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Daily Archives: October 12, 2012

The vice president's plane, Air Force Two.

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The vice president's plane, Air Force Two.

The Pros and Cons: Air Force One v. Air Force Two

  There’s a crucial difference between the president’s and the vice president’s plane: The stewards don’t serve alcohol on Air Force Two. Perhaps even more jarring for frequent fliers aboard the president’s plane, on Air Force Two, they require Blackberries...

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Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama arrive to participate in a presidential debate at the University of Denver in  Colorado on Oct. 3, 2012.

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Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama arrive to participate in a presidential debate at the University of Denver in Colorado on Oct. 3, 2012.

Commission Announces Oct. 22 Presidential Debate Topics

The day after the only vice presidential debate this year, the Commission on Presidential Debates has announced the topics for the third session between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney on Oct. 22 in Boca Raton, Florida. CBS...

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Congressman Paul Ryan at Oakland University Athletic Center on October 8, 2012 in Rochester, Michigan.

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Congressman Paul Ryan at Oakland University Athletic Center on October 8, 2012 in Rochester, Michigan.

Ryan’s Post-Debate Morning: ‘I Feel Great’

Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan is upbeat after last night’s debate in which a pointed Ryan held his ground against an especially forceful Vice President Joe Biden. “I feel great,” the Wisconsin congressmen told reporters as he headed to breakfast...

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A veiled Pakistani lawyer tries to beat a U.S. flag with his shoe near the U.S. embassy in the diplomatic enclave during a protest against an anti-Islam film in Islamabad on September 28, 2012.

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A veiled Pakistani lawyer tries to beat a U.S. flag with his shoe near the U.S. embassy in the diplomatic enclave during a protest against an anti-Islam film in Islamabad on September 28, 2012.

Poll: Americans Split on Partisan Lines Gauging Turmoil in Mideast

As with so many other matters, Americans split along partisan lines when it comes to assessing the anti-U.S. turmoil in the Mideast. That’s according to a poll out this week from the University of Maryland’s Anwar Sadat Chair and the...

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President Barack Obama at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, on October 11, 2012.

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President Barack Obama at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, on October 11, 2012.

Obama Shouldn’t Despair Over ‘Misery Index’

  The “Misery Index” shouldn’t give President Barack Obama reason to despair. Economic misery, measured as a combination of unemployment and inflation, is lower now than before the Democrat won the race for the presidency in 2008. Such a decline suggests a “narrow re-election”...

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