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Heilemann describes the Obama campaign as chess computer Deep Blue, while the Romney campaign is just a few guys hunched over an abacus.
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His victory speech in Chicago.
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Facilitated by family members trucking in 70 gallons from Philadelphia, and a Zen spirit.
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Shop for toiletries, pay with cash, and people-watch.
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To compensate for his new moderate stance and win over "the craziest part of the base."
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In response to a question about Senate candidate Richard Mourdock.
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Getting across the message that he is not a warmonger.
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Nope, it won't be coming to any theater near you.
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And explains why husband Mitt Romney is the best candidate for women voters.
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The candidates discuss equal pay, contraceptive care, and why gun violence can be prevented by women getting married.
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During the second presidential debate.
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In last night's second Presidential debate, Obama and Romney traded barbs, almost blows.
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Mitt Romney and President Obama's second of three match-ups gave us a reinvigorated Obama and a Romney ready to spar. Check out our highlights here.
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But that won't stop him from giving Mitt Romney a run for his money.
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Romney says Obama did not properly distinguish the attack on the Libyan embassy as a terrorist attack.
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They seem to have different information. From the second presidential debate.
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During the second presidential debate, Mitt Romney points out that both he and President Obama have personal investments in China.
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"Many Democrats believe it's time for a woman."
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Biden was hearing punchlines left and right.
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"They are elderly people who in fact are living off of Social Security. They are veterans and people fighting in Afghanistan right now who are, quo...
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Heilemann outlines Biden's debate strategy against Paul Ryan.
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"I think PBS will be just fine," without government funding, Romney said.
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Daily Intel investigates!
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Here's the child-sized, 512 oz. soda container.
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"I worked so hard on that, for weeks, and weeks, and weeks.
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He hadn't stated them "elegantly," but "look, the President's approach is attractive to people who are not paying taxes."
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And the diverse GOP members will fight it out, whether or not Mitt Romney wins.
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The world witnessed his "desperation."
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They can code, but they sure can't spell.
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And she talked about her breast implants as taps played.
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Cooper is shocked. "But I laugh like a 12-year-old girl!"
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"We do have promises to keep... and, yes, we have miles to go before we sleep."
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He was later hospitalized out of caution, but appears to be OK.
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"Their fight is my fight, and it's Barack Obama's fight."
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"And that's the middle class!"
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You can work, work hard, and then work harder.
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"I love you, WOMEN!"
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But there may have been some Todd Akin talk in the White House.
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"What government can really do is create the conditions for the private sector to invest in the economy."
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A laid-off man shoots and kills a co-worker. He was later killed by police.
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Protein shakes and chicken every three hours for one month.
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The Romneys have nothing to hide.
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"People think, well, he just talks a little too much. Actually, he's just not very smart."
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Their scolding parent voices come out.