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Obama Campaign Tries To Up Fundraising Game

When it comes to fundraising, Republicans have been running circles around President Obama — out-raising his campaign in each of the last three months. The president and his allies don't expect to even the score, but they are trying to bring in more money. Obama even had a basketball fundraiser on Wednesday.

Cut Off From Party's Purse Strings, Rep. Akin Plans Next Move

After his remarks about rape and pregnancy, Missouri Republican Todd Akin faces an uphill climb in his Senate contest against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. One expert says that to attract moderate voters, Akin must steer the conversation to the economy.

Akin Must Raise Money Solo After GOP Turns Its Back

Now that he's been cut off from the support and money of the Republican establishment, Representative Todd Akin faces an uphill climb in his Missouri Senate contest against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill.
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GOP Convention A Big Moment For Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell

The Republican National Convention, which is slated to begin next Monday, may be the moment that Gov. Bob McDonnell gets his big push into the national limelight.


Despite Fact Checks, Romney Escalates Welfare Work Requirement Charge

Wednesday marks the 16th anniversary of President Clinton's welfare overhaul. Republican Mitt Romney keeps saying that President Obama has gutted the law — even though every major fact-checking organization says the claims are false.

Obama Defends Government As A National Caretaker

With a towering federal deficit, the role of the government was always destined to be an important issue in the presidential campaign. Republican candidate Mitt Romney's decision to tap Paul Ryan — author of a proposed budget that would dramatically reduce the size of government — made it front and center. This week, President Obama has begun a systematic campaign to remind voters of just what government does and can do for them.

Vulnerable Senate Seats In The Spotlight As Fall Nears

Audie Cornish speaks with Jennifer Duffy, senior editor at the Cook Political Report, about the handful of close races that could tip the balance in Senate to the Republicans this fall.