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Daily Archives: July 24, 2012

Mitt Romney during the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on July 24, 2012 in Reno, Nevada.

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Mitt Romney during the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on July 24, 2012 in Reno, Nevada.

Did Romney Call Obama ‘Corrupt?’ – Quote Confusion Sparks Questions

When presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney delivered a foreign policy broadside against President Barack Obama today, the word that generated the most heat was one that he never uttered. A preliminary transcript of Romney’s roughly 27-minute speech to the...

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President Barack Obama speaks with US military veterans at the Gateway Breakfast House in Portland, Oregon, on July 24, 2012.

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President Barack Obama speaks with US military veterans at the Gateway Breakfast House in Portland, Oregon, on July 24, 2012.

No ‘Easy’ Votes for Obama, Retailing

Marv Self stopped in at the Gateway Breakfast House in Portland, Oregon, to kill some time while President Barack Obama’s motorcade jammed local traffic. Instead, the motorcade came to him. On the way to a campaign fundraiser, Obama’s entourage pulled...

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An Italian tourist with American flags she bought in Times Square.

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An Italian tourist with American flags she bought in Times Square.

Lost and Found Tells the Story: America is Exporting Itself Well

Here’s a new economic indicator: the lost-and-found in Times Square. Inside the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square, that is — where a pile-up of used clothing is shining a light on a “bright spot” in the U.S. economy....

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Timothy Geithner, U.S. treasury secretary and trustee of Social Security and Medicare trust funds.

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Timothy Geithner, U.S. treasury secretary and trustee of Social Security and Medicare trust funds.

Tim Geithner Sees Jackson Browne: Occupying Wolf Trap

Spotted at last night’s Jackson Browne concert at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Browne, 63, a liberal singer-songwriter, is known for 1970s hits, including “The Pretender” and “Running on Empty,” and his political activism, ranging from...

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The Empire Strikes Back

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The Empire Strikes Back

The Democrats Strike Back

Democratic Senate candidates in North Dakota, Virginia and Wisconsin have been pummeled by ads by Republican-leaning groups that keep their donors hidden, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Crossroads GPS and Americans for Prosperity. Now the Democratic super-political action committee,...

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President Barack Obama campaign buttons for sale during a campaign event in Oakland, California, on July 23, 2012.

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President Barack Obama campaign buttons for sale during a campaign event in Oakland, California, on July 23, 2012.

Obama’s Upside-Down Approval

He started strong. President Barack Obama’s public job approval started at 69 percent in the first three days following his inauguration, according to the Gallup Poll. His disapproval rating, 14 percent, was negligible for a new president emerging from a...

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Political ads with former President Ronald Reagan.

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Political ads with former President Ronald Reagan.

Obama’s Reagan Rewind: ‘Why Would We Ever Want to Return?’

“It’s morning again, in America,” a narrator for Ronald Reagan’s re-election once said, in a memorable campaign ad from 1984. What his predecessor had tried, he said, wasn’t working. And there was no point in going back. President Barack Obama is...

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