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Romney goes beyond economy in attacks on Obama’s record

Romney goes beyond economy in attacks on Obama’s record

For months, Mitt Romney has seemed to have one focus — bludgeoning President Barack Obama on the economy. Now, the Republican presidential candidate has started poking at Obama from all sides as he looks to gain ground. In recent days, Romney has criticized Obama in TV ads and speeches on topics that include farm policy, […]

Historic Agent Orange cleanup begins in Vietnam

Historic Agent Orange cleanup begins in Vietnam

From deformed infants to grandparents with cancer, families near Vietnam’s Danang Airbase have long blamed the toxic legacy of war for their ills. Now after a decades-long wait, a historic “Agent Orange” clean-up is finally beginning. The base was a key site in the US defoliant program during the Vietnam War, and much of the […]

New poll shows Obama’s lead over Romney increasing slightly

New poll shows Obama’s lead over Romney increasing slightly

Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the future but voters do not seem to be holding it against Democratic President Barack Obama, who slightly expanded his lead over Republican rival Mitt Romney this month, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll says. Three months before the November 6 presidential election, nearly two-thirds of Americans think the country is moving […]

Campaigns continue constant political sniping

Campaigns continue constant political sniping

President Barack Obama is pushing an economic fairness argument to voters in Colorado while Republican Mitt Romney‘s campaign protests a tough attack ad aired by a super PAC supporting the president. Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul labeled the ad linking Romney to a woman’s death from cancer “despicable,” but the Obama campaign refused to call […]

Welfare debate: Deja vu all over again?

Welfare debate:  Deja vu all over again?

Welfare is causing a ruckus in the presidential campaign. But the program is a shadow of its old self from the 1970s, when Ronald Reagan used the image of “welfare queens” to assail government poverty programs promoted by liberals. Nowadays government cash assistance to the poor is mainly conditioned on work. And the Obama administration […]

Romney ad: Obama ‘gutting welfare reform’

Romney ad: Obama ‘gutting welfare reform’

Mitt Romney has released a new television ad accusing President Barack Obama of “gutting welfare reform.” The Republican presidential contender says Obama simply wants to pass out checks without the work requirement adopted in President Bill Clinton‘s welfare overhaul. The Obama campaign says Romney is twisting the facts. Obama says he’s giving states the flexibility […]

Romney continues to kick Obama’s butt in fundraising

Romney continues to kick Obama’s butt in fundraising

For a third straight month, Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney‘s fundraising has outpaced incumbent Barack Obama, who set fundraising records four years ago and who was supposed to outpace all rivals in campaign cash this time around. Romney’s fundraising machine is so robust that Democratic political strategists are worried the President may not be able […]

Tea Party zeros in on GOP Senate primaries

Tea Party zeros in on GOP Senate primaries

Sarah Palin is mounting an aggressive campaign in Missouri — in television and radio ads, in automated telephone calls, even serving barbecued pork sandwiches at a rural political picnic. She’s urging residents to vote for Sarah — Sarah Steelman, one of three Republicans in a prickly U.S. Senate primary. Fresh off a resounding Republican runoff […]