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Daily Archives: July 5, 2012

President Barack Obama visits the Kozy Corner diner in Oak Harbour, Ohio, on July 5, 2012.

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President Barack Obama visits the Kozy Corner diner in Oak Harbour, Ohio, on July 5, 2012.

`A Lot of Houses For Sale,’ Ohioan Advises Obama Working The Room

Working a room is good for some laughs. And sometimes some hard truth. When President Barack Obama’s campaign bus pulled into Kozy Corners, a cash-only diner in Oak Harbor, Ohio, with daily specials starting at $4.65, he encountered a boy...

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Senator Rob Portman on Capitol Hill.

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Senator Rob Portman on Capitol Hill.

Rob Portman’s Odds Rise in Betting

Let’s start by noting that the people playing Intrade got it wrong on health-care. Yet, while President Barack Obama is “betting on America”’ in his Ohio bus tour today, the people playing Intrade are betting on Ohio’s Rob Portman to...

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The Great Britain Basketball Team practicing in Loughborough, England.

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The Great Britain Basketball Team practicing in Loughborough, England.

Olympic Audience Becomes Prime Target for Romney Backers

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney likes to remind audiences of his supervision of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, citing it as proof of his management skills. His campaign is now looking to this year’s summer games...

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Mitt Romney supporters next to a national debt clock.

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Mitt Romney supporters next to a national debt clock.

Debt and Off-Shore Bank Accounts: Fresh Campaign Fodder

The Republicans have a welcome committee for the Obama campaign bus: As the president arrives in Maumee, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo, today, the Republican National Committee is Web-casting a video replaying Vice President Joe Biden’s appearance in Maumee as...

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Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney signs a new health care reform bill on April 12, 2006 in Boston.

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Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney signs a new health care reform bill on April 12, 2006 in Boston.

Romney Calls Health Mandate Tax, Obama Camp Sees a Flip-Flop

Republican Mitt Romney said that requiring Americans to obtain health insurance is a tax, breaking with previous descriptions of President Barack Obama’s mandate by his campaign to align with his party’s message. “The fact that the majority of the court...

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Barack Obama volunteers at a call center for the campaign in Richmond, Virginia.

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Barack Obama volunteers at a call center for the campaign in Richmond, Virginia.

Obama’s Bus Stops Lean Democratic

President Barack Obama’s campaign bus tour starts today in Ohio with stops in three cities that voted solidly for him in the 2008 election. Obama, traversing the northern tier of the state from west to east, will make an appearance...

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