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Obama, Romney Make Final Debate Preparations

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are spending Tuesday preparing for their first nationally televised debate of the 2012 presidential race. After several days of preparation in his home state of Massachusetts, Mr. Romney arrived Monday in Denver, Colorado, the site of Wednesday’s debate. The former governor told cheering supporters the debate […]

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Obama, Romney Get Ready for First Debate

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 9:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Tuesday is the last full day the U.S. presidential candidates have to prepare for their first debate, which could be a crucial moment for Republican Mitt Romney. The latest polls give President Barack Obama a significant lead over Mr. Romney in many of the so-called swing states that may decide the election. An impressive performance […]

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Obama, Romney Prepare for First Debate

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will be mostly out of sight Monday, as each man prepares for the first nationally televised debate of the 2012 presidential race. Mr. Obama will gather with his campaign advisors at a resort in Nevada, where he held a rally for 11,000 people on Sunday outside […]

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Japanese Prime Minister Reshuffles Cabinet

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s prime minister has reshuffled his Cabinet for a third time since taking office last year as he tries to boost support for the government ahead of expected elections. Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda announced the new lineup Monday, saying it will help the government and the ruling party work together to address domestic and diplomatic […]

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Obama, Romney Prepare for Debates

Posted September 29th, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, are preparing for the next critical phase of the 2012 election season — the presidential debates. The two candidates hold the first of their three debates on Wednesday in Denver, Colorado. On Saturday, President Obama focused his weekly address on one of the first debate’s […]

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New US Jobs Report Alters Presidential Campaigns

Posted September 29th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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(updates from Friday, new lede, edits) The latest U.S. jobs report shows the country now has more people employed than when President Barack Obama took office in January, 2009. The latest Labor Department figures issued Friday counters one of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s key talking points – that the nation has lost hundreds of […]

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Romney Campaign Suffers New Blow Ahead of First Debate

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is campaigning in the battleground state of Pennsylvania Friday as news that President Barack Obama has presided over net job growth derailed one of the Republican candidate’s key talking points. The former Massachusetts governor has repeatedly criticized Mr. Obama’s handling of the economy, claiming the nation has lost hundreds […]

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Bo Xilai Expelled from Communist Party; China Vows ‘Justice’

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say disgraced politician Bo Xilai, who is at the center of China’s biggest political scandal in decades, has been kicked out of the country’s Communist Party and will “face justice.” The official Xinhua news agency said Bo, once considered a rising star in Chinese politics, will face charges including corruption, abuse of […]

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Bo Xilai Expelled from Communist Party; China Vows ‘Justice’

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say disgraced politician Bo Xilai, who is at the center of China’s biggest political scandal in decades, has been kicked out of the country’s Communist Party and will “face justice.” The official Xinhua news agency said Bo, once considered a rising star in Chinese politics, has been expelled from public office and […]

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Bo Xilai Expelled from Communist Party; China Vows ‘Justice’

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say disgraced politician Bo Xilai, who has been at the center of China’s biggest political scandal in decades, has been kicked out of the country’s Communist Party and will “face justice.” The long-awaited announcement regarding Bo’s fate was made Friday by China’s official Xinhua news agency. The brief announcement said Bo, once […]

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