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Daily Archives: October 18, 2012

President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and others attend the 67th annual Al Smith dinner at the Waldorf Astoria hotel on Oct. 18, 2012 in New York.

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President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and others attend the 67th annual Al Smith dinner at the Waldorf Astoria hotel on Oct. 18, 2012 in New York.

Obama, Romney at Charity Dinner: `More Sons… Than Jobs’

“It’s nice to relax and wear what Ann and I wear around the house,” Republican Mitt Romney said at a white-tie dinner. “We’re down to the final months of the president’s term,” Romney said, with President Barack Obama, also in...

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Online brokerage TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts.

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Online brokerage TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts.

Ricketts Gives $11.4 Million to Anti-Obama Super-PAC

Billionaire Republican Joe Ricketts gave $11.4 million to his Ending Spending Action Fund super-political action committee last month, it said in a filing to the Federal Election Commission today. The super-PAC, Ending Spending Action Fund, is opposing President Barack Obama’s...

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President Barack Obama and host Jon Stewart speak during a break in the live taping of Comedy Central's "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Oct. 18, 2012 in New York.

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President Barack Obama and host Jon Stewart speak during a break in the live taping of Comedy Central's "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Oct. 18, 2012 in New York.

Obama: Communication `Not Optimal’ After Attack on Americans in Libya

If you need some sleep tonight, you may rest easily drifting off before President Barack Obama’s appearance on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” In his sixth appearance on the show — his second as president — Obama mostly sticks...

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JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, left, and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein leave the White House after they and 13 other bank heads met with President Barack Obama in this file photo.

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JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, left, and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein leave the White House after they and 13 other bank heads met with President Barack Obama in this file photo.

Wall Street to Washington: Seriously — Get it Together, Bankers Say

The titans of Wall Street have a message for their counterparts in Washington: Knock it off. Fifteen bank chiefs, including JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Jamie Dimon and Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs Group, fired off a letter to President Barack...

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Ann Romney, right, hugs First lady Michelle Obama before the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at the University of Denver, on Oct. 3, 2012.

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Ann Romney, right, hugs First lady Michelle Obama before the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at the University of Denver, on Oct. 3, 2012.

Michelle Obama-Ann Romney Debate: `Just Saw a Little Bit of It.’

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel had a great report on the Michelle Obama-Ann Romney debate. The what? On the street, one man queried about the first-ladies face-off that wasn’t offered a certain opinion about Obama’s victory. “Definitely Ann Romney,” a young woman...

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Cadets listen as Mitt Romney delivers a foreign policy speech at the Virginia Military Institute on Oct. 8, 2012.

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Cadets listen as Mitt Romney delivers a foreign policy speech at the Virginia Military Institute on Oct. 8, 2012.

Poll Shows Romney Gains Against Obama on Foreign Policy Front

If President Barack Obama proved in his second debate with Republican Mitt Romney that he can give as good as he takes, following his wimpy performance in their first faceoff, he faces a new challenge in their third encounter:  reestablishing the advantage...

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and chairman of Sands China Ltd.

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and chairman of Sands China Ltd.

Adelson, Koch Among Donors to Republican Convention

Casino executive Sheldon Adelson, who with his wife have given $36 million to super-political action committees in 2012, contributed $5 million to the host committee that helped stage the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, in August, new Federal Election...

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The Google Inc. Android logo.

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The Google Inc. Android logo.

BlackBerries in Motion: Booz Allen’s Switch, Smarter-Government Next?

Booz Allen Hamilton employs 25,000. They provide consulting services to the federal government, where the BlackBerry rules as the government-issued smart phone. Booz Allen has dropped the Berry. The consulting firm is leaving Research In Motion behind as it decommissions...

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Notre Dame University students hold an alternative commencement ceremony to protest President Barack Obama's visit to the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.

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Notre Dame University students hold an alternative commencement ceremony to protest President Barack Obama's visit to the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Catholic Hispanic `Scorecard:’ Romney A, Obama F — Poll Differs

On religious freedom, The Catholic Association has some grades for the candidates: An “A” for Republican Mitt Romney, an “F” for President Barack Obama. And they’re passing these scorecards out — in Spanish. The president enjoys an overwhelming advantage among...

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Mitt Romney meets with businessman Edward Czuker at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey on Oct. 18, 2012.

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Mitt Romney meets with businessman Edward Czuker at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey on Oct. 18, 2012.

Romney Runway Donor Maintenance

In the delicate art of convincing big-dollar donors that they are, in fact, being listened to, Republican Mitt Romney has one advantage over President Barack Obama: The tarmac tete-a-tete. Whether he’s boarding or deplaning, Romney tends to find a few...

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