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Republicans losing public opinion wars in "fiscal cliff" talks

Negotiations are expected to continue Thursday on the "fiscal cliff" with Republicans at a growing public opinion disadvantage and approval ratings for President Barack Obama rising to levels not seen since the killing of Osama bin Laden.


Obama swoops into Afghanistan on bin Laden death anniversary

President Barack Obama marked the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death with a speedy trip to Afghanistan, signing a strategic pact with Kabul on Wednesday and delivering an election-year message to Americans that the war is winding down.


Romney: 'Even Carter' would have ordered bin Laden raid

Osama Bin Laden

President Barack Obama on Monday appeared to call out Mitt Romney for what he said four years ago on the campaign trail about going after Osama bin Laden... "It's not worth moving heaven and earth, spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person." Days later, he said, "We'll move everything to get him (bin Laden)."


Joe Biden blasts Mitt Romney's 'CEO mindset' on national security

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...Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday portrayed Romney as weak and waffling when it comes to foreign policy, an issue on which Democrats feel they have the advantage in the fall campaign... Biden also repeated what he has said should be the bumper sticker slogan for the Obama campaign: "Bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive."


Bin Laden plotted to assassinate Obama, Petraeus, documents show

Osama Bin Laden

Osama bin Laden in his final days schemed over an effort to kill President Obama as well as other top U.S. officials, documents recovered from his compound show.


Obama's foreign successes may help little in 2012

Obama's foreign successes may help little in 2012

By declaring the Iraq war over, President Barack Obama scored what his allies see as a fourth big foreign policy success in six months, starting with Osama bin Laden's killing. But in his re-election bid, these events might play a discouragingly small role even if they burnish his eventual place in history. Voters tend to focus heavily on domestic issues, especially in times of high unemployment. That will limit Obama's campaign options.

Senh: I'm wondering if he's already thrown everything he could at unemployment. Maybe there's only so much you can do, especially since we're coming from the second worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.


Obama's bounce is gone, Republicans unhappy with candidates, according to new poll

A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll is the latest to show that the boost President Obama received following the death of Osama bin Laden was short-lived, and that both Democrats and Republicans have reason to be anxious about the 2012 campaign.


Bush tells Obama on bin Laden: "Good call"

Bush tells Obama on bin Laden:

Former President George W. Bush, who spent years searching for Osama bin Laden, had two words for President Barack Obama when Obama told him of the al Qaeda leader's death: "Good call."


Obama: 'Getting our man' outweighed risks of raid

President Barack Obama ordered the commando raid that killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after deciding the risks were outweighed by the possibility "of us finally getting our man" following a decade of frustration, he said in a Sunday broadcast interview.


Obama thanks NYC firefighters, to visit Ground Zero

Obama thanks NYC firefighters, to visit Ground Zero

Days after the killing of Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama met New York firefighters on Thursday before a visit to Ground Zero to offer comfort to a city still scarred by the September 11 attacks.


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