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Daily Archives: October 10, 2012

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Mitt Romney, Republican presidential candidate, participate in a presidential debate at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, on Oct. 3, 2012.

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U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Mitt Romney, Republican presidential candidate, participate in a presidential debate at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, on Oct. 3, 2012.

Obama: Not the First `Bad Night’

President Barack Obama maintains that the “fundamentals” of the presidential contest are unchanged following a weak debate performance in Denver that gave a polling boost to Republican rival Mitt Romney. “Governor Romney had a good night. I had a bad...

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Paul Ryan speaks at a campaign rally on October 4, 2012 in Fishersville, Virginia.

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Paul Ryan speaks at a campaign rally on October 4, 2012 in Fishersville, Virginia.

Ryan’s `Butterflies’ Raise Biden’s Bar

On his way to Kentucky for a debate that could influence the outcome of a tightening race for the White House, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan sported a faint tan and big smiles today as he stopped for ice...

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Rep. Jay Inslee at the University of Washington in Seattle.

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Rep. Jay Inslee at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Inslee Calls in the Big Dog

President Barack Obama isn’t the only Democrat hoping to benefit from the residual popularity of former President Bill Clinton in the Nov. 6 election. Jay Inslee, a former Democratic congressman running for governor of Washington state, prominently features Clinton in...

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Mitt Romney addresses the crowd in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

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Mitt Romney addresses the crowd in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

Gallup: Romney Bounce Settling

Two new measures today suggest a settling of the bounce that Republican Mitt Romney found in opinion polls following his performance in debate against President Barack Obama one week ago. Gallup’s daily tracking today shows a stall in Romney’s gains...

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The Energy Information Administration said today households that use heating oil to fend off winter’s chill can expect to pay record amounts for the fuel.

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The Energy Information Administration said today households that use heating oil to fend off winter’s chill can expect to pay record amounts for the fuel.

Heating Costs Rise — Thermometer Holding Past Nov. 6?

As gasoline prices remain stubbornly high even after the summer driving season, consumers in some states are facing another hit to their pocketbooks: Higher home heating costs. The Energy Information Administration, which tracks and analyzes energy data for the U.S.,...

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