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Not Just For Laughs: Why Humor Can Be A Powerful Campaign Tool

In a year when each candidate is trying to portray his rival as out of touch, the connective power of humor could be especially important. But so far, both President Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney are missing opportunities for comedy.
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Momentum Shifts As Santorum Exits Race

Rick Santorum ended his presidential campaign Tuesday. It clears the way for Mitt Romney to capture the nomination, though many conservatives have yet to rally around the former Massachusetts governor. The Romney campaign now shifts into the general campaign, with a focus on President Obama.
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Obama Camp Doesn't Want General-Election Voters To Forget Primary Romney

A new anti-Romney video from President Obama's re-election campaign strings together a series of Romney moments from the Republican nomination contest which Obama's people believe may not play so well with persuadable voters.
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'Texts From Hillary' Gets Secretary Clinton's Endorsement

Some say that by embracing the suddenly popular Tumblr blog she's reinforcing a newly "cool" image. And, perhaps, signaling that she does indeed still have some political aspirations.
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Occupy DC Groups Merge At McPherson Square

The Occupy DC activists at Freedom Plaza have picked up the tents and joined the group at McPherson Square, consolidating the protesters in one location to spread their message of economic equality.

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Can Romney Appeal To Women, Minority Voters?

With Rick Santorum out of the presidential race, Mitt Romney is focusing his energy on the general election. Early polls show Romney trailing President Obama, partly due to his deficit with women and Latinos. Guest host Viviana Hurtado speaks with National Review contributor Mario Loyola and Janice Crouse of Concerned Women for America.
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4 Reasons Obama Keeps Pushing Buffett Rule

From the Democrats' perspective, the proposed Buffett Rule, which would require taxpayers with at least $1 million in taxable income, pay taxes at a minimum 30 percent rate, has so much going for it, they can hardly stop talking about it. Which explains why President Obama touted it Tuesday at a Florida campaign-style event and Wednesday at the White House.

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