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As Deadline Looms, Obama Hits NYC for Campaign Funds

Monday, July 30, 2012

Both presidential campaigns are touting the importance of Tuesday’s July fundraising deadline as the race enters the last 100 days. While Mitt Romney was in Europe, President Barack Obama came to New York City Monday night for a big ticket fundraiser at a boutique hotel in the Flatiron District.  The well-heeled attendees arrived expressing enthusiasm, as well as urgency.


David Sanger on Global Politics

Monday, July 30, 2012

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, WNYC contributor, and author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power, talks about global politics and Mitt Romney's trip abroad.

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Economy Slowed Further In Second Quarter

Friday, July 27, 2012

The nation's gross domestic product grew at a 1.5 percent annual rate, the Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates, down from a 2 percent pace in the first quarter.


Romney: Now Is The Time 'To Remember How Much We Love One Another'

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Republican presidential candidate said today is "a moment to grieve."

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The Romney Veepstakes

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Pawlenty, Jindal, Portman, Rubio, Christie, Rice... Chris Cillizza, Washington Post’s ‘The Fix’ columnist and author of the new book, The Gospel According to the Fix, discusses the various candidates being discussed for Mitt Romney's Vice President. Republicans, who would you like to see as Romney's running mate? Let us know!

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Anna in the Swing States: Iowa's Political Migrations

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Winning this state in 2012 will come down to which campaign can woo Iowa’s ticket-splitting rural voters and swing Catholic voters, while establishing a edge in the politically diversifying cities.


Bain, Bain, Go Away: In Defense, Romney Attacks

Saturday, July 14, 2012

In flurry of rare TV interviews, Mitt Romney denied he had any role in running Bain Capital at a time when, according to reports, the company invested in firms that outsourced jobs overseas.

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Anna in the Swing States: No 'Mile High' Enthusiasm in Colorado

Friday, July 13, 2012

The choice Colorado voters are anticipating in November is not so much Obama versus Romney, but whether voting for the guy they kind of like is worth the trouble.

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Who 'Owns' The Bush Tax Cuts?

Monday, July 09, 2012

Democrats opposed the Bush tax cuts in the early 2000s. But now President Obama is calling for a second extension of the cuts for some Americans, and Republicans are lining up in opposition. So whose tax cut is it anyway?

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Romney Adds Israel To Campaign Itinerary

Monday, July 02, 2012

The GOP candidate, who has criticized President Obama's policies toward the ally, will reportedly visit later this month.

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Timeline | Legal Challenge to Obama's Health Care Reform Law

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday. Look back at the legal and political moves that have brought the law before the Supreme Court.


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NY Advocates Applaud SCOTUS Ruling on Ariz. Immigration Crackdown

Monday, June 25, 2012

Immigration advocates in New York welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on immigrants — but were concerned that one part of the law requiring police to check the status of someone they suspect is not in the United States legally could go forward.

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Graphic: How Romney Out-Raised Obama Despite Gay Marriage Bump

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Obama's fundraising surged on the day he announced his support for same-sex marriage. But Romney supporters opened their wallets when their candidate's history at Bain Capital came into play.

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House Panel's Contempt Vote Against Holder Part Of Political Firefight

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

There's little evidence that the flap over Fast and Furious will make a difference to most voters come November. But there are a number of conservative gun owners in battleground states like Ohio who could be energized to oppose President Obama.

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Money Talking: Are Gasoline Prices the Key to the White House?

Friday, June 15, 2012

You remember those headlines a few months back warning of $5 a gallon gas?

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Gail Collins Explains Texas' Outsize Influence on American Politics

Thursday, June 07, 2012

As the saying goes, "Everything's bigger in Texas." In her new book, "As Texas Goes...," Gail Collins, author and op-ed columnist for our partner The New York Times, discovers that this statement also applies to the Lonestar State's influence on American politics.


Obama, Clinton Headline Trio of City Fundraisers

Monday, June 04, 2012

President Barack Obama is getting a little help from former President Bill Clinton at a trio of campaign fundraisers in New York.


After Mistrial, An Emotional Edwards Faces the Future

Friday, June 01, 2012

It was the political trial of the decade, starring a hidden child born to a secret, high-octane mistress; an ambitious first lady battling cancer; a loyal daughter watching in the wings; and an emotionally volatile campaign aide condemning his old boss.


Rep. Barney Frank on DOMA Ruling

Friday, June 01, 2012

A federal appeals court in Boston ruled unanimously yesterday that the controversial Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, as it discriminates against legally married same-sex couples by denying them the same federal benefits afforded to heterosexual couples. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich discusses the ruling with Congressman Barney Frank.

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The Documents that Define America

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Since our country's founding, Americans have debated the speeches and tracts sacred to our founding, from the Exodus story to the Declaration of Independence. In this election year, politicians and pundits constantly debate the "true" meaning of America's core canon, asking what the founding fathers or Martin Luther King, Jr. or Eleanor Roosevelt would think of immigration reform, or affirmative action, or birth control. In his new book, author and professor Stephen Prothero has collected these core texts in his new book, "The American Bible."

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