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Daily Archives: October 1, 2012

President Barack Obama carries boxes of pizza as he arrives for an unannounced stop at a campaign office October 1, 2012 in Henderson, Nevada.

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President Barack Obama carries boxes of pizza as he arrives for an unannounced stop at a campaign office October 1, 2012 in Henderson, Nevada.

Obama Doing `My Homework’

Swing states get curb service: President Barack Obama has delivered White House-brewed beer to a firehouse in Virginia, and today he took a break from debate preparation to deliver boxes of pizza to campaign volunteers in Nevada. “It’s really coming...

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Protesters gather outside the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota as supporters of Mitt Romney arrive for an afternoon rally on Sept. 20, 2012.

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Protesters gather outside the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota as supporters of Mitt Romney arrive for an afternoon rally on Sept. 20, 2012.

67 Percent Know the `47 Percent’

Two thirds of voters recognize Mitt Romney as the person who made the remark about the “47 percent” — and most don’t like it. The majority of Republicans (65 percent), Democrats (65 percent) and independent voters (72 percent) know that...

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A woman views the new Mitt Romney ad called  "The Breakup" in Washngton, DC.

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A woman views the new Mitt Romney ad called "The Breakup" in Washngton, DC.

Obama’s `Bully Pulpit,’ Romney’s `Rambler’ — Where the Money Goes

As a measure of how big a (media) business a presidential campaign is, look at where most of the money is going: President Barack Obama spent $83.7 million on his re-election campaign in August, his last publicly disclosed filing with...

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Homes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Homes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Fiscal Cliff: $3,446 per Household

American households are facing an average tax increase of $3,446 in 2013, if Congress doesn’t avert the so-called fiscal cliff, the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center said in a study released today in Washington. The top 1 percent of households face...

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Lady GaGa attends her "Fame" Perfume Launch on Sept. 14, 2012 in New York.

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Lady GaGa attends her "Fame" Perfume Launch on Sept. 14, 2012 in New York.

Clooney, Jay-Z vs Eastwood, Duvall — No Impact for Obama or Romney

The vast majority of Americans — 89 percent — say celebrity endorsements of a candidate don’t sway them at all, according to a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll .  That’s better news for Mitt Romney than for President Barack Obama. The president...

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Mitt Romney speaks to supporters at The Seagate Center in Toledo, Ohio, on Sept. 26, 2012.

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Mitt Romney speaks to supporters at The Seagate Center in Toledo, Ohio, on Sept. 26, 2012.

Romney Targeting the Undecided

Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign is targeting undecided voters and those who back President Barack Obama yet harbor reservations about him, by framing the election as a choice of two competing views on taxes and spending, the economy, and foreign policy,...

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Mitt Romney with employees of American Spring Wire during a campaign stop on Sept. 26, 2012, in Bedford Heights, Ohio.

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Mitt Romney with employees of American Spring Wire during a campaign stop on Sept. 26, 2012, in Bedford Heights, Ohio.

Romney Ready for the 47 Percent

Republican Mitt Romney will be ready for the 47 percent question. So says Ed Gillespie, a senior adviser to the Romney campaign, talking about the first of the presidential debates this week. “We wouldn’t be surprised, obviously if it came...

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President Barack Obama supporters at a campaign event on Sept. 30, 2012 at Desert Pines High School Campaign in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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President Barack Obama supporters at a campaign event on Sept. 30, 2012 at Desert Pines High School Campaign in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Obama Best for Middle Class: Gallup

Middle-income Americans in general — and women, seniors and young adults — would be better off in four years under a second term for President Barack Obama. Upper-income Americans in general — and in particular investors and men — would...

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