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October 2012


Donald Trump Says Obama 'Will Buy the Election' By Handing Out Millions Of Dollars In Aid For Sandy

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Real estate tycoon and consummate opportunist Donald Trump has seized upon superstorm Sandy to rehash his criticisms of President Barack Obama, as well as brag about his superior building skills.

While many Republicans put aside partisanship for the storm, including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie,

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Hurricane Sandy
2012 presidential election
Trump, Donald
FEMA

How Obama and Romney Will Frame Their Messages In The Two-Week Sprint To The Finish Line

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In this week’s third and final presidential debate, the incumbent was full of zingers and the GOP nominee, who had cast himself as a conservative Republican with Tea Party appeal, was speaking the language of a moderate.

[GALLERY: Political Cartoons of the 2012 Election]

George Lakoff, a professor of ...

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2012 presidential election
Obama, Barack
Romney, Mitt

Navy SEAL Group Will Air Anti-Obama Ads During Harvey Weinstein's 'SEAL Team Six' Film

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A group of Republican-leaning Navy SEALs is battling with movie mogul and Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein for voters' attention Nov. 4, just two days before Election Day.

The Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, a political action committee made up of former special operations and intelligence ...

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2012 presidential election
bin Laden, Osama
Obama, Barack

Donald Trump's Big Obama Announcement: $5 Million In Exchange For Obama's College, Passport Records

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Donald Trump, you trolled America once again.

The long-awaited announcement by the flamboyant real estate mogul at noon Wednesday turned out to be just a return of birtherism — the conspiracy theory that the president is not an American citizen — combined with a whole lot of money.

[SEE: The Donald's ...

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Trump, Donald
Obama, Barack
2012 presidential election

Paul Ryan Not Dropping Out of Re-Election Bid as His Opponent's Note Claims

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GOP vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan is running two races right now. But according to his Democratic competitor back in Wisconsin, not for long.

Opponent Rob Zerban's campaign sent out a sarcastic and cheeky E-mail blast to supporters Wednesday stating that "we're confident [Ryan] will drop out ...

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Ryan, Paul
Wisconsin
2012 Congressional elections
2012 presidential election

Body Language Experts Disagree On Biden's Aggressive Debate Performance, Say Ryan Was Nervous

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Nonverbal communication experts almost uniformly agreed that President Barack Obama's passive performance in the first presidential debate could serve a case study in what a candidate shouldn't do. But Biden's range of expressions during the VP debate last night—from smirking to teeth-baring to ...

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2012 presidential election
Ryan, Paul
debates
Biden, Joe