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Daily Archives: October 4, 2012

A couple with their marriage license after their wedding ceremony at the Manhattan City Clerk's office in New York.

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A couple with their marriage license after their wedding ceremony at the Manhattan City Clerk's office in New York.

Obama Appeals to Gay Marriage Supporters in `Live-Free’ N.H.

“What are you going to tell them? You were too busy? You didn’t think it mattered?” a woman asks in an advertisement now playing on radios in New Hampshire. “Is that what you’re going to to tell your friends who...

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White House senior adviser David Plouffe speaks to reporters after the Presidential Debate between  President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at the University of Denver on October 3, 2012.

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White House senior adviser David Plouffe speaks to reporters after the Presidential Debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at the University of Denver on October 3, 2012.

Romney’s Comeback: Plouffe’s Nightmare — Florida, Ohio Get Ready

There’s nothing like a comeback story. The Obama campaign, working to spin away Republican Mitt Romney’s perceived success in the first presidential debate last night, suggests that reporters have been waiting for a turnaround in fortunes. “I think some of...

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President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are seen at the Lavanderia coin laundry during their televised debate on October 3, 2012 in Miami.

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President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are seen at the Lavanderia coin laundry during their televised debate on October 3, 2012 in Miami.

Debates: 67 Million Watch, Fox No. 1

Updated at 6:15 pm EDT: With 67.2 million people tuning in to the presidential debate last night,  President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney drew an audience 28 percent bigger than the first face-off between then-candidate Obama and challenger John...

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President Barack Obama during a presidential debate with Mitt Romney at the University of Denver.

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President Barack Obama during a presidential debate with Mitt Romney at the University of Denver.

Obama’s Rocky Mountain High? — Gore Suggests, It Was the Altitude

Al Gore, who famously had his own problem with presidential debates that became fodder for Saturday Night Live in 2000, thinks he may be on to President Barack Obama’s problem at the debate with Mitt Romney in Denver last night....

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The Tesla Motors Inc.'s Model X vehicle at its unveiling in Hawthorne, California.

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The Tesla Motors Inc.'s Model X vehicle at its unveiling in Hawthorne, California.

Romney’s `Losers’ Overlook Ford, Nissan — and Tesla Repaying

In last night’s debate, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney singled out four recipients of U.S. Energy Department aid as he lumped such companies together as “losers.” Romney was essentially repeating a refrain he’d used last week at a campaign event...

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The ad features clips from the debate, at which Romney said: ``I’m not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. That’s not my plan.”

The ad features clips from the debate, at which Romney said: ``I’m not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. That’s not my plan.”

Obama Ad: `How Could We Ever Trust’ Romney in the Oval Office?

The Obama campaign let no dust settle from last night’s presidential debate, releasing a new campaign ad that questions Republican Mitt Romney’s trustworthiness. The  ad is airing in the states that could either secure Obama’s re-election or offer Romney a...

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President Barack Obama at a campaign rally on October 4, 2012 at Sloan's Lake Park in Denver.

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President Barack Obama at a campaign rally on October 4, 2012 at Sloan's Lake Park in Denver.

Obama: Who Was That Masked Romney?

“I met this very sprited fellow who claimed to be Mitt Romney,” President Barack Obama said of his Republican rival today, the morning after their first debate in Denver. “But it couldn’t have been Mitt Romney.” This is the president’s take...

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Mitt Romney speaks as his son Tagg applauds during the regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on October 4, 2012 in Denver.

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Mitt Romney speaks as his son Tagg applauds during the regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on October 4, 2012 in Denver.

Tagg Romney: `How Did Dad Do?’

Mitt Romney had 90 minutes on stage with President Barack Obama last night. The morning after, he took nine minutes to bask in what instant polling is portraying as a debate victory. “Last night, I thought, was a great opportunity...

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Mitt Romney gestures towards the crowd following a presidential debate at the University of Denver.

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Mitt Romney gestures towards the crowd following a presidential debate at the University of Denver.

Obama Campaign Lauds Romney’s Debate `Performance’

Bravo, Governor Romney, Bravo. That’s the line from the Obama campaign this morning, after digesting the first presidential debate and sifting through morning headlines that have declared their boss the loser in last night’s contest. Mitt Romney “may win the...

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Big Bird and other Sesame Street characters in New York.

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Big Bird and other Sesame Street characters in New York.

Big Bird: Out with `Obama-care’ — Axelrod: all Romney’s Got

Big Bird may make for a good political punching bag. Yet there’s more to Mitt Romney’s threat to Sesame Street and other federal susbsidies than meets the eyes of debate spinners. David Axelrod, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama,...

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