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Daily Archives: September 18, 2012

Beyonce, left, singing as President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama finish their dance at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball in Washington in this 2009 file photo.

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Beyonce, left, singing as President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama finish their dance at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball in Washington in this 2009 file photo.

Obama’s Beyonce & Jay-Z $4 Million

You may call them Beyonce and Jay-Z. To President Barack Obama, they are just “B and J.” Thus he referred to the music stars who hosted a $4 million fundraiser for him at Jay-Z’s club, 40/40, in New York City...

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Rep. Paul Ryan during a campaign rally on Sept. 18, 2012 in Newport News, Virginia.

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Rep. Paul Ryan during a campaign rally on Sept. 18, 2012 in Newport News, Virginia.

Romney: Note to Running Mate Ryan

When Mitt Romney first tried to explain his remarks about 47 percent of the American electorate being dependent on government — “victims,” as he put it, and unreachable politically for him — he called his words inelegant. Romney’s running mate...

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President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base on his way to New York City on Sept. 18, 2012 in Maryland.

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President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base on his way to New York City on Sept. 18, 2012 in Maryland.

Obama’s Advantage Over Romney: Five Points, NBC/Journal Poll Finds

President Barack Obama leads Republican challenger Mitt Romney even as a majority of voters continues to disapprove of the president’s handling of the economy, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Obama holds a five-point advantage over Romney, 50...

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Mitt Romney and his wife Ann speak at a fundraiser in Dallas on Sept. 18, 2012.

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Mitt Romney and his wife Ann speak at a fundraiser in Dallas on Sept. 18, 2012.

Ann Romney: When in Texas…

Ann Romney said the only reason she was retelling this story again today was because she was visiting Texas, home of former President George W. Bush. As she did in a recent interview along with her husband that aired today...

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David Letterman, in a file photo from a broadcast on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.

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David Letterman, in a file photo from a broadcast on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.

Letterman: `Haven’t Seen Me Naked,’ Obama: `Let’s Keep it That Way’

President Barack Obama turned down two offers from David Letterman today. One: seeing the late-night talk show host naked. Two: speaking to the empty chair beside him on the CBS set. Obama, whose appearance airs tonight, was asked by Letterman...

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Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives to deliver keynote address on "Perspectives on Inter-American Relations" during the 16th annual conference of Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) in Washington, DC, on September 06, 2012.

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Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives to deliver keynote address on "Perspectives on Inter-American Relations" during the 16th annual conference of Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) in Washington, DC, on September 06, 2012.

Jimmy Carter to Video-Hunting anti-Romney `Partisan’ Grandson: `Extraordinary’

Don’t mess with Georgia. There’s a certain rough justice in the fact that Republican Mitt Romney has made former President Jimmy Carter a whipping boy in his campaign against President Barack Obama, only to find Carter’s grandson taking credit for...

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses the 2012 Republican National Convention.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses the 2012 Republican National Convention.

Christie: ‘You Gotta Knock the Champion Down’

New Jersey’s Chris Christie, the first sitting Republican governor to back Mitt Romney, has a few words of advice for the man looking to unseat President Barack Obama: politics is like boxing. It’s all about the guys in the ring....

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Rep. Joe Walsh, right, with Rep. Scott Rigell during a news conference to announce the formation of the 'Fix Congress Now Caucus' on Capitol Hill.

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Rep. Joe Walsh, right, with Rep. Scott Rigell during a news conference to announce the formation of the 'Fix Congress Now Caucus' on Capitol Hill.

Super-PAC Shifts Focus to Illinois U.S. House Race from Missouri

A super-political action committee that was active in a U.S. Senate race in Missouri now is working to re-elect a vulnerable Republican congressman in Illinois. Now or Never PAC is spending at least $810,150 on media advertising to aid Joe...

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Mitt Romney is seen through a television camera's viewfinder as he speaks at a campaign fundraising event in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Sept. 18, 2012.

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Mitt Romney is seen through a television camera's viewfinder as he speaks at a campaign fundraising event in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Sept. 18, 2012.

Romney’s Fox Talk: It’s `A Campaign’

Mitt Romney, given some time on Fox News this afternoon to explain his comment about 47 percent of the electorate being politically out of reach to him, downplayed it as a remark about the state of his contest with President...

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Rep. Chris Van Hollen the 2012 Fiscal Summit in Washington, DC.

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Rep. Chris Van Hollen the 2012 Fiscal Summit in Washington, DC.

Crossroads Financed Group That Appealed to Keep Donors Secret

Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies has itself to thank for a big win in court today. A U.S. appeals court reinstated a Federal Election Commission rule that allows Crossroads and other nonprofit groups running “issue ads” during election season to keep...

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