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Barack Obama, CIA, David Petraeus, Election 2012, Fiscal Cliff, Obama Press Conference, Politics, Video, White House, White House Press Corps -

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama was expected to make his first public comments Wednesday on the growing scandal around two of the country's most well-known generals, while lawmakers dug into the tangled tale of emails...

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Barack Obama, Boca Raton, Decision 2012, Election 2012, Florida, Lynn University, Mitt Romney, Obama Romney Debate, Obama Romney Last Debate, Politics, Presidential Debate -

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Still neck-and-neck after all these months, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney head into their third and final debate with each man eager to project an aura of personal strength and leadership...

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Commercial, Election 2012, Greg Anthony, Greg Anthony Mitt Romney, Mitt Romney, News, Politics, Sports, Video -

VIDEO - Former NBA point guard Greg Anthony is no stranger to politics. The native Nevadan is featured in a new ad for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney...

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Barack Obama, Election 2012, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Politics, Vice President, VP -

theGRIO REPORT - Mitt Romney's decision to tap Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential nominee could dramatically shift the campaign...

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Election 2012, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Politics, Vice President, VP -

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - His selection just hours old, Republican Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, was already tearing into President Barack Obama's 'record of failure'...

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Barack Obama, Election 2012, Medicare, Middle Class, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Politics, Republicans, Ryan Budget -

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's campaign says Mitt Romney's selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate shows a commitment to 'budget-busting tax cuts' for the wealthy...

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Election 2012, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Politics, Republicans, Rob Portman, Tim Pawlenty, Vice President, VP -

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will announce his running mate Saturday morning in Norfolk, Va., his campaign said Friday night...

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Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Commercial, Election 2012, Mitt Romney, Politics, Welfare, Welfare Reform -

NEW YORK (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton is taking exception to a campaign ad by Mitt Romney that asserts that the Obama administration is weakening the work requirements for welfare...

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Barack Obama, Black America, Congressional Black Caucus, Cornel West, Election 2012, Opinion, Politics, President of Black America, Tavis Smiley -

OPINION - The idea that the nation’s first black president is not the representative of all black people should not surprise anyone...

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2016, Chris Christie, Condi Rice, Condoleezza Rice, Election 2012, Election 2016, Michael Steele, Mitt Romney, Politics, President, Vice Presidency, VP -

theGRIO REPORT - Whether it’s headlines on the Drudge Report or speculation about her vice presidential prospects in the mainstream media, Condoleezza Rice remains a figure of endless fascination for political watchers...

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Barack Obama, Basketball, Carmelo Anthony, David Stern, Election 2012, Fundraiser, John Wall, Michael Jordan, NBA, Politics, Rajon Rondo, Re-election, Sports, Vince Carter -

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is joining NBA legend Michael Jordan and an array of basketball stars to raise money for his re-election campaign later this month...

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Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Commerical, Election 2012, Mitt Romney, Politics, Welfare, Welfare Reform -

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. (AP) - Making a play for middle-class voters, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sought Tuesday to elevate welfare reform as a campaign issue, accusing President Barack Obama of encouraging a 'culture of dependency'...

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Barack Obama, Democrats, DNC, Election 2012, Fundraising, Mitt Romney, Politics, Republicans -

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee raised $75 million in July for the president's re-election campaign...

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Condoleezza Rice, Election 2012, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Politics, Republican Convention, RNC, Tampa Bay -

WASHINGTON (AP) - A trio of female firsts and three former GOP presidential contenders are among the first speakers disclosed for August's Republican National Convention...

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Election 2012, Harry Reid, Mitt Romney, Politics, Tax Returns, Taxes -

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney declared Friday that he has 'paid taxes every year — and a lot of taxes'...

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Allen West, Election 2012, Military Experience, Mitt Romney, National Conservative Student Conference, Politics, Republican, Vice President, Vice Presidential Candidate, VP, Young America's Foundation -

In a recent speech, Rep. Allen West expressed his view that whoever Mitt Romney chooses as his vice presidential running mate, must have military experience..

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Barack Obama, Economy, Election 2012, Jobs, Politics, Unemployment, Unemployment Rate -

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says new jobs figures released Friday show there are too many people looking for work...

