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Obama Takes Aim At Republican Comments

When President Obama talks about the causes of the recession and the road out of it, he has consistently found fault in the financial services industry — and stressed the importance of making things. Now, with the Republican presidential nomination within reach of former venture capitalist Mitt Romney, those same words from Obama can sound mighty pointed.
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Amid Recent Criticism, Romney Pushes Back

After facing an onslaught of criticism about his work as a venture capitalist, Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney pushed back Thursday. At a press conference in South Carolina, he said jobs were created, thanks to his work at Bain Capital. NPR's Ari Shapiro joins Melissa Block from Greenville, S.C.
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U.S. Chamber President Criticizes GOP's 'Intramural' Battle Over Bain

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue says he is "disappointed" that some GOP presidential candidates are attacking front-runner Mitt Romney for his work at Bain Capital. The head of the nation's most powerful pro-business association calls Romney's business record "damn good."
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Political Battle Brewing Over New Voter ID Laws

New state laws will require millions of voters to show photo identification when they cast ballots this year. Republicans claim the measures will prevent election fraud. Democrats and activists oppose them, arguing that they are unnecessary because voter fraud is rare.
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Obama's Ex-Car Czar Defends Romney, Bain From GOP Attacks

Steven Rattner, the Wall Street financier who oversaw the Obama Administration's successful rescues of General Motors and Chrysler, now comes to the aid of some other beleaguered members of corporate America — Mitt Romney in his former role as a private-equity CEO, and Bain Capital, the company the Republican presidential candidate once ran.
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Stephen Colbert Looks For Fresh Face In GOP Race And Sees Himself

We've been through this with him before, so talk from Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert about running for president needs to be viewed with suspicion. He's at it again and promises a "major announcement" on his show tonight.
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In South Carolina, Perry Tries To Revive His Flagging Campaign

Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced his presidential campaign in South Carolina last August, but it may soon come to an end in the same state where it started. Ben Philpott of KUT News reports on Morning Edition that Perry hopes to make a stand in the Palmetto State.

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