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Barack Obama and Jay Leno (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: No News For Obama

President Obama doesn’t want to have to answer the “difficult” questions on the economy, jobs, the turmoil related to America in the Middle East, and more so he avoids solid news programs to go on popular fluff shows to get softball questions.

10/26/2012

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Opinion: With Economics Intertwined With Foreign Affairs Romney Will Win The Final Presidential Debate

Romney’s ideas – if presented fresh and enthusiastically hopeful for America’s future – can be the final bump he needs to win this election.

10/22/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Push Back On Opponent’s False Accusations

With the CBS Local Presidential Forum coming to a close Barack Obama and Mitt Romney take their chance to set the record straight, pointing out the false accusations their opponent has leveled and giving their response.

10/19/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Appealing To Women Voters!

With this grueling presidential contest heading into the final days, President Barack Obama and former Mass. Gov Mitt Romney are getting in touch with their softer side as polls show women voters could be the ones to determine the outcome.

10/17/2012

Mitt Romney (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Clearly Won The Debate – Again

The debate results are much less lopsided than the first debate, but Obama’s failed promises of the past four years which were clearly expressed by Romney dictate that Obama couldn’t win the debate. Romney won again.

10/17/2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama answer questions during a town hall style debate at Hofstra University October 16, 2012 in Hempstead, New York. During the second of three presidential debates, the candidates fielded questions from audience members on a wide variety of issues. (Credit: Pool/Getty Images)

Obama, Romney Go Toe-To-Toe In Rancorous Debate

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney said during the second presidential debate Tuesday that he has a five-point plan to create 12 million jobs, but President Barack Obama dismissed it all as a “one-point plan” that consists of protecting “those at the top.”

CBS New York–10/16/2012

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Sales Tax Figures Up On Long Island; Comptroller Predicts Strong Holiday Sales

Are you looking for some good news on the economic front? You’ll find some on Long Island.

10/16/2012

A man works a street corner hoping to land a job. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Poll: 47 Percent Of New Yorkers Are Worse Off Financially Than They Were 4 Years Ago

A new poll finds that 47 percent of New Yorkers say they are worse off financially than they were four years ago, compared to 37 percent who say their finances have improved.

10/13/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Of Government And Cities

The two candidates were asked in the CBS Local Forum: What is your urban agenda? Name a few struggling cities and define how your agenda would specifically affect them?

10/10/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Talk Jobs, Economy and Government

Vestiges of the economy also were found in the second question in the CBS Local Presidential Forum on their view of the role of the federal government.

10/09/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Raises $181 Million In September As ‘Foreign-Donor-Gate’ Heats Up

As Obama and his campaign boast a $181-million month in September 2012 in fundraising, there is a lengthy report which says there is an incredibly huge amount of campaign donations coming from overseas.

10/09/2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Tries To Reboot Losing Campaign With Ryan Pick

After months of failing to find a way to gain ground in the presidential campaign, Mitt Romney has hit the reset button by picking Paul Ryan as his running mate, but once the dust has settled and the Conventions are over, it is hard to see how Romney will have changed the direction of the 2012 presidential campaign.

10/08/2012

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Opinion: 7.8% Unemployment Rate Is Questionable

Obviously, one does not need a math degree of any sort to realize that something is amiss with these figures and thereby needs further explanation. It appears as though their number of those who found work, the number of new jobs created, or both are inaccurate.

10/08/2012

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Tips For New Home-Buyers In A Tough Housing Market

Real estate expert and host of HGTV’s Property Virgins, Egypt Sherrod, visited the Couch to tell us how to avoid some of the pitfalls and give us some helpful tips.

10/05/2012

Rep. Chris Murphy and Linda McMahon (credits: Chris Murphy for Senate, Linda McMahon for Senate 2012)

Poll: Connecticut U.S. Senate Race A Dead Heat

A new poll in the race for U.S. Senate in Connecticut shows Rep. Chris Murphy and Linda McMahon at 47 and 48 percent respectively.

10/04/2012

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