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Midday Update: Romney Talks Immigration on Univision

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: GOP nominee Mitt Romney at Univision in Miami, Florida September 19, 2012. (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters) Photo of the Day: GOP nominee Mitt Romney at Univision in Miami, Florida September 19, 2012. (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters)

GOP nominee Mitt Romney attempted to increase his support among Latino voters last night at a forum sponsored by Univision by softening his tone on immigration (BuzzFeed).” Read more »

Midday Update: Romney Advisers Talk Mideast Response

by Toni Johnson
Photo of the Day: A supporter of U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in Fairfax, Virginia, September 13, 2012. (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters) Photo of the Day: A supporter of U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in Fairfax, Virginia, September 13, 2012. (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters)

GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign advisers on Thursday said that the deadly protests in the Middle East would not be happening if the Republican nominee were president (WashPost). Read more »

Views from Abroad: A Mexican Take on the GOP Platform

by Newsteam Staff
A marker on the road signifies the border line between the United States and Mexico at the border crossing in San Ysidro, Mexico September 27, 2011. (Mike Blake/Courtesy Reuters) A marker on the road signifies the border line between the United States and Mexico at the border crossing in San Ysidro, Mexico September 27, 2011. (Mike Blake/Courtesy Reuters)

On this week’s Views, we head to Mexico for another guest post. This time we have Miguel Escobar Valdez, a consul general for Mexico based in Arizona and a member of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI), another institution participating in CFR’s initiative to connect foreign policy institutes from around the world. Read more »

Convention Update: Touting Obama’s Foreign Policy Record

by Newsteam Staff
President Barack Obama accepts the 2012 U.S Democratic presidential nomination during the final session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 6, 2012. (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters). President Barack Obama accepts the 2012 U.S Democratic presidential nomination during the final session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 6, 2012. (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters).

Most of the 2012 campaign has focused on domestic policy, particularly the economy. But President Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the close of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., made room for foreign policy concerns as well, tying them with his plans for the U.S. economy: Read more »

Convention Update: Democrats on Immigration, Economy

by Newsteam Staff
Former President Bill Clinton addresses the second session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 5, 2012 (Jessica Rinald/Courtesy Reuters). Former President Bill Clinton a the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 5, 2012 (Jessica Rinald/Courtesy Reuters).

Immigration and the U.S. role in the world economy were important topics on the second night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC, as former President Bill Clinton formally nominated President Barack Obama for a second term. Read more »

Midday Update: Julian Castro Courts Latinos for Obama

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: Delegates wave during the first session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 4, 2012 (Rick Wilking/Courtesy Reuters). Photo of the Day: Delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 4, 2012 (Rick Wilking/Courtesy Reuters).

At Tuesday night’s Democratic Convention, keynote speaker, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, urged Latino voters to support President Barack Obama’s reelection effort because of his action to “lift the shadow of deportation” for a generation of young immigrants (Bloomberg). Read more »

Convention Update: Romney Accepts GOP Nomination

by Newsteam Staff
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at the final session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida August 30, 2012 (Eric Thayer/Courtesy Reuters). Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at the final session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 30, 2012 (Eric Thayer/Courtesy Reuters).

The Republican National Convention wrapped up Thursday night with Mitt Romney formally accepting his party’s nomination for president. Romney and the other speakers focused primarily on domestic issues, such as education, and how they impact U.S. global competitiveness. Read more »

Convention Update: GOP on Foreign Policy, Competitiveness

by Newsteam Staff
Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan accepts the nomination as at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 29, 2012 (Eric Thayer/Courtesy Reuters). Rep. Paul Ryan accepts the GOP nomination for vice president at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 29, 2012 (Eric Thayer/Courtesy Reuters).

The United States’ role on the world stage and in the global economy were central topics during the second night of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, as Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) accepted his party’s nomination for vice president of the United States. Read more »

Midday Update: Romney Lays Out Economic Recovery Plan

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: Workers carry a Romney Ryan 2012 sign on the floor at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 26, 2012 (Mike Segar/Courtesy Reuters). Photo of the Day: Workers carry a Romney Ryan 2012 sign on the floor at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 26, 2012 (Mike Segar/Courtesy Reuters).

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney outlined his plans governing for Politico’s Jim Vandehei and Mike Allen, including his plans to run his administration more like a business and address the sluggish economy. Read more »

Immigration Update: GOP’s Platform Takes a Tough Stance

by Newsteam Staff
A man tries to climb the wall separating the Mexican city of Nogales Sonora and Nogales Arizona May 1, 2010 (Alonso Castillo/Courtesy Reuters). A man tries to climb the wall separating the Mexican city of Nogales Sonora and Nogales Arizona May 1, 2010 (Alonso Castillo/Courtesy Reuters).

The Republican Party is officially endorsing a strong stance against illegal immigration with changes to the party platform agreed to days before the national party convention begins in Tampa. Read more »