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Obama And Romney Enter Crunch Time

Obama And Romney Enter Crunch TimePresident Obama and Mitt Romney are making their final push in the last weekend before Election Day. Their focus is on a subset of battleground states and on specific counties where they hope their appearances will turn out their supporters without turning off any voters still on the fence.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

No, Romney’s Son Is Not Gunning To Steal Ohio Vote By Rigging Voting Machines

No, Romney’s Son Is Not Gunning To Steal Ohio Vote By Rigging Voting MachinesTagg Romney's private equity firm is connected to the company that makes voting machines used in a couple of Ohio counties. Therefore, conspiracy theorists say, he could fix the election in his father's favor.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

What If There’s No Winner? Presidential Campaigns And Their Lawyers Prepare

What If There’s No Winner? Presidential Campaigns And Their Lawyers PrepareWith the presidential election looking to be very close, the outcome could come down to relatively few votes in a battleground state. That has the political parties, state election offices and lawyers for the campaigns preparing a post-Tuesday strategy.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Sandy, Election Could Skew Future Jobs Reports

Sandy, Election Could Skew Future Jobs ReportsFriday's jobs report was — in effect — a BEFORE snapshot of the U.S. economy. The Labor Department collected all of the data before Superstorm Sandy slammed into the East Coast and before the election outcome could be known. The election adds uncertainty over the looming fiscal cliff that has made some companies reluctant to hire.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

It’s All Politics, Nov. 1, 2012

It’s All Politics, Nov. 1, 2012Superstorm Sandy, the October surprise no one anticipated, throws a monkey wrench into the final days of the campaign. NPR's Ken Rudin and Ron Elving spend the final pre-Election Day podcast scouting the key presidential battleground states and have a forecast of control over the House and Senate.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Final Pre-Election Jobs Report Has News For Both Obama And Romney To Spin

The final jobs report before Election Day had news both presidential campaigns could use. President Obama can point to the number of new jobs created to claim that his policies are working. And Mitt Romney can point to an uptick in the jobless rate to make the case that the economy is at a standstill.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

A Campaign Map, Morphed By Money

A Campaign Map, Morphed By MoneyWe've reshaped the United States based on where superPACs and other outside groups spent their money to air political ads aimed at influencing the presidential election. The result? One weirdly telling map.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Superstorm Sandy May Have Blown In Fresh Breeze Of Bipartisanship

Superstorm Sandy May Have Blown In Fresh Breeze Of BipartisanshipWhen President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came together in the aftermath of the superstorm, pundits took notice of a rare moment of bipartisanship and wondered if more was to come.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

What Romney’s Run Means For Mormonism

What Romney’s Run Means For MormonismWin or lose on Election Day, Republican Mitt Romney has already made history as the first Mormon to win a major party presidential nomination. But has his race for the White House changed Americans' perceptions and stereotypes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Obama Returns To The Campaign Trail Post-Sandy

Obama Returns To The Campaign Trail Post-SandyPresident Obama returned to the campaign trail for the first time since Sandy struck the U.S. His swing-state tour started in Wisconsin against a backdrop of high approval ratings from voters — and Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — for his management of the federal response to the disaster.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us