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Daily Archives: October 9, 2012


Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivers remarks at a rally in Apopka, Florida on October 6, 2012.

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivers remarks at a rally in Apopka, Florida on October 6, 2012.

In the Hunt: Romney’s Big Mo’

Republican Senate candidates hope some of Mitt Romney’s momentum rubs off on them, Bloomberg’s Al Hunt says in today’s “In the Hunt.” He breaks down Republicans’ chances of winning the Senate and highlights some key races for the party. Watch...

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President Obama is greeted by supporters after arriving at Rickenbacker Inland Port on October 9, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio.

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President Obama is greeted by supporters after arriving at Rickenbacker Inland Port on October 9, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio.

Obama’s Ohio Advantage Narrows

President Barack Obama’s advantage over Republican Mitt Romney has narrowed in Ohio, according to a new CNN poll of likely voters there. The survey found 51 percent supporting Obama, 47 percent Romney. The president had held a 52-43 percent lead...

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Mitt Romney speaks to supporters at a rally on a farm on October 9, 2012 near Van Meter, Iowa.

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Mitt Romney speaks to supporters at a rally on a farm on October 9, 2012 near Van Meter, Iowa.

Romney Recalls Navy SEAL — Making a Private Man More Public

During the holidays several years ago, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney received a mailer — more of a flyer, really — dropped into the mailbox of his second home in La Jolla, California. The paper was an invitation to a...

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Big Bird from "Follow That Bird," presented by Sesame Street.

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Big Bird from "Follow That Bird," presented by Sesame Street.

Obama’s Big Bird Trap: That Debate

Has President Barack Obama walked into a Big Bird trap? The president has had no shortage of fun over the past week with Republican Mitt Romney’s evocation of the Sesame Street favorite in their first debate. The president has played...

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Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, is seen at an undisclosed location in this 2012 handout photo. PBS's "The Choice 2012" presents dual biographies of the presidential candidates.

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Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, is seen at an undisclosed location in this 2012 handout photo. PBS's "The Choice 2012" presents dual biographies of the presidential candidates.

Romney Edges Obama with Likely Voters — Gallup’s First Take

Mitt Romney has taken a modest lead over President Barack Obama among likely voters surveyed over the past week by Gallup: Romney49 percent, Obama 47 — a marginal tie in statistical terms. For months, Gallup’s daily tracking survey has shown...

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A person dressed up as Big Bird holds a sign against Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney outside the Romney headquarters, on Oct. 8, 2012 in Derry, N.H.

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A person dressed up as Big Bird holds a sign against Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney outside the Romney headquarters, on Oct. 8, 2012 in Derry, N.H.

Sesame Street: Free Big Bird

Updated at 1:38 pm EDT  The folks who bring us Big Bird, Elmo and friends aren’t happy about the big yellow bird appearing in President Barack Obama’s campaign ad. “Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not...

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Senator Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New York, speaks at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 5, 2012.

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Senator Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New York, speaks at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 5, 2012.

Schumer Draws Line on Tax Rates

Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, says any savings from closing tax loopholes should be used to reduce the federal deficit, not to lower tax rates for wealthy Americans. Schumer backed the 1986 tax reform legislation that did cut...

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