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Obama's Corporate Tax Plan Presages Election Debate

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President Obama's corporate tax reform "framework" unveiled Wednesday is unlikely to become law in an election year, but a partisan and economically rooted debate about individual and business taxes will figure prominently before November. Two competing visions for fiscal rejuvenation after 2013 are guaranteed to clash when Obama and a GOP nominee finally face one another later this year.
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White House Lays Low as Birth Control Dispute Heats Up

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If the White House had been searching for an issue that could draw sharper contrasts with Republicans over women's health, economic opportunities and freedom, a skirmish with Catholic bishops and others over a requirement that health insurance cover contraception costs might just do it. For yet another day, the White House hung back while the discussion in Washington took on distinctly partisan and gender-rich overtones.
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Is There Hope for Obama in Fla. Results? A Sliver.

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Florida's Republican primary results may have offered President Obama and his campaign team fresh evidence that gives them pause about the incumbent's chances for a win in November. The list of worries in Florida looks longer than the bright spots for the president at the moment, based on Tuesday's returns, exit polling and interviews with authorities who know the state's politics.
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On Google+, Big Question for Obama Is Weeded Out

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President Obama did not tackle the subject most on the minds of some questioners during an online forum Monday. What drew many citizens to a Google+ chat with the president was their interest in how soon marijuana could be legalized, according to the rated popularity of questions posted before the event.
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The True State of Our Union: Introduction

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Listening to Barack Obama’s lengthy State of the Union address in the same week the Republican presidential candidates held more debates in their incessant series was to visit two parallel universes. The economy is getting better. Nope, the economy is a disaster. We need to change the tax code so the rich pay “their fair share.” Oh, no: We need to change the tax code to starve Washington and put more money in all Americans' pockets. Business needs to be regulated. Business needs to be unfettered.

Obama's "We Can't Wait" Juggling Act

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As President Obama visited Orlando, Fla., on Thursday to describe an initiative to expand international tourism to the United States, Vice President Biden was in Reno, Nev., to discuss the economic hazards of rising college tuitions. As Obama flew on Air Force One later in the day to New York City for four campaign fundraising events, Biden traveled to Los Angeles for an economic event with business leaders, plus another fundraiser.
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January 13, 2012

Weekly Show

Will Mitt Romney’s momentum from successive wins in Iowa and New Hampshire help him win South Carolina? Plus, the Supreme Court will decide on the FCC’s authority to regulate the airwaves, and President Obama’s aims to shrink government. Joining Gwen: Beth Reinhard, National Journal; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics.com; Pete Williams, NBC News.
 

Obama, DNC Raise $68 Million in Fourth Quarter

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President Obama's campaign manager worried aloud in a video message released Thursday that too many potential donors are reluctant to contribute to the president's re-election effort because they believe he's running a $1 billion campaign. That figure, Jim Messina insisted, is "completely untrue," and he urged supporters to give now and keep donating through 2012.
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Obama Camp Locks In on Romney as Opponent

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The Obama campaign team has been preparing to face Mitt Romney in a general election for the better part of a year, and Romney's narrow triumph in Iowa and decisive follow-up victory in New Hampshire merely served to bless that battle plan. The campaign believes it has to be armed for Obama vs. Romney, the president vs. "the jobs killer."
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What Led to Daley's Departure, Lew's Appointment

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President Obama has now hired one White House chief of staff who was a flame-thrower, another who was a spear-catcher, and a third who will be his sentry. "When the president asked me to do this, I said I'd love to do it for two years through the re-elect. That's always been my plan," outgoing Chief of Staff William Daley said this past October. Obama announced Monday that Daley moved up his date of departure, deciding to return to private life later this month with the new and largely honorific title as a co-chairman of Obama's campaign.