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Barack Obama, Economy, Election 2012, Mitt Romney, Politics, Re-election, Unemployment, Unemployment Rate -

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama got new figures Friday to buttress his argument that he's presiding over steady, if slow, economic growth. But the government's report that the overall rate of unemployment actually crept up to 8.3 percent allows Republican rival Mitt Romney to keep pressure on Obama to defend his record...

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Barack Obama, Battleground State, Birthday, Birthday Wish, Election 2012, Electoral Votes, Florida, Michelle Obama, Mitt Romney, Politics, Swing State -

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama has a simple wish for his upcoming 51st birthday: Florida's 29 electoral votes...

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Barack Obama, Black Unemployment, Economy, Election 2012, Jobs, News, Unemployment -

WASHINGTON (AP) - African-American unemployment dropped slightly from 14.4 to 14.1 percent. And black teen joblessness fell too, from 39.3 to 36.6...

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Barack Obama, Battleground State, Election 2012, First Lady, Michelle Obama, North Carolina, Politics, Swing State, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Voters -

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama has urged a supportive crowd in North Carolina to get out the vote for her husband's re-election bid in the political battleground state...

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Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Convention, Democrats, DNC, Election 2012, North Carolina, Politics -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton will have a marquee role in this summer's Democratic National Convention, where he will make a forceful case for President Barack Obama's re-election...

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Barack Obama, Election 2008, Election 2012, Politics, Race, Race Relations -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ask Americans how race relations have changed under their first black president and they are ready with answers...

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Christopher Broach, Democrats, Election 2012, Pennsylvania, Politics, Voter Fraud, Voter ID, Voter Identification -

A Democratic state election official says he will not enforce the Pennsylvania voter ID laws...

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Allen West, Comments, Congressman, Controversial, Democrat, Election 2012, Florida, PAtrick Murphy, Politics, Tea Party, What West Said -

theGRIO REPORT - The website, WhatWestSaid.com, features a bobble head-like figure of West standing behind a podium with a word cloud next to him...

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Black Women, Book, Cindy Hooper, Conflict: African American Women and the New Dilemma of Race and Gender Politics, Election 2012, Opinion, Politics, Reviews, Voters, Women's Vote -

REVIEW - Cindy Hooper’s new publication, Conflict: African American Women and the New Dilemma of Race and Gender Politics couldn’t come at a better time...

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Election 2012, Justice Department, Politics, Steve King, Voter ID -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Republicans are striking out against the Justice Department, saying its decision to contest several state voter ID laws shows the agency isn't concerned with the integrity of the vote...

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ACLU, Election 2012, Pennsylvania, Politics, Video, Voter ID, Voting, Voting Rights -

theGRIO REPORT - A new report commissioned by the ACLU finds that many Pennsylvania residents who would not have the proper identification to vote in the general election are unaware that they could be turned away at the polls...

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Barack Obama, Election 2012, Mitt Romney, NBC News, Politics, Poll, Wall Street Journal -

theGRIO REPORT - A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows President Obama maintaining a narrow lead over Mitt Romney less than four months before Election Day...

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Election 2012, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Politics, Protest, Voter ID -

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Hundreds of demonstrators descended on Pennsylvania's Capitol on Tuesday to protest a tough new voter ID law...

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Election 2012, Justice Department, Pennsylvania, Politics, Voter ID, Voting Rights -

theGRIO REPORT - The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation of Pennsylvania's new voter-ID law, which would bar anyone with a photo identification from casting a ballot in this year's elections...

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Barack Obama, Divisive, DNC speech, Election 2012, Mitt Romney, Politics, Thomas Edsall -

theGRIO REPORT - Obama is aggressively targeting his political base in a way that resembles the kind of politics he spoke out against in his 2004 Democratic National Convention speech, a New York Times columnist argues...

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Barack Obama, Colorado movie theater shooting, Colorado Shooting, Election 2012, Gabrielle Giffords, Gun Control, Guns, Michael Bloomberg, NRA, Politics -

theGRIO REPORT - The Obama administration is unlikely to make a new push on gun control legislation in the wake of a deadly shooting in Colorado last week...

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