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Romney would allow illegal immigrants to remain in America under Obama’s executive order

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he would allow illegal immigrants provided with work permits by President Barack Obama to stay in the United States under the two-year program. Said Romney in an interview with The Denver Post: The people who have received the special visa that the president has put in place, which is a two-year visa, should expect that the visa would continue to be valid. I’m not going to take something that they’ve purchased. Romney has promised immigration reform as part of his campaign platform. Obama signed an executive order this past summer that allows young illegal
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The rabid right wing: Rewriting history in real time

According to the denizens of the rabid right, the polls are all wrong and the election is controlled by a nefarious plot to cheat Mitt Romney out of an election he would win easily if things were on the up and up. That’s the message from the bowels of righteous right Republicanism these days. “I believe if the election were held today, Romney would win by four or five points,” Dick Morris claimed on Fox News last week.  Morris predicted Romney would win Florida, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. But don’t polls show Romney trailing in all four states? That’s
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Obama, Romney cram for first Presidential debate

Nearing their first face-off, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are hunkering down for intense preparations ahead of Wednesday’s presidential debate, where the GOP nominee hopes to change the trajectory of the White House race. Obama was huddling Monday with top advisers at a desert resort in Nevada. Romney had practice planned in Massachusetts, where he also spent most of the weekend working with his debate team. The Republican challenger was then headed to Denver, the site of the first debate, later Monday for a rally and more preparation for the high-stakes event. Five weeks from Election Day, polls
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Biden: Deficit news hit in administration’s first week

Vice President Joe Biden says that he and President Barack Obama had been on the job less than a week when a top economic adviser told them the country was facing a trillion-dollar budget deficit. Biden says that Obama replied, “But I haven’t done anything yet.” Biden blames the deficit on the previous Bush administration, adding that it “put two wars on a credit card” and gave tax cuts to the wealthy after inheriting a balanced budget and revenue surplus from the Clinton administration. Biden hammered GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney for comments on a leaked video in which Romney
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Obama to Congress: ‘Approve refinancing plan

Citing historically low mortgages, President Barack Obama is pressing Republicans to back housing policies the White House says would help struggling homeowners refinance their debts and prevent foreclosures. Obama is blaming congressional Republicans for not passing legislation he proposed in February that would lower lending rates for millions of borrowers who have not been able to get out from under burdensome mortgages. Republicans have objected, citing among other things the estimated $5 billion to $10 billion cost of the proposal. “Here we are – seven months later – still waiting on Congress to act,” Obama said Saturday in his weekly
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Ryan to sportsmen: ‘We will protect your rights’

Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan is telling a national sportsmen group that he and Mitt Romney would work to prevent any more restrictions on hunting and gun ownership. Speaking to around 1,000 members of the the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance at a rally on Saturday night, Ryan said he will fight any more restrictions to public lands access for hunters. The Wisconsin congressman, a hunting enthusiast, says he will also fight encroachments on individual’s right to bear arms. Ryan’s speech brought him back to Ohio after campaigning earlier this week in Lima, Cincinnati and the Dayton area. He spoke earlier in
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Romney looking for ways to save Presidential campaign

His path to victory narrowing, Mitt Romney is looking to Pennsylvania to help slow President Barack Obama’s momentum ahead of a high-stakes meeting on the debate stage next week. The Republican presidential nominee was to campaign Friday in the Philadelphia area, first courting donors at a high-dollar fundraiser and then meeting voters at a midday rally. Fresh off a promise to spend more time in the swing states that matter most, Romney will pass much of the day in a state that has not supported a Republican presidential candidate in nearly a quarter-century. His campaign is not running any television
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Clinton hits the campaign trail for Obama

  Bill Clinton will be back on the campaign trail on behalf of President Barack Obama. Obama’s campaign says the former president will hold an event in New Hampshire on Wednesday, the day of the first presidential debate. Obama and Republican Mitt Romney debate two more times in October. In 1992, Clinton became the first Democrat to carry New Hampshire in the general election since 1964. Clinton has become a key surrogate for Obama, particularly on the economy. He delivered a well-regarded speech at the Democratic Party’s convention earlier this month, then made a two-day campaign swing for the president
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The death of actor Johnny Lewis: Life imitating art?

Probation officials openly worried about actor Johnny Lewis‘ mental health and his danger to others in recent months, and this week their worst fears came true. The man who died a violent death on “Sons of Anarchy” three years ago apparently beat and strangled his landlady and attacked neighbors before falling or leaping to his own death in neighborhood near Hollywood on Wednesday afternoon. They were the final violent acts of a man who in the previous 10 months had been repeatedly arrested, sent to counseling and had left jail only five days before his demise. Court records and his
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New York’s latest sex scandal is deja vu all over again

  It was an odd assignment for the young, pretty staffer when she was ordered to go along on a trip to Atlantic City with her boss. But the reason soon became clear. She said she spent much of the trip struggling to fend off the advances and kisses of 72-year-old Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez. He was persistent, she said, and eventually put his hand between her legs. She and another female staffer said it was part of a regular routine of office harassment that included inappropriate touching and comments about their bodies, how they dressed and even how they
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