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Daily Archives: September 19, 2012

Mitt Romney, on the air in the media hold room at the Univision studios, is interviewed by Univision News, moderated by Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas, in Miami on September 19, 2012.

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Mitt Romney, on the air in the media hold room at the Univision studios, is interviewed by Univision News, moderated by Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas, in Miami on September 19, 2012.

Romney Softens Immigration Stance

Mitt Romney softened his rhetoric on immigration today, telling a television audience of Hispanic voters that he would not forcibly deport millions of immigrants. “We’re not going to round up people around the country and deport them,” he said, in...

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Instead of costly institutional care, Medicaid pays for a nurse's aide, a speech therapist and a registered nurse for home visits.

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Instead of costly institutional care, Medicaid pays for a nurse's aide, a speech therapist and a registered nurse for home visits.

Romney’s Dependence: Health Care?

Mitt Romney’s remarks about the 47 percent of Americans whom he says are dependent on government services revealed a gaping hole in his logic of dependence. Absent from Romney’s remarks, and from the reaction to them, is an acknowledgement of...

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President Barack Obama shoots a basketball while participating in a basketball station with the Harlem Globetrotters during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.

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President Barack Obama shoots a basketball while participating in a basketball station with the Harlem Globetrotters during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.

Obama’s Ads Air Alone on ESPN

An ad for President Barack Obama during SportsCenter? The basketball-playing, sports-watching president’s newest campaign ad — a spot attacking Mitt Romney on China — first appeared this morning on ESPN, according to New York-based Kantar Media’s CMAG. The ad, announced...

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Bob Dole and President Bill Clinton at the conclusion of their first debate in this 1996 file photo .

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Bob Dole and President Bill Clinton at the conclusion of their first debate in this 1996 file photo .

Obama’s Standing vs. Romney: Stronger than Clinton vs. Dole in 1996

Not since Bill Clinton easily dispatched Bob Dole in 1996 has a Democratic nominee stood in as strong a poll position as President Barack Obama, according to a Pew Research Center survey released today. The poll of likely voters put...

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A post card with the words "Thank you for your support" at a donor's table as Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign fundraising event in Atlanta, on Sept. 19, 2012.

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A post card with the words "Thank you for your support" at a donor's table as Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign fundraising event in Atlanta, on Sept. 19, 2012.

Romney’s Campaign Journal: `Government-Centered Society’

Mitt Romney has set out to recast the argument he was making at a closed-door fundraiser in May — talking about that 47 percent of Americans who are “victims” of government dependency — in a more palatable presentation. Romney, at...

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Lauren Reber, of Princeton, Texas, protests outside the hotel hosting a fundraiser for Mitt Romney in Dallas, on Sept. 18, 2012.

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Lauren Reber, of Princeton, Texas, protests outside the hotel hosting a fundraiser for Mitt Romney in Dallas, on Sept. 18, 2012.

Romney’s 47% Tilts Three in 10 Independent Voters: Gallup Poll

If it’s true that a dwindling number of voters are undecided about the presidential election, Mitt Romney’s comments about the 47 percent of Americans who pay no taxes and are “victims” of government dependency may have hurt him among the...

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A donor fills out a contribution form while Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign fundraising event in Atlanta, on Sept. 19, 2012.

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A donor fills out a contribution form while Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign fundraising event in Atlanta, on Sept. 19, 2012.

Romney Woos Donors With Spirited Defense of Controversial Comments

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney offered a spirited defense today of his secretly videotaped remarks, continuing an effort by his allies to transform the campaign distraction into a broader debate about the role of government. “The question in this campaign...

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Barack Obama with Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem.

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Barack Obama with Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem.

Pro-Israel Group Praises Obama Despite Romney Criticism

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee has singled out President Barack Obama for praise at a time when the Republican Party is questioning his commitment to the Jewish state. “With Israel and America facing unprecedented threats and challenges in the...

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