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Former President Bill Clinton (right) introduces Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Clinton gives Romney backhanded compliment

Introducing Mitt Romney at the Clinton Global Initiative on Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton gave the Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts governor a bit of a backhanded compliment, praising him for fighting for greater federal spending on AmeriCorps, a marquee Clinton government program.Introducing Mitt Romney at the Clinton Global Initiative on Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton gave the Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts governor a bit of a backhanded compliment, praising him for fighting for greater federal spending on AmeriCorps, a marquee Clinton government program.

Democrats are looking to Rep. Tammy Baldwin to stem a long and deep losing streak in Wisconsin for the party that dates back to 2010. She is running for a U.S. Senate seat against former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson in the November election. (Associated Press)

Obama, Baldwin lead by double digits in Wisconsin

Recent polls have shown that Wisconsin voters are leaning toward President Obama and Rep. Tammy Baldwin, who is running for the U.S. Senate, but few have been so heavily in the two Democrats' favor as one released Monday.

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan leaves Walker's Produce Stand in between Bartow and Lakeland, Fla., on Sept. 21, 2012. (Associated Press/The Lakeland Ledger)

Ryan: Romney campaign critics are overreacting

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan shot back at critics of the Romney campaign this weekend, dismissing complaints from some Republicans that the campaign is overly timid and has given Mr. Ryan too low of a profile.

** FILE ** David Axelrod

Axelrod: Obama clearer on economy than Romney

Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod accused the Romney campaign on Monday of putting forward an untenable fiscal policy and dismissed charges that the president has been too vague in laying out his own economic vision for the coming years.