CNN showed a clock with each candidate’s talking time during the first presidential debate on Wednesday. By the time moderate Jim Lehrer moved to the closing statements, President Barack Obama had spoken for more than four minutes longer than GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
By the end of the debate, Obama had spoken for nearly 43 minutes and Romney had spoken for 38 and a half minutes, according to CNN’s clock.…
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President Barack Obama said at the first presidential debate that he likes the term Obamacare, which has been used derisively for the past two years by opponents of the health care reform law.
And he defended it, saying it doesn’t mean a government takeover of health insurance but, rather, protection from insurance companies.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential nominee, defended the state law signed by him that, he said, was forged by bipartisan compromise. Obama said the federal law was modeled on that Massachusestts law.…
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It’s a tough issue for President Barack Obama, and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney hammered him on it, saying the president had doubled the deficit rather than cutting it in half. Romney also said he would not raise revenue in order to balance the budget.
Obama said a balanced, responsible approach was necessary, with $2.50 in spending cuts for every $1 in new revenue, mostly from higher taxes on the wealthy.
Obama also went after the oil and gas industry, repeating his belief that the $4 billion in tax breaks available to them are corporate welfare.…
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Celinda Lake, a prominent Democratic pollster in Washington, told visiting business leaders from Oklahoma on Tuesday that the typical swing voter right now is, essentially, a working mother without a college education — Lake called her a waitress Wal-mart mom — and that both candidates had to speak to her during the debate.
If she’s still awake at this point, she may have trouble figuring out what both are even saying as they get deep in the weeds on tax policy.…
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It’s most likely going to be the deciding issue of the election: Jobs. And President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney got to it right away in the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, with condensed versions of their stump speeches. Obama accused Romney of trickle down economics and Romney accused Obama of trickle down government.
Both mentioned energy in their opening remarks, with Romney saying he would open up more areas to drilling and Obama saying he would focus on new sources of energy.…
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The campaign for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney released excerpts of the speech he is to deliver Thursday night:
Four years ago, I know that many Americans felt a fresh excitement about the possibilities of a new president. That president was not the choice of our party but Americans always come together after elections. We are a good and generous people who are united by so much more than divides us.
When that hard fought election was over, when the yard signs came down and the television commercials finally came off the air, Americans were eager to go back to work, to live our lives the way Americans always have – optimistic and positive and confident in the future.…
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Here is the transcript of Gov. Mary Fallin’s speech Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention. There were some minor changes.
President Ronald Reagan once said that “there are no great limits to growth, because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination and wonder.”
He believed, like I believe—like Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan believe—that the potential for America is limitless.
We can – and we will – overcome any economic challenge IF government lets go of the regulatory chokehold zapping the air out of the economy and deflating the spirits of our entrepreneurs.…
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Gov. Mary Fallin came out on the stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa wearing blue, not the red she was wearing earlier because she’s from the reddest state in the nation, as she and other Republicans love to say.
She got big cheers from the Oklahoma delegation from the back of the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
But the announcer pronounced her name as if it rhymed with Palin.
She began her speech with:
President Ronald Reagan once said “there are no great limits to growth, because there are no
limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.”
He believed, like I believe – like Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan believe – that the potential for
America is limitless.…
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Look for Gov. Mary Fallin to give the national television audience a bit of a history lesson about Oklahoma when she speaks to the National Republican Convention in Tampa here Tuesday night and don’t be surprised if she mentions that Janna Little Ryan is an Oklahoman. The theme Tuesday is that Americans build things without the government’s help; it is a counter to remarks by President Barack Obama a few weeks ago that seemed to suggest otherwise but that he has said he didn’t mean that way.…
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Only 40 of Oklahoma’s 43 delegate votes for president were counted Tuesday night, because of one absence and two supporters of Ron Paul who refused to cast their votes for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, even though they were bound to do so.
The roll call for the state was 34 votes for Romney and six for Rep. Ron Paul, who ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination.
The six who voted for Paul were Paul supporters who had been committed to former candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.…
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