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Romney's "mom jeans." Not cool but, evidently, ok.

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Romney's "mom jeans." Not cool but, evidently, ok.

Romney’s Not Cool And That’s OK

Mitt Romney wears “mom jeans.” He listens to music that running mate Paul Ryan says he’s heard in hotel elevators. And he thought the Twilight series was “fun.” Who’s conjuring this dweeby image of the Republican candidate for president? Fellow...

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Karl Rove and Senator Orrin Hatch from Utah at the Republican National Convention.

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Karl Rove and Senator Orrin Hatch from Utah at the Republican National Convention.

Karl Rove at War With Himself

Forget Obama vs. Romney or Democrats vs. Republicans.  Here’s the battle to watch as the presidential campaign heads into its final 5 weeks: Karl Rove the ideologue vs. Karl Rove the realist. Both sides of Rove, President George W. Bush’s...

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Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin, R-Missouri, speaks during a forum at a Republican conference in Kansas City, Mo.

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Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin, R-Missouri, speaks during a forum at a Republican conference in Kansas City, Mo.

Akin Links McCaskill to Obama in Ad

Updated 3:30 p.m. with the McCaskill campaign  Rep. Todd Akin is trying to go back on offense in the Missouri U.S. Senate race after spending weeks apologizing and doing damage control following his controversial comments about rape and abortion. Akin’s...

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Delegates at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

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Delegates at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

Emanuel Freed to Fundraise for Super-PACs: $3 Million Already

Rahm Emanuel has always been a fundraising machine, but as a co-chairman of the President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, he was prevented from raising the kind of big checks that Republican Karl Rove is collecting. So he resigned. Now, the...

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Karl Rove, former Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush, right, with Sen. Orrin Hatch on the floor of the Republican National Convention.

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Karl Rove, former Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush, right, with Sen. Orrin Hatch on the floor of the Republican National Convention.

Karl Rove’s Plan for Beating Obama

Karl Rove steered George W. Bush to two presidential election victories. Now Rove, the brain behind a super-PAC called American Crossroads, is trying to do the same for Mitt Romney — and Rove spelled out his strategy for unseating President...

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Republican political adviser Karl Rove has his photo taken with a delegate on the floor of the Republican National Convention.

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Republican political adviser Karl Rove has his photo taken with a delegate on the floor of the Republican National Convention.

Rove Is in the House: Tampa

Updated at 5:20 pm EDT The canvas-covered entrance tunnel to the Tampa Bay Forum is long and warm — for all the wide plastic hosing pumping conditioned air into the luminous white channel lighted by Sixties-style, snaking floor lamps. It...

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