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September 21, 2012

Weekly Show

As Mitt Romney ends a tough week by releasing another year of tax returns, we look at the effects of the leaked “47 percent” video on his campaign. Also, we sift through the recent onslaught of polls in the countdown to November. Joining Gwen:  John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times; Gloria Borger, CNN; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News; Sam Youngman of Reuters.

 

July 13, 2012

Weekly Show

This Week, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both campaigned in battleground states. Obama called for an extension of middle class tax cuts while Romney addressed the NAACP. Also, House Republicans voted to repeal the president's health care law. Joining Gwen: Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; Lori Montgomery, The Washington Post; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; Sam Youngman, Reuters.

 

Newly Confident Romney Entering Aggressive Phase

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A space of only five minutes revealed a lot about the aggressive new phase an increasingly confident Mitt Romney is entering. In a poke at President Barack Obama, the Republican challenger timed a speech in Ohio on the economy to begin just minutes before his Democratic rival gave a major address on the same topic in the same battleground state.

Gamesmanship Abounds as Obama, Romney Campaigns Duel over Jobs

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The campaigns of President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney took their political gamesmanship up a notch on Thursday, with dueling events that featured raucous heckling, a secret trip for reporters and symbolic backdrops that reflected the increasing intensity of the tight race for the White House.

Trump Birther Remarks Overshadow Romney Appearance

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Controversy over the "birther" movement hung over a meeting in Las Vegas on Tuesday between Mitt Romney and high-profile supporter Donald Trump, whose comments about President Barack Obama have put the Republican presidential candidate in an awkward spot.

Romney Tells Vets Dangerous World Demands Powerful Military

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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney chose Veterans Day to proclaim to the American people his conviction that the world is a dangerous place, and the United States must remain its most formidable military power. "The world is not safe," Romney told veterans on Memorial Day. He was joined by Senator John McCain, in a speech to honor the veterans of America's wars.

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Romney Seeks Evangelical Votes; Opposes Gay Marriage

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sought on Saturday to calm fears that his Mormon faith would be an obstacle to evangelical Christian voters, stressing shared conservative values while acknowledging religious differences.

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Mitt Romney deliveres the commencement address at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. over the weekend (CNN)

Obama Slams Romney for Changing Tune on bin Laden

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President Barack Obama on Monday reminded Americans that his likely Republican opponent in the November election had been lukewarm about targeting Osama bin Laden, seeking to gain political advantage from the killing of the al Qaeda leader.

Romney Campaign Backs Away from Nugent's Obama Remark

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Republican candidate Mitt Romney's campaign called for civility on Tuesday after aging rock star Ted Nugent made an apparent threat against President Barack Obama before an audience of U.S. gun lobbyists.
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Under Pressure, Santorum Huddles with Conservatives

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Tumbling in the polls and under increasing pressure to abandon his White House campaign, Republican Rick Santorum huddled with conservative leaders and aides on Thursday to plot strategy. Among the options on the table: a plan that would involve Newt Gingrich dropping out of the Republican race and backing Santorum in a late effort to unite conservatives and prevent Mitt Romney from clinching the party's presidential nomination.
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