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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 7- He has been stereotyped as the Obama administration's gaffe-prone sideshow. But Vice President Joe Biden also is a veteran debater who was in the U.S. Senate for a quarter century and is perhaps the Democratic White House's most passionate defender of the working class.

  • *Only 2 points behind in Reuters/ Ipsos poll. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Oct 7- Mitt Romney appeared on Sunday to have halted his perilous slide in the polls and is back to running a close race with President Barack Obama as he prepares a new assault on the Democrat over foreign policy.

  • Scott Walker praised the latest national jobs figures showing a drop in the unemployment rate to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, but he refused to credit Obama's policies for the improvement.

  • WASHINGTON-- A new estimate puts the deficit for the just-completed 2012 budget year at $1.1 trillion, the fourth straight year of trillion dollar deficits on President Barack Obama's watch.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Investors staring squarely at the U.S. fiscal cliff may well be ignoring a bigger monetary policy pitfall. But with such an agreement as dependent on the makeup of the House and Senate as the occupier of the White House, this budgetary uncertainty has been parked in "watch, wait and see" mode "until the election outcome becomes clearer.

  • WASHINGTON-- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is shifting sharply to the political center as he begins to deliver a closing argument aimed at a slice of moderate, undecided voters a month before Election Day.

  • Martin O'Malley (D)

    Republicans are deliberately trying to stymie job creation and U.S. economic growth in order to damage President Obama’s re-election chances, a top Obama campaign surrogate charged Friday.

  • NEW YORK-- Former PBS anchor Jim Lehrer says a debate moderator should be like a baseball umpire _ get out of the way and let the candidates play.

  • COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa-- Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged Thursday that he and President Barack Obama want to raise $1 trillion in taxes on the wealthy as part of a plan to let some Bush-era tax cuts expire, giving Republicans fresh fodder to criticize the Democratic ticket just days after the vice president said the middle class has been buried during the past four years.

  • WASHINGTON-- Mitt Romney's Medicare plan won't try to control costs by limiting the payments that future retirees would use to buy private health insurance, aides say. Reining in costs is vital to keeping Medicare affordable, and in their plans both President Barack Obama and Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, set limits on the growth of future spending.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 4- President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney praised the deficit-cutting framework known as Simpson-Bowles in their debate on Wednesday, but neither candidate has embraced the politically unpopular choices put forward in the plan.

  • Debate Reaction: The 'Likeable' Rating

    Assessing the performance of Mitt Romney and President Obama in last night's presidential debate, with Ken Duberstein, The Duberstein Group chairman & CEO.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 4- President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney agree that the $2.8 trillion U.S. healthcare system is broken, but neither candidate on Wednesday presented voters with a clear idea of how to fix it.

  • Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. President Barack Obama (R) speaks as Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney listens during the Presidential Debate at the University of Denver.

    In a showdown at close quarters, President Obama and Mitt Romney sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering economy.

  • Wednesday night kicked off the first of three presidential debates between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. So, who do you think won the debate? Take our poll and have your voice heard.

  • Regulation: Too Much or Not Enough?

    Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama discuss whether Wall Street needs more or less regulation.

  • CLINTON, Iowa-- Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said Tuesday that he and running mate Mitt Romney would help more Americans find jobs so that they can pay taxes, offering a defense of Romney's remark that nearly half the country doesn't pay federal income taxes and supports President Barack Obama.

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the middle class has been "buried" during the past four years, a statement that Republicans immediately seized upon as an unwitting indictment of the Obama administration.

  • Vice President Joe Biden told a campaign rally on Tuesday that the middle class has been buried for the past four years, just longer than President Barack Obama's time in the White House.

  • Vice President Joe Biden told a campaign rally on Tuesday that the middle class has been buried for the past four years, just longer than President Barack Obama's time in the White House.