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Daily Archives: September 26, 2012

Mitt Romney during a campaign rally at SeaGate Convention Centre on Sept. 26, 2012 in Toledo, Ohio.

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Mitt Romney during a campaign rally at SeaGate Convention Centre on Sept. 26, 2012 in Toledo, Ohio.

Romney’s Talking Point: 6-pct Lag

Any good campaign needs to dust off its talking points from time to time. In an interview aired over the weekend, Republican Mitt Romney was asked when he, known as “a turnaround artist” in business, is planning to put his...

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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich walks the floor during the Republican National Convention.

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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich walks the floor during the Republican National Convention.

Gingrich Shocker: Romney Wins!

You don’t hear this every day (or year) — Newt Gingrich admitting another pol got the best of him. He did it this afternoon on CNN, when discussing the opening debate — Oct. 3 — between President Barack Obama and...

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Fox News Channel television, radio talk host, author, and conservative political commentator, Sean Hannity in Tyler, Texas, in this 2009 file photo.

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Fox News Channel television, radio talk host, author, and conservative political commentator, Sean Hannity in Tyler, Texas, in this 2009 file photo.

Ryan to Hannity: Obama `Trashing’ Rivals with `Cynical’ Campaign

Paul Ryan and Sean Hannity are old friends. They had a talk today on The Sean Hannity Show — “The stop-Obama express” — syndicated on hundreds of ABC News Radio affiliates nationwide. Hannity was talking about the ` hunt”  to “destroy”...

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Rep. Paul Ryan during a rally on Sept. 26, 2012, at America the Beautiful Park in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Rep. Paul Ryan during a rally on Sept. 26, 2012, at America the Beautiful Park in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Swing State, Swing County: Ryan’s Reason for Larimer, Colorado

It probably wasn’t a coincidence that Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan made a Colorado campaign stop this afternoon in Fort Collins. Fort Collins, Colorado’s fourth-largest city, is in Larimer County, a quintessential swing area in one of the nine states...

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Political Capital TV: Barbour Says Romney Must Focus on Obama Failings

Missed Sunday’s sit-down with Haley Barbour? The former Mississippi governor critiqued Mitt Romney‘s presidential campaign, defended his call for Representative Todd Akin to drop out of the Senate race, and predicted Republican victories in Virginia, Montana and North Dakota. Watch that interview...

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Golf legend Jack Nicklaus arrive to campaign for Mitt Romney at Westerville South High School on Sept. 26, 2012 in Ohio.

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Golf legend Jack Nicklaus arrive to campaign for Mitt Romney at Westerville South High School on Sept. 26, 2012 in Ohio.

`Dirty Jobs’ Guy, Jack Nicklaus — Celebs Campaign in Ohio

Politics is a Dirty Job, too. But you wouldn’t know it from the speech Mike Rowe just gave at a spring wire manufacturing plant in the Cleveland suburb of Bedford Heights. Rowe, best known as the host of the “Dirty...

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Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, at the Republican National Convention.

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Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, at the Republican National Convention.

Rand Paul, Paul Ryan in Ohio — Thinking Ahead?

Rand Paul continues to be a loyal Republican soldier and come to the aid of the man who bested his father in the battle for the party’s presidential nomination. But as Paul stood with Mitt Romney at a rally in Ohio yesterday, some Republicans...

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 26, 2012 in New York City.

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 26, 2012 in New York City.

Iran Air, Air Force One Share Andrews AFB

President Barack Obama didn’t stay in New York today to listen to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly, but it turns out the two leaders have something in common: A Boeing 747. And the host nation...

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House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy, left, and House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor during a news conference on Capitol Hill.

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House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy, left, and House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor during a news conference on Capitol Hill.

Romney Surrogate Goes Global in Race for Cash

A senior House Republican is willing to go halfway across the world to help out Mitt Romney. Representative Kevin McCarthy, the third-ranked House Republican, hopped on the 13-hour flight to Hong Kong from San Francisco yesterday to raise cash for...

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