Obama back at Fort Bliss, vows to help troops ‘fully participate in our economy’

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Fort Bliss, Texas – On the second anniversary of the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq, President Barack Obama returned to the same Army base he visited in 2010 to announce the mission’s end.Fort Bliss, Texas – On the second anniversary of the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq, President Barack Obama returned to the same Army base he visited in 2010 to announce the mission’s end.

Eastwood’s ad-libbed remarks echo day after GOP convention

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Romney tours storm-damaged parish in Louisiana

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With the Republican nomination in hand, Mitt Romney tours storm-damaged neighborhoods and meets with local officials in hurricane-battered southern Louisiana.

Romney appeals to voters disillusioned with Obama

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney accepts the nomination during the final session of the Republican National Convention in TampaTAMPA, Florida (Reuters) – Republican Mitt Romney urged voters on Thursday to help him rebuild the U.S. economy and create millions of new jobs, asking them to overcome their disappointment in President Barack Obama and join him in restoring the promise of America. In a high-stakes speech accepting the Republican presidential nomination, Romney said he would work to unify a divided country that believed Obama's lofty campaign promises but had lost hope they would be fulfilled. "What is needed in our country today is not complicated or profound. …

California lawmakers move to approve pension reforms

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Brown speaks at a news conference to announce the Public Employee Pension Reform Act of 2012 at Ronald Reagan State Building in Los AngelesSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California's Democratic-controlled state Assembly on Friday passed a pension reform plan that cuts back some of the most generous public employee retirement benefits in the nation, although its immediate effect may be to fan a political fight over tax increases. The pension bill, unveiled by Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday after months of talks with fellow Democrats, would modestly raise retirement ages and reduce benefits for new employees. It also eliminates some abusive practices that have led to exorbitant pensions for a relative handful of workers. …

Now comes Obama’s turn: tight campaign at a pivot

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President Barack Obama waves to service-members after speaking to them and their families at the 1st Aviation Support Battalion Hangar at Fort Bliss, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)His convention turn coming fast, President Barack Obama on Friday began sprinting toward his one of his last, best shots to win over voters, ready to promise better days even for those who do not feel better off. Rival Mitt Romney, flush with confidence after his party's convention, declared: "We love this country and we're taking it back."

Romney Visits Storm Ravaged Area, Meets with Officials in Louisiana

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KENNER, La – Mitt Romney traveled today in the storm-ravaged state of Louisiana, meeting with Gov. Bobby Jindal and surveying damage caused by Hurricane Isaac. “I’m here to learn and obviously to draw some attention to what’s going here,” Romney told Jindal. “So that people…

Romney starts campaign visiting storm victims

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves as he arrives for a campaign stop, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in Lakeland, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Republican Mitt Romney launched the final leg of his quest for the White House by visiting storm-battered Louisiana on Friday, driving through a flooded town and talking with residents and local officials in a trip he said he hoped would "draw some attention" to Hurricane Isaac's victims.

Obama: ‘I Meant What I Said’ on War, Veterans’ Care

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FORT BLISS – President Obama told several hundred troops with the 1st Armored Division here that he kept his promises as commander in chief during the past three and a half years, ending the war in Iraq, drawing down forces in Afghanistan and redoubling care…

Did Clint Eastwood lose the plot at Romney’s convention?

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Actor Clint Eastwood addresses an empty chair during the final session of the Republican National Convention in TampaTAMPA, Florida (Reuters) – Republicans may have made Mitt Romney's day with the presidential nomination he long sought, but it was Dirty Harry himself who nearly hijacked the show with a rambling diatribe against President Barack Obama – addressed to an empty chair. Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood brought his star power and trademark gravelly voice to the stage of the convention hall in Tampa on Thursday, jetting in as a surprise last-minute speaker to warm up the crowd for Romney's acceptance speech. …