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Daily Archives: September 14, 2012

Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally in Fairfax, Virginia, on September 13th.

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Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally in Fairfax, Virginia, on September 13th.

Romney Attack: Defense Job Cuts

One-third of the Romney campaign’s 16 new state-by-state targeted ads focus on sequestration’s impact on defense spending, notes Kantar Media’s CMAG. The state-specific ads are running in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia. The campaign has spent $402,770 to...

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A sign greets Mitt Romney at a campaign rally at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio, on September 14th.

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A sign greets Mitt Romney at a campaign rally at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio, on September 14th.

Swing State, Swing County: Biggest of Ohio’s `Obama-Bush’ Counties

Few if any states are as critical to Mitt Romney’s campaign as Ohio, which has sided with every Republican presidential candidate who’s been successful in the general election. And the Republican presidential nominee traveled to a swing county within that...

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Libyan military guards check one of the U.S. Consulate's burnt out buildings during a visit by Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif, not shown, to the U.S. Consulate to express sympathy for the death of the American ambassador, Chris Stevens and his colleagues in the deadly attack on the consulate.

Photographer: Mohammad Hannon/AP

Libyan military guards check one of the U.S. Consulate's burnt out buildings during a visit by Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif, not shown, to the U.S. Consulate to express sympathy for the death of the American ambassador, Chris Stevens and his colleagues in the deadly attack on the consulate.

Susan Eisenhower: Romney’s `Sad’ Response to Embassy Assaults

Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, calls Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney “sad and pathetic” in his response to the killing of Chris Stevens, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, and three other Americans in Benghazi  three days ago....

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Social media tweets are shown during the Republican National Convention.

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Social media tweets are shown during the Republican National Convention.

Obama v. Romney: Followers Like It

Social media demand, well, an audience. And President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney have them. Yet, when it comes to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, the president has a bigger following. Obama had 224,581 YouTube subscribers, picking up more than...

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President Barack Obama, accompanied by, from second from left, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Rep. Betty Sutton, D-Ohio, and Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, waves as they step off  Air Force One in Cleveland.

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President Barack Obama, accompanied by, from second from left, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Rep. Betty Sutton, D-Ohio, and Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, waves as they step off Air Force One in Cleveland.

House Republican Super-PAC Airs First Ad in Boehner’s Ohio

A super-political action committee with ties to House Speaker John Boehner is going to his home state of Ohio for its first television ad of the general election campaign. The spot from Congressional Leadership Fund, which is defending the House...

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., in Singapore.

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., in Singapore.

Adelson’s $2 Billion Bet: Axelrod

In his latest fundraising letter for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, strategist David Axelrod has singled out billionaire Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., as a reason for donating to the president. Adelson,...

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Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets in action against the New England Patriots.

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Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets in action against the New England Patriots.

Romney’s Patriots: Obama’s Donors

In that interview that Mitt Romney had with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan today, the Republican presidential nominee acknowledged that his favorite football team is the New England Patriots, from his adopted home state of Massachusetts, where he served as governor....

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Nicole 'Snookie' Polizzi  during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Nicole 'Snookie' Polizzi during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

Romney: `Kind of a Snooki Fan’

It’s not quite the pages of US Weekly, but Mitt Romney really wants voters to know that he’s just like us. He indulges in Reese Peanut Butter cups, though he doesn’t really consider them junk food. He hates it when...

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Specialist David Pologruto works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke holds a news conference in Washington.

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Specialist David Pologruto works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke holds a news conference in Washington.

Romney: QE3 Just a ‘Sugar High’

Mitt Romney called quantitative easing a “sugar high” today in his first public comments about the Federal Reserve’s plan to stimulate the economy. Speaking to donors in New York City this morning, Romney said his economic policies avoid the need for another round...

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