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Obama interrupted during immigration remarks

Jun 15, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama responded angrily to a reporter from a conservative online publication who interrupted him during remarks on immigration in the White House Rose Garden.

Obama was speaking about his plan to stop deporting younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as ...

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McCain: Foreign cash sneaking in via super PACs

Jun 15, 2012

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain said in an interview posted online Friday that "foreign money" was helping fellow Republican Mitt Romney's presidential hopes and singled out one of his ally's most generous supporters.

McCain, the GOP's 2008 presidential ...

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Wis. GOP lawmaker asks for recount in recall race

Jun 15, 2012

By DINESH RAMDE, Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Republican Wisconsin state senator asked Friday for a recount in the election that could hand Democrats their only victory in this month's six recalls, and at least a temporary majority in the state Senate.

An official canvass this week showed ...

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Obama acts to spare many youths from deportation

Jun 15, 2012

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama suddenly eased enforcement of the nation's immigration laws Friday, an extraordinary step offering a chance for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to stay in the country and work. Embraced by ...

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Romney: Obama denying middle class a 'fair shot'

Jun 15, 2012

By KASIE HUNT and STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

MILFORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney launched a multistate bus tour through small-town America on Friday, charging that President Barack Obama hasn't given the middle class "a fair shot."

The tour, unusual for Romney,

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Ethics problems lose edge as re-election issue

Jun 15, 2012

By DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan is fighting off a congressional ethics investigation linked to a former business partner and campaign donations. Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters is battling a charge of impropriety about work she might have done to ...

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In many statehouses, GOP confronts dissension

Jun 15, 2012

By DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republicans set out a bold conservative agenda after taking control of state capitols across the Midwest and South in the last general election. They wanted to cut taxes and spending, put new limits on labor unions, crack down on ...

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THE RACE: Presidential slogan wars are heating up

Jun 15, 2012

By TOM RAUM, Associated Press

Mitt Romney is on an "Every Town Counts" bus tour rolling across six states won in 2008 by Barack Obama and now being courted by Republicans.

Moving ahead of the Republican presidential candidate through the same states is a "Middle Class Under the Bus" tour ...

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FACT CHECK: Where Obama, Romney missed mark

Jun 15, 2012

By CALVIN WOODWARD and TOM RAUM, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama accused Republicans of paying for wars "on the nation's credit card" even though he has used the same plastic for the same purpose, and for many others. Mitt Romney defied logic and statistics in claiming ...

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Young millionaire's PAC seeks influence in races

Jun 15, 2012

By ROGER ALFORD, Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — College student John Ramsey stands out in a new campaign finance world order filled with big names like Republican casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and Democratic Hollywood producer Jeffrey Katzenberg.

The senior at Stephen F. Austin University ...

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Romney and Obama compete for rural voters' support

Jun 15, 2012

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Mitt Romney tells voters in small towns that he planted alfalfa on his uncle's farm as a teenager. And Barack Obama doesn't hesitate to remind people in such far-flung places that his mother grew up in Kansas.

So go the nostalgic ...

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Obama turns to NYC celebrities for campaign cash

Jun 14, 2012

By BEN FELLER and JULIE PACE, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama soaked in the support — and the campaign cash — of Manhattan's elite entertainers Thursday as his re-election team sought to fill its fundraising coffers.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama made a rare ...

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Biden to Va. high school grads: Banish cynicism

Jun 14, 2012

By BROCK VERGAKIS, Associated Press

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has told Virginia high school graduates to believe that the U.S. has a bright future.

Biden echoed a key election-year theme — that the country is on the right track — Thursday at Tallwood High School in ...

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Battleground NH: Indies key in Romney backyard

Jun 14, 2012

By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

DERRY, N.H. (AP) — Perhaps no presidential battleground will test the leanings of critical independent voters more than the "Live Free or Die" state, the launching pad for Mitt Romney's White House bid.

President Barack Obama won New Hampshire handily four years ...

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Romney: Obama 'long on words' 'short on action'

Jun 14, 2012

By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mitt Romney on Thursday said President Barack Obama is "long on words and short on action" when it comes to fixing the economy.

Speaking in battleground Ohio, before the president's planned economic speech in a different part of the state, the ...

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FACT CHECK: Where Obama, Romney missed mark

Jun 14, 2012

By CALVIN WOODWARD and TOM RAUM, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama accused Republicans of paying for wars "on the nation's credit card" even though he has used the same plastic for the same purpose, and for many others. Mitt Romney defied logic and statistics in claiming ...

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Republican won't seek rematch for Giffords' seat

Jun 14, 2012

By AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) — The tea party Republican who sought former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' seat in Congress has dropped out of the fall race, two days after losing a special election to serve out her term.

Republican candidate Jesse Kelly made the ...

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Some GOP VP hopefuls face common personal issues

Jun 14, 2012

By LARRY MARGASAK, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not that they're a step away from the poor house, but some of Mitt Romney's potential vice presidential running mates are grappling with the same financial issues as many other Americans.

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, for example, has had to ...

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Obama: Election is chance to break stalemate

Jun 14, 2012

By JULIE PACE, Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) — President Barack Obama said November's election will give voters the chance to break a stalemate about America's direction, declaring Thursday in a campaign speech in battleground Ohio that he and Republican Mitt Romney offer "two fundamentally ...

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Romney ad hits Obama for 'private sector' comment

Jun 14, 2012

By ANDREW MIGA, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — TITLE: "Doing Fine?"

LENGTH: 30 seconds.

AIRING: Mitt Romney's campaign did not disclose where the ad is running.

KEY IMAGES: Workers standing in long lines, presumably seeking jobs, with a series of white-on-black statistics detailing the ...

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