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Relaxed and loose, candidate Obama hits his mark

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During his three-minute chat on Tuesday with the man introducing him to 3,300 supporters at a campaign rally here, President Obama achieved four must-dos in every politician’s instruction manual.

Basketball legends boost Obama campaign cash

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President Barack Obama combined his personal passion for basketball with his professional need for campaign cash with a high-dollar fund-raising dinner and some hoops with some of his most talented supporters.

PBS NewsHour: Sen. Marco Rubio- Voters Will Choose Between Two Visions of Government, Economy

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Gwen Ifill talks to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a rising leader of the Republican party, about his role at the convention, his belief that voters should approach this election as a choice between two different visions of government and economy, and his emphasis on encouraging legal immigration.

Obama hears call for bipartisanship during Sunday sermon

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On the Sunday morning TV news shows, surrogates for President Obama and Mitt Romney were duking it out over healthcare, Medicare and whether their ads are getting too nasty. Both candidates, meanwhile, were at worship with their families.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan pursue united front strategy

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Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan plan to campaign together again sooner than aides had originally planned, likely twice next week, as part of a new offensive to take on the touchy issue of Medicare, campaign officials tell POLITICO.

Ryan says his plan keeps Obama's health savings

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Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan acknowledged on Thursday that his proposed healthcare reforms rely on many of the same spending reductions for which he has criticized President Barack Obama, something that could undercut a central message of the Republican campaign.

Romney: Never paid less than 13 percent in taxes

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Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney declared Thursday he has paid at least 13 percent of his income in federal taxes every year for the past decade, offering that new detail while still decrying a "small-minded" fascination over returns he will not release. President Barack Obama's campaign shot back in doubt: "Prove it."

Political Perceptions: The Ryan Medicaid Questions

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The choice of Paul Ryan to be Mitt Romney’s running mate has pushed Medicare onto the front pages. That’s because the Wisconsin congressman wants to make sweeping changes in the program to slow the growth in its costs, essentially giving future elderly a set sum to shop among competing private insurance plans (much as President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act would do for some low- and moderate-income families not covered by government insurance).

Tax Analysts, Responding to Critics, Reaffirm Findings on Romney Plan

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The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, after considering conservative critiques of its recent, much-publicized analysis of Mitt Romney’s tax agenda, said on Thursday that its conclusion stands: His proposals would mean big tax cuts for the highest-income taxpayers and increases for everyone else.

Romney seeks to undercut Obama's likability lead

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Mitt Romney is portraying the outwardly calm President Barack Obama as a man seething with animosity and power lust as the Republicans seek to undermine one of the Democrat's greatest campaign strengths — his personal likability.