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Women Seen As Key In N.H, Both As Voters And As Candidates

Women Seen As Key In N.H, Both As Voters And As Candidates

The Obama campaign is making a big play for female voters in New Hampshire, where the president has tried to link Republican Mitt Romney to controversial moves by the state legislature on abortion and women’s health. And the state could elect an all-woman congressional delegation.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Obama Campaign Invokes ’537′ To Get Out The Vote

An Obama campaign ad airing in swing states referencing the 2000 Florida recount uses memorable images of the days following the election to encourage supporters to vote. It calls 537 “the number of votes that changed the course of American history.”» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Political Memes: Fast, Cheap And Out Of Control?

Political Memes: Fast, Cheap And Out Of Control?

This year’s presidential debates may be remembered as much for what the candidates said as for those witty Internet memes that followed. Experts say the rise of the political meme largely blindsided the campaigns.» 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

59.2 Million Tuned Into Monday’s Debate, Smallest Of The Audiences

59.2 Million Tuned Into Monday’s Debate, Smallest Of The Audiences

There were 67.2 million viewers for the candidates’ Oct. 3 faceoff and 65.6 for the debate on Oct. 16. One reason for the decline on Monday: Major League Baseball and the National Football League were also on the air Monday night.» 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

Media Circus: Tone Trumps Content In Final Debate

Media Circus: Tone Trumps Content In Final Debate

The final presidential debate left many viewers scratching their heads. It’s not that the candidates invoked unimportant issues. It’s not that the two held so elevated a conversation mere mortals could not understand. It’s that they were debating almost entirely in tone rather than content.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Live Blog: Obama & Romney Square Off In Final Debate

Live Blog: Obama & Romney Square Off In Final Debate

President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney meet this evening for the last of their three debates before the Nov. 6 election. The focus is on foreign policy.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

One More Time: Here’s Where To Get Debate ‘Fact Checks’

While President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney are debating tonight in Boca Raton, Fla., the fact checkers at news outlets and independent organizations will again be busy. Here’s where to read the analyses.» 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