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Romney assails Obama's record on green energy

May 31, 2012

By KASIE HUNT and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Mitt Romney is holding a news conference outside the shuttered offices of Solyndra, the green energy company that went bankrupt after receiving government loans.

The Republican presidential candidate was making an unannounced ...

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THE RACE: Massachusetts is campaign target again

May 31, 2012

By TOM RAUM, Associated Press

Once again, Massachusetts is in the cross hairs of a presidential race.

The Obama campaign this week pounced on Mitt Romney's record as governor of Massachusetts from 2003-2007 after first attacking his private-equity business career.

Obama strategist David Axelrod ...

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Syria is a No-Win Situation for Obama, Romney

May 31, 2012

By JULIE PACE, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Escalating violence in Syria has become the ultimate no-win political situation for President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney: The deepening crisis is impossible for their campaigns to ignore but too complex for them to articulate ...

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Anti-incumbent fever scarcely in evidence

May 30, 2012

By DAVID ESPO, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anti-incumbent fever is scarcely in evidence in the 2012 congressional primaries, despite costly efforts by conservatives to remake the Republican Party and this week's defeat of a Texas Democrat ousted after eight terms in office.

Rep. Silvestre ...

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What next for Romney? Undercut Obama, raise money

May 30, 2012

By THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — What's next for Mitt Romney? The Republican presidential nomination finally in hand, he will spend the next three months trying to undercut President Barack Obama on the economy while portraying himself as Mr. Fix It for a nation with ...

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Odd politics, presidential tradition: Bush is back

May 30, 2012

By BEN FELLER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — This is a little awkward.

President Barack Obama can't seem to stop bad-mouthing the record of former President George W. Bush. But on Thursday, Obama is going to welcome his predecessor and proudly preside as Bush's image and legacy are enshrined ...

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FACT CHECK: Oil stats belie tough enforcement talk

May 30, 2012

By DINA CAPPIELLO and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the three years since President Barack Obama took office, Republicans have made the Environmental Protection Agency a lightning rod for complaints that his administration has been too tough on oil and gas producers.

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Fox News video sharply critical of Obama

May 30, 2012

By DAVID BAUDER, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel's morning show on Wednesday twice aired a nearly four-minute video that contrasted President Barack Obama's words with negative statistics about his administration in a format that looked similar to a campaign advertisement.

The ...

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Fla. candidate legally changes name to web address

May 30, 2012

By GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is letting a congressional candidate put the name of his web address on the ballot.

Why? Because Eddie Gonzalez went before a Miami-Dade judge this past January and had his name legally changed to "VoteforEddie.com."

A spokesman ...

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Pentagon: al-Qaida Still Enjoys Afghan Haven

May 30, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says al-Qaida still enjoys safe haven in some areas of eastern Afghanistan, and even though its numbers are small, its presence worries the top American commander there.

Pentagon spokesman Capt. John Kirby says Wednesday that al-Qaida has found places it can plan and ...

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Walker says feds approve higher Wis. job numbers

May 30, 2012

By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker's administration said Wednesday that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has finalized higher job numbers for Wisconsin for 2011, which would blunt one of his opponents' biggest arguments against him just six days ...

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THE RACE: Trump not first to upstage a candidate

May 30, 2012

By TOM RAUM, Associated Press

Donald Trump may have briefly sidetracked Mitt Romney's campaign message in Las Vegas with his renewed "birther" talk, but it isn't the first time an opinionated supporter has put a candidate in an awkward position.

In 2008, candidate Barack Obama had to distance ...

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Romney wins 105 Texas delegates on big night

May 30, 2012

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney won 105 delegates in the Texas primary on the night he clinched the Republican nomination for president, giving him more than two-thirds of the delegates up for grabs in the contest.

The former Massachusetts governor has 1,191 ...

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Obama calls Romney; congratulates him on GOP nod

May 30, 2012

By KASIE HUNT and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has called former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to congratulate him on securing the Republican nomination.

The president told Romney he "looked forward to an important and healthy debate about America's ...

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US levies new sanctions on key Syrian bank

May 30, 2012

By ANNE GEARAN and JULIE PACE, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration added new sanctions on a Syrian bank Wednesday as a top White House official said the U.S. wants to economically throttle the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad and cut off salaries of pro-government thugs ...

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Obama signs Ex-Im Bank bill into law

May 30, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed legislation that renews the charter of the Export-Import Bank for three years and increases the bank’s lending cap to $140 billion from the current $100 billion. The bank is the government’s vehicle for promoting U.S. export sales.

Obama says the ...

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Catcher bolsters Clemens' claim on B12 needles

May 30, 2012

By FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Clemens< former catcher with the Toronto Blue Jays testified Wednesday that he had seen vitamin B12 "shots lined up ready to go" for players, a claim also made by Clemens and for which he was charged with obstructing Congress.

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First lady: Daughters need thick skin in politics

May 29, 2012

By NANCY BENAC, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says her daughters are learning that even the kids of politicians have to have a thick skin.

"Politics is tough," the first lady said Tuesday. "That's just sort of the nature of the beast."

But she said daughters Sasha and Malia,

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Trump overshadows Romney with 'birther' talk

May 29, 2012

By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is colliding with Donald Trump's "birther" rhetoric as the reality TV star hosts a fundraiser for the Republican while claiming again that President Barack Obama is foreign-born.

The debunked conspiracy theory ...

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