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5 Truisms About the 2012 Election … That Weren’t True

5 Truisms About the 2012 Election … That Weren’t True

A gloomy economy dooms the incumbent? Undecideds break toward the challenger? The tallest guy always wins? Not this time.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Voters To Settle Tight And Turbulent Presidential Battle

Voters To Settle Tight And Turbulent Presidential Battle

Americans go to the polls today to choose the winner of the long, expensive and bitter race between President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. The outcome is expected to be determined by a handful of battleground states, and perhaps only one.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Race For Redrawn Calif. District Is Tight And Pricey

Race For Redrawn Calif. District Is Tight And Pricey

California’s 7th Congressional District is the site of one of the most expensive races in the country. After California’s independent redistricting committee redrew the district’s boundaries, the seat has become competitive, and Democrats have put it on their list of seats they think they can take.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

It’s All Politics, Nov. 1, 2012

It’s All Politics, Nov. 1, 2012

Superstorm 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

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

‘God Intended’ A Pregnancy Caused By Rape, Indiana Candidate Says

‘God Intended’ A Pregnancy Caused By Rape, Indiana Candidate Says

Republican Richard Mourdock, who is running for Senate, ignited controversy with his explanation for why he opposes abortion in the case of rape.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Both Obama, Romney On Track To Spend $1 Billion By Election Day

President Obama and the Democratic Party’s grand total is just north of $900 million dollars for the current cycle, while Mitt Romney and the Republicans topped $800 million.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Obama, Romney On Track To Spend $1B By Election Day

President Obama and the Democratic Party’s grand total is just north of $900 million dollars for the current cycle, while Mitt Romney and the Republicans topped $800 million. The numbers don’t include dollars raised and spent by superPACs or from tax-exempt groups.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Underdog Democrat Keeping Things Close In Nevada Senate Race

Underdog Democrat Keeping Things Close In Nevada Senate Race

More than the presidential contest is being watched in swing state Nevada. GOP Sen. Dean Heller’s race against Democrat Shelley Berkley is now seen as a tossup. That’s a bit of a surprise for Republicans, who have counted on retaining the seat as they try to build a Senate majority.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Climate Politics: It’s Laugh Lines Vs. ‘Not A Joke’

Climate Politics: It’s Laugh Lines Vs. ‘Not A Joke’

Scientists view climate change as one of the world’s most pressing long-term problems. But the issue has barely surfaced in the U.S. presidential race.

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