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Obama condemns racist comments attributed to the Los Angeles Clippers owner

Barack Obama on Sunday led politicians, sports stars and other public figures in condemning racist comments attributed to the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, a barrage of opprobrium likely to swell with the leaking of apparently additional remarks.

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Obama wins 2012 presidential election, defeats Romney in tight race

President Obama overcame a bad economy, high unemployment and a fractured political landscape to win a second term in the White House Tuesday night, defeating challenger Mitt Romney by taking several key battleground states and denying him any inroads in traditional Democratic bastions.

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Chicago Teachers Union Votes to End Strike

CHICAGO — The Chicago Teachers Union agreed on Tuesday to end its strike in the nation’s third-largest school system, allowing 350,000 children to return to classes on Wednesday after seven days with no school.

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Where Obama, Romney stand on foreign policy challenges

The protests and violence at American diplomatic missions across the Middle East and North Africa last week steered the 2012 presidential race into somewhat unchartered territory - a debate over U.S. foreign policy.

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Obama Argues for a Second Term Without Closing the Deal

The President gave a fine speech Thursday night. Obama laid out the case against Romney’s constricted vision in a very effective way: “If you have a cold, they say take two tax cuts and roll back some regulations and see us in the morning.

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The good, bad and ugly of US politics

Once an apparently inexhaustible source of humour, American politics is in danger of becoming satire-proof. How do you send up something that's already a self-parody?

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Mitt Romney says he’d ‘clean house’ to remove Secret Service agents involved with prostitutes

Mitt Romney says he’d “clean house” to remove Secret Service agents involved with Colombian prostitutes ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit.

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