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Daily Archives: August 24, 2012

A pug named Sake sits in his owner's backpack during a small protest by a group called Dogs Against Romney outside of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 14, 2012 in New York City.

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A pug named Sake sits in his owner's backpack during a small protest by a group called Dogs Against Romney outside of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 14, 2012 in New York City.

With Saga of Seamus in Mind, Dog Day Afternoon Planned in Tampa

It just so happens that National Dog Day, Aug. 26, falls on the eve of the opening of the National Republican Convention. And for some of the folks who aren’t about to let the saga of Seamus fade away, that...

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People walk past a homeless war veteran asking for assistance along Hollywood Boulevard in California on August 22, 2012.

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People walk past a homeless war veteran asking for assistance along Hollywood Boulevard in California on August 22, 2012.

Neither Obama nor Romney Offering Economic Jolt, Analysts Say

Don’t expect a quick improvement in the economy no matter which presidential candidate wins in November. Though voter anxiety over the economy dominates the political climate, neither President Barack Obama nor Republican challenger Mitt Romney has proposed a measure that...

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The new Wall of Wind, category 5 hurricane simulator at the Florida International University's International Hurricane Research Center.

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The new Wall of Wind, category 5 hurricane simulator at the Florida International University's International Hurricane Research Center.

Storm Simulator Opens as Republicans Brace for Real One

Tropical Storm Isaac, currently blowing northwest through the Caribbean Sea, is forecast to pass Florida’s western coast on Monday and Tuesday – just as delegates, public officials, media and observers open the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa. Thousands of...

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Todd Akin arrives to give a victory speech at his campaign party at the Columns Banquet Center in St. Charles, Mo., in this file photo.

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Todd Akin arrives to give a victory speech at his campaign party at the Columns Banquet Center in St. Charles, Mo., in this file photo.

Akin’s Apology Ad Racks Up Views, If Not Actual Ad Buys

Missouri GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin’s “apology ad” has probably been seen more because of media stories about it than because of his ad buy. According to New York-based Kantar Media’s CMAG, which tracks ads on national network, national cable...

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Mitt Romney, his wife Ann and running mate Paul Ryan arrive in their campaign bus to an event at a farm in Commerce, Michigan, on August 24, 2012.

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Mitt Romney, his wife Ann and running mate Paul Ryan arrive in their campaign bus to an event at a farm in Commerce, Michigan, on August 24, 2012.

Romney Spotlights a Birth Certificate — His Own

Mitt Romney has kept his distance from the “birther” movement, those who have persisted in questioning that Barack Obama was born an American citizen and thus may not meet the constitutional requirement for serving as president. But today, Romney alluded...

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Mitt Romney and his wife Ann during a campaign rally at the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, North Carolina, on August 12, 2012.

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Mitt Romney and his wife Ann during a campaign rally at the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, North Carolina, on August 12, 2012.

Fox News Sunday Teases its Weekend Mitt and Ann Romney Interview

Fox News Sunday is promoting what it calls the “first-ever interview with Mitt and Ann Romney from their summer home in Lake Winnipesaukee” in New Hampshire. Excerpts released by the network today mostly featured Ann’s remarks during a breakfast-time interview...

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Workers continue to prepare for next week's Republican National Convention on August 24, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

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Workers continue to prepare for next week's Republican National Convention on August 24, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

Romney’s Softer Side To Be on Display at Convention

Mitt Romney’s advisors are orchestrating their national convention this week to show off their candidate’s softer side, in an effort to combat a summer wave of Democratic attacks that have given voters a negative picture of the Republican presidential candidate....

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Mitt Romney leaves his campaign plane at St. Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on August 23, 2012.

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Mitt Romney leaves his campaign plane at St. Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on August 23, 2012.

Romney’s Tax Havens: Obama’s Gift

What is it about “doing fine?” After President Barack Obama uttered those words about the private sector, he heard them again and again for weeks in the echo chamber of TV advertising which is the modern-day presidential campaign. Now Republican...

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An Apple Store in San Francisco.

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An Apple Store in San Francisco.

Washington Daybook: Apple Eyed

Are Apple Inc’s products too cool to ban? The U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington may decide the issue when it announces today whether Apple’s iPhones, iPads and other devices infringe Google Inc’s Motorola Mobility patents and, if so, whether it...

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A supporter for Mitt Romney during campaign event at Watson Truck and Supply in Hobbs, New Mexico, on August 23, 2012.

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A supporter for Mitt Romney during campaign event at Watson Truck and Supply in Hobbs, New Mexico, on August 23, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 8

That’s the percentage-point margin by which male voters prefer Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and female voters prefer President Barack Obama in the Nov. 6 election, according to daily Gallup polling from July 30-Aug. 19. Women have voted more Democratic...

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