Election 2012

3:30am

Fri August 3, 2012
Presidential Race

Back From Abroad, Romney Hits The Road In Colo.

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With his much-publicized foreign trip behind him, Mitt Romney traveled yesterday to the swing state of Colorado. He huddled with Republican governors who he praised on him in Aspen, where he also held a fundraiser. The Republican candidate began his trip at a rally in the Denver suburb of Golden, which is where NPR's Brian Naylor begins his report.

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4:18pm

Thu August 2, 2012
Politics

VIDEO: Mitt Romney's Full Campaign Speech In Colorado

Screencap of Mitt Romney's campaign speech earlier on Thursday in Golden, CO
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Mitt Romney was in Colorado today for two campaign events. The first was a speech focusing on the economy at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds and the second was a fundraising event in Basalt.

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3:23pm

Thu August 2, 2012
It's All Politics

Romney Flunks Obama On Economy; President Mocks GOP 'Tax Cut Fairy Dust'

Originally published on Thu August 2, 2012 5:32 pm

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event Thursday in Golden, Colo.
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In his first campaign speech since returning from his trip abroad, Republican Mitt Romney on Thursday told an audience in the swing state of Colorado that President Obama has failed on the economy. And he wielded a scorecard to make his point.

"His policies have not worked," Romney said in Golden, Colo., outside Denver. "They have not gotten America back to work again. My policies will work."

Obama spent much of the day in battleground Florida before a planned evening trip to another swing state, Virginia.

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2:55pm

Thu August 2, 2012
Politics

VIDEO: Romney Presents Obama's Report Card At Colorado Campaign Stop

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Speaking earlier on Thursday in Golden, CO Mitt Romney said "I've got a little report card here." With that he produced the aforementioned card and gave the President marks on his record.

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2:27pm

Thu August 2, 2012
Election 2012

New Target In Voter ID Battle: 1965 Voting Rights Act

Originally published on Fri August 3, 2012 7:49 am

A voter casts his ballot in a West Miami, Fla., fire station during the Republican primary in January.
J Pat Carter AP

A landmark federal law used to block the adoption of state voter identification cards and other election rules now faces unprecedented legal challenges.

A record five federal lawsuits filed this year challenge the constitutionality of a key provision in the Voting Rights Act. The 1965 statute prevents many state and local governments from enacting new voter ID requirements, redistricting plans and similar proposals on grounds that the changes would disenfranchise minorities.

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