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Wasserman Schultz: Romney an extremist on immigration

The head of the Democratic National Committee on Sunday continued her party's all-out push for the Hispanic vote ahead of the November presidential election and tried to convince the minority group they should be afraid of what Mitt Romney would do.

** FILE ** Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks to the Values Voter Summit, sponsored by the Family Research Council, on Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Huckabee: Don't fire Romney adviser Fehrnstrom

Not every Republican pundit wants the head of Eric Fehrnstrom, the senior Romney adviser who kicked off a week of missteps for the campaign with the botched MSNBC interview in which he said the former Massachusetts governor doesn't think the individual mandate is a tax.

Cain takes on Chevy, scores a Volt ad anyway

How good of a businessman is Herman Cain? Good enough to put up a 1-minute, 59-second editorial commentary on his new website criticizing President Obama's bailout of the U.S. automobile industry — in particular the administration's support of GM's flagship "green" car, the Chevy Volt — and still sell ad space on that same page for the electric hybrid.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks July 6, 2012, at Bradley's Hardware in Wolfeboro, N.H., about job numbers. (Associated Press)

Obama team amps up fears over GOP money edge

Sounding the alarm on reports that presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee raised more than $100 million last month, President Obama's campaign manager Jim Messina warned supporters that if they cannot keep up a similar fundraising pace then "it could cost us the election."

**FILE** President Obama speaks July 5, 2012, at James Day Park in Parma, Ohio. (Associated Press)

Crossroads announces $25m ad blitz on jobs, debt

Friday's disappointing jobs report was barely off the presses before Crossroads GPS, the affiliate of the Karl Rove-funded Super PAC American Crossroads, announced a new ad campaign urging President Obama to address the national debt and stagnant economy.