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Obama embraces health care law after court ruling

Aug 5, 2012

By JULIE PACE, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, emboldened by the Supreme Court's affirmation of his health care overhaul, is now embracing the law while campaigning for re-election, just as Republican rival Mitt Romney steps back from it.

Obama sees a second chance to ...

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Romney attacks Obama in Indiana

Aug 4, 2012

By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Mitt Romney attacked what he calls "an extraordinary series of policy failures" from President Barack Obama, but said Saturday that America is "poised to take off economically."

The Republican presidential contender briefly met with ...

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Romney: Fed should steer clear of new stimulus

Aug 4, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney says the Federal Reserve shouldn't use new stimulus measures to boost the still-sluggish economy.

The Republican presidential hopeful says he doesn't think another round of stimulus would help the economy, arguing that previous measures didn't work.

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Obama turns 51; plays golf, heads to Camp David

Aug 4, 2012

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama celebrated his 51st birthday Saturday with a round of golf and a quiet weekend at Camp David, taking a break from campaigning three months before Election Day.

Obama, wearing a white golf shirt, khaki pants and sunglasses,

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Could tougher voting laws squelch the youth vote?

Aug 4, 2012

By MARTHA IRVINE, Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Gone are the days when young voters weren't taken seriously. In 2008, they helped propel Barack Obama into the Oval Office, supporting him by a 2-1 margin.

But that higher profile also has landed them in the middle of the debate over some state ...

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New districts and testy races for House incumbents

Aug 4, 2012

By DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — As political progenies and colleagues in Congress, William Lacy Clay Jr. and Russ Carnahan have cordially represented St. Louis together with a decidedly liberal flare. Now the two Democrats are calling each other desperate, angry liars ...

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Obama pays tribute to US Olympic team

Aug 4, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he is proud of the hard work and sacrifice of the U.S. Olympic team competing at the London Games.

Obama thanks the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams in Saturday's radio and Internet address for, in his words, "presenting the best of America to the ...

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Obama, Romney see what they want in jobs report

Aug 4, 2012

By BEN FELLER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sputtering along, the economy is offering some hope but no illuminating help to voters who are mired in a weak jobs recovery and flooded with familiar promises from President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. A new employment snapshot seemed ...

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Clint Eastwood endorses Romney's presidential bid

Aug 3, 2012

By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

SUN VALLEY, Idaho (AP) — Clint Eastwood just made Mitt Romney's day.

The "Dirty Harry" star and Oscar-winning director of "Unforgiven" and "Million Dollar Baby" endorsed the Republican presidential candidate Friday night during a Sun Valley fundraiser.

"I think ...

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Obama, Romney see what they want in jobs report

Aug 3, 2012

By BEN FELLER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sputtering along, the economy on Friday offered some hope but no illuminating help to voters who are mired in a weak jobs recovery and flooded with familiar promises from President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. The new employment ...

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Tenn. Dems disavow Senate nominee, cite hate group

Aug 3, 2012

By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Democratic Party is disavowing the man who won the party's nomination to challenge Republican Sen. Bob Corker in November, saying the little-known candidate belongs to an anti-gay hate group.

Mark Clayton, 35, reported ...

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Romney: 'I have paid taxes every year'

Aug 3, 2012

By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney declared Friday that he has "paid taxes every year — and a lot of taxes" as he rejected an anonymous claim that he hadn't paid taxes for a decade on his vast personal wealth.

Democrats ...

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Romney calls for 1-year delay on spending cuts

Aug 3, 2012

By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Mitt Romney says Congress and the president should delay looming cuts in military and domestic spending for at least one year.

The Republican presidential contender said Friday during a campaign trip to Las Vegas that the cuts would ...

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THE RACE: Obama and Romney portray rival economies

Aug 3, 2012

By TOM RAUM, Associated Press

Seldom are differences between the candidates so stark as on jobs and the economy. President Barack Obama sees a glass half full and rising, Republican rival Mitt Romney describes one that's half-empty and falling.

It's not surprising. Sustained weakness in the ...

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Obama: Too many people still looking for work

Aug 3, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says new jobs figures released Friday show there are too many people looking for work. He says "we've got more work to do on their behalf."

The president is urging Congress to pass a tax cut extension for families making less than $250,000 a year. He says ...

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Congress, With Much Left to Do, Takes 5 Weeks Off

Aug 3, 2012

By JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The quarrelsome House couldn't even agree on whether to formally adjourn, but that didn't stop Congress from taking five weeks off.

Coming up are weeks of campaigning to keep their jobs, the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions and a ...

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Romney: Jobs report 'hammer blow' to middle-class

Aug 3, 2012

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Mitt Romney says the latest unemployment uptick is "another hammer blow to the struggling middle-class families of America."

The Labor Department said Friday the country saw unemployment rise from 8.2 percent in June to 8.3 percent in July. Romney says that is "not ...

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Legislator: 'What's wrong with these chuckleheads'

Aug 3, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman who's retiring in frustration over political gridlock says he hopes the institution doesn't have to hit "rock bottom" before people learn to work together.

Ohio's Steven LaTourette tells MSNBC it's more difficult for a reasonable person to get re-elected ...

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Wealthy candidates make presence felt in GOP races

Aug 3, 2012

By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — They have deep pockets and aren't afraid to dig into them.

Seemingly out of nowhere, a trio of wealthy political neophytes has roiled Republican Senate primary races taking place this month, dipping into their personal fortunes to highlight ...

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Legislation left undone as Congress takes off

Aug 3, 2012

By The Associated Press, Associated Press

Major bills that Congress left unfinished as it left for its August recess:

FARM AND FOOD PROGRAMS

The Senate in June and the House Agriculture Committee in July passed similar bills to set agriculture subsidy and conservation policy and spend almost ...

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