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Rep. Allyson Schwartz in Philadelphia.

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Rep. Allyson Schwartz in Philadelphia.

Why Republicans OK Conceding Schwartz’s Pennsylvania District

Republicans don’t have much of a chance at winning the Philadelphia-area congressional district that Democratic Rep. Allyson Schwartz plans to give up to run for governor next year. And that’s just fine by Republicans. That’s because Republicans who redrew district...

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Haley Barbour

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Haley Barbour

Barbour: Dividing Electoral Votes Wrong

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour is not a supporter of Republican proposals to allocate electoral votes in some states by congressional district rather than winner-take-all. “I don’t think it’s a good idea,” he says in an interview on...

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President Barack Obama looks at a K'nex roller coaster at a Rodon Group manufacturing facility on Nov. 30, 2012 in Hatfield, Pennsylvania.

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President Barack Obama looks at a K'nex roller coaster at a Rodon Group manufacturing facility on Nov. 30, 2012 in Hatfield, Pennsylvania.

Tinker Toy Maker: `Fiscal Cliff’ a `Red, White and Blue Issue’

The folks who make Tinker Toys say this is no time to be tinkering with public confidence in the economy. Michael Araten is president and CEO of K’NEX, the toy company in Pennsylvania that President Barack Obama visited today to...

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President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney shake hands at the end of the third and final presidential debate on Oct. 22, 2012 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.

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President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney shake hands at the end of the third and final presidential debate on Oct. 22, 2012 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.

Obama-Romney Salute One Another

On the final day, both President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney have commended each other for a campaign well run. Romney offered some  rare words of praise for his opponent today, during a stop at a campaign office in...

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Mitt Romney is seen reflected in a teleprompter as he speaks during a campaign rally at the Smithfield Foods Hangar on Nov. 4, 2012.

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Mitt Romney is seen reflected in a teleprompter as he speaks during a campaign rally at the Smithfield Foods Hangar on Nov. 4, 2012.

Pro-Romney `Gut’ Call: Pennsylvania

Brian Gardner, Washington research chief for investment bank Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, predicts Mitt Romney will be elected president even though he will lose Ohio, becoming the first Republican presidential candidate to fail in the Buckeye State but win the...

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Voters walk past supporters holding signs on their way to casting ballots at Northwest Elementary School on Nov. 6, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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Voters walk past supporters holding signs on their way to casting ballots at Northwest Elementary School on Nov. 6, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Who’s Who of Republican Groups Airs Pennsylvania Ads — 2/3 Romney

Mitt Romney and 10 0allied groups ran television ads in Pennsylvania in the past week, a last-ditch effort to shift the Democratic-leaning state’s 20 electoral votes to the Republican column in today’s election. The pro-Romney side supplied 5,115 of the...

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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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A cardboard cut-out of President Barack Obama during the Democratic National Convention.

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A cardboard cut-out of President Barack Obama during the Democratic National Convention.

Michael Reagan’s Super-PAC Attacks Obamacare on Pennsylvania TV

A Republican super-PAC is attacking President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul in television ads running in Pennsylvania, where Mitt Romney and Republican allies are trying to put the Democratic-leaning state in play. The health-care law “cuts Medicare by $716 billion” and...

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