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Romney: I Was 'Just Completely Wrong' On 47 Percent

His controversial comments didn't come up in Wednesday night's debate. Thursday night on Fox News Channel, the Republican presidential nominee said his "whole campaign is about the 100 percent."
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Venezuelans In Fla. Face 900-Mile Trip To Vote

Venezuelans go to the polls Sunday to decide whether President Hugo Chavez remains in power. Polls indicate it's his most serious electoral challenge since taking office nearly 14 years ago. But Venezuela closed its Miami consulate, so Florida voters have to go to New Orleans.
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September's 7.8 Jobless Rate A Boost For Obama

For the first time since President Obama took office, the unemployment rate is back at 7.8 percent, the Labor Department reported Friday. It's been above 8 percent for nearly four years. The number of new jobs added was in line with expectations — 114,000.
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Romney Campaigns In Virginia On Debate Momentum

The day after the first presidential debate, GOP challenger Mitt Romney rallied thousands of supporters in rural Virginia. Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan was there too, cheering on his running mate following Wednesday's strong debate performance in Denver.
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Wis. Crowd Welcomes Obama After Lackluster Debate

President Obama's campaign acknowledges that GOP challenger Mitt Romney had the stronger performance in this week's debate. One of Obama's closest advisers acknowledges the president will "have to adjust" his approach to future debates.
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Romney, Obama Far Apart On Closing Budget Gap

The president and his Republican rival agree something needs to be done about the enormous gap between what the federal government collects in taxes and what it spends. But they fundamentally disagree on how to solve that problem.
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Obama Aims Post-Debate Barbs At Romney As Many Ask: Why'd He Wait?

The day after his widely panned debate performance, President Obama went on the attack.
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Sequestration Threatens To Slash Billions From Budget

Lawmakers in the region are terrified about the steep budget cuts hanging over the federal budget, but they're still struggling to get past partisan differences that have prevented a deal.

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