Rev. Franklin Graham in 2007.
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February 29, 2012 One week after saying "you'll have to ask President Obama" when asked if he believes the president is a Christian, Graham has said he regrets "any comments I have ever made which may have cast any doubt on the personal faith of our president."
February 28, 2012 If Obama president sounded confident, maybe even a bit triumphant, some polling suggested he had good reason to feel upbeat, at least in Michigan. A recent NBC News/Marist poll found the president leading Romney in the state by 18 percentage points and Santorum by 26 points.
February 27, 2012 Ahead of Tuesday's primary, Romney and Santorum appeared tied in Michigan but polls indicated the former Massachusetts governor was significantly ahead in Arizona. Other polls showed the health-care law to be unpopular in some battleground states and gave mixed signals about whether or how much Obama's re-election chances had improved.
February 24, 2012 But Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., added that he thinks the Democratic president "missed the boat by not addressing the fact that the U.S. is the only country ... left in the world" that taxes corporations twice for earnings from overseas.
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February 22, 2012 President Obama will propose cutting the corporate income tax rate, the Republican presidential candidates will hold their 26th debate in Arizona and the millionaires and billionaires who have reshaped the 2012 presidential race through their superPAC donations are stories worth pondering.
Blues legend B.B. King during last night's performance at the White House.
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February 22, 2012 During an In Performance at the White House concert featuring B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck and other blues greats, the president sang along briefly. Catch the video.
February 22, 2012 Meanwhile, Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is also said to be about to unveil a new tax-cut plan.
February 21, 2012 Could higher gas prices hurt President Obama's chances at re-election. Five Thirty Eight blogger Nate Silver and economists have looked for a correlation between higher energy prices and the fortunes of the incumbent party and found a link though not a strong one.
February 15, 2012 Obama has proposed using the tax code to create incentives for manufacturers to create jobs in the U.S. rather than abroad. Rick Santorum, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, has also proposed tax-based incentives for manufacturers. But it's worth noting that some economists see risks in politicians and other policymakers making such a big fuss over manufacturing.
February 15, 2012 The poll, released Tuesday, found President Obama's approval rating had bounced back up to 50 percent from 47 percent in January. Not a huge improvement but in presidential politics, getting to at least 50 percent approval is key for an incumbent seeking re-election. The recovering economy gets much of the credit for his rising approval rates.
February 13, 2012 In some fairly horrible news for Romney, he's not just having trouble persuading Republican voters he's conservative; the more he professes his conservatism, the less they apparently believe him.
President Obama, flanked by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, announces the revamp of the contraception-care policy on Friday.
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February 10, 2012 Supporters who split with the White House over the original health care initiative are coming back to the fold now that the president has changed strategy. But some Catholics and Capitol Hill Republicans are still fuming.
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February 10, 2012 With so much criticism coming not just from clerics and Republican political opponents, who attacked the policy as an assault on religious freedom, but even some of the administration's liberal allies, it was obvious Obama would need to find a compromise. His key political strategist, David Axelrod, seemed to admit as much earlier in the week.
February 10, 2012 The administration says it is accommodating objections raised by religious groups. They won't be required to pay for or provide contraceptive coverage to employees. But insurers who cover those workers will.
President Obama appeared with sixth-grader Keiry Herrera of Graham Road Elementary School in Falls Church, Va., as he spoke about No Child Left Behind last September at the White House.
February 9, 2012 The administration announced last year that states can apply to be exempt from some No Child requirements. The first 10, AP says, are Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
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