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Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore speaks during an interview at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California.

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Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore speaks during an interview at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California.

Al Gore is Romney-Rich

Ken Wells and Ari Levy report for Bloomberg News today: In 1999, Al Gore, then U.S. vice president and a Democratic candidate for president, sold $6,000 worth of cows. The former senator, who spent most of his working life in Congress, had...

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National Rifle Association (NRA) President Charlton Heston holds up a rifle during his address at the 131st NRA convention at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Nevada, in this April 27, 2002 file photo.

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National Rifle Association (NRA) President Charlton Heston holds up a rifle during his address at the 131st NRA convention at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Nevada, in this April 27, 2002 file photo.

NRA’s `Cold, Dead Hands:’ 2012

Wayne LaPierre was channeling Charlton Heston today. LaPierre, the longtime executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, issued a defiant speech today in Washington with the NRA’s answer to the schoolhouse shootings that felled 20 first-graders in Newtown, Connecticut,...

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A collage of campaign buttons hangs on the wall while volunteers call potential voters to re-elect President Barack Obama at the campaign's Field Office in Chicago.

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A collage of campaign buttons hangs on the wall while volunteers call potential voters to re-elect President Barack Obama at the campaign's Field Office in Chicago.

Obama’s Favorite 389,821 Voters

When all the votes from the Nov. 6 presidential election are counted — they’re still tallying ballots in California and New York — President Barack Obama will have beaten Republican challenger Mitt Romney by close to 5 million votes. Yet...

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A supporter of Rep. Ron Paul holds a poster in front of a sign that reads 'We Can Do Better' during the start of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

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A supporter of Rep. Ron Paul holds a poster in front of a sign that reads 'We Can Do Better' during the start of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Ron Paul Revolution: $50,000 a Pop

The Ron Paul Revolution will soon have a going rate of $50,000 an hour. The retiring Republican congressman from Texas and erstwhile candidate for president “will follow the well-trod path of hitting the paid speaking circuit after his retirement from Congress...

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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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The Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California.

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The Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California.

GDP and Presidential Elections: 2 Pct Worked for Reagan’s Party

The nation’s gross domestic product grew by 2 percent in the last quarter. The Obama White House hailed this as “further evidence that the economy is moving in the right direction” — Council  of Economic Advisers Chairman Alan Krueger’s words...

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President Barack Obama gets a hug from a firefighter at Station 14 during a stop in Tampa, Fla. on Oct. 25, 2012.

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President Barack Obama gets a hug from a firefighter at Station 14 during a stop in Tampa, Fla. on Oct. 25, 2012.

Obama’s All-Nighter: Tampa Deja Vu

All-nighters, early morning campaigning in Tampa. It’s like deja vu all over again. President Barack Obama, making a 48-hour, nonstop tour of swing states and stopping at home-town Chicago today to vote early,  opened a campaign rally at Centennial Park...

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Mitt Romney, left,  Rep Paul Ryan greet supporters during a Victory Rally at the Daytona Beach Bandshell on Oct. 19, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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Mitt Romney, left, Rep Paul Ryan greet supporters during a Victory Rally at the Daytona Beach Bandshell on Oct. 19, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Romney, Ryan: Fireworks, Fly-Away

In the early Florida light, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan lingered on the tarmac as they said their goodbyes this morning, after a wild Friday night rally in Daytona Beech, a city that’s witnessed its share of passing ships. Last...

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Vice President Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will debate tonight.

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Vice President Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will debate tonight.

Vice-Presidential Debates Replayed (Part 2)

Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Rep. Paul Ryan meet tonight at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, for their only debate, continuing a tradition of one No. 2 encounter every four years. Our retrospective of previous vice-presidential debates focuses on...

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