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Daily Archives: May 23, 2012

Job seekers wait for the opening of the Job USA fair in Robstown, Texas.

Photograph by Eddie Seal/Bloomberg

Job seekers wait for the opening of the Job USA fair in Robstown, Texas.

Romney Wades Into Tricky Waters With Unemployment Rate Promise

Mitt Romney promised today that by the end of his first White House term, he would have shaved the unemployment rate to 6 percent. Sounds ambitious, right? Maybe not so much. While the figure represents a whopping 2.1 percent drop...

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Mitt Romney with reporters on the campaign charter flight between New York and Washington, on May 23, 2012.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Photograph by Mary Altaffer/AP Photo

Mitt Romney with reporters on the campaign charter flight between New York and Washington, on May 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Romney’s Eight-Stop Fundraising Swing Latest in Off-Limits Events

What did Mitt Romney tell the 500 donors who attended a May 20 cocktail reception at the waterfront Greenwich home of venture capitalist L. Scott Frantz? And what message was Barack Obama pushing to 150 generous supporters dining May 10...

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A message from the stand where Mitt Romney would address supporters in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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A message from the stand where Mitt Romney would address supporters in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Romney: Obama ‘Not Up to Task’

For the better part of three days, since President Obama on Monday explained his approach to job creation and questioned rival Mitt Romney’s credentials on that score, Romney has avoided the question. On Tuesday, the former Massachusetts governor allowed John...

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Mitt Romney unveils his Plan for Jobs and Economic Growth in Las Vegas.

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Mitt Romney unveils his Plan for Jobs and Economic Growth in Las Vegas.

Romney Adviser Welcomes Bain Hit

Mitt Romney’s campaign has struggled to find a consistent line of defense against a barrage of Bain attacks, alternatively calling it an assault on free enterprise, an attempt to divide the nation, an unfair character assassination, and a basic distraction....

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney

Photograph by Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney

Jay Carney Lectures Reporters: Don’t ‘Buy into the B.S.’

White House press secretary Jay Carney, a former TIME magazine Washington bureau chief, put on his editor hat today. “Do not buy into the B.S. that you hear about spending and fiscal constraint with regard to this administration,” he told reporters on board...

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Mitt Romney with supporters during a campaign event in Lehigh Acres, Fla.

Photograph by Todd Heisler/The New York Times via Redux

Mitt Romney with supporters during a campaign event in Lehigh Acres, Fla.

Romney’s Florida Advantage Widens

The biggest swing state is turning Mitt Romney’s way. In three months of polling, the balance of support in Florida has swung from President Barack Obama to Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and likely Republican presidential nominee. And Florida’s...

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A Secret Service agent in Springfield, Ill., on March 19, 2012.

Photograph by Damon Winter/The New York Times via Redux

A Secret Service agent in Springfield, Ill., on March 19, 2012.

Washington Daybook: Senators to Probe Scandal at Secret Service

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee delves into the Secret Service prostitution scandal today. Director Mark Sullivan will tell the panel that 220 people have been questioned to determine fault, with nine employees found guilty of “serious misconduct.”...

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