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Daily Archives: November 2, 2012

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama talk with senior campaign advisor David Axelrod following Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama talk with senior campaign advisor David Axelrod following Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Obama’s `Loins’ Drive Final Appeal

David Axelrod has known Barack Obama a long time. Yet the senior political adviser to the president of the United States says he’s never seen Obama “more exhilarated than he is right now.” He’s watching Obama make the closing arguments...

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Mitt Romney holds a rally at Screen Machine Industries in Etna, Ohio, on Nov. 2, 2012.

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Mitt Romney holds a rally at Screen Machine Industries in Etna, Ohio, on Nov. 2, 2012.

Obama, Romney Send End-Stage Fundraising Emails

Check your inbox — the end is in sight. The presidential candidates are making last-ditch fundraising efforts via email. President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney both sent campaign emails today thanking their supporters and setting what are sure to...

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A supporter of President Barack Obama holds a t-shirt of Big Bird and the president during a campaign rally at the Franklin County fairgrounds November 2, 2012 in Hilliard, Ohio.

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A supporter of President Barack Obama holds a t-shirt of Big Bird and the president during a campaign rally at the Franklin County fairgrounds November 2, 2012 in Hilliard, Ohio.

Vote, Sesame Streeters Say

“What’s the word on the street?” Vote. On Sesame Street, that is. This is the presidential election, after all, in which Big Bird played front and center — after Republican Mitt Romney raised the name in debate on the issue...

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Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago, gestures after speaking at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

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Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago, gestures after speaking at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

Rahm Emanuel’s Ohio Problem

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel  may have a problem with Ohio. While President Barack Obama’s former chief of staff says he’s not formally floating the idea of overhauling presidential elections, he notes that the only way to break free of swing-state...

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, in Washington.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, in Washington.

Reid to Romney: Hold the Talk of Bipartisanship

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has touted his ability to work with the Democratic-controlled legislature when he was governor of Massachusetts, arguing that he will also be able to bridge the partisan divide in Washington. Not so fast, said Senate...

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United Steelworkers union members Brett Butler, left, and Joshua Keirsey, center, canvas for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign in a residential neighborhood in Steubenville, Ohio.

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United Steelworkers union members Brett Butler, left, and Joshua Keirsey, center, canvas for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign in a residential neighborhood in Steubenville, Ohio.

Ground Game: Not Just for Candidates

Legions of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama supporters will spend this weekend knocking on doors as their get-out-the-vote efforts enter the final, critical stage. They won’t be alone. Just as outside groups chimed in on television, in mailers and over...

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Rep. Joe Donnelly prepares to address the audience during Dyngus Day on April 9, 2012, at the West Side Democratic Club in South Bend, Ind.

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Rep. Joe Donnelly prepares to address the audience during Dyngus Day on April 9, 2012, at the West Side Democratic Club in South Bend, Ind.

Quote of the Day: Wrong State

Democratic Senate nominee U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly has built a significant lead in the Indiana race for Senate, according to a new Howey/DePauw Indiana Battleground Poll. The poll, released this morning, shows Donnelly leading Republican State Treasurer Richard Mourdock by...

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Mitt Romney on his campaign plane while flying from Norfolk, Virginia, to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Nov. 2, 2012.

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Mitt Romney on his campaign plane while flying from Norfolk, Virginia, to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Nov. 2, 2012.

Romney-Biden = 269-269

Romney-Biden. 269-269 in the Electoral College. Republicans run the House, Democrats the Senate. A split decision in electoral votes gives the White House to Mitt Romney, and Vice President Joe Biden keeps the mansion at the Naval Observatory. Bloomberg’s Greg...

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Vice President Joseph "Joe" Biden reacts during a debate with Representative Paul Ryan in Danville, Kentucky.

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Vice President Joseph "Joe" Biden reacts during a debate with Representative Paul Ryan in Danville, Kentucky.

Biden: Donald Trump Will Give You $5 Million for Voting Early

“Honestly, don’t you want this election over with already?” That’s Joe Biden talking. The vice president delivered the Top 10 Reasons for Voting Early on “Late Night with David Letterman.” That was No. 1 — a sentiment with more than...

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