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Daily Archives: June 27, 2012


Latino supporters of Barack Obama in Orlando.

Photograph by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Latino supporters of Barack Obama in Orlando.

Obama’s Hispanic Edge: Same as ’08

The evidence of President Barack Obama’s advantage among Hispanic voters is the one consistent strain of much of the public opinion polling this year. More evidence: In that NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released today portraying a dead-heat in the...

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President Barack Obama with staff along the Colonnade of the White House.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama with staff along the Colonnade of the White House.

White House Health-Care `War Room’

While Obama administration officials — and the president himself — have tried to sound calm, cool and collected about tomorrow’s expected Supreme Court decision on the president’s health-care law, White House press secretary Jay Carney gave a glimpse into the...

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Tourists view a lion on top of a glass roof inside the MGM Resorts International casino in Las Vegas.

Photograph by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Tourists view a lion on top of a glass roof inside the MGM Resorts International casino in Las Vegas.

Joblessness Down in Critical Cities

What happens in Las Vegas may stay there, but there’s less of it lately. Particularly in the way of joblessness. On a day when swing-state news is flying — with word of President Barack Obama holding an eight-point advantage over...

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A Ford Motor Co. Mustang at the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

Photograph by Scott Eells/Bloomberg

A Ford Motor Co. Mustang at the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

Swing-State Economy Shown in Polls

As a dear old newsman once asked, “Ever wonder why?” In an election contest dominated by the state of the American economy — with unemployment hovering above 8 percent nationally, and voters nationwide voicing mixed approval for President Barack Obama’s...

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A supporter hugs President Barack Obama in Tampa, Florida.

Photograph by Pete Souza/DPA/Zuma Press

A supporter hugs President Barack Obama in Tampa, Florida.

Obama Leads in Florida, Ohio, Penn

President Barack Obama holds an edge over presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the critical election battleground states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, a Quinnipiac University poll shows. Obama leads Romney by 9 percentage points in Ohio, 6 points in...

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