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The Battle For Congress: Senate And House Races To Watch

The Battle For Congress: Senate And House Races To WatchRepublicans need a net gain of just three or four seats to take over the Senate and — assuming they keep the House — consolidate influence on Capitol Hill. Despite the favorable election arithmetic, Republicans are foundering in several key Senate races and face an uphill battle.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

In the 2012 election, Twitter becomes the world’s largest roundtable

In the 2012 election, Twitter becomes the world’s largest roundtableTwitter makes a mark as a source of information and predictions this election cycle:

Last Of The Early Voters In Ohio Make A Scene

Last Of The Early Voters In Ohio Make A SceneAt the polls Sunday, reporter Karen Kasler encountered a carnival-like atmosphere — including dancing people dressed in Sesame Street costumes, a Lincoln impersonator, mimes and food trucks.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

The Last Pew Poll: Obama Holds Edge On Eve Of Election

The poll shows President Obama leading his GOP challenger, Mitt Romney, 48 percent to 45 percent among likely voters. The poll was conducted after Superstorm Sandy hit the U.S. East Coast. Pew also found that Romney supporters are more committed to voting than are Obama's supporters.» 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 DaysWhether 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

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

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

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

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

Sandy Could Dent The Vote, But It’s Unclear If It Hurts Obama Or Romney More

Sandy Could Dent The Vote, But It’s Unclear If It Hurts Obama Or Romney MoreThe effects of Sandy the superstorm could hurt turnout in blue states, but maybe for both parties. It raises the prospect of limiting the popular vote for President Obama. And while electoral votes are what matter, the popular vote still could come into play in giving the winner some sense of a mandate.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us