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Class warfare dominates Massachusetts Senate race

Class warfare emerged as a dominant theme in the bitter Massachusetts race for Senate this week, with GOP incumbent Sen. Scott Brown and his likely Democratic opponent Elizabeth Warren each posing as an advocate for the common man while trying to link their opponent to wealth and privilege.

** FILE ** President Obama points toward a reporter during a news conference at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. (Associated Press)

Obama hit on travel to swing states

The White House Friday attempted to brush off concerns that President Obama's decision to travel next week to Iowa, North Carolina and Colorado — all considered swing states in the 2012 election — was motivated by political interests.

** FILE ** President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama clings to lead, but Romney scores on economy

President Obama holds a 46 percent to 42 percent lead over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in a Quinnipiac University national poll released Thursday, even as voters give the Republican a slight edge on the economy and jobs and a bigger lead on gas prices.

Musician and gun rights activist Ted Nugent addresses a seminar at the National Rifle Association's convention in Pittsburgh on May 1, 2011. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Ted Nugent = Hilary Rosen

That's the equation, say progressive bloggers who are annoyed that the news media has yet to turn its full frenzied attention to recent remarks made by rock icon and firearms aficionado Ted Nugent at the National Rifle Association's annual convention.

** FILE ** In this April 2, 2012, file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks in Shawano, Wis. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Santorum ad: Romney as nominee 'frightening'

Rick Santorum pulled the plug on his presidential campaign a week ago, but apparently that was after his campaign sent out another round of fundraising letters warning Iowans that the former Pennsylvania senator was frightened by the prospect of Mitt Romney becoming the party's nominee.

FILE - In this March 1, 2012, file photo House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Speaker Boehner endorses Romney

House Speaker John A. Boehner endorsed Mitt Romney's presidential bid on Tuesday, saying he was ready to throw his support behind the former Massachusetts governor now that it is clear Mr. Romney will be the party's nominee.