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Daily Archives: October 29, 2012

A view of a flooded plaza along Water Street after Hurricane Sandy left most of lower Manhattan without power on Oct. 30, 2012.

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A view of a flooded plaza along Water Street after Hurricane Sandy left most of lower Manhattan without power on Oct. 30, 2012.

Gallup Suspends Tracking for Sandy

For month after month, through bad economic news and good economic news, through debate after debate, Gallup has been tracking public opinion of President Barack Obama and then his Republican rival for the White House, Mitt Romney. That stops tonight,...

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Mitt Romney listens in on a conference call with advisors aboard his campaign bus en route to a campaign rally at Avon Lake High School on Oct. 29, 2012 in Avon Lake, Ohio.

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Mitt Romney listens in on a conference call with advisors aboard his campaign bus en route to a campaign rally at Avon Lake High School on Oct. 29, 2012 in Avon Lake, Ohio.

Romney Resets for Sandy, Questions — Adviser: `I Don’t Have a Clue’

In the final days of a presidential campaign, nothing is left to chance. Motorcade rides, rallies and the rest are choreographed down to the minute by fleets of radio earpiece-wearing staffers. So when Hurricane Sandy prompted Romney to jettison his...

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Football fans dressed as Mitt Romney, left, and President Barack Obama wait for the start of an NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos, on Oct. 28, 2012, in Denver.

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Football fans dressed as Mitt Romney, left, and President Barack Obama wait for the start of an NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos, on Oct. 28, 2012, in Denver.

Obama-Romney 47- 47: Pew Poll

Another new measure of how close the contest is nationally: The race between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney is deadlocked among likely voters a little more than a week from Election Day. An Oct. 24-28 poll by...

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President Barack Obama speaks about preparations for Hurricane Sandy at the White House on Oct. 29, 2012.

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President Barack Obama speaks about preparations for Hurricane Sandy at the White House on Oct. 29, 2012.

`Election Will Take Care of Itself’ — President Says No Needs `Unmet’

“The election will take care of itself,” President Barack Obama said today at the White House, allowing one question from reporters about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on a presidential election a week away. That was only one message that...

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Former President Bill Clinton greets supporters after speaking at a campaign rally to for President Barack Obama at the University of Central Florida, on Oct. 29, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.

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Former President Bill Clinton greets supporters after speaking at a campaign rally to for President Barack Obama at the University of Central Florida, on Oct. 29, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.

Bill Clinton Obama’s Florida Stand-In

President Barack Obama may have left Florida before an Orlando campus rally today. But the Sandy-occupied president left former President Bill Clinton as a stand-in. Clinton addressed a crowd of more than 7,000 at the University of Central Florida. And...

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President Barack Obama steps off Air Force One on Oct. 29, 2012 upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

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President Barack Obama steps off Air Force One on Oct. 29, 2012 upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

Sandy’s Campaign Brake: President’s `Responsibilities’ First

President Barack Obama, who scuttled campaign plans in Florida today to return to Washington, plans a 12:45 pm EDT statement about Hurricane Sandy, a wide-ranging storm aiming for a mid-Atlantic landfall overnight. Republican Mitt Romney, campaigning in Ohio, also has...

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Rep. Tim Ryan speaks to Democratic party volunteers at the Obama campaign office on Oct. 28, 2012 in Youngstown, Ohio.

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Rep. Tim Ryan speaks to Democratic party volunteers at the Obama campaign office on Oct. 28, 2012 in Youngstown, Ohio.

Ohio, Nation Close: Poll-Watch

On the eve of the final week of the presidential election contest, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney have held a virtual tie among likely voters surveyed nationally for three days in ABC News-Washington Post tracking surveys. And the...

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Secret Service agents keep watch as Gov. Mitt Romney emerges from backstage during a campaign rally at University of Findlay on Oct. 28, 2012 in Findlay, Ohio.

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Secret Service agents keep watch as Gov. Mitt Romney emerges from backstage during a campaign rally at University of Findlay on Oct. 28, 2012 in Findlay, Ohio.

Ohio: Close Count Could Take Days

With polls showing a tightening presidential race in Ohio, there’s at least a chance for what elections officials are calling the “nightmare scenario:” The U.S. presidential race comes down to Ohio on election night, and the race can’t be called...

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Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator, FEMA, left, and President Barack Obama, during a news conference on Hurricane Sandy at FEMA Headquarters, in Washington, D.C.

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Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator, FEMA, left, and President Barack Obama, during a news conference on Hurricane Sandy at FEMA Headquarters, in Washington, D.C.

Sandy, Safety: Campaign Consensus

Updated at 7:20 am EDT Sandy has taken a toll on the campaign one week and a day from Election Day: No Ohio for President Barack Obama today. No more Florida either. No New Hampshire for Mitt Romney on Tuesday....

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