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Romney Makes Media Rounds Defending Bain Record

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney took to the TV networks Friday to rebut news accounts that have questioned his departure date from Bain Capital. Brian Naylor talks to Melissa Block about the unusual round of one-on-one interviews.
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Romney Defends Timing Of Bain Tenure; Time Will Tell If It Matters

Mitt Romney made a personal TV news blitz to insist the timing of his tenure at Bain Capital is a nonstory. Ultimately, what might determine its importance in the presidential race is whether it can be explained in the kind of 30-second TV ad that has come to dominate political messaging.
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Immigration Spurs A Rare Split Among Ariz. Mormons

On one side are tough-talking Republican politicians, including Russell Pearce, the former state Senate president who sponsored Arizona's tough immigration law. On the other are the Mormons who helped vote him out of office.
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What's It Mean That Romney Was CEO, Anyway?

Documents suggest Mitt Romney was chief executive at Bain Capital for longer than he has said. That's significant — but only to a point.
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Why New Swing State Of Virginia May Determine Presidency

President Obama is on a two-day Virginia campaign swing, the airwaves are awash in campaign ads, and there's a veritable who-has-more-campaign-offices arms race under way. It's a situation that astounds lifelong Virginians. Says one political analyst: "It's almost the new Ohio."
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Obama, Romney Trade Barbs Over Bain Capital

While the presidential campaigns traded attack ads on Friday, President Obama was on the road in Virginia. The state is a prime target for both candidates.
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Texas Voter ID Law Now In Hands Of Three-Judge Panel

The judges are expected to make a decision by late August, and a lot of people outside Texas are interested in the outcome. A number of states have passed voter ID laws, and several await Justice Department "preclearance." If Texas loses, it will almost certainly appeal to the Supreme Court.

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