice during the final presidential debate Monday, as the former Massachusetts governor sought to close Obama's long-standing advantage on international affairs and national ...


  • McCain: Obama took 'cheap shots'

    (Also on POLITICO: 7 takeaways from final debate). McCain said Romney made up for a lack of direct foreign policy experience.


  • Mitt and Obama punch and counter-punch

    As the candidates exchange charges and counter-charges following Monday's final debate in Boca Raton, Fla., here's POLITICO's translation of what the two sides said, what they really meant and what it tells us about the state of the race. (See also ...


  • Lobbying spending goes up even with Congress away

    Congress is gridlocked and lawmakers spent much of the summer away from the Capitol, but that hasn't stopped the nation's most influential companies and interest groups from spending more on lobbying.


  • Senate 5: Akin camp doubles down on 'dog'

    POLITICO's daily afternoon scorecard of the five biggest developments in the battle for the Senate. Todd Akin doubles down on comparing his opponent to a dog, Senate Republicans get a boost from Team Romney and Connie Mack is promoting the work of ...


  • Larry King hosts third-party faceoff

    "I would say if you're on the ballot in 40 states, you should be in the debates," King told POLITICO. "And Gary Johnson is, and therefore in my opinion he should have been in these debates.


  • Presidential debate: Romney closing statement (full text, video)

    From the Oct. 22, 2012, presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.


  • Paul Ryan jabs President Obama on 'bayonets'

    (Also on POLITICO: 7 takeaways from final debate). Ryan's comments came hours after Obama said, in a pointed discussion about military spending, "We also have fewer horses and bayonets.


  • Mobile: The new frontier in claims against Google

    A coalition of rivals prodding regulators in the U.S. and Europe to bring antitrust lawsuits against Google is raising a series of new concerns with the search company's business practices - this time claiming that Google is using Android to squash ...


  • Fact-checking the third presidential debate

    BOCA RATON, Fla. - President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney slugged it out over foreign policy Monday night, delivering sharply different views about whether the Obama administration's handling of international affairs has advanced America's standing in ...


  • No debate: Bob Schieffer got it just right

    "Bob did a superb job of implementing the new format," Janet Brown, the Commission's executive director, told POLITICO. "The CPD is very proud of the progress that the 2012 debates represent: more time to discuss big issues and time limits that let the ...


  • New Obama book has 2nd-term plan

    (Also on POLITICO: Media: Obama in fighting mood). The campaign says 3.5 million copies are being printed, with 1.5 million of those being sent to field offices.


  • Mayer leaves Google, politics behind

    SAN FRANCISCO - Marissa Mayer, currently Silicon Valley's most celebrated female chief executive, said Monday that running Yahoo is a job "tailor-made for me.


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