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New photos confirm the attack's coordination and its cover-up
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Topic - Lis Smith
Democratic governors with presidential aspirations have been tacking hard to the left, moving to legalize gay marriage and ban guns — and in the case of Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, ending capital punishment.
Darting across eight battleground states, Mitt Romney spent the final weekend of the presidential race delivering a muscular critique of the Obama administration and saying he is uniquely qualified to end the partisan gridlock in Washington that threatens to push the country into a double-dip recession.
On the heels of a new poll showing him struggling to make inroads in Ohio, Mitt Romney stumped in New Hampshire, Iowa and here in Colorado on Saturday, telling tens of thousands of voters in the battleground states that four more years of President Obama would generate more of the partisan gridlock that has slowed the nation's economic recovery and hurt the jobs market.
Mitt Romney kicked off Friday with the ringing public endorsement from Green Bay Packers football legend Bart Starr and ended with a rally that featured musician Kid Rock and more than a dozen of the nation's most high-profile Republican figures.
Pouncing on new modest economic growth numbers, GOP nominee Mitt Romney pounded home the message at a couple of campaign stops Friday that President Obama has failed to deliver on his promise to revive the economy and to nurture the bipartisanship necessary to confront the nation's problems.
Stumping in the state that both campaigns see as critical to the 2012 vote, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney vowed Thursday that he and Rep. Paul Ryan, his running mate, will bring the kind of "big change" to Washington that President Obama promised in 2008 but has failed to deliver over the course of his first term in office.
Seeking to blow a hole in President Obama's road map to victory, Mitt Romney campaigned in Nevada on Wednesday and had another stop scheduled in Iowa — two battleground states that Mr. Obama carried four years ago and where he now clings to a lead with less than two weeks to go in a tight election.
Mitt Romney on Thursday elevated the Benghazi terrorist attack to the forefront of the presidential campaign, saying President Obama and his campaign are politicizing the issue rather than explaining why the administration botched the initial response.
A day after blasting the Obama administration's response to the attacks on diplomatic posts in the Middle East, Mitt Romney pivoted back to the economy Thursday, taking particular aim at what he sees as President Obama's soft approach toward China.
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney declared Thursday he has paid at least 13 percent of his income in federal taxes every year for the past decade, offering that new detail while still decrying a "small-minded" fascination over returns he will not release. President Barack Obama's campaign shot back in doubt: "Prove it."
The Obama campaign changed its website Thursday night to include a reference to "clean coal" in the president's "all-of-the-above" energy plan after Republicans lawmakers criticized the omission.
First birth control, now prenatal testing? Once again a fact of life for many American women has become a jarring issue in the presidential race.
Rick Santorum, surging in the Republican presidential sweepstakes, is making increasingly harsh remarks about President Obama, questioning not just the president's competence, but his motives and even his Christian values.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's Republican Governors Association hauled in a record $44.7 million last year, far outpacing the Democratic Governors Association's $20 million in the latest chapter of Mr. McDonnell's rivalry with Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.
"Gov. O'Malley didn't pursue these policies because they were easy or popular, and he certainly didn't pursue them to get national chatter," Ms. Smith said. "He pursued them because they were the right thing to do."
Lis Smith, an O'Malley spokeswoman, said the governor has "never shied away from taking on the big issues of our time."