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Politics
  • Romney declares ‘victory is in sight’

    Buoyed by a powerful debate showing, Mitt Romney said Thursday he offers “prosperity that comes through freedom” to a country struggling to shed a weak economy. President Barack Obama accused the former Massachusetts governor of running from his own record in pursuit of political power.

    October 5, 2012

  • Slate: Why presidents don't need to be great public speakers

    We're all conditioned to think presidents have a powerful ability to persuade the country. That's why the press and public pour over every word of their speeches, press conferences, and Oval Office interviews. The president and his staff think speeches can change minds, too. If people are mistakenly thinking X, it's just because the president hasn't had a chance to explain Y. Once he does, polls are taken. If the people still don't agree with the president, we see it as a sign that he is somehow flawed.

    October 4, 2012

  • VIDEO: Q&A 1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT PART ONE

    U.S. Rep. David McKinley and Democratic challenger Sue Thorn answer a series of questions from the Times West Virginian editorial board. (Part 1 of 2)

    October 3, 2012

  • VIDEO: Q&A 1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT PART TWO

    U.S. Rep. David McKinley and Democratic challenger Sue Thorn answer a series of questions from the Times West Virginian editorial board. (Part 2 of 2)

    October 3, 2012

  • High stakes for presidential candidates in upcoming debates

    Barack Obama is cruising into the presidential debates with momentum on his side, yet he’s still struggling to revive the passion and excitement that propelled him to the White House. Mitt Romney is grasping for his last, best chance to reboot his campaign after a disastrous September.

    September 30, 2012

  • Biden, 69, seeks Florida seniors’ votes

    Joe Biden may just be the perfect pitchman for the senior vote.
    Seeing Medicare as a window to gain new support, President Barack Obama’s campaign dispatched the vice president to two sprawling Florida retirement communities Friday.

    September 28, 2012

  • Screen shot Obama at U.N.jpg VIDEO: Obama at U.N. vows U.S. won't let Iran gain nuclear weapon

    President Barack Obama pledged in a speech to world leaders Tuesday that the United States will do what it takes to prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon and warned that time for a diplomatic resolution "is not unlimited."

    September 27, 2012 1 Photo

  • Romney assures voters ‘I care’

    Slipping in states that could sink his presidential bid, Republican Mitt Romney declared Wednesday that “I care about the people of America” and can do more than President Barack Obama to improve their lives. In an all-day Ohio duel, Obama scoffed that a challenger who calls half the nation “victims” was unlikely to be of much help.

    September 27, 2012

  • Republicans: A bad stretch for Romney gets worse

    A bad stretch for Mitt Romney just got worse, and Republican insiders now are growing increasingly pessimistic about the GOP presidential nominee’s chances of winning the White House.

    September 18, 2012

  • Half avoid taxes, get help, but many not poor

    Mitt Romney got the math about right. But when he said 47 percent of Americans pay no income taxes and are “dependent on government,” he blurred together half or more of the entire country, ranging from the nation’s neediest to its middle class, and even some of its richest families.

    September 18, 2012

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