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Kimball for Ovide in New Hampshire

Hard to say how much this one actually helps the chances of Republican gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne: Jack Kimball, the tea party-backed former chairman of the state GOP, who was ousted in 2011 after a very rocky tenure, is backing him. The New Hampshire Union Leader:

Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 5:40pm

Gingrich Takes Gloves Off in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. — Less than 12 hours after finishing in fourth place in the Iowa caucuses, Newt Gingrich opened a new, more aggressive chapter in his campaign, taking pointed shots at rivals Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, who both finished ahead of Gingrich. At one point, Gingrich hinted he would make Romney's personal wealth an issue, telling a reporter “I'm not rich.”

Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 5:40pm

Obama Reelection Strategy Seen in Cordray Appointment

The White House’s bombshell decision to install Richard Cordray at the helm of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau through a questionable recess appointment signaled that the White House is convinced the move benefits President Obama’s reelection bid and is willing to take the heat for it on Capitol Hill and in the courts.

Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 5:40pm

Obama Makes Three More Recess Appointments, All NLRB

President Obama made three recess appointments on Wednesday afternoon, filling vacancies on the National Labor Relations Board that were left open by Republican refusals to confirm appointees.

President Obama made three recess appointments on Wednesday afternoon, filling vacancies on the National Labor Relations Board that were left open by Republican refusals to confirm appointees.

Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 5:40pm

The (Other) Recall Effort in Wisconsin

Updated at 6:23 p.m. with a quote from Walker's spokeswoman

The recall effort is over in Wisconsin. No, it's not what you think.

Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 5:40pm

Romney-McCain: Is That All There Is?

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Is that all there is?

Mitt Romney stormed out of Iowa on Wednesday with a narrow victory and headed to the friendly confines of New Hampshire to pick up the endorsement of 2008 presidential nominee John McCain -- himself a political rock star in the Granite State.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 5:40pm

Today's e-Reads, Updated: Kodak To File For Bankruptcy?

Kodak may file for bankruptcy if it can't sell some of its digital patents, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Microsoft and its partners are reportedly investing up to $200 million to help market its struggling Windows Phone, according to ZDNet.

Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 4:40pm

OFII Promotes Two

The Organization for International Investment -- a business association that represents American subsidiaries of foreign companies -- has promoted two employees to vice president positions: Abigail Martin in external affairs and John Lettieri in public policy and government affairs.

Martin, a former staffer to former Democratic Sen. John Edwards, joined the organization in 2006. And Lettieri, a former aide to former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel, started at OFII a year and a half ago.

Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 4:40pm

Democratic Hispanic Reps Blast Romney on Dream Act

Just hours after Mitt Romney’s razor-close win in the Iowa caucuses, two of Congress’s most influential Latino lawmakers lashed out at the former Massachusetts governor’s attacks on the Dream act, including his likening it to a “handout.”

 

 

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Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 4:40pm

Advising Romney an Occupational Hazard for Some K Streeters

As the GOP establishment candidate, Mitt Romney has a cadre of Washington lobbyists helping his presidential campaign. But advising the GOP front-runner can also make a Washington insider's day job tougher. Just ask Rod Hunter

Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 4:40pm