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Meg Whitman Blankets Airwaves In Final Week Of Campaign

PASADENA, Calif. — It’s hard to turn off Meg Whitman. The most expensive campaign for governor in U.S. history – about $162 million and counting – is inundating California voters with an unprecedented array of TV and radio ads, glossy magazines, smartphone messages, Facebook videos, postcards and phone calls that will test how far a […]

Rare earths issue likely topic U.S.-China meetings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Chinese dominance of rare earth supplies and trade in the high-tech ores are likely to come up in U.S. President Barack Obama’s or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s upcoming meetings with Chinese leaders, a top White House Asia adviser said on Thursday. Read the full story from Reuters

Serious Obama defends his policies on "Daily Show"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama targeted young voters on Wednesday with a robust defense of his policies and promises in an appearance on the popular comedy program “The Daily Show.” Read the full story from Reuters

Obama finds Jon Stewart show is nothing to laugh about

Obama finds Jon Stewart show is nothing to laugh about

President Barack Obama apparently thinks politics is no laughing matter, even when he’s staring down a comedian. Obama barely cracked any jokes during an appearance Wednesday on “The Daily Show” despite host Jon Stewart‘s attempts to draw out the president’s humorous side with a few of his own snarky wisecracks. Less than a week before […]

Wall St reform architect Frank fights for survival

BOSTON (Reuters) – Representative Barney Frank, the outspoken, witty Democrat closely tied to the 2008 U.S. bank bailout, faces a tough re-election battle after 15 terms in office at a time when incumbency itself is a liability. Read the full story from Reuters

Great campaign stunt: Trot out the kids

Great campaign stunt: Trot out the kids

With just days to go before the election, here come the kids. Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio‘s children think their dad is a great guy. In Colorado, Sen. Michael Bennet‘s daughters are so enthused they’re hitting the phones to support their dad. Candidates who have spent months and millions of dollars slugging it out are […]