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AdWatch: Romney "day one" vows oversimplify

May 24, 2012

By ANDREW MIGA, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — TITLE: "Day One: Part Two."

LENGTH: 30 seconds.

AIRING: Mitt Romney's campaign would not identify states where the ad will air.

KEY IMAGES: Still photos and video of children in a classroom, children playing, Republican presidential candidate ...

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GOP's Rubio Plans to Sell Books in Swing States

May 24, 2012

By KASIE HUNT, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is planning a swing-state summer bus tour that will also roll through South Carolina, the early presidential primary battleground.

It's officially aimed at selling books, not winning votes, but the freshman ...

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Romney running mate search enters audition phase

May 24, 2012

By KASIE HUNT, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney's vice presidential search has entered a new phase: auditions.

As his campaign evaluates potential running mates, Republicans with a possible shot at the No. 2 spot on the presidential ticket are starting to engage in unofficial public ...

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Romney faces tough questions from black leaders

May 24, 2012

By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mitt Romney struggled to find support for his education proposals while campaigning at an inner-city school Thursday, one day after declaring education the "civil rights issue of our era."

The visit, the first by the likely Republican ...

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Memo: UK minister lobbied for Murdoch takeover

May 24, 2012

By RAPHAEL SATTER and ROBERT BARR, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — A British minister in the hot seat for his alleged close ties to Rupert Murdoch's media empire did lobby Prime Minister David Cameron to back the tycoon's bid for satellite broadcaster BSkyB, according to a memo made public ...

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THE RACE: Romney talks up his private-sector days

May 24, 2012

By TOM RAUM, Associated Press

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney likes to portray himself as a better job creator than President Barack Obama, but he may have a hard time backing up those boasts.

"We were able to create over 100,000 jobs," Romney said recently, recycling an old ...

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Gloves stay on in quiet NM Senate primary

May 24, 2012

By BARRY MASSEY and JERI CLAUSING, Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Four years ago, Heather Wilson gave up her House seat from New Mexico to make a run for a rare opening in the Senate. She lost in a bare-knuckled Republican primary. This year she has the luxury of sitting back as the ...

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Romney: Obama doesn't get free enterprise system

May 24, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney is trying to counter President Barack Obama's argument that he would bring back Republican Party economic policies that have proved unworkable.

Romney tells Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" that Obama is attacking capitalism while trying to drive America toward a ...

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Obama to Promote Energy Plan in Iowa

May 24, 2012

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — As President Barack Obama readies for a return to the Iowa State Fairgrounds, his campaign is reminding voters that it was in that same spot where Republican rival Mitt Romney declared last year that "corporations are people."

Democrats ...

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Romney Outlines 'Day 1' of Presidency

May 24, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney's campaign has released a new ad promoting "Day One" of a potential Romney presidency, describing which of President Barack Obama's policies the Republican will reverse first if he wins the White House.

The ad promises that in his first day in the Oval Office, Romney ...

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Obama, Dems redoubling money efforts to keep edge

May 24, 2012

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press

ATHERTON, Calif. (AP) — His cash advantage threatened, President Barack Obama and his party are redoubling their fundraising efforts after robust hauls by Republican rival Mitt Romney and a slew of GOP-leaning super PACs that are raking in cash from the party ...

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Obama Team Mixes Up Facts

May 24, 2012

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's campaign says Republican rival Mitt Romney is trying to "move the goal posts" and reverse his position on unemployment. Actually, that's a fumble of the facts.

In an interview with Time magazine, Romney predicts the ...

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Arizona Official Verifies Obama's Birth Certificate

May 24, 2012

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's secretary of state said Wednesday that Hawaii's official verification of President Barack Obama's birth records meets necessary requirements, meaning the president's name will appear on Arizona's ballot in the fall.

The inquiry launched ...

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Rep. King: CIA, Pentagon, too close to filmmakers

May 23, 2012

By LARRY MARGASAK, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee chairman charged Wednesday that the CIA and Defense Department jeopardized national security by cooperating too closely with filmmakers producing a movie on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Homeland Security Committee ...

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THE RACE: Obama walking fine line in Bain critique

May 23, 2012

By TOM RAUM, Associated Press

President Barack Obama has to tread carefully in targeting Republican rival Mitt Romney's business resume.

He risks reinforcing criticism that he's anti-business. He doesn't want to look like he's assailing free enterprise.

Obama's campaign has put out a biting TV ...

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Romney Now 1 Win From GOP Nomination

May 23, 2012

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney swept all the delegates in GOP primaries in Kentucky and Arkansas and picked up more endorsements from party leaders, putting him one win away from claiming the Republican nomination for president.

With no serious opposition ...

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Romney defends record at Bain Capital firm

May 23, 2012

By KASIE HUNT, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney is defending his work at the private equity firm he co-founded and says it's part of why he's qualified to be president.

Romney told Time magazine on Wednesday that "someone who spent their career in the economy" is better qualified to ...

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Obama team trumpets new polling on gay marriage

May 23, 2012

By JULIE PACE, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is beginning to express some confidence that the president's historic, yet politically risky, embrace of gay marriage may not hurt him in the November election.

In a conference call announcing efforts ...

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In Iowa, Obama to tout election-year energy plan

May 23, 2012

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama is returning to Iowa, seeking support for an election-year agenda to spur renewable energy along with a more immediate prize: the state's up-for-grab voters.

Obama is pressing Congress to support clean energy tax ...

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Romney says Congress should wait to act on economy

May 23, 2012

By KASIE HUNT, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney says that if elected Congress should wait until he takes office to block automatic spending cuts and to keep tax cuts from expiring.

In an interview with Time magazine on Wednesday, the Republican presidential candidate said he wants ...

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