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Paul Ryan A Star Attraction For Values Voters

Saturday, September 15, 2012

At the same summit last year, many religious conservatives said they would support Mitt Romney only as a last resort. Now, he has Ryan to vouch for him. The GOP vice presidential nominee slammed President Obama on foreign policy, the economy and abortion in his speech Friday.

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White House Details 2013 Cuts If Congress Doesn't Avert Fiscal Cliff

Friday, September 14, 2012

Under orders from Congress, the administration detailed exactly how it would administer painful cuts to both defense and domestic programs that were ordered under last year's budget deal. But the Office of Management and Budget reiterates that the threat of cuts is meant to spur congressional action.

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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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Chicago Teachers' Strike Forces Obama To Steer Carefully Between Two Allies

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Obama administration and the president's Chicago-based re-election campaign are trying to minimize the risks of offending teachers and union members by carefully navigating the tricky waters between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the striking teachers.

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Obama Got The Convention Bounce, As Well As Bad Economic Numbers

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Democratic convention seemed to have more enthusiasm, better speeches and greater emotion than its Republican counterpart. But Charlotte is over, and bad economic numbers are the new reality.

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For Both Parties, Spanglish Is The Unofficial Convention Language

Sunday, September 09, 2012

If you grew up in a bilingual Hispanic household, listening to the Democratic and Republican conventions may have sounded a lot like home. In this year's presidential election, Latinos are a major voting bloc โ€” and Spanish is getting its close-up.

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The 7 Coolest Presidents In American History

Friday, September 07, 2012

Whether it's their ability to charm, defy convention and appear hip or an unflappable and seemingly detached manner, these seven men personify the meaning of c-o-o-l.

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Fact Checkers Ding Obama And Biden For Some Spinning

Friday, September 07, 2012

From claims about deficit reduction and job creation to things Mitt Romney has said about Russia and Detroit, the Democratic ticket twisted a few words here and there, independent watchdogs say.

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Obama: 'Times Have Changed ... So Have I'

Friday, September 07, 2012

It was an older, battle-scarred nominee who faced his party in Charlotte, N.C. This message of hope was tempered and longer-view โ€” a good distance if not a full turn from the vision he offered four years ago when he accepted the nomination in a thundering Denver stadium.

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Transcript: President Obama's Convention Speech

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Transcript of President Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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Transcript: Vice President Biden's Convention Speech

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Transcript of Vice President Joe Biden's speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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Stocks Get Bounce From Europe; Focus Turns To Jobs

Thursday, September 06, 2012

As Europe's Central Bank announced the latest plan to deal with the Continent's debt crisis, markets on both sides of the Atlantic rallied. Now investors are turning their focus to Friday's U.S. unemployment report, searching for signs that the job market is strengthening.

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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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Clinton And Other Dems Did Some Cherry-Picking, Fact Checkers Say

Thursday, September 06, 2012

While independent watchdogs aren't slamming Democrats for fudging the facts, they are finding some problems with what was said Wednesday by the former president and others on the convention stage in Charlotte, N.C.

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N.J. Mayor Booker Backs Democratic Party Platform

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J., presented the Democratic Party platform this week at the convention in Charlotte, N.C. Booker tells Steve Inskeep the economy is in a much better place than it was four years ago when Barack Obama first ran for president.

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Michelle Obama: 'Being President ... Reveals Who You Are'

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Largely wrung of politics, the first lady's speech plotted parallels in her life and that of her husband, President Obama. She pointedly tracked their humble beginnings and strivings in an unspoken but clear contrast to the privileged upbringing of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

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Transcript: Michelle Obama's Convention Speech

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Transcript of first lady Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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Some Black Leaders Say Dream Realized, Focus Now On Work

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

At a gathering of black state legislators at the Democratic National Convention, some attendees say the historic nature of 2008 has given way to economic concerns in 2012.

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Are You Better Off? That's The Question As Democrats Gather

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

When Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland answered "no," Republicans jumped on the comment. Vice President Biden weighed in, saying the answer's yes because "bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive." Expect much more to be said.

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Some In Mo. Still Back Rep. Akin Despite Comments

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Todd Akin now trails Sen. Claire McCaskill in the U.S. Senate race, and the GOP establishment is pressing the Republican to quit the contest. But one expert says the controversy will help the congressman more than it hurts him.

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