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Male vets prefer Romney while women support Obama

Male vets prefer Romney while women support Obama

Military veterans — mostly older men — clearly support presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney over incumbent President Barack Obama, a new Gallup poll shows. Some 58 percent of veterans support Romney, compared to just 34 percent who prefer Obama, Gallup found in an April 11-March survey. Among non-vets, Obama leads Romney 48-44 percent but […]

Romney can ignore Trump’s zany ideas in exchange for support

Romney can ignore Trump’s zany ideas in exchange for support

Mitt Romney doesn’t care if off-the-wall billionaire Donald Trump is a “birther” who supports the discredited movement that questions President Barack Obama’s citizenship. The presumptive GOP Presidential nominee wants Trump’s support and is willing to overlook the real estate mogul’s support of crackpot ideas to get it. Says Romney: You know I don’t agree with […]

Wall Street dumps Obama, showers Romney with campaign cash

Wall Street dumps Obama, showers Romney with campaign cash

Wall Street, fed up with a barrage of attacks from President Barack Obama, is abandoning the incumbent President and throwing is considerable weight and wealth behind presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney. “They have basically ditched Obama,” Center for Public Integrity managing editor John Dunbar told CNN. “Romney is just a much friendlier candidate if you […]

Obama steps up attacks on Romney, looks for ways to capture missing campaign energy

Obama steps up attacks on Romney, looks for ways to capture missing campaign energy

President Barack Obama delivered his harshest rebuttal yet to rival Mitt Romney on Thursday, dismissing his challenger’s claims as “a cowpie of distortions” while seeking to rekindle the all-but-faded Iowa magic that launched him in 2008. Escalating his criticism of Romney’s background as a venture capitalist, Obama said it wasn’t adequate preparation for the presidency. […]

Romney mangles the facts on Obama’s record with unions

Romney mangles the facts on Obama’s record with unions

When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney decried President Barack Obama as beholden to the nation’s teachers’ unions and unable to stand up for reform, he glossed over four years of a relationship that has been anything but cozy. Obama has promoted initiatives that encourage districts to tie teacher evaluations to student performance and to expand […]

Romney says schools are failing under Obama’s watch

Romney says schools are failing under Obama’s watch

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney opened a new front on Wednesday in his fight against President Barack Obama, accusing him of presiding over a failing U.S. education system in the grip of union bosses who refuse to accept reforms. In a rare diversion from his campaign focus on the weak economy, Romney laid out an […]

Romney auditioning candidates for vice president

Romney auditioning candidates for vice president

Mitt Romney’s vice presidential search has entered a new phase: auditions. As his campaign evaluates potential running mates, Republicans with a possible shot at the No. 2 spot on the presidential ticket are starting to engage in unofficial public tryouts for the traditional vice presidential role of attack dog. Democratic President Barack Obama is “the […]

Romney closes in on magic delegate number with primary sweeps in Arkansas, Kentucky

Romney closes in on magic delegate number with primary sweeps in Arkansas, Kentucky

Mitt Romney closed in on the Republican Presidential nomination Tuesday, sweeping primaries in Arkansas and Kentucky, ending the day just 79 delegates shy of the 1,144 needed to officially clinch the race. Romney captured all 42 delegates in Kentucky and 31 of the 33 up for grabs in in Arkansas.  A convincing win next week […]

Both sides stubbornly refuse to budge on debt limit negotiations

Both sides stubbornly refuse to budge on debt limit negotiations

Republicans and Democrats are refusing to budge when it comes to their already hardened positions on spending cuts versus tax increases to deal with the nation’s debt. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., both said Sunday that when Congress is asked to raise the nation’s borrowing cap after the […]

Right-wing fatcats slow to write checks for Romney

Right-wing fatcats slow to write checks for Romney

Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney and his party raised a sizable $40 million last month from donors who want him to replace President Barack Obama. But even as Romney solidifies his position as the eventual GOP nominee, many supporters who backed his primary election challengers have not yet come to his aid. An Associated Press review […]