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Daily Archives: May 3, 2012

Mitt Romney and Rep. Michele Bachmann during a campaign event at Crofton Industries May 3, 2012 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

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Mitt Romney and Rep. Michele Bachmann during a campaign event at Crofton Industries May 3, 2012 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

The Endorsement Dance

It’s that time in an election cycle when past criticism Etch-a-Sketches into praise. As presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney courts and collects endorsements from his onetime rivals for the party’s nod, the scathing criticism they once hurled at him...

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An Obama campaign event at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas.

Photograph by Jessica Ebelhar/Pool/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP Images

An Obama campaign event at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas.

Obama vs. Crossroads: Yes or No

You say “yes,” I say “no…” You say “goodbye,” and I say “hello.” When President Barack Obama talks about moving “forward” — the newest logo that the White House has attempted to stamp on the president’s reelection campaign — the...

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President Barack Obama with Elizabeth Warren at the White House.

Photograph by Brendan Smialowski/The New York Times via Redux

President Barack Obama with Elizabeth Warren at the White House.

Why Obama Stars in Warren’s Massachusetts Senate Ad

Few Democratic candidates for Congress will run as a closer ally of President Obama than Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard professor challenging Republican Senator Scott Brown in Massachusetts. Warren, a former Obama adviser who helped establish the Consumer Financial Protection Board,...

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