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Daily Archives: July 18, 2012

White House economists, Alan Kreuger and Gene Sperling, left, versus Team Bloomberg, Hans Nichols and Peter Cook, right.

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White House economists, Alan Kreuger and Gene Sperling, left, versus Team Bloomberg, Hans Nichols and Peter Cook, right.

Obama’s Backhanded Economists: Reporter’s (Sweaty) Notebook

As a Washington journalist, there’s only one thing worse than being beaten on a White House story: Being beaten by the White House itself. Last night, my Bloomberg colleague Hans Nichols and I faced off on the tennis court with...

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Mitt Romney supporters at a primary night party in Tampa, Florida.

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Mitt Romney supporters at a primary night party in Tampa, Florida.

Sunshine State Saturation: 641 a Day

President Barack Obama will kick off a two-day campaign swing tomorrow in Florida, the biggest of all swing states, where voters have seen plenty of him, Republican challenger Mitt Romney and their surrogates blitzing the television airwaves. Florida television stations...

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Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO of the Goldman Sachs Group, at the Economic Club of Washington luncheon, on July 18, 2012.

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Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO of the Goldman Sachs Group, at the Economic Club of Washington luncheon, on July 18, 2012.

Lloyd Blankfein Calls at White House

The White House welcomed Wall Street through its doors today with a visit from Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, who was in town to speak at the Economic Club of Washington. But it was not to meet with President Barack...

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Mitt Romney during a campaign rally at the Bowling Green Community Center July 18, 2012 in Ohio.

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Mitt Romney during a campaign rally at the Bowling Green Community Center July 18, 2012 in Ohio.

Romney’s ‘Town Hall:’ All Business

Updated finally at 3:05 pm EDT Who wears a tie to a town hall? Mitt Romney, up now in Bowling Green, Ohio. With Ohio Governor John Kasich, also in a tie. “Bowling Green rocks,” Kasich explained. “Every day I have...

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A Mitt Romney supporter with in Irwin, Penn., on July 17, 2012.

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A Mitt Romney supporter with in Irwin, Penn., on July 17, 2012.

It’s About Character, (No Stupids)

“It’s about the economy, and we’re not stupid,” Mitt Romney often says, charging that President Barack Obama is trying to make the contest  about anything but his record on jobs. Yet as both men’s campaigns ratchet up the intensity of...

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Barack Obama supporters after hearing Ohio has been called for him in Columbus, Ohio., in this 2008 file photo.

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Barack Obama supporters after hearing Ohio has been called for him in Columbus, Ohio., in this 2008 file photo.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 7.1

That was President Barack Obama’s percentage-point margin of victory four years ago in Wood County, Ohio, where Republican challenger Mitt Romney is campaigning today, in Bowling Green. Wood, just south of Toledo, is one of just six of the 88...

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Anna Wintour at the Giorgio Armani Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 fashion in Milan.

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Anna Wintour at the Giorgio Armani Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 fashion in Milan.

Vogue Editor Helps Clinton’s Debt, Obama’s Bid for Re-Election

Thank you note to Anna Wintour, and others: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who lost the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination to Barack Obama, is down to her last $100,000 in campaign debt, new Federal Election Commission reports show. The debt...

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Mitt Romney during a campaign event at Horizontal Wireline Services on July 17, 2012 in Irwin, Pa.

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Mitt Romney during a campaign event at Horizontal Wireline Services on July 17, 2012 in Irwin, Pa.

‘Obama Attacks Success,’ Romney Says — Replaying President’s Words

The business of business is business. And the business of government? President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney part ways on that question — with Obama pressing the highest-earning Americans to pay more taxes and Romney insisting on lowering the...

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People line up to purchase tickets to enter the beach in Belmar, New Jersey.

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People line up to purchase tickets to enter the beach in Belmar, New Jersey.

Washington Daybook: Jersey Shore Likes Obama

New Jersey voters give President Obama a 49 percent to 38 percent lead over Mitt Romney in the latest Quinnipiac University poll released today, helped by the youth vote. Voters in the Garden State under the age of 35, a...

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Protestors outside a hotel where Mitt Romney is holding a fundraiser in Philadelphia.

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Protestors outside a hotel where Mitt Romney is holding a fundraiser in Philadelphia.

Obama Pollster: Romney’s Tax Returns `Character’ Issue

Updated at 11 am EDT President Barack Obama’s chief pollster, Joel Benenson, says Mitt Romney’s reluctance to release additional tax returns is a character issue because American voters expect more transparency from their candidates. Benenson also defends the campaign’s attacks...

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