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Mitt Romney and Sen. Rob Portman make an unscheduled stop at a Chipotle restaurant in Denver, on Oct. 2, 2012.

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Mitt Romney and Sen. Rob Portman make an unscheduled stop at a Chipotle restaurant in Denver, on Oct. 2, 2012.

Chipotle Take-Out: Debate-Prep Menu

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is spending most of the day hunkering down in his Denver hotel getting ready for tomorrow’s face-off against President Barack Obama — and he has a burrito bowl for sustenance. The former Massachusetts governor, along...

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President Barack Obama carries boxes of pizza as he arrives for an unannounced stop at a campaign office October 1, 2012 in Henderson, Nevada.

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President Barack Obama carries boxes of pizza as he arrives for an unannounced stop at a campaign office October 1, 2012 in Henderson, Nevada.

Obama Doing `My Homework’

Swing states get curb service: President Barack Obama has delivered White House-brewed beer to a firehouse in Virginia, and today he took a break from debate preparation to deliver boxes of pizza to campaign volunteers in Nevada. “It’s really coming...

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President Barack Obama, center, greets supporters after speaking at a campaign event in Desert Pines High School on Sept. 30, 2012 in Las Vegas.

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President Barack Obama, center, greets supporters after speaking at a campaign event in Desert Pines High School on Sept. 30, 2012 in Las Vegas.

Debate Expectations: Bar Games

Expectations are everything. By a margin of nearly two to one, voters expect President Barack Obama to “win” the televised debates with Republican Mitt Romney that start Wednesday night in Denver. By two to one, most think Obama will win...

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Elvis impersonator Tony Gallardo, left, dances outside a casino along The Strip with tourist Leigh Moorhead of Hampton, Va.

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Elvis impersonator Tony Gallardo, left, dances outside a casino along The Strip with tourist Leigh Moorhead of Hampton, Va.

What Obama Practices Around Vegas Won’t Stay in Vegas: Debate Camp

There was a time when presidents and presidential candidates didn’t spend much time in Las Vegas — flying in and out for events like an American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars convention — but not spending the night in...

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and chairman of Sands China Ltd., during a news conference in Macau, China, on Sept. 20, 2012.

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and chairman of Sands China Ltd., during a news conference in Macau, China, on Sept. 20, 2012.

Adelson Front and Center for Romney

With casino magnate Sheldon Adelson in town, Las Vegas is never a gamble for Mitt Romney. “I don’t know how it is that Sheldon Adelson got in the front row,” Romney said, with a smile at the opening of a...

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Rep. Paul Ryan during a campaign rally on Sept. 18, 2012 in Newport News, Virginia.

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Rep. Paul Ryan during a campaign rally on Sept. 18, 2012 in Newport News, Virginia.

Romney: Note to Running Mate Ryan

When Mitt Romney first tried to explain his remarks about 47 percent of the American electorate being dependent on government — “victims,” as he put it, and unreachable politically for him — he called his words inelegant. Romney’s running mate...

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Elvis Presley impersonators on Las Vegas Blvd.

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Elvis Presley impersonators on Las Vegas Blvd.

Republican Group’s TV Ad Says Nevada Shouldn’t Bet on Obama

In February 2010, President Barack Obama told a New Hampshire audience that people on tight budgets shouldn’t “blow a bunch of cash” in Las Vegas. Fast forward 31 months to today, when Nevada is among nine swing states in a...

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An armed man waves his rifle as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames after being set on fire inside the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012.

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An armed man waves his rifle as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames after being set on fire inside the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012.

Obama-Romney: World Closing In

Ominous thunderclouds hung over Jacksonville, Florida, this morning as Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign motorcade rolled southward along Interstate-95. Not a full-length presidential motorcade, but close enough, with all the trappings — motorcycle escorts leading the way and an ambulance trailing the...

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A real estate agent who specializes in distressed properties walks outside after checking a house in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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A real estate agent who specializes in distressed properties walks outside after checking a house in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Underwater Homeowners Protesting

A new group made up of frustrated homeowners who owe more on their homes than they are currently worth say that they could be a decisive vote in key swing states in November. “Underwater voters are the single most underestimated...

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