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Daily Archives: August 18, 2012

Rep. Paul Ryan with supporters during the Victory Rally in Florida at Town Square, Lake Sumter Landing on August 18, 2012 in The Villages.

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Rep. Paul Ryan with supporters during the Victory Rally in Florida at Town Square, Lake Sumter Landing on August 18, 2012 in The Villages.

Ryan: Dodging `The European Bullet’

Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s running mate, greeted donors at a Tampa Bay area fundraiser today with an admonition about the course the Obama administration is following, advising supporters that there is still time to “dodge the European bullet.” The party’s...

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Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, left, President Barack Obama and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, right, attend a meeting in the Situation Room on May 1, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, left, President Barack Obama and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, right, attend a meeting in the Situation Room on May 1, 2012 in Washington, DC.

The Retelling of the Bin Laden Raid

As she introduced President Barack Obama in New Hampshire today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, suggested that Obama led the mission to kill Osama bin Laden. That’s a bit further than the president, who is careful in his phrasing, usually...

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Mitt Romney eats ice cream after making a stop at Millie's before a fundraising event on Aug. 18, 2012 in Nantucket, Mass.

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Mitt Romney eats ice cream after making a stop at Millie's before a fundraising event on Aug. 18, 2012 in Nantucket, Mass.

Romney: $7 Million in Two Days — Returns of Island-Hopping

The leaves are still a lush green around the Farm Neck Golf Course on Martha’s Vineyard, links that President Barack Obama enjoys when he’s on the island and the location of two back-to-back fundraising events today for Republican Mitt Romney....

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President Barack Obama holds ears of corn during his tour of the McIntosh family farm, which has been affected by the drought, in Missouri Valley, Iowa, Aug. 13, 2012.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama holds ears of corn during his tour of the McIntosh family farm, which has been affected by the drought, in Missouri Valley, Iowa, Aug. 13, 2012.

Obama Overpays for Produce: N.H.

Presidents and other politicians always flirt with disaster when they drop into a local eatery or roadside fruit stand. Chief among the potential perils: how to pay for their loot. Yes, they sample the wares and ask about specialties, but...

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Rep. Paul Ryan  during the Victory Rally in Florida at Town Square, Lake Sumter Landing on August 18, 2012 in The Villages, Florida.

Photograph by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images

Rep. Paul Ryan during the Victory Rally in Florida at Town Square, Lake Sumter Landing on August 18, 2012 in The Villages, Florida.

Ryan Takes Medicare Fight to Florida — Obama Welcomes the Debate

Reported from The Villages, Florida, with Hans Nichols reporting from New Hampshire, John McCormick from Martha’s Vineyard Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan defended his plan to overhaul Medicare today in Florida, the state with the highest percentage of senior...

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