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Romney works to paint bid as candidacy on the rise

MORRISON, Colo. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has rallied thousands of supporters at a majestic open-air theater near Denver, casting his bid as a candidacy on the upswing and saying President Barack Obama’s campaign is waning. Romney told a cheering crowd of more than 10,000 Tuesday night that Obama’s promise of more of [...]

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In debates and life, Romney likes the rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to debates, Mitt Romney loves the rules. The eyes of millions of voters upon him, the Republican candidate is quick to poke holes in his rival’s arguments. But he’s just as ready to take the moderator to task when he believes the predetermined ground rules have been breached. Expect [...]

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Justice seeks dismissal of Fast & Furious suit

Justice seeks dismissal of Fast & Furious suit WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit by the Republican-led House demanding that Attorney General Eric Holder produce records about the botched law enforcement probe of gun-trafficking called Operation Fast and Furious. President Barack Obama has invoked executive privilege and the attorney [...]

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Longtime GOP Senate moderate Arlen Specter dies

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, the outspoken Pennsylvania centrist whose switch from Republican to Democrat ended a 30-year career in which he played a pivotal role in several Supreme Court nominations, died Sunday. He was 82. Specter, who announced in late August that he was battling cancer, died at his home [...]

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Which Obama Policy Killed the Recovery?

Not long ago, we used stock market-style technical analysis to reveal that the policies implemented during President George W. Bush’s tenure in office were most likely responsible for launching the economic recovery that followed the December 2007 recession and that the policies implemented during President Barack H. Obama’s tenure in office were most likely responsible [...]

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THE RACE: Few knockout punches occur in debates

Much is said of the gaffes, zingers and awkward gestures that have lurked in presidential debates. But only a handful of significant missteps have occurred in over half a century of television-era debates.   And few, if any, have been decisive game changers. The stakes are clearly high as President Barack Obama and Republican challenger [...]

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Another big Supreme Court term starts Today

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is starting a new term and it’s shaping up to be as important as the last one. There’s the prospect of major rulings about affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights. Three months after the court upheld President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, the same lineup of justices returns [...]

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Thousands pray for US at ‘America for Jesus’ rally

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of conservative Christians gathered on Independence Mall in Philadelphia to pray for the future of the United States in the weeks before the presidential election. Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson and Family Research Council president Tony Perkins topped a full day of speakers Saturday at “The America for Jesus 2012″ prayer rally. [...]

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