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** FILE ** Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden, Colo., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Romney outraises Obama for third straight month

Mitt Romney raised $101.3 million in July, his campaign announced Monday, besting President Obama's total of slightly more than $75 million and marking the third consecutive month the Republican challenger has brought in more money than Mr. Obama.

D.L. Hughley (Courtesy of cnn.com)

Hughley: Whites resent black president

Comedian and former CNN talk show host D.L. Hughley, pitching a new book that is critical of conservatives – especially tea party activists – is a fan of President Obama, but he thinks the former law school professor needs to learn when to take off the kid gloves.

Karl Rove

Rove slams Reid on the Romney attacks

A former senior adviser to President George W. Bush on Saturday criticized the Obama campaign on the president's lack of economic credentials and slammed Democrats who have questioned whether Republican challenger Mitt Romney pays taxes.

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel speaks in Akron, Ohio, on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio Dems call Mandel 'King of Liars'

The Ohio Democratic party is taking direct aim at Josh Mandel's credibility with a new press release joking that the Republican Senate hopeful has been endorsed by the "boy who cried wolf."

** FILE ** Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, and his wife, Ann, arrive in Gdansk, Poland, on Monday, July 30, 2012. (Associated Press)

The big bash: 86 percent of Romney coverage negative

Media bias has gone from bad to ridiculous. During Mitt Romney's overseas visit earlier this week, 86 percent of the coverage on ABC, CBS and NBC "emphasized Romney's perceived gaffes," according to a content analysis of 21 major news stories by the Media Research Center, which also compared Mr. Romney's trip to a similar excursion made by President Obama in 2008.

** FILE ** Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in Bowling Green, Ohio. (Associated Press)

Romney: Jobs report 'hammer blow' to middle-class

Presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney said Friday that the latest jobs report, showing the unemployment rate ticked up to 8.3 percent, is more proof that President Obama's big government policies have failed to speed up the economic recovery and get people back to work.