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Mitt Romney talks about his plan for creating jobs and improving the economy.

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Mitt Romney talks about his plan for creating jobs and improving the economy.

Romney’s ‘Day One:’ 34 Words

“Day One:” In 34 words, Mitt Romney is telling a general election audience what he wants them to know about his possible presidency. What would he do with the White House? “President Romney immediately approves the Keystone pipeline, creating thousands...

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George Clooney and President Barack Obama.

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George Clooney and President Barack Obama.

Obama’s Clooney Fundraiser Can’t Compete with Robin Williams and Stevie Wonder

President Barack Obama’s star-studded fundraiser tonight with actor George Clooney is expected to bring in $16 million, making it one of the most lucrative political money events ever, though far from No. 1. The most profitable event remains the May 2000 event...

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Mitt Romney at a campaign rally held at the closed National Gypsum drywall factory in Lorain, Ohio, on April 19, 2012.

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Mitt Romney at a campaign rally held at the closed National Gypsum drywall factory in Lorain, Ohio, on April 19, 2012.

Romney Visits Factory Closed Under Bush, Blames Obama

It seemed like the perfect political setting for Mitt Romney. A shuttered dry-wall factory in Lorain, Ohio — a swing state hit hard by the recession – where four years ago then-candidate Obama promised to turn-around the economy. “It would have...

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George W. Bush confetti after the Republican National Convention in New York, on September 2, 2004.

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George W. Bush confetti after the Republican National Convention in New York, on September 2, 2004.

Consumer Confidence? It May Depend on Your Politics

Among Democrats, consumer confidence is improving. For Republicans, it’s worsening. Why? Maybe it has something to do with election-year politics and a presidential campaign that is becoming more focused. “With partisanship in full force, Democrats may be filtering their assessments...

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Mitt Romney with former President George H.W. Bush in College Station, Texas, on Dec. 2007.

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Mitt Romney with former President George H.W. Bush in College Station, Texas, on Dec. 2007.

Romney to Get Bush 41 Endorsement Tomorrow

The endorsements for Mitt Romney continue to line up. The candidate will receive President George H.W. Bush’s nod in Houston on Thursday, his campaign announced today. This comes on the heels of other recent endorsements of the former Massachusetts governor’s...

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Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, greets Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, right, outside Romney's office at the Statehouse in Boston on June 28, 2005.

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Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, greets Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, right, outside Romney's office at the Statehouse in Boston on June 28, 2005.

And the Winner Is…?

Jeb Bush, the popular former Florida governor and member of the Republican political dynasty, finally announced his long-awaited endorsement today. And the winner is — Mitt Romney! The news wasn’t all that much of a surprise. Already, most of the party...

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At a polling station in Boston on March 6, 2012.

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At a polling station in Boston on March 6, 2012.

Republican Turnout Lower Than in 2000 or 2008

Voter participation in early Republican presidential primaries generally is lower than in 2000 or 2008, according to a report released today. Of the 13 states that have held primaries to date, eight had lower turnout than in 2008, according to the report,...

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