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Ore. Democrats Hope Obama Has Long Coattails

Oregon isn’t likely to determine the outcome of the presidential election this year, but the race for the White House could sway the outcome of other races in Oregon.


President Barack Obama (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama, Romney Make Pitches To Voters On ’60 Minutes’

In separate interviews, President Barack Obama and his challenger, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, discuss the election year’s hot button issues. Steve Kroft interviews Obama. Scott Pelley interviews Romney.

CBS Seattle–09/24/2012

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Romney: Palestinians Not Interested In Peace [Video]

Republican Mitt Romney faced a new challenge Tuesday for saying Palestinians “have no interest” in peace with Israel, comments captured on newly released videotape of his private remarks to wealthy donors.

CBS Seattle–09/18/2012

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Romney’s ‘Middle-Income’ Comments Are Puzzling

The Republican presidential nominee defined “middle-income” Friday as income of $200,000 to $250,000 a year and less.

CBS Seattle–09/14/2012

Immigrant Mother Of American Children Attends Deportation Hearing

Our State Can’t Access Fed Immigration Program For Voting

Washington state won’t be able to access a federal database of legal immigrants to examine voting eligibility, The Secretary of State’s office announced Tuesday. Election officials said because the state doesn’t require proof of legal status during the process of obtaining a driver’s license, there is missing information that would be needed to access Homeland Security’s Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements program.

CBS Seattle–09/12/2012

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Tables Turn In August: Obama Raises More Than Romney

President Barack Obama squeaked out a fundraising victory over Mitt Romney in August as the candidates gear up for the final stretch of their closely contested campaign.

CBS Seattle–09/10/2012

Singer Michael Stipe of R.E.M (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

R.E.M. To FOX News: Stop Playing Our Song

The members of the alternative rock band R.E.M. are taking issue with FOX News’ coverage of the Democratic National Convention and have released a statement asking the network to stop using their song “Losing My Relgion” during telecasts.

CBS Seattle–09/07/2012

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96k Jobs Added In August, Fewer People Looking For Work

U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs in August, a tepid figure that points to the economy’s persistent weakness and slowing prospects for the unemployed. The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent in July. But that was only because more people gave up looking for jobs. People out of work are counted as unemployed only if they’re looking for a job.

CBS Seattle–09/07/2012

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Report: U.S. Health Care System Wastes $750B A Year

The U.S. health care system squanders $750 billion a year – roughly 30 cents of every medical dollar – through unneeded care, byzantine paperwork, fraud and other waste, the influential Institute of Medicine said Thursday in a report that ties directly into the presidential campaign.

CBS Seattle–09/06/2012

President Barack Obama (R) and former president Bill Clinton appear together on the stage on day two of the  Democratic National Convention (DNC), at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina  September 5, 2012.  President Barack Obama's nomination acceptance speech, originally schecduled to take place at the Bank of America Stadium, will now take place indoors at the Time Warner Cable Arena because of concerns about severe weather, the Democratic National Convention Committee announced.  (AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK/Getty Images)

Clinton’s Speech Fires Up Dems – Sets Stage For Hillary ’16?

Former President Bill Clinton’s speech to the Democratic convention served as a high-energy validation of President Barack Obama’s policies — and may also have started setting the stage for another White House bid by his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

CBS Seattle–09/06/2012