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Daily Archives: August 2, 2012

Rafalca is ridden by Jan Ebeling from United States during the equestrian dressage competition, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, on Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

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Rafalca is ridden by Jan Ebeling from United States during the equestrian dressage competition, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, on Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

Phelps Got Gold, Rafalca `Awesome’

Rafalca gave it the old stable try today. The now-famous horse from California that walks sideways — part of the dressage drill — made a graceful showing in London’s summer games. Yet the horse part-owned by Ann Romney, wife of...

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Campaign signs near Chattanooga, Tenn., on July 31, 2012.

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Campaign signs near Chattanooga, Tenn., on July 31, 2012.

In Tennessee, Thursday is Primary Day

Tennessee is holding congressional primary elections today. Yes, you read that correctly. Today, a Thursday. Not a Tuesday. Two races to watch involve challenges to House Republicans first elected in 2010 after winning vote pluralities in the primaries. In the...

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President Barack Obama with supporters after delivering remarks during a campaign event in Orlando on August 2, 2012.

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President Barack Obama with supporters after delivering remarks during a campaign event in Orlando on August 2, 2012.

Obama’s 51st Birthday Wish: Florida’s 29 Electoral Votes

The crowd at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, took the cue. Before winding into his standard campaign speech, President Barack Obama took note of an upcoming event. “It’s true that I’m going to be — what am I going...

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President Barack Obama walks to Marine One prior to departing to Florida and Virginia to attend campaign events.

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President Barack Obama walks to Marine One prior to departing to Florida and Virginia to attend campaign events.

No. 1 Political Web Video: Obama’s

In the YouTube campaign, the president has taken a wide lead. No. 1 in the top-trending English-language political videos last week: President Barack Obama’s Web-ad about “The Choice:” 1.958 million hits. “It’s a choice between two very different plans for...

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A New Progressive Party rally in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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A New Progressive Party rally in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

New Republican Super-PAC Aids Swing-State Political Organizing

A new Republican super-PAC will pay to deploy party activists and volunteers from states that aren’t politically competitive in the Nov. 6 election to states that are. Republican Union PAC, which filed organizing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission this...

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Mitt Romney supporters in Orlando, Fla.

Photograph by Chip Litherland/The New York Times via Redux

Mitt Romney supporters in Orlando, Fla.

Obama vs. Romney in Florida: `Disappointment’ vs. `Hope’

As President Barack Obama campaigns today in Florida, Mitt Romney’s campaign welcomed him with an ad about “what a disappointment” he’s been. Obama carried the state with 51 percent of the vote in 2008, nearly three points ahead of Republican...

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A job fair at a state office building in Brooklyn, New York.

Photograph by Justin Lane/EPA

A job fair at a state office building in Brooklyn, New York.

Fist-Bump or Moment of Silence — How the Jobs News is Delivered

For a jump on the nation’s monthly unemployment and payroll figures, watch who walks a brown envelope from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building to the West Wing tonight. Caveat: You probably can’t get a good view, because you don’t have...

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