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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

The GOP Has Its Eyes On Another Election Day Prize: Arkansas

The GOP Has Its Eyes On Another Election Day Prize: ArkansasBoth Republicans and Democrats think they can capture about a dozen state legislative chambers in next week's election, meaning there could be little net change in control. But there may be no state that the GOP is eyeing as eagerly as Arkansas, which is the lone Democratic holdout in the Deep South.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

The Destructive Storm That Built An Unlikely Political Bridge

The Destructive Storm That Built An Unlikely Political BridgePresident Obama and Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continued their display of post-hurricane bipartisanship. It was striking considering Christie's pointed criticisms of Obama before the disaster.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Mysterious Anti-Obama Spam Texts Linked To Republican Consulting Group

Mysterious Anti-Obama Spam Texts Linked To Republican Consulting GroupA barrage of unsolicited anti-Obama text messages appears to be linked to a GOP consulting group, based in Virginia. The websites sending the messages have been suspended.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Auto Legend Iacocca Backs Romney In Ohio Car Wars

Auto Legend Iacocca Backs Romney In Ohio Car WarsAs the presidential race zeroes in on Ohio, and the auto industry gets renewed focus in the all-important swing state, Mitt Romney's campaign touted the backing of former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca and the company's former president, Hal Sperlich.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

In Sandy’s Wake, Romney Struggles To Regain Attention

In Sandy’s Wake, Romney Struggles To Regain AttentionA hurricane is no time for campaigning. That naturally gives an advantage to the incumbent, whose job is leading the cleanup and recovery efforts. The media will eventually turn its gaze back to the campaign, but there isn't much time left.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Dear Little Girl: Sorry We Made You Cry About ‘Bronco Bamma’ And Mitt Romney

Dear Little Girl: Sorry We Made You Cry About ‘Bronco Bamma’ And Mitt RomneyA 4-year-old in Colorado snapped when she heard one too many NPR reports about the campaign. "I'm tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney," she tearfully said. Watch the video.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

In Ohio, Teachers Run For Statehouse — And Could Give Obama A Boost

In Ohio, Teachers Run For Statehouse — And Could Give Obama A BoostA dozen teachers, all of them Democrats, are running for seats in Ohio's House and Senate. The surge is a byproduct of last year's voter referendum repealing a state law that would have curbed public employees' collective bargaining rights. Another byproduct is reusing teacher phone banks from that effort to support Obama.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

There’s No Contingency Plan If Disaster Strikes On Election Day

There’s No Contingency Plan If Disaster Strikes On Election DayWhat if Hurricane Sandy had waited a week to strike the East Coast? There's no contingency plan in place for rescheduling an election if a storm or terrorist attack wiped out power in multiple states while voting was taking place. Says one expert: "We'll ignore it until it happens, and when it happens, we'll figure it out."» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Sandy Underscores Debate Over Government’s Role

Sandy Underscores Debate Over Government’s RoleFor President Obama, the federal government is a critical vehicle for disaster relief. Mitt Romney and the GOP put more faith in local government and voluntary efforts.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us