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Daily Archives: October 25, 2012

Singer Meat Loaf performs during a rally for Mitt Romney at Defiance High School, in Defiance, Ohio, on Oct. 25, 2012.

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Singer Meat Loaf performs during a rally for Mitt Romney at Defiance High School, in Defiance, Ohio, on Oct. 25, 2012.

Meat Loaf Serving Romney: `Ohio’

Mittloaf? Meat Loaf used to say he’d do anything for love, but he won’t do that. These days, he says, he’d do anything to get Mitt Romney elected president. The aging rocker, clad in bedazzled black, took the stage in Defiance, Ohio, tonight...

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President Barack Obama, right, and Mitt Romney participate at the third and final presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, on Oct. 22, 2012.

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President Barack Obama, right, and Mitt Romney participate at the third and final presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, on Oct. 22, 2012.

Obama Won 2, Romney 1 in Debates — Gallup Summary of the Series

Majorities of Americans who watched the three televised debates between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney say the incumbent won two of the three meetings, according to a USA Today/Gallup poll out today. Neither victory, however, was as...

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Pro-life and pro-choice activists outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Pro-life and pro-choice activists outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

Obama’s Second-Term Agenda, Brinkley’s Historical Perspective

The rest of the Rolling Stone interview with President Barack Obama — the one in which the president refers to his Republican rival as “a bull-shitter” – focuses on the president’s view of the meaning of his first term and...

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney with former President George Herbert Walker Bush in this file photo.

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney with former President George Herbert Walker Bush in this file photo.

Cheney, Bush 41 Headline Romney Fundraisers in Texas

Former President George H.W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney will headline fundraising events in Texas for Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the coming days. Cheney, who hosted a Romney fundraiser in July at his home in the mountain...

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A delegate poses with a red, white and blue top hat in the Facebook photo booth during the RNC in Tampa, Florida.

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A delegate poses with a red, white and blue top hat in the Facebook photo booth during the RNC in Tampa, Florida.

Voters on Social Media Should Dodge ‘Bombs’ Before Nov. 6

Updated 5:50 pm EST Dodge the Google bombs. Outsmart the Twitter bots. Stay off the astroturf. Most Web users don’t realize it yet, but these are tasks they face in the 12 days left before the election to avoid being...

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Rolling Stone's Nov. 8, 2012 issue featuring President Barack Obama hits newsstands on Oct. 26, 2012. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Obama, who once called bank executives "fat cats" and their pay "obscene," says Wall Street needs to change executive pay incentives that reward risky bets that can yield fortunes but can also devastate financial institutions.

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Rolling Stone's Nov. 8, 2012 issue featuring President Barack Obama hits newsstands on Oct. 26, 2012. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Obama, who once called bank executives "fat cats" and their pay "obscene," says Wall Street needs to change executive pay incentives that reward risky bets that can yield fortunes but can also devastate financial institutions.

Obama’s Rolling Stone `BS’ Remark for Romney — Campaign Responds

Updated at 3 pm EDT President Barack Obama wasn’t pulling any punches for Republican Mitt Romney in his conversation with Rolling Stone magazine, yet the Romney campaign responded today with a somewhat more general rebuttal. Writing about a forthcoming Rolling...

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A Mitt Romney supporter at a campaign rally at The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Oct. 24, 2012.

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A Mitt Romney supporter at a campaign rally at The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Oct. 24, 2012.

Women from Romney’s Cabinet Testify in Post-`Binders’ TV Ad

Underscoring the importance of female voters, Mitt Romney’s campaign is airing a television ad with testimonials from three women who worked in the Republican presidential nominee’s cabinet when he was Massachusetts governor. Romney was “very sensitive” to “taking care of...

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Mitt Romney supporters at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Oct. 23, 2012 in Morrison, Colorado.

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Mitt Romney supporters at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Oct. 23, 2012 in Morrison, Colorado.

Romney’s $111.8 Million Fortnight

As potential evidence of a post-debate surge, Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign said today it raised $111.8 million during the first half of October. The total includes dollars donated to Romney’s campaign as well as related committees associated with the Republican National...

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Rep. John Barrow in his Rayburn office.

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Rep. John Barrow in his Rayburn office.

Top-10 Congressional Districts in TV

Because Republican-leaning Georgia isn’t competitive in the Nov. 6 presidential race, you might think voters there have avoided the saturation-level television advertising in swing states like neighboring Florida. Don’t say that to TV-watching residents in Georgia’s 12th congressional district in...

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