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GOP Candidates Unite Against Obama's Foreign Policy

Sunday, November 13, 2011

It was billed as the "Commander in Chief" debate, and while Obama earns higher marks for his role as commander in chief than he does overall, Republican hopefuls found plenty to criticize in Saturday night's debate in South Carolina, beginning with Iran.

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Cain Accuser Issues Statement, Alleges 'More Than One Incident' Of Harassment

Friday, November 04, 2011

A woman who accused GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment alleged Friday that the incidents were "a series of inappropriate behaviors and unwanted advances from the CEO."

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Experts Doubt Cain's Response To Harassment Report

Monday, October 31, 2011

Highflying GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain defended himself against a report that he sexually harassed two women more than a decade ago, saying he's the target of a "witch hunt." But employment lawyers say Cain's claim he was unaware of any settlement in a harassment case is implausible.

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Herman Cain's Long Odds Get Lengthier After Sex Harassment Report

Monday, October 31, 2011

Obviously, we can't know now how this will all play out. There's evidence some conservatives are rallying around him, seeing the revelation as a dirty trick by liberals. Some see similarities to sexual harassment bomb that went off during the Senate confirmation hearings for Justice Clarence ThomasBut there's also the suspicion that Cain is on the receiving end of oppo research by one of his rival Republican candidates.

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Herman Cain's Campaign Sends Up Strange Smoke Signals

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

If you thought the whole Herman Cain phenomenon couldn't get any stranger, think again. A new Cain campaign video shows Mark Block, his campaign chief of staff, delivering a soliloquy into the camera, saying in part how unique the candidate and campaign are before he then takes a drag from a cigarette.

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Back To Jobs: Obama Reaches Out To 'All Americans'

Saturday, October 22, 2011

As President Obama tours the nation ahead of the 2012 election, he's visiting Democratic and Republican territories alike. Amid a time of big news abroad, the president is continuing to push his jobs bill at home.

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Will Cain's New '9-0-9' Tax Plan Really Help The Poor?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Even with the latest change to Cain's tax reform plan, the lowest-income Americans would see their tax bills rise because they'd face a trickle-down effect from business taxes and they would still face the 9 percent sales tax, analysts say.

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Gadhafi Death Highlights GOP Foreign Policy Gap

Thursday, October 20, 2011

With the economy dominating the political debate, Republican candidates have given little attention to foreign policy in their effort to take on Obama next year. But events in Libya suggest they may need to compete with the president on defense and security issues.

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With Romney In Race, Mormon Church Steps Up Ads

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

As former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney tries to overcome unease about his religion in his bid for the GOP nomination, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has taken out billboards and TV ads in 12 new cities. The ads proclaim "I'm a Mormon" and aim to dispel misconceptions about the church.

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From 9-9-9 To Immigration: Fact-Checking The GOP's Nevada Debate

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas: PolitiFact offers a reality check on squads some of the candidates' statements from the GOP debate.

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Obama Takes Aim At Republican Jobs Plan

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Throughout his bus tour in the South, the president has pushed his American Jobs Act and hammered at the competing Republican plan. The GOP strategy, which many of the Republican presidential contenders have adopted, relies heavily on lower tax rates, more domestic energy production and fewer government regulations.

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A Tale Of Two Health Plans: Romney Versus Obama

Monday, October 17, 2011

How does the Massachusetts health care plan passed under Gov. Mitt Romney stack up against the federal plan signed by President Obama? Five ways "Romneycare" and "Obamacare" are similar — and five key differences.

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Financial Reports Shed Little Light On GOP Race

Monday, October 17, 2011

President Obama's campaign reported the hefty sum of $61 million cash on hand as of Sept. 30, but at this point in the election contest, that's one of few things that are clear about the race for the White House.

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Money Gap Widens In GOP Presidential Field

Sunday, October 16, 2011

New campaign finance reports offer the first detailed look at the haves and the have-nots among the Republican presidential candidates. While some candidates are flush with cash, others are nearly broke. Meanwhile, the Obama fundraising effort is easily outstripping his prospective rivals.

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Rick Perry Offers His Version Of 'Drill, Baby, Drill'

Friday, October 14, 2011

Ask yourself what sort of energy plan you would likely get from a conservative governor from the oil and gas patch who gets a lot of political and financial support from the fossil-fuel industry and who is openly hostile to the federal government and that's pretty much the energy plan Texas Gov. Rick Perry proposed Friday.

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Trade Deals May Alienate Some Obama Supporters

Friday, October 14, 2011

President Obama had a rare bipartisan economic success when Congress passed three trade deals this week. But some important parts of Obama's political base are not fans, which could have political consequences for the president.

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Fact-Checking The GOP Debate: What Candidates Said About The Economy

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

PolitiFact examines how the GOP candidates' statements on taxes, spending and borrowing rate on the Truth-O-Meter.

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Debate Does Nothing To Derail Romney's 'Kudzu Campaign'

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mitt Romney continued his dogged, incremental pursuit of the White House on Tuesday night, dominating the GOP presidential debate on the economy. The man once touted as his most formidable opponent was barely a factor.

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Romney Calls For A Bigger, Stronger Military

Friday, October 07, 2011

In a speech at The Citadel on Friday, the former Massachusetts governor known more for his business acumen than his foreign-policy experience said he wants to increase the military budget. A weaker military and a smaller global footprint, he argued, will compromise America's leadership in the world.

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Report: Romney Campaign Urged Nevada To Pick January Date

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Interesting tidbit from the Las Vegas Review-Journal report on Wednesday's decision by the Nevada Republican Party's decision to move its caucuses to an earlier date, Jan. 14 to be exact. Mitt Romney's campaign urged the move.

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