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Presidents often struggle in first debates

When President Obama steps onto the debate stage Wednesday night in Denver, he'll seek to avoid what might be called "incumbents opening debate syndrome." Presidents seeking re-election have often struggled in their first debates: Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. Two of those wound up winning re-election anyway; two lost.

 

Obama turns 51; plays golf, will go to Camp David

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President Barack Obama celebrated his 51st birthday Saturday with a round of golf and plans for a quiet weekend at Camp David, taking a break from campaigning three months before Election Day. Obama played golf with a group of friends and aides at Andrews Air Force Base before heading to the presidential getaway in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains.

 

Obama orders new steps to help small business

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday ordered a series of modest steps aimed at helping small businesses, his latest election-year effort to counter Republican attacks on his economic record and show voters he is trying to tackle high unemployment.

 

Obama 2012 raises $29.1 million in January

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President Obama's re-election campaign raised $29.1 million in January in conjunction with the campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the campaign announced Friday.

 

Poll: Obama's approval among Hispanics keeps slipping

Although¬†President Obama still enjoys higher job approval ratings from Hispanics than he does from the public at large, a new Ipsos-Telemundo poll shows the president’s support among Hispanics continues to decline.

 

GOP group uses Clinton to attack Obama

A conservative group is running ads against President Obama by comparing him unfavorably with a predecessor. No, not Ronald Reagan. Bill Clinton.

Senh: Notice that they skipped George W. Bush...

 

Obama is on the rise politically

Obama is on the rise politically

President Obama appears to be moving up politically. A new Quinnipiac Poll gives Obama an approval rating of 47% -- not great, to be sure, but better than the 41% he rang up in the same poll last month.

Senh: It's good to see that his successes in foreign policy is having an effect on his approval rating. I'm sure Occupy Wall Street helped a little too.

 

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