Obama seeks to energize black vote in New Orleans speech

President Barack Obama ends four days of travel Wednesday with a speech to the National Urban League that will seek to energize the African-American base for his re-election bid in November. A new report by the group’s policy institute warns that low turnout by African-American voters, who overwhelmingly supported Obama in 2008, could hurt his chances this time in the […]

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McCain again in spotlight over Romney tax returns, Bachmann

Sen. John McCain seems to be confirming his “maverick” nickname this week. The Vietnam war hero, longtime Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee made headlines in recent days both for bucking members of his own party and for staunchly defending the current GOP nominee against attacks. And Thursday, he pushed back against both parties for their reliance on big […]

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Romney camp puts ‘you didn’t build that’ on television

Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign continued blasting President Barack Obama for remarks made last week on the nature of private businesses, releasing a television ad on Friday in which a business owner claims Obama was “demonizing” him with his comments. “These Hands,” released initially as a web video on Thursday, features Jack Gilchrist, the owner of a metal fabricating company in […]

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