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  1. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Obama, Romney entered final weeks flush with cash

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... airtime. By Monday, nearly 1.1 million commercials had already run on broadcast and national cable television- 39 per cent more than during the same period in 2008, according to a study released ... between October 1 and 29, the project found. During the week beginning October 22, Obama's campaign spent US$26 million on national cable and broadcast television adverts, while Romney ...

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    'Million Muppet March' next month to save Big Bird, PBS subsidy

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Washington

    ... a presidential debate early this month to end the US federal government's subsidy for the Public Broadcasting Service despite his professed love for Big Bird, one of the characters on PBS' ... to defend public broadcasting. Michael Bellavia, 43, an animation executive from Los Angeles, and Chris Mecham, 46, a university student in Idaho, separately came up with the idea to defend PBS. ...

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    Romney's candidacy improved as months went on

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in Washington

    ... or distorted. Even Romney insisted he had his limits. "It's very easy to excite the base with incendiary comments... I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am ... he's been reintroduced to the public several times to no avail. But when it came down to it, the public needed just 90 minutes during the first televised debate to change its mind. ...

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    Two men on the brink of history

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... stature and impact Obama has repeatedly acknowledged. Reagan selected staff from rivals and had a balance of moderates, such as James Baker, his first chief of staff, to limit the impact of more ... his Republican primary rivals, the Obama campaign was targeting the former Massachusetts governor and multi-millionaire businessman with waves of aggressive television advertising. "On ...

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    Power of tweets may set tone for US election success

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... democratises the delivery of information, tweets can help a candidate by getting out a message that might not be seen on traditional media such as newspapers and TV. Tony Fratto, a former White House ... on millions of people, but you can respond to charges quickly. In the old days, you would have someone put a television ad, and it would take time to write a press release or produce an ad [to counter ...

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    Romney blasts Obama in Ohio over auto industry bailout

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune in Avon Lake, Ohio

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Avon Lake, Ohio Republican tries to take his campaign up a gear with new TV advert, but is pilloried by Obama team for false allegation about losing jobs to China Romney's attack over car bailout backfires Mitt Romney has blasted Barack Obama over the US car industry bailout in a new campaign advert and blamed him for sending car companies into bankruptcy. ...

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    All eyes on the swing states as America votes

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... coast. Many expressed anger at a particularly nasty campaign that saw more than US$1 billion spent on often dishonest television campaigns as Obama painted Romney as far right and out of touch ...

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    Libya security row rocks Obama campaign

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... of Obama's tenure. "It's indicative of a broader problem, and that is what we are watching on our TV screens is the unravelling of the Obama foreign policy, which is making the world more ...

  9. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Casino union, moguls wage election fight in Nevada

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in Las Vegas

    ... "It's about protecting the workers of this country. Romney wants to completely destroy unions." The moguls, for their part, warn of socialist plague. In a television interview last week, ... different ideologies but our campaigns have become more similar," said Yvanna Cancela, political director of the CWU. "Republicans used to stick to television and mail drops ...

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    US election campaigns reshuffled as storm nears

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... the fall. The storm took attention from Romney, and power outages could end up cutting off the deluge of television ads and automatic phone calls in the eastern battleground states. Romney cancelled ...




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