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Daily Archives: September 13, 2012

Supporters during President Barack Obama's campaign event at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

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Supporters during President Barack Obama's campaign event at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

Obama Ahead in Key Swing States of Florida, Ohio, Virginia

The NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist College survey of likely voters gave Obama a 49 percent to 44 percent edge over Romney in both Florida and Virginia, and a 50 percent to 43 percent lead in Ohio. No Republican has ever won the White House...

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Supporters shout "USA! USA!" as they attempt to drown out a protester  as Mitt Romney campaigned in Fairfax, Va., on Sept. 13, 2012.

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Supporters shout "USA! USA!" as they attempt to drown out a protester as Mitt Romney campaigned in Fairfax, Va., on Sept. 13, 2012.

Romney on Obama’s `Shoot First, Aim Later’ Critique: `Politics’

What does Mitt Romney have to say about President Barack Obama’s “shoot first, aim later” comment about his Republican rival’s approach to important matters? “Well, this is politics,” Romney says. “I’m not going to worry about the campaign.” Romney’s remarks...

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Mitt Romney addresses the crowd at the 134th National Guard Association Convention at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, September 11, 2012 in Reno, Nevada.

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Mitt Romney addresses the crowd at the 134th National Guard Association Convention at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, September 11, 2012 in Reno, Nevada.

Romney Initially Mum on Fed’s Action — Leaves the Talking to Campaign

UPDATE: Mitt Romney eventually broke his silence on the  decision announced today by the Federal Reserve to spend $40 billion a month to buy mortgage bonds until the economy recovers. He told George Stephanopoulos of ABC News that the move for...

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Moneyball Author: Obama Like Trader — Without Interest in Money

President Barack Obama would be exactly like a Wall Street trader, if not for one little detail, author Michael Lewis says: “No interest whatsoever in money.” If Obama were on a trading floor, traders would “recognize him instantly as like...

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Paul Ryan and Rep. Chris Van Hollen at a House Budget Committee in February.

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Paul Ryan and Rep. Chris Van Hollen at a House Budget Committee in February.

Van Hollen Has Ryan’s `Lines’ Down, Working on His `Gestures’

Rep. Chris Van Hollen has been channeling a little Paul Ryan lately. The Maryland Democrat told reporters he’s already memorized the talking points he plans to use when he plays his Budget Committee adversary, Wisconsin’s Ryan, during vice presidential debate...

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Mitt Romney campaigns on Sept. 13, 2012 in Fairfax, Virginia.

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Mitt Romney campaigns on Sept. 13, 2012 in Fairfax, Virginia.

Romney: Fed Action, Obama Failure

Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign today called the Federal Reserve’s announcement of another round of “quantitative easing” a measure of President Barack Obama’s failure with the economy. “The Federal Reserve’s announcement of a third round of quantitative easing is further confirmation...

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