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The real polling begins in Waterloo, Iowa as residents wait to cast early ballots for their presidential candidate of choice.

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The real polling begins in Waterloo, Iowa as residents wait to cast early ballots for their presidential candidate of choice.

Discrediting Polls You Don’t Like

In today’s “In the Hunt,” Bloomberg’s Al Hunt says efforts to discredit polls you don’t like are “nonsense.” Major polls make minor adjustments or are weighted for gender or race as needed, but a good poll doesn’t weigh for party affiliation,...

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Scene from the ad featuring Representative Barney Frank in the "Mitt Gets Worse" campaign from the Courage Campaign Super PAC.

Scene from the ad featuring Representative Barney Frank in the "Mitt Gets Worse" campaign from the Courage Campaign Super PAC.

Frank Hits Romney on LGBT Rights

A Mitt Romney presidency would represent “a serious setback” for the gay community, Rep. Barney Frank says in a new super-PAC-backed Web video. “First of all, he might very well re-institute `Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,’” Frank says during a five-minute video that...

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Reading the Los Angeles Times using the Flipboard app on an iPad in Los Angeles.

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Reading the Los Angeles Times using the Flipboard app on an iPad in Los Angeles.

Online News Outpacing Radio, Newspapers — Television Next

More people get their news online than from radio or newspapers, and television could be next to lose out in the evolving habits of news consumers, according to a poll out today. The survey by the Pew Research Center for...

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Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a catch in the end zone to defeat the Green Bay Packers on a controversial call by the officials at CenturyLink Field on Sept. 24, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

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Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a catch in the end zone to defeat the Green Bay Packers on a controversial call by the officials at CenturyLink Field on Sept. 24, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

NFL Ref Deal News to Romney?

There are a lot of things that require situational awareness when one is running for president. Sometimes it’s the latest economic statistics. Sometimes it’s the latest foreign policy crisis. Sometimes it’s sports or pop culture. Sports –something President Barack Obama...

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Mitt Romney attends a Tax Day roundtable event at the Bethel Park Community Center in Pennsylvania.

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Mitt Romney attends a Tax Day roundtable event at the Bethel Park Community Center in Pennsylvania.

Romney’s Pennsylvania Stop: Off the Beaten Swing-State Path

Mitt Romney will campaign tomorrow in Pennsylvania, a rare departure from the well-worn bloc of nine states where he and President Barack Obama have been focusing their campaign visits and television commercials. For much of the campaign, Pennsylvania (20 electoral...

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Elvis impersonator Tony Gallardo, left, dances outside a casino along The Strip with tourist Leigh Moorhead of Hampton, Va.

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Elvis impersonator Tony Gallardo, left, dances outside a casino along The Strip with tourist Leigh Moorhead of Hampton, Va.

What Obama Practices Around Vegas Won’t Stay in Vegas: Debate Camp

There was a time when presidents and presidential candidates didn’t spend much time in Las Vegas — flying in and out for events like an American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars convention — but not spending the night in...

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Referee Pete Morelli #135 and other officials take the field before the start of the Washington Redskins taking on the Arizona Cardinals at FedExField on Sept. 18, 2011 in Landover, Maryland.

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Referee Pete Morelli #135 and other officials take the field before the start of the Washington Redskins taking on the Arizona Cardinals at FedExField on Sept. 18, 2011 in Landover, Maryland.

NFL Refs: `Great Day for America’

President Barack Obama is “very pleased” that the National Football League’s referees have settled their differences with team owners. So says Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, in a gaggle aboard the president’s airplane today en route to a...

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Supporters cheer Mitt Romney during a campaign rally at SeaGate Convention Centre on Sept. 26, 2012 in Toledo, Ohio.

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Supporters cheer Mitt Romney during a campaign rally at SeaGate Convention Centre on Sept. 26, 2012 in Toledo, Ohio.

Romney’s Evolving (Vague) Tax Plan

The longer the presidential campaign goes, the less specific Mitt Romney’s tax plan becomes. The Republican nominee unveiled his current plan in February, pressured by primary-season rivals to propose something more dramatic than extensions of current policies. He called for...

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Employees monitor the production of construction machinery at Sany Heavy Industry Co.'s assembly shop in Changsha, Hunan Province, China.

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Employees monitor the production of construction machinery at Sany Heavy Industry Co.'s assembly shop in Changsha, Hunan Province, China.

Chamber’s Chavern: ‘Activism’ in Education, not ‘China-Bashing’

Republican Mitt Romney has pledged, on Day One of his presidency, to label China a currency manipulator. David Chavern, chief operating officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said today: “I don’t love China-bashing.” “Without regard to what party you...

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