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Jun 26, 2012
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For Portman, it all comes down to beer

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Rob Portman is upset about the tax laws that make a real American beer hard to find.

The senator from Ohio, who is seen as a leading candidate to be Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s vice presidential pick, spoke out at the Reuters Washington Summit against tax policy that puts American companies at a disadvantage.

Jun 26, 2012
Jun 26, 2012
Jun 25, 2012
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Blunt says to keep an eye on Virginia

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Missouri Senator Roy Blunt, a Republican who is Mitt Romney’s point person in Congress, doesn’t think Ohio or Florida will be the main states to watch on election night. He will have his eyes on Virginia.

In an interview at the annual Reuters Washington Summit, Blunt was asked which state was the one to monitor in the run-up to the Nov. 6 election between President Barack Obama and Romney.

Jun 25, 2012
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Jun 12, 2012

Book Talk: Michelle Obama on White House kitchen garden

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. first lady Michelle Obama has adopted healthy eating and fighting childhood obesity as one of her pet causes.

Her first book, “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America,” tells of her experiences planting the first vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt and shares other stories of other community gardens across the country.

Jun 12, 2012
Jun 12, 2012

Michelle Obama to Ann Romney: have fun campaigning

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Forget the long hours, sleep deprivation and 24/7 scrutiny. First lady Michelle Obama has more upbeat advice for Ann Romney as they face a hectic summer of campaigning: Enjoy it.

Though Obama will be out campaigning for her husband, President Barack Obama, to beat presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in November, she said she hopes Romney’s wife, Ann, will be able to appreciate the unique opportunity.

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      "General assignment reporter in Washington, DC where she has previously covered the White House, Justice Department, Homeland Security and foreign affairs. Debbie has covered three presidential campaigns, including extensive coverage of Obama from 2007 through inauguration. Also worked in bureaus in Madrid, Bangkok, Montreal, Toronto, New York and Buenos Aires. In February she covered her fifth Olympics in Vancouver."
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