POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, August 7, 2012
August 7th, 2012
04:29 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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CNN: Potential VPs to hit the trail with Romney
Mitt Romney will be joined by a trio of potential vice presidential picks on his upcoming bus tour through four battleground states, sources confirmed to CNN Monday. The presumptive GOP nominee will stump with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman on his tour, which begins Saturday.

CNN: Obama debuts 'Romney Hood'
Legendary outlaw Robin Hood has suddenly assumed a featured role in the 2012 presidential campaign. Adding a new attack line on Monday to his stump speech, the president railed against rival Mitt Romney's tax proposals, saying they amount to "Robin Hood in reverse."

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