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Hillary Clinton, a Democratic senator from New York, during day two of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.

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Hillary Clinton, a Democratic senator from New York, during day two of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.

2008 Shadows Hillary Clinton, Even as 2016 Beckons

She put in eight years as first lady, another eight as a U.S. senator from New York, and now she’s wrapping up a challenging stint as secretary of state. But a blemish on that impressive resume — her failed bid...

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A Mitt Romney supporter with in Irwin, Penn., on July 17, 2012.

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A Mitt Romney supporter with in Irwin, Penn., on July 17, 2012.

It’s About Character, (No Stupids)

“It’s about the economy, and we’re not stupid,” Mitt Romney often says, charging that President Barack Obama is trying to make the contest  about anything but his record on jobs. Yet as both men’s campaigns ratchet up the intensity of...

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Barack Obama supporters after hearing Ohio has been called for him in Columbus, Ohio., in this 2008 file photo.

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Barack Obama supporters after hearing Ohio has been called for him in Columbus, Ohio., in this 2008 file photo.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 7.1

That was President Barack Obama’s percentage-point margin of victory four years ago in Wood County, Ohio, where Republican challenger Mitt Romney is campaigning today, in Bowling Green. Wood, just south of Toledo, is one of just six of the 88...

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Protestors outside a hotel where Mitt Romney is holding a fundraiser in Philadelphia.

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Protestors outside a hotel where Mitt Romney is holding a fundraiser in Philadelphia.

Obama Pollster: Romney’s Tax Returns `Character’ Issue

Updated at 11 am EDT President Barack Obama’s chief pollster, Joel Benenson, says Mitt Romney’s reluctance to release additional tax returns is a character issue because American voters expect more transparency from their candidates. Benenson also defends the campaign’s attacks...

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