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Daily Archives: September 17, 2012

Mitt Romney addresses the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles on September 17, 2012.

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Mitt Romney addresses the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles on September 17, 2012.

Romney’s 47 % Write-Off: Lost Vote

Updated at 9:55 pm EDT There are reasons that campaign fundraisers are often closed-door events. Evidence of one reason surfaced today with the revealed remarks of Republican Mitt Romney at a private fundraising dinner earlier this year. “There are 47...

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Rep. Leonard Boswell, D-Iowa, left, talks with Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, during a Statehouse rally in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Rep. Leonard Boswell, D-Iowa, left, talks with Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, during a Statehouse rally in Des Moines, Iowa.

Wall Street Bailout Issue in Race Between Two Iowa Congressmen

Updated: 5:15 p.m. The Troubled Asset Relief Program is a campaign issue in a race between two Iowa U.S. House members who took opposite positions on the $700 billion Wall Street financial bailout. Democrat Leonard Boswell “voted for the TARP...

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Mitt Romney is greeted by Hector Barreto, chairman of the Latino Coalition, before he addresses the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, 2012.

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Mitt Romney is greeted by Hector Barreto, chairman of the Latino Coalition, before he addresses the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, 2012.

Romney’s Omission: His Self-Deportation Plan for Illegal Immigrants

On a day when Ed Gillespie, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney, told reporters that the Republican presidential nominee will be offering more policy specifics, the candidate left out a key one as he spoke to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber...

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A recruiter reviews a job seeker's resume during a Coast to Coast Career Fairs event in Houston.

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A recruiter reviews a job seeker's resume during a Coast to Coast Career Fairs event in Houston.

Consumer Doubt Keeps Unemployment Up

Consumers’ uncertainty is weighing down the economy. The Federal Reserve said today that the country’s unemployment rate would be lower — at around 7 percent instead of more than 8 percent — if consumers were less doubtful about economic issues. “Uncertainty...

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The new iPhone 5 in San Francisco.

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The new iPhone 5 in San Francisco.

Obama’s iPhone 5: `Find a Tax Cut’

With politicians trying to prove their cultural relevancy and tech-savvy, is it any surprise that the record-setting new iPhone 5 found its way into the presidential campaign before hitting store shelves? President Obama has been working ridiculous notions of what...

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Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin, R-Missouri, speaks during a forum at a Republican conference in Kansas City, Mo.

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Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin, R-Missouri, speaks during a forum at a Republican conference in Kansas City, Mo.

Akin Links McCaskill to Obama in Ad

Updated 3:30 p.m. with the McCaskill campaign  Rep. Todd Akin is trying to go back on offense in the Missouri U.S. Senate race after spending weeks apologizing and doing damage control following his controversial comments about rape and abortion. Akin’s...

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Jay Pharoah portraying President Barack Obama during a skit from "Saturday Night Live," in New York.

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Jay Pharoah portraying President Barack Obama during a skit from "Saturday Night Live," in New York.

2012 Debate Players Ready: SNL

  “Well, Jim,” the fellow playing Al Gore (Darrell Hammond) famously said on “Saturday Night Live” 12 years ago, “Governor Bush and I have two ve-ry diff-er-ent plans to of-fer tax re-lief to American families. In his plan, the wealthiest...

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