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**FILE** President Obama speaks July 10, 2012, during a campaign event at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Associated Press)

Dueling baritones: Romney hits back at Obama's donors, singing

Fresh off a week where GOP nominee Mitt Romney and top-level Republicans found themselves defending Mr. Romney's tenure at Bain Capital, his campaign launched a new online ad Monday hitting President Obama for purportedly aiding donors at the expense of the middle class — complete with a clip of Mr. Obama singing Al Green's "Let's Stay Together."

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks in Houston on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Romney: 'Best offense is to look at the president's record'

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Monday defended his campaign amidst cries from fellow Republicans that he needs to quit playing defense in his challenge to President Obama after a week in which the topic dominating the headlines was Mr. Romney's record at Bain Capital and exactly when he left the firm.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (Associated Press)

Health care law has governors split along party lines

The nation's governors launched their weekend gathering in Williamsburg, Va., with a press release touting bipartisanship, but by Saturday afternoon it was clear the Republican and Democratic executives are as divided over the Obama administration's health care law as the rest of the country.

** FILE ** In this Jan. 23, 2012, file photo, Republican presidential candidates, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, right, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney share a laugh during a break in a Republican presidential debate at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

One last Romney vs. Paul battle?

Ron Paul has acknowledged that Mitt Romney is going to be the GOP presidential nominee, but the Texas congressman's backers are optimistic that Nebraska Republicans will give the libertarian-leaning candidate a consolation prize today: a guaranteed chance to speak at the August convention.

George Soros (Associated Press)

Soros, unions give millions, awakening sleeping super PAC

Liberal financier George Soros last month gave $1 million to a Democratic super PAC, breaking a silence from the Democratic heavy hitter and marking a willingness to give to the unlimited-money vessels, which many liberals despise, records released Friday showed.