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President Barack Obama prepares to board Air Force One to Ohio for campaign stops in Mansfield and Akron.

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President Barack Obama prepares to board Air Force One to Ohio for campaign stops in Mansfield and Akron.

Ohio: One in 10 Open to Persuasion

In Ohio, where President Barack Obama is campaigning for reelection today and where a new poll shows him holding an advantage over Republican Mitt Romney, there is room to move between now and November. While 87 percent of the likely...

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Volunteers for the Obama 2012 campaign are instructed on how to interact with residents in a Tampa neighborhood as they prepare to canvass the area.

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Volunteers for the Obama 2012 campaign are instructed on how to interact with residents in a Tampa neighborhood as they prepare to canvass the area.

Obama’s Swing-State Advantage: Quinnipiac, CBS, NYT Poll

President Barack Obama holds an advantage over Republican Mitt Romney in three swing states critical to the outcome of the presidential election, according to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, CBS News and the New York Times. The survey of...

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Mitt Romney hosts a small-business roundtable in Costa Mesa, Calif.

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Mitt Romney hosts a small-business roundtable in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Super-PAC Sportscast: Obama Fumbles – Obama: ‘Splicing Dicing’

Instant replay can be a game-changer. “Okay fans, let’s go to the fumble of the week,” American Crossroads announces in a video-cast worthy of  ESPN SportsCenter. “Barack Obama drops the ball on his own one yard line.” The super-PAC is...

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Crossing the London Bridge as the Olympic Rings hang from Tower Bridge.

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Crossing the London Bridge as the Olympic Rings hang from Tower Bridge.

Romney Goes `For the Gold’ – Democratic Olympic Commentary

 Reporting from London: (with an update at 10:55 am EDT) Mitt Romney arrived in London this morning for a trip which aides hope will remind voters of his work rescuing the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics from financial disaster. Allies...

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Mitt Romney during a campaign event at Horizontal Wireline Services on July 17, 2012 in Irwin, Pa.

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Mitt Romney during a campaign event at Horizontal Wireline Services on July 17, 2012 in Irwin, Pa.

‘Obama Attacks Success,’ Romney Says — Replaying President’s Words

The business of business is business. And the business of government? President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney part ways on that question — with Obama pressing the highest-earning Americans to pay more taxes and Romney insisting on lowering the...

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The Republican primary election April 24, 2012 at Bodine High School in Philadelphia.

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The Republican primary election April 24, 2012 at Bodine High School in Philadelphia.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 10.3

That was the percentage-point margin of victory for President Barack Obama in Pennsylvania in 2008. It was the biggest winning margin there for a Democratic White House candidate in 44 years. The Nov. 6 election in Pennsylvania probably will be closer...

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A welder works on the deck component of a petroleum tanker at the Aker Philadelphia Shipyard.

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A welder works on the deck component of a petroleum tanker at the Aker Philadelphia Shipyard.

‘Inch by Inch:’ Obama on Economy

“Inch by inch, yard by yard, mile by mile,” the economy is starting to come back. That’s President Barack Obama’s word on the economic recovery this afternoon. The president was addressing an audience at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh near the...

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Mitt Romney in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania.

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Mitt Romney in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania.

Obama Keeping `Cookiegate’ Alive

The Obama campaign isn’t letting “Cookiegate” go. An e-mail circulated to reporters covering the president’s two-day bus tour of Ohio and Pennsylvania announced that cookies from Pennsylvania’s Bethel Bakery would be awaiting them at Carnegie Mellon University for the president’s...

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A supporter hugs President Barack Obama in Tampa, Florida.

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A supporter hugs President Barack Obama in Tampa, Florida.

Obama Leads in Florida, Ohio, Penn

President Barack Obama holds an edge over presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the critical election battleground states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, a Quinnipiac University poll shows. Obama leads Romney by 9 percentage points in Ohio, 6 points in...

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Ron Paul supporters in Springfield, Virginia.

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Ron Paul supporters in Springfield, Virginia.

Obama Out-Runs Ron Paul Missive, Romney’s Wawa ‘Keypad’ Hoagies

YouTube may be an uphill battleground for Mitt Romney. By the numbers, President Barack Obama had a better week there. The Obama re-election campaign’s Web-video about Romney’s record as governor of Massachusetts — you guessed it, not a favorable picture...

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