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Romney 47% Obama 44%

Following last week’s GOP Convention, Mitt Romney has seen a bump in his polling numbers. Just one day after the convention ended, Rasmussen found that Governor Romney now leads President Obama. Romney now garners 47% of the vote compared to Obama’s 44%. This is an expected modest bounce, but there could be an even larger

A Comrade is Born

Macroman wrote: No one detests President Obama more than I, but I must point out two overstatements in this column. 1. “…employment in 2012 is roughly the same as it was back in 2001…Obama has compressed a lost decade into just three years.” Labor force participation has been declining since 2000, not just 2008. That

Obama to try to make case for sticking with him

  CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Don’t expect President Barack Obama to try to reinvent himself next week at the Democratic Party’s national convention. Instead, he and a slew of his defenders will seek to convince voters to stick with the president they know rather than gamble on someone new, a challenging task given that most

NBC: Feds End Probe Of America’s Toughest Sheriff Joe Arpaio; No Criminal Charges Filed

Feds end probe of ‘America’s toughest sheriff’ Joe Arpaio; no charges Excerpts Via NBC News The federal government has closed a criminal probe of alleged financial misconduct by Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, who styles himself as “America’s toughest sheriff,” and no charges will be filed, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said on Friday.A separate federal investigation

Romney hopes to harness disappointment in Obama

Mitt Romney wasn’t speaking to the delegates at the Republican convention in Tampa on Thursday night. He stood before them, but he wasn’t speaking to them. That’s probably why he didn’t exactly swing his message like some sack of red meat to throw at their feet. Instead, he reached past them — through the TV

GOP paints a nation on brink, Dems see rebound

  TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Listening to Republicans, a vote for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is imperative to save the nation. “The republic of Washington and Jefferson is now in danger of becoming the democracy of debt and despair,” Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul told delegates at the GOP convention delegates this past week. “Our

Barack Obama, Mitt Romney duel over rising college expenses

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama would make tax credits for college expenses permanent and expand Pell grants for students from lower-earning families. The Republican team of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would emphasize the need to curb rising tuitions and federal education spending that are burdening families and the government. The different approaches to coping

Scott Walker: Obama’s broken promises

The reviews of Rep. Paul Ryan’s acceptance speech for the Republican vice presidential nomination are in, and it’s being cited as a success. Is there any wonder that the Obama campaign staffers and surrogates are in full-blown damage control mode, screaming that Paul was unfair in some of his criticisms of President Barack Obama? You’ve

Now it’s Democrats’ turn to make presidential case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On the opening day of the Republican National Convention, the party chairman said the American people “need to prosecute the president on what he promised and what he delivered.” That’s just what the GOP tried to do this past week in Florida. Reince Priebus, and speaker after speaker, took to

Ohio Must Restore Three Days of Early Voting, Judge Rules

A U.S. judge in Ohio threw out a Republican-backed law that cut three days of early voting for most of the state’s citizens, handing a victory to President Barack Obama’s campaign organization. In a third setback for Republican-sponsored election law changes this week, U.S. District Judge Peter Economus in Columbus ruled that Ohio can’t give

Obama AWOL on Hurricane Isaac and Media are Silent

  Mitt Romney’s already been to New Orleans to see the hurricane damage first hand. He smells victory in November and so he’s acting presidential. Republican Governor Bobby Jindal, who was slated to speak at the GOP Convention, made the right call and stayed in Louisiana to oversee cleanup operations. Why isn’t President Obama hip-deep

Will Obama’s Fast and Furious Executive Privilege be Overturned by Federal Judge?

For over a year, the House Oversight Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) has been trying to investigate the failed and botched federal gun walking program known as Operation Fast and Furious.  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and his Justice Department has fought Issa every step of the way, trying to prevent the House