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Romney Explains Comments Again As GOP Unearths Obama Video

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The punching and counterpunching between the presidential campaigns over Mitt Romney's remarks about President Obama's supporters continued Tuesday. Romney and other Republicans tried to change the subject by citing a 1998 video in which Obama, then an Illinois legislator, talked positively about "redistribution."

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Leaked Video Shows Romney Discussing 'Dependent' Voters

Monday, September 17, 2012

Videos appearing to show Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney talking candidly with wealthy donors about Obama supporters have caused a stir in the campaigns. The videos have emerged after Romney's perceived stumbles on the campaign trail.

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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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Football And (Conservative) Politics Do Mix For Some NFL Fans

Monday, September 17, 2012

Americans for Prosperity, a well-funded political advocacy group, normally spends its millions on TV ads. But it's finding success in reaching out to voters directly by showing up at big events — like NFL games.

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White House Launching Trade Complaints Against China

Monday, September 17, 2012

The cases — charging that China unfairly subsidizes auto parts and slaps high duties on U.S.-made cars — come as Republican rival Mitt Romney argues that President Obama has let too many jobs go overseas.

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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 — 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 — 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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