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Two Days Out: It’s All About Election Day Turnout

Two Days Out: It’s All About Election Day Turnout

With Election Day just two days away, the presidential campaigns of Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Gov. Mitt Romney are spending the final hours criss-crossing the swing states trying to get their supporters to the polls.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Rape Comment Hangs Over Senate Race In Indiana

Rape Comment Hangs Over Senate Race In Indiana

Since Republican Richard Mourdock made a controversial comment about rape, his opponent has been trying to pick up the voters Mourdock may have lost. But not everyone has turned away from him. Meanwhile, outside money has been pouring in.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Campaigns Strive To Project Confidence, But Not Hubris, In Final Days

Campaigns Strive To Project Confidence, But Not Hubris, In Final Days

Whether a candidate is behind or ahead in the opinion polls, political campaigns have a vested interest in portraying every race as close — even if it’s looking like a blowout.» 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: Arkansas

Both 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 Bridge

President 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

Sandy Underscores Debate Over Government’s Role

Sandy Underscores Debate Over Government’s Role

For 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

Democrats See Opportunity In Fiery Illinois House Race

Democrats See Opportunity In Fiery Illinois House Race

One of the most explosive Congressional races in the country is in Illinois, where controversial and outspoken freshman Republican Joe Walsh is fighting to hang on to his seat. Walsh is facing a tough Democratic opponent in Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth, who lost both of her legs in combat.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

The Race To 270: A Swing State Scorecard

The Race To 270: A Swing State Scorecard

NPR.org’s new interactive scorecard suggests that President Obama may have a somewhat easier path to 270 electoral votes than Mitt Romney, needing to win fewer states. But that’s not a given. As you play, you’ll be able to come up with plenty of combinations that would get Romney over the top.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

On The Trail In Iowa, The ‘Death Tax’ Gets New Life

On The Trail In Iowa, The ‘Death Tax’ Gets New Life

Republican candidates from presidential nominee Mitt Romney on down the ticket have been attacking the estate tax as harmful to family farmers who want to pass on land to their children.

‘Salt Lake Tribune’ Endorses Obama, Put Off By ‘Too Many Mitts’

‘Salt Lake Tribune’ Endorses Obama, Put Off By ‘Too Many Mitts’

Utah could give Mitt Romney his largest margin on Election Day, but the state’s biggest newspaper is rooting for his rival. The Tribune’s editorial board says the Romney it has praised for his 2002 Olympic performance is not the same Romney running for president in 2012.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

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