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May 31, 2012 | By Noam N. Levey
WASHINGTON - Even as political fights over abortion and contraception grab headlines, very few American women identify issues of women's health as something they want to hear about from candidates this year, according to a new survey from the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation. Only 2 percent of registered female voters named “women's issues” as a top priority in this year's campaign. If abortion is included, that number rises only to 5 percent. By contrast, 60% registered women identified the economy as the top issue, making it far and away the most important issue in voters' minds, the national poll found.
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NEWS
May 8, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
For the Obama campaign, the creation of “The Life of Julia” was the latest campaign gimmick - drawing in female voters through social media to an infographic showing what a young woman's life might look like under the policies of a White House run by Mitt Romney, rather than by President Obama. But Romney does not seem amused. “This little cartoon that they have on the life of Julia really reveals the weakness of the president's policies,” the presumed Republican nominee told Fox News host Sean Hannity during a taped interview that aired Tuesday night.
NEWS
June 4, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON -- Congress returns its attention this week to women's issues, with the Senate voting on legislation to ensure paycheck equity as GOP front-runner Mitt Romney tapped a Republican congresswoman to be his campaign liaison in the House. Women remain among the most sought-after voters, and Democrats are trying to shore up their historic advantage with females. President Obama has enjoyed a gender gap advantage among women, but Romney does better among white women, according to recent Gallup polling.
NEWS
May 3, 2012 | By Morgan Little
The latest volley in the fight for women voters,  “The Life of Julia,”  has pitted the Obama campaign's vision of a country under Mitt Romney's leadership against the president's record.  "The Life of Julia" is essentially an interactive timeline, a tool that examines the life of a composite of American women -- a fictional character named Julia -- and the different ways in which the policies of Obama and Romney would affect  her....
NEWS
October 10, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
DELAWARE, Ohio - Mitt Romney clarified Wednesday that he remains opposed to abortion and would take action if elected president to reduce the number of abortions that are performed in this country and around the world. “I think I've said time and again. I'm a pro-life candidate. I'll be a pro-life president,” Romney told reporters while greeting supporters at Bun's Restaurant here. “The actions I'll take immediately are to remove funding for Planned Parenthood. It will not be part of my budget.
NATIONAL
April 6, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - President Obama tried to burnish his credentials with a crucial group of voters Friday, saying his administration would do more forwomen's health and economic status than his Republican opponents. Speaking at a White House forum on women in the workforce, Obama defended his attempts to boost healthcare access, paychecks and employment opportunities for women. He declared much of the recent political back-and-forth over women's issues "oversimplified. " "Women are not some monolithic bloc.
BUSINESS
May 15, 2012 | By Alana Semuels
Temporary workers are often in high demand in a shaky economy. Businesses aren't yet ready to commit to full-time employees, especially when an economic recovery is far from certain. But in the latest recession and recovery, temporary workers seem even more prevalent than usual. Employment in temporary services grew 8.7% from April of last year to the same month this year, compared with just a 3.5% gain for the broader category of professional and business services over the same period.
NEWS
April 11, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
MENDENHALL, Pa. -- Within hours of Rick Santorum's withdrawal from the presidential race Tuesday, leading Republicans were focused on the difficult task ahead: uniting a fractured party behind Mitt Romney. That work got underway in Pennsylvania on Tuesday night shortly before Romney's appearance at the Chester County GOP dinner where the state's junior senator made a plea to members of his party to set aside their loyalties and get behind the former Massachusetts governor.   “He can't do this alone.
WORLD
February 17, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
Hundreds of thousands of chanting, placard-waving people marched through downtown Sydney on Sunday to protest Australia's possible involvement in a U.S.-led war on Iraq. Organizers estimated the crowd at 500,000; police said at least 200,000 people showed up but agreed that it was Australia's biggest protest since the Vietnam War. Australia is one of Washington's staunchest allies and has deployed 2,000 troops to the Mideast. Prime Minister John Howard reaffirmed his support for U.S.
NEWS
August 26, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
BOSTON - Rejecting Democratic efforts to convince voters that Republicans would “wage a war on women” with their policies, Mitt Romney offered an unusual defense of his Massachusetts healthcare plan in an interview that aired Sunday, and offered another condemnation of Missouri Congressman Todd Akin.   Akin created an uproar and major political problem for his party when he made the baseless assertion in an interview last Sunday that after a “legitimate rape,” women have a biological mechanism to prevent a pregnancy.
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