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Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner is seen on a monitor showing a countdown timer in this 2011 file photo.

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Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner is seen on a monitor showing a countdown timer in this 2011 file photo.

Obama’s Tax Plan Tuned to His Base

There’s something to be said for getting in front of an issue. There’s as much to be said about playing to one’s base. President Barack Obama has done both today. In calling on Congress to act as swiftly as possible...

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Supporters with President Barack Obama in Sandusky, Ohio.

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Supporters with President Barack Obama in Sandusky, Ohio.

Obama: Extend Middle-Class Tax Cut

Updated at 7:05 am EDT As the “fiscal cliff” approaches at year’s end, President Barack Obama and surrogates plan a coordinated campaign to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for American families earning less than $250,0oo a year. The push for...

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On the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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On the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Obama Offers `Excuses,’ Says Republican Group With $25 Million

If you live in a swing state and are seeking a summer respite from the presidential campaign, you’d better turn off your television. Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, a tax-exempt group with Republican ties, today announced a $25 million television advertising...

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Elvis Presley impersonators on Las Vegas Blvd.

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Elvis Presley impersonators on Las Vegas Blvd.

Swing-State Presidential TV Ads — 142 a Day in Vegas Alone

Look at the economy. Look at the opinion polls. And look at the TV. Do all three, for an understanding of where the 2012 presidential contest stands today. In the midst of mixed signals about the American economy’s recovery, and...

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Barack Obama volunteers at a call center for the campaign in Richmond, Virginia.

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Barack Obama volunteers at a call center for the campaign in Richmond, Virginia.

Obama’s Bus Stops Lean Democratic

President Barack Obama’s campaign bus tour starts today in Ohio with stops in three cities that voted solidly for him in the 2008 election. Obama, traversing the northern tier of the state from west to east, will make an appearance...

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President Barack Obama gets out of an electric Chevy Volt in Holland, Michigan.

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President Barack Obama gets out of an electric Chevy Volt in Holland, Michigan.

Obama’s Ad-attack on Romney: `Insourcing’ vs. Outsourcing

President Barack Obama wants you to know he supports “insourcing” and Republican challenger Mitt Romney supports “outsourcing.” That’s the contrast on jobs that the president’s re-election campaign is trying to make in a new television ad airing in swing-states critical to...

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A Ford Motor Co. Mustang at the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

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A Ford Motor Co. Mustang at the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

Swing-State Economy Shown in Polls

As a dear old newsman once asked, “Ever wonder why?” In an election contest dominated by the state of the American economy — with unemployment hovering above 8 percent nationally, and voters nationwide voicing mixed approval for President Barack Obama’s...

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A supporter hugs President Barack Obama in Tampa, Florida.

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A supporter hugs President Barack Obama in Tampa, Florida.

Obama Leads in Florida, Ohio, Penn

President Barack Obama holds an edge over presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the critical election battleground states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, a Quinnipiac University poll shows. Obama leads Romney by 9 percentage points in Ohio, 6 points in...

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