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  • Republican Odds of U.S. Senate Takeover Rise as Turnout Shrinks

    Alishia Tisdale, proud of the small role she played in Barack Obama’s two White House victories, says she turns out whenever the presidency is on the ballot.

  • Obama Minimum Wage Plan Made as Pitch to Young Voters

    President Barack Obama is pitching his economic proposals as a boon to younger voters, who Democrats are counting on to help avert electoral losses in November.

  • Obama Invokes Henry Ford to Urge Minimum Wage Boost

    President Barack Obama went on the attack against congressional Republicans and used his call for raising the U.S. minimum wage as an appeal to younger voters who might help Democrats avert electoral losses in November.

  • Plouffe Sees ‘Screaming Siren’ Party Warning in Florida

    A former top political adviser to President Barack Obama called the Democratic loss in Florida’s special congressional race “a screaming siren,” warning that the party needs to do more to motivate supporters in November’s nationwide elections.

  • Obama Fundraising Welcomed as Democrats Keep Distance

    When President Barack Obama flew to Miami earlier this month, Air Force One steered clear of the St. Petersburg area, where Democrat Alex Sink was in the stretch run of a tight race for an open House seat.

  • Sununu Differs With Plouffe Over Immigration Revamp (Transcript)

    Former Senator John Sununu, a New Hampshire Republican, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that he expects House Republicans will pass legislation this year offering undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. legal status to remain in the country. Former Obama White House adviser David Plouffe, speaking on the same program, disagreed with Sununu over whether the legislation should grant undocumented immigrants status short of citizenship.

  • Unemployment Rate Won’t Hobble Re-Election, David Plouffe Says

    The White House’s top political adviser, downplaying the significance of the unemployment rate in the 2012 election, said the Republican candidates are offering the same policies that caused the economic crisis and targeted one potential opponent -- Mitt Romney.

  • Romney Hides Positions From U.S. Voters, Plouffe Says

    White House senior adviser David Plouffe said Republican Mitt Romney is “disingenuously” hiding his positions from voters as polls show the U.S. presidential contest deadlocked in the campaign’s final days.

  • White House Defends Paid Speeches by Plouffe Amid New Questions

    The year before he joined the White House staff, President Barack Obama’s senior adviser David Plouffe accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees from organizations and companies with interests connected to U.S. foreign policy, telecommunications, business and regulation.

  • Thrill of Obama Home Visits Fades for Americans Cited at Events

    Patrick Festa says that after President Barack Obama left his Scranton, Pennsylvania, home following a November 2011 visit, things got “a little creepy.”

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