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Daily Archives: October 5, 2012



DNC chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz introducing Vice President Joe Biden during a campaign event in Boca Raton, Florida.

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DNC chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz introducing Vice President Joe Biden during a campaign event in Boca Raton, Florida.

Wasserman Schultz: Romney Scored With Style Points, Not Facts

  Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, is willing to give Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney some style points for his performance against President Barack Obama in their first debate. But she wants to deduct even more...

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President Barack Obama chats with a shopkeeper during a visit to Cleveland's West Side Market in Ohio.

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President Barack Obama chats with a shopkeeper during a visit to Cleveland's West Side Market in Ohio.

How’s Business, Obama Asks in Ohio — Not Amused by the Answer

President Barack Obama stopped at Michelle’s Bakery in Ohio today. In his unscheduled stop after a campaign event at the Cleveland West Side Market, a 100-year-old collection of mom and pop-style vendors, the president started at a bakery whose owner...

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Congressional candidate Eric Swalwell speaks as incumbent Rep. Pete Stark walks off the stage during an Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Club endorsement meeting in Oakland, Calif.

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Congressional candidate Eric Swalwell speaks as incumbent Rep. Pete Stark walks off the stage during an Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Club endorsement meeting in Oakland, Calif.

Wellpoint Backs Stark’s Opponent in California House Race

Representative Pete Stark, a California Democrat who’s attacked health insurance companies, has drawn opposition from the nation’s second-biggest insurer in the Nov. 6 election. Wellpoint Inc., based in Indianapolis, donated $4,000 last month through its political action committee to Eric...

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US President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney after their debate at the University of Denver.

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US President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney after their debate at the University of Denver.

Obama vs. Romney: Still Five Points

With a full day of polling in hand following the televised presidential debate, Gallup’s tracking poll has shown a one-point uptick for President Barack Obama in a contest with Republican Mitt Romney among registered voters. The rolling seven-day survey, with...

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Scene from the online ad released today by Americans for Prosperity showing a family struggling with unemployment.

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Scene from the online ad released today by Americans for Prosperity showing a family struggling with unemployment.

AFP Makes a Statement Without Saying a Word in Unemployment Ad

Eyes downcast, a school-aged brother and sister nervously fiddle with the mashed potatoes on their dinner plates. A mother and father exchange worried glances. Tableware clanks, but that’s the only sound in an online ad released today by Americans for...

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Sen. John McCain appearing on CNBC's Power Lunch to discuss the jobs report.

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Sen. John McCain appearing on CNBC's Power Lunch to discuss the jobs report.

McCain Wouldn’t `Put Anything Past’ Obama — Giving Welch a Lift

Updated at 4:05 pm EDT If the dip in unemployment below 8 percent came as an October surprise in the presidential election contest underway, the rumblings of a conspiracy theory have the makings of another politically volatile story. None other...

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President Barack Obama answers a question from moderator Jim Lehrer during the first presidential debate at the University of Denver.

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President Barack Obama answers a question from moderator Jim Lehrer during the first presidential debate at the University of Denver.

Commission on Presidential Debates Stands by Their Man, Lehrer

Jim Lehrer, executive editor of the PBS NewsHour, has taken some heat for not playing a more assertive role as moderator for this week’s first presidential debate. The Commission on Presidential Debates just came out with a statement defending him...

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Big Bird on the run in a scene from the movie "Follow That Bird."

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Big Bird on the run in a scene from the movie "Follow That Bird."

Big Bird’s Budget: Obama’s Buddy

President Barack Obama might as well appoint Big Bird as a campaign surrogate. For a second day on the campaign trail, Obama mocked Republican rival Mitt Romney’s threat in this week’s presidential debate to pull funding from PBS, and by...

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