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Daily Archives: August 16, 2012

Dr. Emory Lewis gives a memory test to new a medicare patient, right, next to her daughter in Reedville, Virginia.

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Dr. Emory Lewis gives a memory test to new a medicare patient, right, next to her daughter in Reedville, Virginia.

Medicare Ad: Truth and Politics

A new television ad by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says cuts in Medicare spending by the Obama administration will hurt seniors. Will they? The ad takes aim at more than $700 billion in cuts that were included in the...

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A trader works in the gold and silver options pit at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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A trader works in the gold and silver options pit at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

A Partisan Gap on the Economy

Do you think the U.S. economy is getting better or worse? Maybe your answer is informed by your political leanings. A monthly measure yields more evidence, less than 12 weeks before the Nov. 6 election, that voters view economic progress...

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A photo of Ann and Mitt Romney in High Point, North Carolina, on August 12, 2012.

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A photo of Ann and Mitt Romney in High Point, North Carolina, on August 12, 2012.

Romney: Paid Taxes for 10 Years — `Never Paid Less Than 13 Percent’

Republican Mitt Romney, who has faced continuing criticism from political opponents as well as members of his own party over refusing to release more than two years of personal income tax returns, said today he has reviewed records for 10...

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Locals walk past a Pakistani policeman guarding an entrance to the compound where Osama Bin Laden was killed in an operation by U.S. Navy Seals in Abottabad, Pakistan.

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Locals walk past a Pakistani policeman guarding an entrance to the compound where Osama Bin Laden was killed in an operation by U.S. Navy Seals in Abottabad, Pakistan.

Ex-Military Group Challenges Obama for Leaks, ‘Politicizing’ Bin Laden

An ex-military force with Republican ties is advancing into the presidential election campaign — with plans for ground and air assaults on President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund yesterday unveiled a Web site and a 22-minute film...

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Tea Party member Carl Frederick at a rally for vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan at Miami University of Ohio on Aug. 15, 2012.

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Tea Party member Carl Frederick at a rally for vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan at Miami University of Ohio on Aug. 15, 2012.

Tea Party Revels in Ryan on Ticket

Tea Party activists are taking a special pride in Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan’s ascendance to the Republican presidential ticket. The decision by Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, to name 42-year-old Ryan as his vice presidential running mate “is an...

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden during a pre-Olympic exhibition basketball game in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden during a pre-Olympic exhibition basketball game in Washington, DC.

Washington Daybook: Biden at Bat

Do you think, after having to explain and defend his vice president’s “chains” remark, that President  Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have a few things to talk over? They’ll get their chance today. Obama has four meetings at...

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Cliff Stearns, right, gets a little help from staffers during the oversight and investigations subcommittee hearing in this file photo.

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Cliff Stearns, right, gets a little help from staffers during the oversight and investigations subcommittee hearing in this file photo.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 24

That’s how many years that Florida Republican Cliff Stearns, who was defeated for re-election on Aug. 14, has served in the U.S. House of Representatives. Stearns, 71, lost his bid for a 13th term to Ted Yoho, a veterinarian backed...

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