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Daily Archives: November 5, 2012



President Barack Obama throws a football at Soldier Field following the NATO Summit working dinner on May 20, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.

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President Barack Obama throws a football at Soldier Field following the NATO Summit working dinner on May 20, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.

Obama-Romney: No Fantasy Football

It may or may not be true, as ESPN blogger Zach McAnn suggests, that “the choice between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney isn’t so much different than choosing between Aaron Rodgers and Arian Foster in a fantasy football draft.” It’s...

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Representative Cornelius "Connie" Mack and his wife, Representative Mary Bono Mack, a Republican from California, at the RNC.

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Representative Cornelius "Connie" Mack and his wife, Representative Mary Bono Mack, a Republican from California, at the RNC.

Endangered List: California and N.Y. House Incumbents

California and New York enter Election Day as the two states with the highest number of endangered House incumbents, according to the latest ratings by political analyst Charlie Cook. Each state counts six incumbents most likely not to return to...

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Supporters spell out "Ohio" as they cheer for Mitt Romney on Nov. 2, 2012, in West Chester, Ohio.

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Supporters spell out "Ohio" as they cheer for Mitt Romney on Nov. 2, 2012, in West Chester, Ohio.

Romney: One More Ohio Lap, Pennsylvania Push, on Election Day

Just when you thought the campaign was over, it’s not. Republican  Mitt Romney, campaigning across five states today on the eve of the Nov. 6 presidential election, is adding two Election Day stops to his itinerary. Romney plans another lap...

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Deval Patrick, governor of Massachusetts, speaks at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

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Deval Patrick, governor of Massachusetts, speaks at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

Political Capital: Partisan Predictions

Presidential surrogates Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts and Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia both predicted their party’s nominee will win the White House on this week’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt.” “He’s going to earn this win,” Patrick, a Democrat,...

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Speaker of the House of John Boehner during a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Speaker of the House of John Boehner during a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Asheville, North Carolina.

Boehner: No Interest in Taxes for Lame-Duck Fiscal Cliff Deal

House Speaker John Boehner isn’t interested in “raising tax rates” as part of a deal to avoid the year-end “fiscal cliff” of expiring tax cuts and spending reductions, the Ohio Republican has told National Journal. Boehner, in an interview fist...

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Bruce Springsteen campaigns on behalf of President Barack Obama and the democratic party at Cuyahoga Community College, on October 18, 2012 in Parma, Ohio.

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Bruce Springsteen campaigns on behalf of President Barack Obama and the democratic party at Cuyahoga Community College, on October 18, 2012 in Parma, Ohio.

Born to Fly Air Force One: `Pretty Cool’

Updated at 12:40 pm and 2:50 pm EST The Boss is flying Air Force One. No — not that boss, though, of course the president will be there too. With Bruce Springsteen performing at all three of President Barack Obama’s...

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