Political Headlines November 14, 2012: As President Barack Obama Offers Olive Branch, Mitt Romney Accuses President of ‘Gifts’ to Minority Voters

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 112TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

As Obama Offers Olive Branch, Romney Dings President for ‘Gifts’ to Minority Voters

Source: ABC News Radio, 11-14-12

Melina Mara/The Washington Post

Read more about Romney’s donor call HERE.

President Obama Wednesday heaped praise on his defeated rival, GOP nominee Mitt Romney, saying the former governor’s record and ideas “could be very helpful” in shaping policy over the next four years.

“My hope is, before the end of the year… that we have a chance to sit down and talk,” Obama told reporters in his first post-election press conference.

But even as Obama extended something of an olive branch, Romney was reportedly accusing the president of doling out “gifts” to minority voters to curry their support for a second term.

“The President’s campaign focused on giving targeted groups a big gift—so he made a big effort on small things,” Romney told donors on a conference call, first reported by Maeve Reston of the Los Angeles Times.  “Those small things, by the way, add up to trillions of dollars.”…READ MORE

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