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Want Thousands Of Twitter Followers? Put A Meme On It

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

It is now clear that we are living in a world of viral memes that take no sides when it comes to spoofing politicians or debate moderators. So what's a politician to do as the target of a social media parody? Run with it.

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Town Hall Format Could Make Things Tough On Obama

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Democrats want the president to be more confrontational and show more passion than he did in the first debate with Republican candidate Mitt Romney. But a town hall requires that he also be responsive to questioners.

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Don't Confuse Us With Facts: Why Debates Are All About Style

Thursday, October 04, 2012

The verdict is in, and Mitt Romney has been declared the winner in last night's debate. Was it a case of style over substance?

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In Ohio, Obama and Romney Duel Over Trade With China

Friday, September 28, 2012

Romney and Obama are waging an ad war in the swing state of Ohio over Chinese trade. Part of the reason is that Ohio's manufacturing industry — especially for autos — is firing on all cylinders.

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Obama, Romney In Tug Of War Over China Trade

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Obama administration has filed a new trade complaint against China with the World Trade Organization, challenging Chinese subsidies for auto parts. Mitt Romney dismissed the trade complaint as "too little, too late." He's been criticizing Obama for not taking a tougher line against China.

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Romney Tempers Foreign Policy Criticism After Flap Over Libya Remarks

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A day after Mitt Romney ignited a debate over his criticism of President Obama's handling of events in North Africa, he largely steered clear of discussing the attack on an American consulate in Libya that left four Americans dead.

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In High-Stakes Speech, Obama Seeks To Shift The Argument Forward

Thursday, September 06, 2012

The theme of the Democratic Convention has been "Forward." In accepting the party's nomination tonight, President Obama has to answer the question, "Forward to what?" And he may take a page from Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1936 renomination speech.

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Despite Fact Checks, Romney Escalates Welfare Work Requirement Charge

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wednesday marks the 16th anniversary of President Clinton's welfare overhaul. Republican Mitt Romney keeps saying that President Obama has gutted the law — even though every major fact-checking organization says the claims are false.

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Ryan's Taxes Show Gap Between Romney And The Not-So-Rich

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Mitt Romney's campaign hoped to close the book on tax questions when running mate Paul Ryan released two years of tax returns. Not quite. In reality, the differences between Romney and Ryan's taxes helps propel the debate further.

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New Jersey News

After Cory Booker's Remarks, Press Aide Resigns

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

His communications director insisted that her departure had nothing to do with the Newark, N.J., mayor's controversial comments in which he criticized the Obama campaign for targeting Mitt Romney's experience at Bain Capital. Still, her exit shows how managing the mayor's political message has become a challenge as his star has risen.

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Features

Obama Heads To Hollywood; Conservative Group Mocks 'Celebrity President'

Thursday, May 10, 2012

On Thursday, some of Hollywood's top stars and deepest pockets will congregate at the Studio City, Calif., home of actor George Clooney to mingle with President Obama and raise money for his re-election campaign. At least one conservative group is deriding Obama as a "celebrity president."

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Romney SuperPAC Pulls Negative Primary Spots From YouTube

Monday, April 30, 2012

Restore Our Future has removed all but two ads from its YouTube channel, including all ads attacking Romney's primary opponents.

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GOP Primary Campaign Inundates South Carolina TV Viewers

Friday, January 13, 2012

With South Carolina's GOP presidential primary a week from Saturday, TV viewers in the state are getting an eyeful of political ads. It seems almost everyone who is running has bought time. And so have the superPACs, which are forbidden to coordinate with the campaigns.

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GOP Candidates Laud Bachmann, Who Departs Without Endorsing A Former Rival

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Several former rivals of Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann were quick to applaud the now-suspended campaign run by the only woman to have sought the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. In ending her own bid for the White House, Bachmann did not offer a specific endorsement.

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