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Daily Archives: September 24, 2012

US President Barack Obama chats with students as he tours a classroom  November 8, 2011 in Yeadon, Pennsylvania.

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US President Barack Obama chats with students as he tours a classroom November 8, 2011 in Yeadon, Pennsylvania.

Obama Misses Teaching (Not Yet)

President Barack Obama wants to return to academia. Just not yet. Asked about his post-presidency plans after 2016 in an interview for ABC’s “The View,” Obama says he longs for the classroom: “I miss teaching. I love teaching.” In an...

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In 1992, President George H. W. Bush, left, talks with independent candidate Ross Perot as Democratic candidate Bill Clinton speaks during their second presidential debate.

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In 1992, President George H. W. Bush, left, talks with independent candidate Ross Perot as Democratic candidate Bill Clinton speaks during their second presidential debate.

Voter Satisfaction Lowest Since 1992

It turns out Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are both struggling with the popularity contest. Fewer voters are satisfied with the presidential candidate options this year than in any race since 1992. That means voters preferred Obama v. McCain, Bush...

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Newt Gingrich and U.S. Rep. Todd Akin attend a fundraiser for Akin on September 24, 2012 in Kirkwood, Missouri.

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Newt Gingrich and U.S. Rep. Todd Akin attend a fundraiser for Akin on September 24, 2012 in Kirkwood, Missouri.

Gingrich: Debate Romney’s `Only Place’ to Seize Control of Campaign

Newt Gingrich, who sought the Republican presidential  nomination that Mitt Romney won, has some unsolicited advice for the party’s nominee: Perform well in the first debate against President Barack Obama, if Romney wants to win. “The only place I see...

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A delegate sits in the Google Inc. photobooth during day two of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

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A delegate sits in the Google Inc. photobooth during day two of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

Obama’s Google Edge on Romney — in Swing States: Six to Four

We noted last week that more people are Googling President Barack Obama than those searching for Mitt Romney online. Yet now a deeper-diving Bloomberg analysis of this 47-percent Google edge for the president is generating its own sort of Google...

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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 on Romney: If Election Were Tomorrow `That Would Be a Problem’

Republican Mitt Romney has been forced to take a more aggressive tack after blow-back from his “47 percent” comments on a secretly recorded video released last week. Polls show him losing ground to President Barack Obama in some battleground states....

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have dinner with three winners of "Dinner with Barack and Michelle" fundraising contest on August 20, 2012 at Mintwood Place in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have dinner with three winners of "Dinner with Barack and Michelle" fundraising contest on August 20, 2012 at Mintwood Place in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Last Supper (for Donors)

With updated data at 2:20 pm EDT from Jonathan Salant: For five years now, President Barack Obama has been campaigning for president with offers of certain incentives to small-dollar donors. He pulled out a note today from June 6, 2007,...

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Mitt Romney arrives at Denver International Airport on Sept. 24, 2012 .

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Mitt Romney arrives at Denver International Airport on Sept. 24, 2012 .

Gillespie: Romney Ready for Targets

In the last two weeks, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has visited New York, Texas, Utah and California, four states not in contention on Election Day. Rather than courting votes, Romney was seeking cash, visiting states where he could pull...

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A job seeker fills out an application during a Coast to Coast Career Fairs event in Houston, Texas.

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A job seeker fills out an application during a Coast to Coast Career Fairs event in Houston, Texas.

Economy Weighs on 2012 Vote — Equally with 2008 Vote: Pew Poll

Change? Not much since 2008. With President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney getting ready for their first debate next week, the issue foremost on voters’ minds is the same as it was when Obama debated Republican Senator John McCain...

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Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., left, and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, right, before their first debate along with moderator Jon Keller, center, on Sept. 20, 2012, in Boston.

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Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., left, and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, right, before their first debate along with moderator Jon Keller, center, on Sept. 20, 2012, in Boston.

`Professor’ Warren: Shades of `Professor’ Moynihan (Who Won)

If you watched the Sept. 20 Massachusetts U.S. Senate debate between Republican Senator Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, you couldn’t help but notice how Brown constantly referred to his opponent as “Professor Warren.” “If you want someone who’s...

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