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Obama, Romney star power shines on businesses

Call it the Obama effect: A presidential visit can be good advertising for restaurants and businesses.

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In Texas, how conservative is enough?

Like many Texas Republicans, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has waited in line for higher office for nearly a decade.

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Chinese dissident seeks exile, strains U.S.-China ties

BEIJING (Reuters) – Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng appealed on Thursday for asylum in the United States, throwing into doubt a deal used to coax him out of hiding in the U.S. embassy in Beijing and fanning U.S.-China tensions at a sensitive ti…

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Behind Richard Grenell’s Departure, a Right-Wing Storm

Richard Grenell, a foreign policy spokesman for Mitt Romney, resigned on Tuesday after an unexpectedly messy and public dispute over his role and reputation.

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National Briefing | West: Lawsuit Against John Yoo Is Thrown Out

An appeals court in San Francisco threw out a convicted terrorist’s lawsuit accusing a Bush administration lawyer who wrote the so-called torture memos of authorizing illegally harsh treatment of “enemy combatants.”

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White House Memo: For Obama, a Delicate New Balance on National Security

For President Obama, the days leading up to his re-election kickoff have been spent straddling the precarious line between hawk and dove, and possibly redefining his party for years to come.

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After Primary Losses, Legacies of Debt and Strained Reputations

As Mitt Romney has emerged as the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee, most of his rivals have ended up in debt that is not easily paid off.

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Edwards Aide Says Relationship Concerned Him

Staff members had tried to prepare for the impact of a tabloid newspaper article about John Edwards’s extramarital affair, one former aide testified.

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Earl Rose, Coroner When JFK Was Shot, Dies at 85

Dr. Rose, the Dallas County medical examiner in 1963, waged an unsuccessful battle to perform the autopsy on the assassinated president.

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Odierno Reshaping Training and Deployment

The changes institutionalize tactics adopted ad hoc in Iraq and Afghanistan, including putting some conventional units under Special Operations command.

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