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Voters cast their ballots as they participate in early voting on Nov. 2, 2012 at the Silver Spring Civic Building in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Voters cast their ballots as they participate in early voting on Nov. 2, 2012 at the Silver Spring Civic Building in Silver Spring, Maryland.

`Tight’ Swing States, Long Night?

“Tight as a tick” — President Barack Obama’s words for how close the vote is in some of the battleground states that matter most. The latest national polling portrays a virtual tie among likely voters divided between Obama and Republican...

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Two statuettes depicting President Barack Obama, left, and Mitt Romney in Naples, Italy.

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Two statuettes depicting President Barack Obama, left, and Mitt Romney in Naples, Italy.

Obama 48.56%, Romney 48.49% — Talk About Too Close to Call

Republican Mitt Romney inspires more confidence than President Barack Obama on the question of improving the economy. Yet voters “disproportionately” blame former President George W. Bush for the state of the economy more than they blame Obama. These cross-currents might...

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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.

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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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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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Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a rally at Defiance High School, in Defiance, Ohio, on Oct. 25, 2012.

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Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a rally at Defiance High School, in Defiance, Ohio, on Oct. 25, 2012.

Obama, Romney Contact 4 in 10 Voters in Swing States — `Pivotal’

The gap between Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama has widened in one poll — Romney up 5 percentage points in the Gallup daily tracking surveys — and narrowed in another poll — Romney up 1 point in the...

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First Lady Michelle Obama at a campaign event at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on Sept. 13, 2012.

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First Lady Michelle Obama at a campaign event at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on Sept. 13, 2012.

Michelle Obama Misses CVS, Cash

What would the first lady do if the Secret Service would let her do it? “I would walk out of the door of the White House like a regular person, walk down the street, go the drug store, go to...

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Ann Romney, right, hugs First lady Michelle Obama before the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at the University of Denver, on Oct. 3, 2012.

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Ann Romney, right, hugs First lady Michelle Obama before the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at the University of Denver, on Oct. 3, 2012.

Michelle Obama-Ann Romney Debate: `Just Saw a Little Bit of It.’

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel had a great report on the Michelle Obama-Ann Romney debate. The what? On the street, one man queried about the first-ladies face-off that wasn’t offered a certain opinion about Obama’s victory. “Definitely Ann Romney,” a young woman...

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Ann Romney on "Good Morning America" yesterday.

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Ann Romney on "Good Morning America" yesterday.

Ann Romney: On the Air Everywhere

Ann Romney was talking about “dancing horses and dancing stars, but not politics,” the network says, in her co-hosting of ABC News’ “Good Morning America” this week, and she was sharing her recipe for Ann Romney’s Welsh Skillet cakes —...

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U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Mitt Romney, Republican presidential candidate, participate in a presidential debate at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, on Oct. 3, 2012.

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U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Mitt Romney, Republican presidential candidate, participate in a presidential debate at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, on Oct. 3, 2012.

Obama: Not the First `Bad Night’

President Barack Obama maintains that the “fundamentals” of the presidential contest are unchanged following a weak debate performance in Denver that gave a polling boost to Republican rival Mitt Romney. “Governor Romney had a good night. I had a bad...

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Big Bird from "Follow That Bird," presented by Sesame Street.

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Big Bird from "Follow That Bird," presented by Sesame Street.

Obama’s Big Bird Trap: That Debate

Has President Barack Obama walked into a Big Bird trap? The president has had no shortage of fun over the past week with Republican Mitt Romney’s evocation of the Sesame Street favorite in their first debate. The president has played...

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