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Daily Archives: August 31, 2012

Mitt Romney tours a hurricane damaged neighborhood on August 31, 2012 in Lafitte, Louisiana.

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Mitt Romney tours a hurricane damaged neighborhood on August 31, 2012 in Lafitte, Louisiana.

Schumer Takes Exception to Romney’s Louisiana Stop

The Senate’s third-ranking Democrat is calling Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s trip to hurricane-damaged parts of Louisiana today `an affront” to the storm victims, citing Romney running mate Paul Ryan’s opposition to a disaster-funding mechanism put in place by the...

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President Barack Obama gets out of a General Motors Co. (GM) Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle  in Holland, Michigan.

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President Barack Obama gets out of a General Motors Co. (GM) Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle in Holland, Michigan.

With Michigan in Play, Auto Bailout to Get Obama Spotlight

Democrats may be holding their national convention in North Carolina, but part of the spotlight when they gather next week will be on Michigan. Specifically, the bailout of two of that state’s iconic auto firms — GM and Chrysler — that President Barack...

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Fox News interview with Ronald Reagan's son Michael Reagan during the RNC in Tampa.

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Fox News interview with Ronald Reagan's son Michael Reagan during the RNC in Tampa.

Fox News: 36 pct of Convention View

Who was watching Mitt Romney accept his party’s presidential nomination? A lot of Fox News Channel viewers. With about 25 million tuning in, more than 9 million punched Fox. The ratings from Nielsen Media Research show 9.1 million tuning in...

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Delegates at the Republican National Convention.

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Delegates at the Republican National Convention.

Many Voters Still Open to Arguments by Obama or Romney, Poll Shows

Poll numbers released released at the start of the Republican National Convention this week by ABC News and the Washington Post showed a majority of voters, 51 percent, with an unfavorable view pf the party’s presidential nominee, Mitt Romney. That attracted a fair...

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Mitt Romney and his family on their newly painted campaign plane following the RNC convention.

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Mitt Romney and his family on their newly painted campaign plane following the RNC convention.

Romney’s `Believe in America’ Tour Starts in the Path of Hurricane Isaac

“Believe in America,” reads the slogan painted across Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s new campaign plane — the one heading straight to Louisiana for a tour of the storm damage left by Hurricane Isaac. Romney, who accepted his party’s nomination...

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Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan on stage after accepting the nomination during the final day of the Republican National Convention.

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Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan on stage after accepting the nomination during the final day of the Republican National Convention.

Wyoming Bar Hosts Possible Romney Fed Picks

As Mitt Romney accepted his party’s presidential nomination last night, watching his speech from a Wyoming bar were potential candidates to run the Federal Reserve should he win. Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia Business School and an economic adviser to...

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Karl Rove, former Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush, right, with Sen. Orrin Hatch on the floor of the Republican National Convention.

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Karl Rove, former Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush, right, with Sen. Orrin Hatch on the floor of the Republican National Convention.

Karl Rove’s Plan for Beating Obama

Karl Rove steered George W. Bush to two presidential election victories. Now Rove, the brain behind a super-PAC called American Crossroads, is trying to do the same for Mitt Romney — and Rove spelled out his strategy for unseating President...

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