WASHINGTON (AP) The White House says the latest proposal from House Republican leaders for reopening the government and extending the nation’s borrowing cap is a partisan effort to appease tea party conservatives. It praises bipartisan negotiations in the Senate as a good-faith effort to end the partial government shutdown and avoid an economy-shaking default.
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Democratic US Reps Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch are the main declared candidates so far.
The President is relaxing and studying up for the final debate. But expect him to go head-to-head with Mitt Romney on foreign policy.
After hostage release, Kerry and Brown compete for credit
John Kerry and Scott Brown both worked for the release of the hostages, among them a pastor from Dorchester, but Brown was in contact with family members before Kerry was, showing his instinct for retail politics.
Michele Bachmann’s anti-Muslim paranoia
Thanks to Bachmann’s attempts to root out the Muslim Brotherhood’s “deep penetration” into the US government, the nation has been introduced to a new phenomenon: the Manchurian Mom.
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Web campaign targets Romney’s ‘extreme anti-LGBT agenda’
A pair of liberal super PACs are arguing that Mitt Romney would make life worse for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans.
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Editorial cartoon: Outsourcing himself
Dan Wasserman, editorial cartoonist for The Boston Globe, looks at Mitt Romney’s relationship with Bain Capital.