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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Amanda Henneberg
With the economy stuck in low gear and deficits soaring, President Obama's closing argument to voters for his re-election Tuesday is that he is moving the nation on the fairest path for the middle class, however slowly.
In the final days of the campaign, President Obama has found a role model: Bill Clinton. At every campaign stop in the waning days of the race, Mr. Obama has inserted a new reference to Mr. Clinton in his speeches, pointing to the 42nd president as the best example of a leader whose policies built a strong economy.
The Obama administration on Tuesday released final regulations forcing automakers to more than double the fuel economy of cars and light trucks by 2025 — and adding at least $1,800 to their price tags.
The Virginia State Board of Elections on Monday chose not to take action related to a nonprofit group's voter registration mailings following hundreds of complaints, including a request from Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign for a formal investigation.
The White House rejected charges Wednesday that President Obama is trying to gut work requirements in the landmark 1996 welfare reform law, and accused Republicans, including presidential candidate Mitt Romney, of "flip-flopping" on the need to give states flexibility in implementing the law.
With four months to go until Election Day, President Obama's well-funded campaign on the airwaves is focusing on two broad themes: that he is a fighter for the middle class who needs more time to finish the job, and that Republican rival Mitt Romney is obsessed with corporate profits to the point of being borderline unpatriotic.
In a foretaste of the political battles to come this fall over education, Vice President Joseph R. Biden told the nation's largest teachers union that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his party do not respect the work they do.
Democrats lost the veterans vote by big margins in the last two presidential elections, but Obama campaign officials said Thursday they intend to reverse that trend by arguing that Mitt Romney would cut veterans' benefits.
President Obama, whose re-election is counting on support from women and young voters, encouraged graduating students from a women's college in New York to aim high and persevere through life's many challenges, imploring them to demand a seat at the table and work hard to attain it.
Alas, "Operation Hilarity" was not so hilarious. The expansive effort to persuade Democrats to vote for Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary included everyone from Michael Moore and MoveOn.org to the Michigan Democratic Party. To their chagrin, Mitt Romney won anyway.
Rick Santorum has called for every business in the country to use E-Verify, the government's database for screening out illegal immigrant workers, but his own presidential campaign has not signed up to use the program.
President Obama's campaign manager accused Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney Wednesday of pandering to tea party members who harbor a "very personal dislike" of the president.
President Obama's campaign manager accused Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney on Wednesday of pandering to tea party members who harbor a "very personal dislike" of the president.
Romney campaign spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg said Mr. Obama is pointing to the example of Mr. Clinton because middle-class Americans "aren't better off" under Mr. Obama's leadership.