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Ann Romney drives Mitt on a jet ski on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, N.H., in this July 2, 2012 file photo.

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Ann Romney drives Mitt on a jet ski on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, N.H., in this July 2, 2012 file photo.

Romney Refuels Jet-Ski, Ann Drives

It’s Labor Day somewhere — time to refuel the jet-ski. Republican Mitt Romney took a break from campaigning today. He was spending the holiday at his home on Lake Winnipesauke in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, where he and his wife, Ann,...

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Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and missionaries wait for a Sunday school class to begin in Belmont,  Mass.

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Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and missionaries wait for a Sunday school class to begin in Belmont, Mass.

Romney: Mormon `Ambassador’

Among Mitt Romney’s advisers and family members, there’s long been a lively debate about the political ramifications of his Mormon faith — whether it would be a negative or positive in his campaign. Among members of his church, there seems...

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Fox News interview with Ronald Reagan's son Michael Reagan during the RNC in Tampa.

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Fox News interview with Ronald Reagan's son Michael Reagan during the RNC in Tampa.

Fox News: 36 pct of Convention View

Who was watching Mitt Romney accept his party’s presidential nomination? A lot of Fox News Channel viewers. With about 25 million tuning in, more than 9 million punched Fox. The ratings from Nielsen Media Research show 9.1 million tuning in...

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Representative Paul Ryan speaking at the Republican National Convention.

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Representative Paul Ryan speaking at the Republican National Convention.

Ryan’s Tax Fairness `Left-Wing?’

Rep. Paul Ryan’s speech last night at the Republican National Convention drew raves from most conservatives. Larry Kudlow, a TV-talk show host and well-known devotee of supply-side economics, was disappointed when the Wisconsin Republican mentioned “tax fairness.” Kudlow calls that...

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People gather outside The River church  during a Unity Rally ahead of the Republican National Convention.

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People gather outside The River church during a Unity Rally ahead of the Republican National Convention.

`Obama-care:’ Repealing, Fundraising

The Republican convention stage last night was ringing with promises to repeal “Obama-care” — described as 2,000 pages of central-government regulations, rules, fees and fines by Mitt Romney’s running mate, rather than President Barack Obama’s means of assuring health insurance...

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Representative Paul Ryan speaks to a stage manager during sound check at the Republican National Convention.

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Representative Paul Ryan speaks to a stage manager during sound check at the Republican National Convention.

Ryan: `Don’t Have That Much Time’

Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican Party’s candidate for vice president, will tell his convention — and, more pointedly, Americans viewing at home tonight  – that the country doesn’t have “much time” to confront the financial problems that have piled up....

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker poses for a photo during the Republican National Convention.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker poses for a photo during the Republican National Convention.

Walker Calls for Romney to Put Meat on Budget

Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin says Mitt Romney needs to be more specific in telling voters how he as president would deal with nation’s fiscal crisis. “The more meat you can put on the bones, the better,” Walker said...

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House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, left, and House Speaker John Boehner after a Republican Conference meeting.

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House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, left, and House Speaker John Boehner after a Republican Conference meeting.

Ryan Posted Yard Signs for Boehner

Rep. Paul Ryan’s selection as Mitt Romney’s running mate will “help put us on offense” in the presidential campaign, House Speaker John Boehner says. The Ohio Republican, seeking to keep the party’s House majority — with his “cold, stone hand”...

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Rep. Paul Ryan arrives during a 'Send-off' rally on August, 27, 2012 in Janesville, Wisconsin.

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Rep. Paul Ryan arrives during a 'Send-off' rally on August, 27, 2012 in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Ryan and Family Get Pre-Convention Rehearsal in Janesville

It was the very definition of a friendly crowd — Paul Ryan appearing today in the town where he was born, raised and still lives, Janesville, Wis.  And he spoke from familiar turf — a stage set up at Joseph...

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