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  • 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

  • Obama: President must ‘work for everyone’

    President Barack Obama declared Tuesday night the occupant of the Oval Office must “work for everyone, not just for some,” jabbing back at Mitt Romney’s jarring statement that as a candidate, he doesn’t worry about the 47 percent of the country that pays no income taxes.

    September 18, 2012

  • Obama, Romney square off on China, jobs

    Competing for white working-class voters, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney squared off Saturday on China and accused each other of backing policies that would move American jobs overseas as the U.S. economy struggles to recover.

    September 16, 2012

  • Unknowns may decide presidential race

    Flush with cash, Mitt Romney plans to open a new front in the White House race by challenging President Barack Obama in upper Midwest states where he might not have dug in otherwise. Obama is intensifying his efforts to cast his Republican rival as out of touch, which he’s already been working pretty hard at doing.

    September 9, 2012

  • GOP upheaval arrives before convention

    This is the convention prelude of the Republicans’ dreams — their nightmares, that is.
    Mitt Romney wanted to preside over a made-for-TV gathering showcasing his economic credentials and GOP unity. Instead, he’s heading to Tampa with the national debate focused on rape and abortion and with the divisions within his party — and with running mate Paul Ryan — on full display.

    August 23, 2012

  • Romney, Ryan pulled into abortion debate

    Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan found themselves dragged into a debate Wednesday over hot-button social issues and answering for differences between their personal positions on abortion, just days before a national convention aimed at showing a unified Republican party. The discussion lingered while President Barack Obama and Romney tangled from afar over issues like education and the deficit.

    August 23, 2012

  • Missouri congressman defies GOP leaders

    Rep. Todd Akin defied the nation’s top Republicans Tuesday and forged ahead with his besieged Senate bid, declaring the party was overreacting to his comments that women’s bodies can prevent pregnancies in cases of “legitimate rape” and by insisting he abandon his campaign.

    August 22, 2012

  • Medicare in focus as Obama, Ryan trade charges

    Who loves Medicare more? President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney’s running mate vied for that distinction Saturday as Medicare became the latest flashpoint in a presidential campaign of flying elbows.
    The issue is dicey for both sides:

    August 19, 2012

  • Romney picks Paul Ryan as running mate

    Republican Mitt Romney anointed Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, an ardent conservative and devoted budget cutter, as his vice presidential running mate on Saturday, and the two men immediately embarked on a tour of campaign battleground states vowing to defeat President Barack Obama and repair the long-ailing U.S. economy.

    August 12, 2012

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