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Michelle Obama draws sharp contrast with Romneys

Michelle Obama declared life experiences "make you who you are" in a convention pitch Tuesday to US voters that set up stark contrasts between her husband and wealthy rival Mitt Romney.

'Comeback Kid' Bill Clinton comes back for Obama

Chanting, cheering and moved to tears, 15,000 faithful Democrats welcomed the return of the "Comeback Kid" as Bill Clinton reveled once again in the spotlight of a heated presidential campaign.

Romney not ready for international diplomacy: Obama

US President Barack Obama castigated Republican rival Mitt Romney as unprepared to conduct international diplomacy on Thursday, accusing him of having insulted top ally Britain.

'Tested and proven' Obama asks for second term

US President Barack Obama today implored Americans to grant him a second term to complete his battered crusade for change, warning of the starkest election choice in a generation.

Poor US jobs report puts Obama on back foot

Mitt Romney used a terrible US jobs report to hammer President Barack Obama on the economy, leaving the White House incumbent flat-footed on the defining issue of the 2012 race.

At latest fundraisers, Romney does not shy away

With the eyes of the political world upon him, Mitt Romney staked out his position against big government and wealth redistribution at two fundraisers after a secretly recorded video landed him in hot water.

Romney video: fatal gaffe, or bump in the road?

Is it October yet? The damning, campaign-squashing surprises that send US Presidential candidates to their doom traditionally break in the month before the election, but Mitt Romney is facing a monumental challenge now.

Obama jabs at Romney over his '47%' remarks

US President Barack Obama declared that the occupant of the White House must "work for everyone, not just for some," jabbing back at Republican rival Mitt Romney's jarring statement that as a candidate, he doesn't worry about the 47% of the country that pays no income taxes.

Will Romney's troubles rub off on congressional races?

Two Republican US Senate candidates in close races disowned Mitt Romney's "47%" comments on Tuesday, signaling concern about the impact of his words on Republican fortunes beyond the presidential race.

Obama job approval rising, race still tight: poll

Americans are feeling markedly better about the country's future and about Barack Obama's job performance, but the President's re-election race against Republican Mitt Romney remains neck-and-neck as Election Day in November creeps ever closer, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

President of all Americans, but happy to have rich friends

US President Barack Obama invoked blue-collar workers on Tuesday to contrast himself with his Republican challenger Mitt Romney but later, he rubbed shoulders with a well-heeled crowd at a fundraiser in an elegant nightclub.

Behind closed doors, Romney gossips, imitates Kissinger

The surreptitious video recording of a fundraiser held for Republican Mitt Romney in May provided a rare glimpse of how he views supporters of President Barack Obama - as government dependents.

Romney video: Palestinians not interested in peace

US Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney told donors that Palestinians "have no interest" in peace with Israel and suggested that efforts at Mideast peace under his administration would languish, according to comments captured on newly released video of his private remarks to wealthy donors.

Carter grandson arranged Romney video's release

The grandson of former US President Jimmy Carter says he persuaded the source who secretly taped Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at a private fundraiser to release the full video to the media.

Obama ahead of Romney: Polls

US President Barack Obama is ahead in three key battleground states where he is also seen as the candidate best able to handle an international crisis, according to a new poll out Wednesday.
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