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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, center, and Rep. Paul Ryan, listen as Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event in Janesville, Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, center, and Rep. Paul Ryan, listen as Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Republican Base-Play: Walker, Cruz

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus today announced two added speakers for his convention at the end of the month sure to gin up the Republican base. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, whose efforts to end collective bargaining for most public...

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Workers listen as Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event at Acme Industries in Elk Grove Village, Ill., on Aug. 7, 2012. Photograph by Eric Thayer/The New York Times via Redux

Photograph by Eric Thayer/The New York Times via Redux

Workers listen as Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event at Acme Industries in Elk Grove Village, Ill., on Aug. 7, 2012. Photograph by Eric Thayer/The New York Times via Redux

Obama’s Favorable Showing Balanced by Romney’s Hold on Men

There are challenges for both President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney in the morning run of polls. Obama has regained lost ground against Romney among independent voters, crucial in any national election, according to the findings of an...

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Mitt Romney with audience members as he campaigns at Acme Industries in Elk Grove Village, Ill., on Aug. 7, 2012.

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Mitt Romney with audience members as he campaigns at Acme Industries in Elk Grove Village, Ill., on Aug. 7, 2012.

Romney’s Sympathy for the `Sheikh’ — or Other `Similar Sounding Word’

Mitt Romney’s world tour continues. Sikh, the Romney campaign explains, is “a similar sounding word” like sheikh. Fresh from a European tour where the Republican presidential candidate offended the British over security preparations for the Olympic Games and offended the...

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Tourists view a lion on top of a glass roof inside the MGM Resorts International casino in Las Vegas.

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Tourists view a lion on top of a glass roof inside the MGM Resorts International casino in Las Vegas.

Joblessness Down in Critical Cities

What happens in Las Vegas may stay there, but there’s less of it lately. Particularly in the way of joblessness. On a day when swing-state news is flying — with word of President Barack Obama holding an eight-point advantage over...

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Shoppers with a Hollister Co. shopping bag in New York.

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Shoppers with a Hollister Co. shopping bag in New York.

Magic Number of the Day: -37.6

That’s the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index (CCI) for the week ended June 3. The index, which asks people to rate the national economy, their personal finances and the buying climate, rose for the third straight week, a break from the losing...

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Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker at his victory party on June 5, 2012, in Waukesha, Wis.

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Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker at his victory party on June 5, 2012, in Waukesha, Wis.

On Wisconsin: Game Changed Little

Republican Governor Scott Walker won big in Wisconsin. Republican Mitt Romney made it known on his Twitter account that he believes the victory for the first governor to survive a recall vote “will echo beyond the borders of Wisconsin.” Yet,...

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A 'recall Walker' bumper sticker outside the Rock County Democratic Party Headquarters on June 4, 2012 in Janesville, Wisconsin.

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A 'recall Walker' bumper sticker outside the Rock County Democratic Party Headquarters on June 4, 2012 in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Magic Number of the Day: $63.5 Million

That’s the amount of money interest groups and the candidates already have spent on Wisconsin’s recall election, based on the Center for Public Integrity’s number-crunching of campaign finance reports. And the number could go much higher. In addition, most of...

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Alex Gonzalez #11 of the Milwaukee Brewers gets congratulated by his teammates Mat Gamel #24, Corey Hart #1 and Aramis Ramirez #16 after hitting a three-run homer in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs on April 10, 2012.

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Alex Gonzalez #11 of the Milwaukee Brewers gets congratulated by his teammates Mat Gamel #24, Corey Hart #1 and Aramis Ramirez #16 after hitting a three-run homer in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs on April 10, 2012.

Baseball Union Goes to Bat Against Wisconsin Governor

Opponents of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s successful effort to end collective bargaining rights for public employees have some new allies: The union representing Ryan Braun, Francisco Rodriguez, Richie Weeks and the rest of the Milwaukee Brewers. Speaking at a National Press Club luncheon...

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A rally to recall Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker at the State Capitol.

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A rally to recall Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker at the State Capitol.

Education Union Donates $500,000 to Recall Wisconsin’s Walker

Here’s an early sign that the June campaign targeting Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker will be very expensive: the National Education Association’s super-PAC donated $500,000 to an organization that’s working to remove him from office. NEA Advocacy Fund made the...

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Mitt Romney after he handed out sandwiches to supporters at Cousins Subs on April 3, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

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Mitt Romney after he handed out sandwiches to supporters at Cousins Subs on April 3, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Mapping Romney’s Wisconsin Win

Mitt Romney won Wisconsin the same way he has won many other Republican presidential primaries: with big wins in major population centers that outvoted rural areas where the former Massachusetts governor did less well. Though Romney won just 26 of...

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