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Obama Holds Edge Over Romney in General Election Matchup, Poll Finds

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Boosted by improved public confidence in his economic stewardship, President Obama for the first time holds a clear edge over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a hypothetical general-election matchup, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Romney, who notched his second consecutive victory Saturday by easily winning the Nevada caucuses, continues to solidify his position as the front-runner in the race for the GOP nomination.

Birth-Control Fight Unlikely to Hurt Obama, his Strategists Say

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Even as angry Catholic leaders vow to fight a new federal requirement that most employers include contraceptives in their health insurance coverage, the Obama administration believes any political damage will be limited because it's on the side of women's rights.
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Fact Check: Romney on the Recession

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Mitt Romney is back to saying that President Obama “made it worse” – the recession, that is – but his charge remains factually challenged. Accepting the endorsement of Donald Trump, a former rival for the Republican presidential nomination, in Las Vegas on Thursday, Mr. Romney said of the president: “He’s frequently telling us that he did not cause the recession, and that’s true. But he made it worse.”
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Romney Criticizes Afghan Pullout Plan, but Obama Is Eager for the Debate

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It did not take long for Mitt Romney to pounce on Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta’s statement Wednesday that American troops could end their combat role in Afghanistan by mid-2013, 18 months sooner than expected. Within hours, Mr. Romney lambasted it as “naïve” and “misguided.”
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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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Obama Won't Come Close on Pledge to Halve Deficit, CBO Says

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President Obama's pledge to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term will fall short, according to the latest economic outlook released Tuesday by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. The president said in February 2009 that the $1.3 trillion deficit he inherited would be cut in half under his budget blueprint, but according to the CBO, the deficit in 2012 will continue to hover around $1 trillion, and fall to just under $1 trillion next year if current tax laws are extended, as expected.

Obama Campaign: Romney's Florida Win About Money, Not Message

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President Obama's campaign says Mitt Romney's win in Florida owes more to the barrage of ads he ran than to his ability to connect with voters. Romney has a "unique ability to push key constituencies away," deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter says in a new memo following the results of the Florida contest.
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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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January 27, 2012

Weekly Show

Ahead of next week’s Florida Republican primary, the 4 remaining candidates squared off on the ground and in two debates. Plus, following his State of the Union Address, President Obama hit the road to push his economic and jobs plan.  Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, The Washington Post; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine & CBS News; Jackie Calmes, The New York Times; David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal.

Obama’s Brewer Encounter Sidetracks Message

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President Barack Obama’s encounter with Arizona governor Jan Brewer yesterday on an airport tarmac in Phoenix sidetracked the administration’s effort to keep the media focused on the president’s message.
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