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September job report boasts Obama’s presidential campaign

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For the first time in over three years the US unemployment rate has dropped below 8%, raising President Barack Obama’s hopes of staying in office for four more years. Official figures show that the US added 114,000 jobs in September 2012 bringing the country’s unemployment rate to 7.8%. The Guardian reports:  ”Today, I believe that as [...]

US presidential debate most watched since 1980

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According to television measurement company Nielsen the presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney was the most watched since 1980. More than 67 million people watched the debate at home. The Wednesday night debate was also watched on YouTube, which did not disclose official figures , but said millions viewed the debate on ‘live-stream.’ [...]

Obama raises $60 million in May re-election effort

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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party have raised a combined $60 million in May for his re-election effort- The totals helped the president exceed his fundraising haul in April, when his campaign and his party raised $43.6 million. That was slightly more than his presumed challenger in the November election, Mitt Romney, and [...]

Calamity Mitt

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NEW YORK (AP) – Former President Bill Clinton warned that a Mitt Romney presidency would be “calamitous” for America and the world, going further than even President Barack Obama in depicting the consequences of a return to Republican rule of the White House. With Obama standing to one side, Clinton slammed the Republican presidential candidate [...]

Texas primary gives Mitt Romney presidential nomination

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Mitt Romney clinched the Republican presidential nomination with a win in the Texas primary, a triumph of endurance for a candidate who fought hard to win over skeptical conservative voters he must now fire up for the campaign against President Barack Obama. According to the Associated Press count, Romney surpassed the 1,144 [...]

Mitt Romney close to clinching GOP nomination

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CRAIG, Colorado (AP) – Mitt Romney is poised to clinch the Republican presidential nomination after Tuesday’s Texas primary, a largely uncontested election that will formalize the former Massachusetts governor’s status as President Barack Obama’s general election challenger. While Romney’s nomination has been virtually assured for a month, the day marks the culmination of several years [...]

Egypt begins second day of presidential elections

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CAIRO (AP) – Choosing their president freely for the first time, Egyptians are voting on the second day of an election that will produce a successor to longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak. There were lines outside some polling centers on Thursday, but the morning turnout was generally weaker than the previous day’s, when voters lined up [...]

Tadic ahead in Serbia presidential vote

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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) – Serbians voted Sunday in a presidential runoff election that pits pro-European Union Boris Tadic against nationalists Tomislav Nikolic who wants closer ties with Russia and is threatening protests if he loses because of alleged ballot rigging. The vote is key for Serbia’s plans to become an EU member, after being an [...]

Obama’s April fundraising campaign falls short of March record

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WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama raised a combined $43.6 million in April for his campaign and the Democratic Party as he faces a Republican effort that’s rallying around Mitt Romney for the White House. Obama’s monthly fundraising haul fell short of the $53 million he raised in March. His campaign said more than 400,000 [...]

Prominent Russian opposition leaders detained

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MOSCOW – Police have detained two prominent Russian opposition leaders who called hundreds of their supporters to protest outside the presidential administration the night after Vladimir Putin’s inauguration. Police detained Alexei Navalny, a lawyer and blogger who made his name exposing corruption in the government and state corporations. They also detained Sergei Udaltsov, the leader of [...]

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