Obama defends record on immigration at Univision forum

The immigration debate took center stage Thursday as U.S. President Barack Obama fielded questions in a forum broadcast live online by the Spanish-language Univision network. “I want you to acknowledge that you did not keep your promise,” co-host Jorge Ramos said in Spanish, noting that the president didn’t deliver on his 2008 campaign pledge to push immigration reform during the […]

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Romney seeks advantage from controversial comments

Fighting criticism of his controversial remarks on government dependency, Republican challenger Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he would better help poor and middle class Americans than President Barack Obama. Romney and running mate Rep. Paul Ryan also sought to reshape the campaign narrative less than seven weeks before the November vote by accusing Obama of favoring wealth redistribution — code […]

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How Mitt Romney’s Luck Ran Out

For a good long while, Mitt Romney was the luckiest man in politics. He joined the 2012 race as the default Republican front runner after more-formidable challengers chose not to run. His declared rivals were at turns ineffectual (Tim Pawlenty), ridiculous (Herman Cain) or self-destructive (Newt Gingrich) — granting Romney a fairly easy, if occasionally fraught, path to the nomination. […]

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Will the Arab Spring Rain on Obama’s Re-election?

Until now, the Arab Spring has felt like a wash in domestic political terms. Conservatives have charged Obama with “losing” Egypt to the Islamists after mishandling the region’s politics. Just last month, Mitt Romney complained that Obama “abandoned the [George W. Bush] freedom agenda,” adding that “we are seeing today a whirlwind of tumult in the Middle East in part […]

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Romney foreign policy attack was disgraceful

“Partisanship ought to end at the water’s edge” is a longstanding adage of American politics. But in the hours after the death of the first U.S. ambassador killed in decades, Mitt Romney — panicked as his poll numbers have slipped — punched hard against the president, unleashing an unwise, inaccurate and un-presidential attack on the Obama administration. Despite the fact […]

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Red Lines, Deadlines and End Games: Netanyahu Turns Up Iran Heat on Obama

The Israeli prime minister’s problem is not the lack of a red line. It’s that the U.S. one isn’t the same as his. Benjamin Netanyahu‘s frustration with the Obama Administration’s handling of the Iran nuclear issue is unlikely to be assuaged any time soon, with the Israeli daily Haaretz alleging on Tuesday that the White House has “declined” the Israeli Prime Minister’s […]

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