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Daily Archives: October 30, 2012

FEMA workers load food for affected areas onto waiting trucks at Republic Airport in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30, 2012 in Farmingdale, New York.

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FEMA workers load food for affected areas onto waiting trucks at Republic Airport in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30, 2012 in Farmingdale, New York.

Biden: FEMA ‘Doing One Helluva Job’

Vice President Joe Biden says, as best as he can tell, FEMA is doing “one helluva of a job.” That could be a risky comment, so early in the federal response to Hurricane Sandy’s flooding and devastation in New Jersey...

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Mitt Romney boards his campaign plane in Vandalia, Ohio, on Oct. 30, 2012.

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Mitt Romney boards his campaign plane in Vandalia, Ohio, on Oct. 30, 2012.

Romney Returning to Trail in Florida — With Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio

Republican Mitt Romney, his campaigning stalled by the storm called Sandy, plans to fully reengage in the presidential race tomorrow. Romney plans three events in Florida, the biggest of all swing states, appearing with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov....

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Joshua Keirsey, a member of the United Steelworkers union, canvasses for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign in a residential neighborhood in Steubenville, Ohio.

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Joshua Keirsey, a member of the United Steelworkers union, canvasses for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign in a residential neighborhood in Steubenville, Ohio.

Small Donors Fuel Anti-Obama PAC

While Sheldon Adelson and Harold Simmons pump millions of dollars into super-political action committees trying to defeat President Barack Obama, a super-PAC based in the swing state of Ohio has relied on the same fundraising techniques as the president —...

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Early voters wait in line to vote in the presidential election on the first day of early voting at a polling station setup at the City of Miami City Hall on Oct. 27, 2012 in Florida.

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Early voters wait in line to vote in the presidential election on the first day of early voting at a polling station setup at the City of Miami City Hall on Oct. 27, 2012 in Florida.

Gallup Vote-Tracking Sandy-Stalled: Early Voting Leaned Republican

For a second day now, the seven-day rolling average of the Gallup Poll will be interrupted by what is now a post-tropical cyclone bound for western New York State after leaving a trail of flooding and wreckage in New Jersey...

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Job seekers speaks with an employer at the Veterans On Wall Street job fair in New York.

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Job seekers speaks with an employer at the Veterans On Wall Street job fair in New York.

Labor Stood Ready on Veteran Data — Nobody Called After Last Debate

At least one Bureau of Labor Statistics staffer is willing to upset the White House, despite what you may have heard. Jim Borbely, an economist with the federal agency responsible for reporting unemployment figures, was ready to go toe-to-toe with the president over veterans’...

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Mitt Romney accepts a food donations from a supporter during a Kettering Storm Relief event on Oct. 30, 2012 in Kettering, Ohio.

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Mitt Romney accepts a food donations from a supporter during a Kettering Storm Relief event on Oct. 30, 2012 in Kettering, Ohio.

Romney’s Storm Relief Rally — Struggling for Perfect Sandy Pitch

With a storm still pummeling the eastern United States, Mitt Romney struggled to strike the right tone before supporters in Kettering, Ohio, today. Standing in front of tables loaded with diapers, canned goods and bottled water, Romney jettisoned his standard...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at Anglesea Fire House in North Wildwood N.J.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at Anglesea Fire House in North Wildwood N.J.

Chris Christie: Obama Doing `Great Job’

Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, delivered the keynote address at Republican Mitt Romney’s presidential nominating convention. Christie has served as a surrogate for Romney on Sunday talk shows. So when Christie says — on FOX News — that President...

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A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange looks over a newspaper on Nov. 3, 2004, the day after Election Day.

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A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange looks over a newspaper on Nov. 3, 2004, the day after Election Day.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 11, 12, 20

That’s how many states backed the White House winner by fewer than five percentage points in the past three presidential elections that also were decided by fewer than five percentage points. In 2004, when President George W. Bush defeated Democrat...

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