Friday, October 05, 2012

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Candidates Tout Different Routes To 'Energy Security'

President Obama and Mitt Romney are both calling on the U.S. to become less dependent on foreign oil, though their plans differ. Here, workers with Bramwell Petroleum set up a derrick for a new oil well near Spivey, Kan., in March.

October 5, 2012 Mitt Romney has stressed ways of further increasing domestic production, while the president says better gas mileage and lowering consumption are important as well.


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Virginia May Hold Keys To White House, Senate

President Obama takes the stage Friday during a campaign event at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

October 5, 2012 Obama's path to capturing Virginia again remains far from certain in a dead-heat race with Mitt Romney, whose White House dreams rely heavily on securing the state's 13 electoral votes. And the state's race between two well-regarded former governors could determine control of the U.S. Senate.


It's All Politics

For Obama, 7.8 Could Be Lucky Number

President Obama smiles during a rally Friday at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

October 5, 2012 The latest jobs report was good news for President Obama and not so much for Mitt Romney, whose campaign has been predicated on the argument that a bad economy requires a change in White House occupancy.



One Jobs Report, Two Different Political Spins

Democrats say the economy is growing and jobs consistently are being added. But Republicans note that the pace is far too slow to absorb the more than 12 million people still looking for work.

October 5, 2012 In September, employers added 114,000 workers and the unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent. As President Obama notes, job growth is steady. But as his rival Mitt Romney points out, job increases have not kept pace with population growth.


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President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney shake hands following their first debate at the University of Denver on Oct. 3.

October 5, 2012 Republican Mitt Romney delivers a needed jolt to his campaign at the first presidential debate. Ron Elving and Ken Rudin dissect the memorable moments and look ahead to next week's matchup between Vice President Joe Biden and Romney's running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.



The Two-Way

Labor Secretary Says Talk Of Fudged Jobless Numbers Is Insulting

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.

October 5, 2012 Today's news about a drop in the unemployment rate has some of President Obama's critics speculating about cooked books. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis says such talk is "ludicrous."


The Two-Way

Romney: I Was 'Just Completely Wrong' On 47 Percent

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during a rally in Fishersville, Va., on Thursday.

October 5, 2012 His controversial comments didn't come up in Wednesday night's debate. Thursday night on Fox News Channel, the Republican presidential nominee said his "whole campaign is about the 100 percent."


Solve This

Romney, Obama Far Apart On Closing Budget Gap

President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney finish their debate at the University of Denver on Wednesday.

October 5, 2012 The president and his Republican rival agree something needs to be done about the enormous gap between what the federal government collects in taxes and what it spends. But they fundamentally disagree on how to solve that problem.


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Thursday, October 04, 2012

It's All Politics

Obama Aims Post-Debate Barbs At Romney As Many Ask: Why'd He Wait?

President Obama drew a crowd in Madison, Wis., the day after his widely panned first debate against GOP challenger Mitt Romney.

October 4, 2012 The day after his widely panned debate performance, President Obama went on the attack.


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Obama's Top Advisers Have Dissed His Debate Chops Before

October 4, 2012 Despite President Obama's celebrated gift for oratory, the Obama supporters least surprised by his underwhelming performance against Mitt Romney may have been two of his top advisers.


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