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The Obama Campaign
This slide in the "Life of Julia" feature shows how a typical middle class woman fares under President Obama's policies, or, as a GOP supporter tweeted, a soulless, nanny state.

Obama's 'Life of Julia': A deceptive pitch to female voters?

Team Obama rolls out a web feature outlining how a fictional woman would fare under his and Mitt Romney's policies, and the GOP blasts it as "patronizing"

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President Barack Obama addresses troops at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan on May 2: The Romney campaign has gone on the offensive since the president began touting his authorization of bin Laden's killing as a political win.

Are Republicans falling into Obama's 'bin Laden trap'?

Republicans are slamming Obama for playing politics with Osama bin Laden's killing... and the president might have the GOP right where he wants it

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Edward Morrissey

Edward Morrissey: Obama's laughable inability to look forward

The president's re-election campaign settles on "Forward" as its 2012 slogan. And yet, all Obama does is harp on the past

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President Obama's new ad aggressively targets Mitt Romney: "As a corporate CEO, he shipped American jobs to places like Mexico and China," the ad says, adding later, "It's just what you'd expect from a guy who had a Swiss bank account."

Obama goes negative: Are positive ads a waste of time?

Team Obama's new ad vigorously attacks Mitt Romney, suggesting that he padded his Swiss bank account while outsourcing U.S. jobs. Expect more of this

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President Obama talks with U.S. Navy Vice Admiral William H. McRaven, who led the NAVY SEALs' Team Six, just days after Osama bin Laden was killed last year.

Will Navy SEALs swift-boat Obama over the bin Laden raid?

A backlash is growing to the victory dance over the terrorist's death, fueling concerns that Obama's biggest foreign policy success could be turned against him

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President Obama speaks at Penn State University in February 2011: The slogan "Win the Future" might have been a problem because its acronym 'WTF' was hard to ignore.

5 failed Obama campaign slogans

Team Obama finally seems to have settled on a 2012 slogan — "Forward." Here are some others that the campaign tried and discarded first

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On May 1, 2011, President Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed: A year later, his campaign is using the success of the raid to point out Mitt Romney's perceived weaknesses.

Is Osama bin Laden's killing still a plus for Obama?

After the bin Laden raid, Obama said he didn't want to politicize its success. Now, facing re-election, he's making it an issue, and Republicans are crying foul

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President Obama tries to woo the youth vote during a visit to the University of Colorado, Boulder last week: Obama unveiled a new campaign slogan Monday.

Obama's new campaign slogan: An MSNBC ripoff?

The president's re-election team unveils a new motto that's awfully similar to the liberal cable network's catchphrase

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President Obama speaks to University of Colorado students about college loans: The pace of the economy's growth may be too soft to support the president's campaign claim that America's "back on track."

The U.S. economy's weak first-quarter growth: Trouble for Obama?

How will a disappointing, if not disastrous, dip in growth affect the election-year sparring over the economy?

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President Obama applauds the CIA for their work tracking down Osama bin Laden: A new campaign video reminds voters just who ordered the killing of Public Enemy No. 1.

Is Obama wrong to use bin Laden's death to attack Romney?

The president's campaign creates a stir by suggesting Mitt would not have ordered the mission to kill the 9/11 mastermind

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President Obama toasts with Guinness beer at the Dubliner Restaurant and Pub in celebration of St. Patrick's Day: Going out for a drink is just one of the ways Obama is trying to appeal to middle-class voters.

4 ways Obama is trying to prove he's a regular guy

In 2008, Barack Obama was a larger-than-life political celebrity. This year, he wants to be just one of the guys

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For the fourth time in as many years, President Obama sits down with Rolling Stone, giving an hour-long interview to Jann Wenner.

Obama's revealing Rolling Stone interview: 5 talking points

The president discusses the economy, Mitt Romney, Jon Stewart, and more in an hour-long interview with Jann Wenner's iconic magazine

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President Obama's slow jam performance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" was met with roars from the college-aged North Carolina crowd.

Obama slow jams the news: 'Going after the hip vote'?

The president shows up on Jimmy Fallon's show as "the preezie of the United Steezie," and across the country, college progressives absolutely swoon

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President Obama says high gas prices are partly the fault of high-stakes speculators in the oil market.

Obama's crackdown on oil speculators: 'More politics than substance'?

The White House says greedy traders are pushing up oil prices. But others see the president engaging in little more than an election-year gimmick

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If President Obama can characterize Mitt Romney as weak and unfit to lead in these dangerous times, he stands a better chance of winning re-election.

How Obama can beat Romney: Top 5 strategies

Though President Obama is beginning the general election on a high note, pundits predict he'll bottom out — unless he takes their unsolicited advice

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Yunte Huang

Yunte Huang: Why young progressives shouldn't give up on Obama

Disillusionment has replaced hope. Frustration has replaced change. And many of the activists who powered Obama to victory in 2008 have had enough

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