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VP nominees do the campaigning as first presidential debate nears
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney are preparing this weekend for their upcoming debates.
Obama has momentum on his side, yet he's still struggling to revive the passion and excitement that propelled him to the White House in 2008. He must also convince skeptical Americans that he can restore the economy to full health.
Meanwhile, Mitt Romney is grasping for his last, best chance to reboot his campaign after a disastrous September. He needs to instill confidence that he's a credible and trusted alternative to Obama, with a better plan for strengthening the economy.
The first debate is Wednesday night in Denver.
The presidential candidates are letting their running mates do the talking today.
Campaigning in Florida today, Vice President Joe Biden said he and Obama were presented with the prospect of a trillion-dollar budget deficit during their first week in office. Biden blamed the deficit on the Bush administration.
In New Hampshire, Republican Paul Ryan promised voters they will "live free and prosper" if they elect Romney. Ryan is contrasting the economic stagnation he says will continue if Obama is re-elected with the prosperity he and Romney will create.
Posted: Saturday, September 29 2012, 07:57 PM CDT
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Obama says nation must do more for fallen heroes
May 25, 2013 10:08 GMT
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the nation must do more than just remember its fallen heroes on Memorial Day.
In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says the country must care for the loved ones the fallen leave behind. He says the country must also make sure that all veterans receive the care and benefits they have earned.
Obama says that, above all, the armed forces must have the support needed to carry out their missions at home and abroad.
In the Republican address, Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe thanks the nation for its prayers and support following Monday's deadly tornado in his home state. He recalls past natural and man-made disasters in Oklahoma and says that while the state was hard hit, "we're not knocked out."
Obama's address: http://www.whitehouse.gov Republican address: http://www.youtube.com/gopweeklyaddress
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