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Daily Archives: September 20, 2012

President Barack Obama leaves after meeting with supporters about voter registration at OMG Burgers on September 20, 2012 in Miami.

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President Barack Obama leaves after meeting with supporters about voter registration at OMG Burgers on September 20, 2012 in Miami.

Obama Hits Key 50-Percent Mark in 3 Swing States

Talk about consistency! President Barack Obama polled right at 50 percent among likely voters in three swing states, accordinga NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist College poll out today. The survey gave Obama identical five-percentage-point leads over Mitt Romney, 50 percent to 45 percent, in Colorado...

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Catcher Matt Wieters #32 of the Baltimore Orioles looks on as Derek Jeter #2 celebrates after driving in Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees on a home run in the eighth inning Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 9, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Catcher Matt Wieters #32 of the Baltimore Orioles looks on as Derek Jeter #2 celebrates after driving in Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees on a home run in the eighth inning Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 9, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Yankee-Oriole Rivalry Surfaces in White House Race

As the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles fight for the American League’s eastern division championship, a campaign contribution disclosed today may add a little more spice to the rivalry. Orioles owner Peter Angelos contributed $500,000 to Priorities USA Action, the...

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Recent ad from Restore Our Future envisions a debate between the candidates.

Recent ad from Restore Our Future envisions a debate between the candidates.

Restore Our Future Went on August Spending Binge

A super-political action committee supporting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spent $21 million last month — more than in any previous month and more than in the three previous months combined. Restore Our Future helped carry the candidate’s message and...

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Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam leave after U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivered a speech in Jerusalem, Israel.

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Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam leave after U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivered a speech in Jerusalem, Israel.

Ann Romney to Raise Cash at Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Home

First Lady Michelle Obama may have done 56 fundraisers this year, besting Ann Romney’s tally of 37, but the aspiring first lady is not sitting idly by. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Ann Romney is headlining an Oct. 1...

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President Barack Obama sits during a break in a taping of Univision's "Meet the Candidates" in Coral Gables, Florida.

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President Barack Obama sits during a break in a taping of Univision's "Meet the Candidates" in Coral Gables, Florida.

Obama’s `Biggest Failure’ — President’s Promise Broken?

President Barack Obama, speaking about his “biggest failure” during his term in office, was asked today if he had broken the promise on which he ran for the White House. No, he said, it shows that work remains to be...

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Virgil Goode speaks near the Washington Monument during a rally sponsored by the Minutemen Project.

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Virgil Goode speaks near the Washington Monument during a rally sponsored by the Minutemen Project.

Virgil Goode’s Solo White House Bid

Virgil Goode is mostly on his own. The former Republican congressman’s White House candidacy is largely dependent on one donor: himself. The Constitution Party’s presidential nominee has received no donations above $200 and just $15,667 in total. He has personally...

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Former player Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls during a 20th anniversary recognition ceremony of the Bulls 1st NBA Championship.

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Former player Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls during a 20th anniversary recognition ceremony of the Bulls 1st NBA Championship.

Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Jordan, Stephen King, Frank Gehry, Randy Newman: Obama Donors

A fundraising committee that raises money for President Barack Obama’s re-election and the Democratic National Committee took in $39.6 million last month. And there were plenty of luminaries on the donor list. Here are some who gave at least $10,000 last...

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Mitt Romney is given a tour by Google Vice President Jim Lecinski at the Google Chicago headquarters.

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Mitt Romney is given a tour by Google Vice President Jim Lecinski at the Google Chicago headquarters.

Google Obama: More than Romney

People Google Obama. More so than they Google Romney. Over a 30-day period, through Monday, the president of the United States led the Republican Party’s candidate for his job by 47 percent in Google searches, according to Bloomberg’s index of...

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