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Other Options Gone, Tea Party Members Warm Up To Romney

At a Tea Party gathering in Philadelphia on Monday night, many in the crowd were only recent converts to Mitt Romney's campaign. Some said a solid Tea Party vice presidential choice would generate real enthusiasm for Romney's cause.
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Tri-State Tea Party Welcomes Romney To Philly

Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney spoke before the Tri-State Tea Party Caucus in Philadelphia Monday night. Romney struggled to win the backing of Tea Party supporters during the Republican primary season. Now that the campaign is entering the general phase, can Romney count on Tea Party support — especially in key states like Pennsylvania?
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Democrat Bob Kerrey Faces Uphill Race In Nebraska

The former governor and two-term senator is vying for the Senate seat left open by retiring Democrat Ben Nelson. But he's been out of Nebraska for more than a decade, and Republicans now outnumber Democrats in the state by a wide margin.
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Did Obama's Policies Help, Or Hinder, The Economy?

On the campaign trail, Mitt Romney has accused President Obama of making the recession worse. Unemployment is still high, but the president's defenders say the economy would be worse off if not for measures taken by the administration.
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Michelle Obama: 'I Don't Have The Stressful Job. He Does'

First Lady Michelle Obama disagreed with Tell Me More host Michel Martin's premise that her life in the White House is stressful. She said she gets to work on the issues she cares about and suggested she's surrounded by many supportive people who care for her family. It's President Obama who has the stress, she said, though adding that he handles it well.
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Political 'War On Women' A War For Women's Votes

Audie Cornish talks with Mara Liasson about the latest twist in the contest for the votes of women. Mitt Romney's wife Ann — at the center of a controversy last week over women and work — was overheard on Sunday saying that the flap had been an "early birthday present" and a "defining moment" for her. At the same event, Mitt Romney was overheard offering new details on tax deductions he would scale back, as well as cabinet departments he would scale back or eliminate.
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Expert: Proud Secret Service 'Furious' Over Incident

The Obama administration and members of Congress are incensed about a prostitution scandal involving the Secret Service. The co-author of a book about the elite federal law enforcement agency says the president's security was never at risk. The agency's stellar reputation, however, is damaged.

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