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It's All Politics, July 26, 2012

Mitt Romney figures, why just create gaffes in the United States when I can do the same in Europe? But before he leaves he socks it to the president at the VFW. Also, a look ahead to Tuesday's Republican Senate runoff in Texas.
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Analysis: Congress Hopes To Avoid Budget Battle, O'Malley's PAC

Congressional lawmakers are trying to get out in front of the next possible government shutdown with a bipartisan funding bill that could last until after the presidential election.

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In Presidential Race, Public Opinion Hasn't Budged

The presidential contest remains a dead heat in most polls, and right now it looks likely to remain so into the fall. For now, both campaigns seem to be playing to their bases, with the roles of business and government in dispute.
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Romney's Remarks Cause A Stir In London

In London, the first day of Mitt Romney's overseas trip didn't go quite as planned. After calling British preparations for the Olympic Games "disconcerting," Romney became the focus of British ire — in newspaper headlines and public comments by British Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson. Romney attempted to dial back his remarks, but his woes were compounded by several other minor gaffes.
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Obama Would Pay More — Romney, A Lot More — If Bush-Era Tax Cuts End

About 80 percent of Americans would see their taxes go up if all the tax cuts signed into law by President George W. Bush were to expire as scheduled at the end of this year. And nearly 100 percent of the highest income earners would have to pay more — including both the Obamas and the Romneys.
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Notifications For Pentagon Layoffs Could Come Nov. 2

With automatic cuts to the defense budget still looming, a Pentagon official says employees, many of whom live in swing state Virginia, could find out just four days before the general election.

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As A VP Option, Christie's Star May Burn Too Hot

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been mentioned as a long-shot choice to be Mitt Romney's running mate. The first-term governor's brash style has earned him fans in the GOP. But critics say he could be a bit too outspoken to be No. 2 on the ticket.
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Romney In London: Not A Smashing Success So Far

Mitt Romney's big foreign trip got off to a shaky start. Among several missteps, the Republican presidential candidate upset his British host by raising doubts about whether the London Olympics would be a success.

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