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In pursuit of coveted independents, campaign ads invade local TV news

September 3rd, 2012 in 2012, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, Washington Times 0 comments

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John Carroll, College of Communication

They were once an oasis immune to political advertising, but the commercial breaks during local newscasts have now become the most sought-after slots for campaigns’ ads after they discovered the programs are a gold mine of independent-minded viewers…

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Conservative groups’ ad-buying binge eclipses Obama, Romney

August 13th, 2012 in 2012, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, Washington Times 0 comments

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John Carroll, College of Communication

Two conservative advocacy groups are in the midst of an ad-buying spree so intense that when combined, they have bought more commercials in the country’s major markets than President Obama’s campaign, according to new disclosure records analyzed by The Washington Times…

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Romney’s record on education includes successes, failures

July 9th, 2012 in 2012, Hardin Coleman, Newsmakers, School of Education, Washington Times 0 comments

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Hardin Coleman, School of Education

Mitt Romney kept academic standards high, pushed for more charter schools and took other steps during his time as Massachusetts governor to keep the state in the top tier of student performance — but he stumbled in his efforts to institute merit pay for teachers, revamp the tenure system and other aims…

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Romney’s initiatives: Miracles or gimmickry?

June 11th, 2012 in 2012, College of Communication, Fred Bayles, Newsmakers, Washington Times 0 comments

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Fred Bayles, College of Communication

Facing a budget deficit of $3 billion when he took over as Massachusetts governor in 2003, Mitt Romney immediately instituted emergency spending cuts, raised fees on items such as birth certificates, gun licenses and boat registrations, and closed corporate tax breaks to solve the shortfall…

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Home field disadvantage: Romney’s winning map excludes Massachusetts

May 27th, 2012 in 2012, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, Washington Times 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

If Mitt Romney wins the White House this fall, he in all likelihood will do so while beating some very long historical odds…

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Titans of tech clash in courts for claims to prized patents

March 21st, 2012 in 2012, James Bessen, Michael Meurer, Newsmakers, School of Law, Washington Times 0 comments

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James Bessen, School of Law
Michael Meurer, School of Law

Some call them “patent trolls.”…

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