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Obama, Romney trade barbs on health care, jobs

Obama, Romney trade barbs on health care, jobs

President Barack Obama is warning Florida retirees that Republican challenger Mitt Romney would undercut the new health care law and alter Medicare, a play for voters in one of the…

Jobless claims up as weak economy continues

Jobless claims up as weak economy continues

The slowdown in the economy persisted early in the third quarter as factory activity in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region contracted in July for a third straight month and new claims…

Will racial or religious bigotry determine the outcome of the 2012 Presidential election?

Will racial or religious bigotry determine the outcome of the 2012 Presidential election?

A question discussed privately by political strategists on both sides of political aisle focuses on the concern that bigotry — either religious or racial — could decide who wins the…

Did Ron Paul call on Romney to release his tax returns or not? That is the question

Did Ron Paul call on Romney to release his tax returns or not?  That is the question

Ron Paul, the last Republican challenger to presumptive nominee Mitt Romney appeared to have a message for the former Massachusetts governor:  Stop stalling and release your tax returns. Or did…

Romney on the attack as tax return debate haunts his campaign

Romney on the attack as tax return debate haunts his campaign

Mitt Romney plans to stay on the attack in the race for the White House, but growing pressure from across the political spectrum to release his personal tax returns threatens…

Will Romney outspend Obama? Sure looks like it

Will Romney outspend Obama?  Sure looks like it

Barack Obama was the first presidential candidate to raise more than $100 million in a month and in 2008 was the first to forgo public money for his campaign. Now,…

States could face blowback if they reject Obamacare

States could face blowback if they reject Obamacare

For Gov. Rick Perry, saying “no” to the federal health care law could also mean turning away up to 1.3 million Texans, nearly half the uninsured people who could be…

Palin, Paul & Trump: Three potential nightmares for the Republican convention

Palin, Paul & Trump:  Three potential nightmares for the Republican convention

Republicans have a problem Actually, they have three problems. Sarah Palin, Ron Paul and Donald Trump. Three personalities from the party’s fringe, three extremists with rabid followings, three potential troublemakers…

Stalled budget talks could put two million more Americans out of work

Automatic cuts in federal spending will cost the economy more than 2 million jobs, from defense contracting to border security to education, if Congress fails to resolve the looming budget…

Romney’s promised education reforms never happened in Massachusetts

Romney’s promised education reforms never happened in Massachusetts

Mitt Romney took over as Massachusetts governor in 2003 with a sweeping plan to overhaul the state’s public college system to cut waste, reduce costs and boost efficiency. “This is…