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Occupy Plans Resurgence At Democratic Convention

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Occupy Wall Street says it will protest at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., next week as a run-up to mass demonstrations planned for its Sept. 17 anniversary.

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Eastwood And His Chair Not Only Entertainers On The Trail

Friday, August 31, 2012

Mitt Romney has Clint Eastwood and that now-famous empty chair on his side. But the Republican presidential nominee isn't the only one getting entertainment industry shoutouts this week.

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Fact Checkers Ding Romney On A Few Familiar Points

Friday, August 31, 2012

The Republican presidential nominee is being faulted for saying President Obama went on an "apology tour" and for things he claimed about Obama's tax and Medicare policies. But overall, independent fact checkers aren't finding many problems.

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Israel Finds Itself A Partisan Election Issue In U.S.

Friday, August 31, 2012

The country has featured prominently in past campaigns, but observers say it's different this time. The shift is partially attributed to the GOP's aggressive courting of the Jewish vote and the Israeli government's perceived taking of sides, a charge it denies.

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Transcript: Mitt Romney's Acceptance Speech

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Transcript of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's acceptance speech as prepared for delivery at the Republican National Convention.

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Fact Checkers Say Some Of Ryan's Claims Don't Add Up

Thursday, August 30, 2012

On Medicare, the stimulus and a story about the GM plant in his hometown, the GOP vice presidential nominee got some facts wrong, according to the news outlets and nonpartisan watchdogs that parse politicians' words.

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Transcript: Rep. Paul Ryan's Convention Speech

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Transcript of vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan's speech at the Republican National Convention.

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Is Clint Eastwood Going To Make Mitt Romney's Day?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

There's still a "mystery speaker" on the schedule for Thursday night. A report that Dirty Harry is headed to Tampa has set off speculation that he'll be taking the stage.

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Ann Romney Delivers: 'She May Have Privilege, But She Understands'

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The speech, the experts and pundits proclaimed, needed to humanize Mitt Romney. But it also served as a vehicle to humanize her, a woman of great attractiveness and expensive polish touched by cancer, multiple sclerosis and the trials of raising five sometimes screaming children.

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Transcript: Gov. Chris Christie's Convention Speech

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Transcript of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's keynote speech at the Republican National Convention, plus audio and video of the speech.

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Herman Cain And His ABCs: He Sees Blacks Turning To The GOP

Monday, August 27, 2012

"A lot of people in this country have not realized or it does not get picked up in the polls [that] some black people can think for themselves," the one-time presidential contender said Monday. And there are more "American Black Conservatives," he said, than most people realize.

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What Does Mormon Food Culture Say About Mitt Romney?

Monday, August 27, 2012

Mormon food culture comes from spiritual teachings and the pioneering ways of a new religion in a new country as it evolved westward. Knowing more about it may provide some insights into the personal beliefs of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

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Will Tropical Storm Isaac Blow The GOP Convention Off Course?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Republicans will have to rewrite their script if the storm, which is forecast to hit hurricane strength, stays on course to hit Tampa on Monday. That's the first scheduled day of the party's nominating convention.

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SEAL's Book On Bin Laden Raid, Woodward Book On Obama Due Sept. 11

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The SEAL's book claims to be an inside account of the raid that killed the al-Qaida leader. Woodward's book will focus on the efforts of the Obama administration and Congress to get the economy going.

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Isaac Could Be A Hurricane By Friday; Florida And GOP Convention Brace

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The tropical storm is expected to hit Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Friday and could be a hurricane by then. Its track then could take it over Florida and up toward Tampa, where tens of thousands are gathering to nominate Mitt Romney.

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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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Romney And GOP Strike Deal With Ron Paul Loyalists Before Convention

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The deal allows some of the Texas congressman's delegates to be seated at the Republican National Convention. The compromise would appear to avert a potential public clash with Paul supporters during next week's festivities.

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GOP Platform Anti-Abortion Language Includes No Exceptions For Rape, Incest

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Republican Party's platform committee on Tuesday adopted the same anti-abortion language it included in GOP platforms in 2004 and 2008. It seeks passage of a constitutional amendment that would essentially ban abortion. The language includes no exceptions for rape or incest.

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Biden And Ryan Share Faith, But Not Worldview

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The views of vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan are strikingly different, but both espouse the same Catholic faith and are reaching out to Christian voters. Their views, which represent opposite wings of their religion, are a reflection of the growing divide among Catholics.

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Update: Akin Vows Again To Stay In Missouri Senate Race

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Under fire for his comments about rape and abortion, the Missouri Senate candidate is under pressure from his own party to drop out before the end of the day. His Democratic opponent is one of the few voices urging him to stay in.

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