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Obama Takes Early Leap Into Campaign Fray

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With the general election campaign now under way, one thing has become clear: There will be no Rose Garden strategy for President Obama. If past incumbents have been reluctant to directly engage opponents this early in an election year for fear of looking like a candidate rather than a president, Mr. Obama has tossed aside convention.

Stumping for Energy

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President Obama seeks an extension of renewable energy tax breaks, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. Christopher Horner, Competitive Enterprise Institute, weighs in.

Romney Campaign Begins Quiet Push for African American Voters

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Mitt Romney’s campaign team has been quietly laying plans for an outreach effort to President Obama’s most loyal supporters — black voters — not just to chip away at the huge Democratic margins but also as a way to reassure independent swing voters that Romney can be inclusive and tolerant in his thinking and approach.

Obama Urges Congress to Extend Clean-Energy Tax Credits

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From a wind-power factory in this battleground state, President Obama urged Congress to extend tax credits he said would save jobs in the field of clean-energy production. Obama said continuing the production tax credit would save 37,000 jobs that would otherwise be at risk, an estimate his aides based on reports from industry officials.

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2012: The Year Demographics Catches Up With Politics

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Christine Mastin, an immigration attorney whose Spanish-speaking grandmother emigrated from Chile to the United States, realizes that most of the Hispanics she knows are surprised she is a Republican.

Barack Obama won two-thirds of the Latino vote in 2008, and no Republican has come close to winning a majority in 40 years. But she is working Colorado for Mitt Romney.

And even though she ran for a state House seat in 2010 and lost, she is optimistic that the GOP will soon be able to crack the code.

Will Obama's Attacks on Romney Backfire?

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As the presidential campaign veers off onto the Bain Capital ramp, the predictable arguments ensue: Is the turn simply a political attack meant to distract from bad economic news? (So says Mitt Romney). Or is it an important, valid argument at the heart of the contest? (So says President Barack Obama.)

Romney Opens New Front vs Obama: Schools are Failing

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney opened a new front on Wednesday in his fight against President Barack Obama, accusing him of presiding over a failing U.S. education system in the grip of union bosses who refuse to accept reforms.

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Mitt Romney speaks in Philadelphia of a "crisis" in American education (CNN)

Romney’s Core

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Mitt Romney, it turns out, has a core after all. You may remember that for months—dating back to October—President Obama’s most persistent criticism of Romney has been that he has no core. Chief strategist David Axelrod said it first, followed by senior White House adviser and 2008 Obama campaign manager David Plouffe.

When a Boy Found a Familiar Feel in a Pat of the Head of State

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For decades at the White House, photographs of the president at work and at play have hung throughout the West Wing, and each print soon gives way to a more recent shot. But one picture of President Obama remains after three years.

PBS NewsHour: Political Checklist: All About Bain

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In this week's Political Checklist, Political Editor Christina Bellantoni chatted with senior correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff about Bain Capital and President Obama's declaration that the election would be "about" Mitt Romney's record at the private equity firm.