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Daily Archives: October 19, 2012

A voter wears an 'I Voted' sticker after voting at the Centennial Center polling station during the first day of early voting in Nevada on Oct. 20, 2012.

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A voter wears an 'I Voted' sticker after voting at the Centennial Center polling station during the first day of early voting in Nevada on Oct. 20, 2012.

Nevada Democrats Lead Republicans by 90,000 in Voter Rolls

Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than 90,000 in Nevada, according to the final voter registration count before the Nov. 6 election in one of the nation’s most politically competitive states. Nevada has 526,986 active registered Democrats and 436,799 Republicans, a...

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President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, on Oct. 19, 2012.

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President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, on Oct. 19, 2012.

Obama-Backing Super-PAC Outraises Romney-Backers with $15.2 Million

Updated at 5 pm EDT A super-political action committee backing President Barack Obama slightly outraised a super-PAC supporting Republican challenger Mitt Romney last month. Priorities USA Action, run by former Obama aides, will report $15.2 million in September contributions when...

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Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event on Oct. 5, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event on Oct. 5, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Obama-Romney Tie in Florida, Newspaper Endorsements Split

It’s hot in Florida, we already knew — a dead-heat, a CNN poll today finds. Among Florida’s likely voters, the poll finds, 49 percent support Republican Mitt Romney, 48 percent President Barack Obama. The survey has a possible four percentage...

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Supporters of Mitt Romney during a victory rally  on Oct. 5, 2012 in St Petersburg, Florida.

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Supporters of Mitt Romney during a victory rally on Oct. 5, 2012 in St Petersburg, Florida.

Salt Lake Newspaper Backs Obama, Editors See `Too Many Mitts’

In a world of increasingly partisan media outlets, one political endorsement today may come as a rare surprise: Salt Lake City’s largest newspaper has endorsed President Barack Obama. In an editorial entitled “Too Many Mitts,” the Salt Lake Tribune’s editorial board...

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Democrat Elizabeth Warren campaigns for the Senate at a senior housing complex in Quincy, Mass., on Oct. 16, 2012.

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Democrat Elizabeth Warren campaigns for the Senate at a senior housing complex in Quincy, Mass., on Oct. 16, 2012.

Warren: Senate Hangs on ‘One Vote’ — as Brown Touts Independence

Vote to re-elect Scott Brown, and you may get a Republican-controlled Senate. That’s the message that Democrat Elizabeth Warren is trying to convey to voters in Massachusetts as she campaigns to unseat the incumbent Republican senator in the Nov. 6...

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama chat with talk show host Oprah Winfrey during a taping of the Oprah Winfrey show in this file photo.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama chat with talk show host Oprah Winfrey during a taping of the Oprah Winfrey show in this file photo.

Oprah Joins Donors of $82 Million for Obama Victory Fund

A committee aiding President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign and Democratic organizations in key states raised $82.4 million in September, it said in a filing at the Federal Election Commission today. Obama Victory Fund 2012, a joint fundraising committee, transferred $39.1 million...

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President Barack Obama's re-election headquarters in Chicago.

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President Barack Obama's re-election headquarters in Chicago.

Obama’s Chicago HQ in Danger of Default

There’s someone out there who probably wishes election season would last forever: the Obama campaign’s landlord. BentleyForbes Group LLC, which owns a pair of office towers on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue, is in danger of defaulting on its loan, Bloomberg’s Brian...

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President Barack Obama greets supporters during a campaign rally at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, on Oct. 19, 2012.

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President Barack Obama greets supporters during a campaign rally at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, on Oct. 19, 2012.

`Romnesia:’ Obama’s Definition — Ramping for Final Debate

President Barack Obama has a cure for “Romnesia.” “If you come down with a case of Romnesia and you can’t seem to remember the policies that are still on your Web site  or the promises that you’ve made over the six...

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Mitt Romney stands behind a banner as he waits to be introduced during a rally at Tidewater Community college in Chesapeake, Va., on Oct. 17, 2012.

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Mitt Romney stands behind a banner as he waits to be introduced during a rally at Tidewater Community college in Chesapeake, Va., on Oct. 17, 2012.

Romney’s Debate Play: Silent Obama

Mitt Romney is playing his first debate with President Barack Obama to its fullest advantage — airing an ad that portrays the Republican nominee as the answer to gridlock in Washington, and portraying Obama as silent on the question. “The...

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An Secret Service agent stands lookout as Mitt Romney delivers remarks at a victory rally Lebanon, Ohio, on Oct. 13, 2012.

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An Secret Service agent stands lookout as Mitt Romney delivers remarks at a victory rally Lebanon, Ohio, on Oct. 13, 2012.

Morning in Ohio: 7% Unemployment

The unemployment rate in Ohio — the state that has voted the way the nation has in 12 consecutive presidential elections — slid a couple of notches to 7 percent in September. That’s the word from the Labor Department today....

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