Rick Newman

August 2012


Political Convention Speeches in 2032: Starved for Tales of True Hardship

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It's a staple of every stirring political speech: the hardship riff. It could be a parent who worked menial jobs to put his children through school, allowing the new generation to vault ahead of the old. Or an immigrant who rose above racism and abuse. Or a war veteran who returned damaged and ...

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Republican National Convention
Presidential speech transcripts
Romney, Ann
Romney, Mitt

Who's Worse Off Under President Obama

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A key question for voters this fall is whether they feel their lives have improved under President Obama. Many voters recognize that Obama inherited a grueling recession, and that fixing deep problems in the economy takes time. But there's also tangible impatience with the pace of improvement under ...

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Obama, Barack

Bailing Out Obama: How the Economy Could Help the President Win the Election

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By now, everybody knows what's wrong with the economy: There aren't enough jobs, Europe is stuck in a financial quagmire and Washington is playing chicken with tax and spending policies that affect millions of consumers and businesses.  But some things are going right, which is somewhat surprising ...

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Obama, Barack
Wall Street
economy
Romney, Mitt
2012 presidential election

10 Jobs That Might Be Gone for Good

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In some parts of the economy, the job market is slowly picking up, with employers gradually hiring back folks thrown out of work over the last several years. The latest jobs report shows that even though the unemployment rate ticked up to 8.3 percent, the economy added 163,000 jobs in July--a ...

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employment

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