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Teetering at the Water’s Edge

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It is always perilous for anyone running for commander in chief to get out in front of the man who already has the job. For Mitt Romney, this week has been a special test.

Fresh off a pair of political conventions that were designed to blast the candidates into the fall campaign with a burst of enthusiasm, the nominees were reminded that the best-laid plans often fall victim to world events.

Amid foreign-policy crisis, Romney picks a big fight

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Mitt Romney has picked a big fight fraught with political risks amid an ongoing foreign-policy crisis with heartbreaking and murderous consequences for the U.S. diplomatic corps.

Protest erupts at US embassies in Sana'a, Yemen, and Cairo

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A challenger’s criticism is furiously returned

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The deadly attack on an American diplomatic post in Libya propelled foreign policy to the forefront of an otherwise inward-looking presidential campaign and presented an unexpected test not only to the incumbent, who must manage an international crisis, but also to the challenger, whose response quickly came under fire.

Questions of Precedent

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There is a good reason why The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage calls “unprecedented” a “dangerous word that should be avoided.” There is really nothing new under the sun, except, perhaps, the Internet.

Springboard or setback? Romney sought, now faces foreign-policy test

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Mitt Romney’s swift criticism of administration policy amid deadly protests in Libya and violence in Cairo touched a nerve and could mark a turning point for a campaign that has avoided foreign policy and direct engagement with President Obama on the dangers and opportunities of the still-smoldering Arab Spring.

Mitt Romney panic syndrome

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It happens every four weeks. Conservatives get a very scary feeling that Mitt Romney is blowing this election for all the wrong reasons.

Romney on tax loopholes

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Among likely voters, Obama-Romney close

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Last week’s Democratic National Convention helped President Obama improve his standing against Republican Mitt Romney, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, but did little to reduce voter concern about his handling of the economy.

Romney struggles to gain traction in battlegrounds

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With two months to Election Day, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney faces the disconcerting reality that he isn't winning most of the states he would need to beat President Barack Obama.