JULIANNE MALVEAUX: A Listless Obama is Still Better than Romney

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OPINION – Somehow, the body snatchers came last Wednesday and took the fire (as in fired up, ready to go) out of President Obama, leaving a rather listless shell of a man who never truly engaged the audience or his opponent. He looked down at his notes, fidgeted, and let Mitt Romney get away with […]

FACT CHECK: Presidential Debate Missteps

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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney spun one-sided stories in their first presidential debate, not necessarily bogus, but not the whole truth. They made some flat-out flubs, too. The rise in health insurance premiums has not been the slowest in 50 years, as Obama stated. Far from it. And there are […]

African-American Christians Waver Over Vote

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NATIONWIDE – Some black clergy see no good presidential choice between a Mormon candidate and one who supports gay marriage, so they are telling their flocks to stay home on Election Day. That’s a worrisome message for the nation’s first African-American president, who can’t afford to lose any voters from his base in a tight […]

How Do Voters Assess Candidates’ ‘2 Visions’?

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PHOENIX – It’s the mantra we will hear endlessly in the coming weeks: Americans face a “stark choice” come November. It is a choice, as President Barack Obama has said repeatedly, “between two fundamentally different visions” for our country. Or as newly anointed Republican nominee Mitt Romney has said from the stump, “President Obama’s vision […]

Will The Changing Face Of America Help Obama Win Re-Election?

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TAMPA – One way to think about this year’s election is as a contest between the impact of a sour economy (advantage Romney) and the power of the nation’s shifting demographics (advantage Obama). Put simply, the groups that support President Barack Obama most strongly blacks, Hispanics, young people, unmarried women have been growing as a […]

BET News Poll: GOP On Track For Worst Showing With Black Voters In Modern History

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NEW YORK – In one of the most comprehensive election-year study of registered African-American voters in the battleground states, BET News’ original poll conducted by nationally-recognized pollster Cornell Belcher, reveals overwhelming support for President Barack Obama for a second term re-election and severe disapproval of Republican Presidential nominee Governor Mitt Romney (R-Massachusetts). “Black, Red, White […]

Mitt Romney Compares California’s Economy To Greece

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DES MOINES – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took a potshot at California’s bedraggled economy, comparing it to the crisis in Greece, as he warned voters on Wednesday that Barack Obama is leading the nation down a similar path of huge debt. “Entrepreneurs and business people around the world and here at home think that […]