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Sen. Claire McCaskill steps off her campaign bus to speak to the media outside Bayless Elementary School, on Oct. 31, 2012, in St. Louis County, Mo.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill steps off her campaign bus to speak to the media outside Bayless Elementary School, on Oct. 31, 2012, in St. Louis County, Mo.

Senate Races to Watch Tuesday

With Greg Giroux and Emma Fidel President Barack Obama put it succinctly in 2010: the Democrats suffered a “shellacking” in the mid-terms, and he took the blame. Republicans won a net gain of 63 seats in the House, their biggest...

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President elect Barack Obama waves to his supporters during an election night gathering in Grant Park on Nov. 4, 2008 in Chicago.

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President elect Barack Obama waves to his supporters during an election night gathering in Grant Park on Nov. 4, 2008 in Chicago.

Polls Point to Closer White House Race for Obama Than 2008

“I was never the likeliest candidate for this office,” newly elected President Barack Obama said in Grant Park in Chicago on election night four years ago. If the president earns a second term, the statement may be even more fitting....

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President Barack Obama at a campaign event at The Ohio State University Oval, on Oct. 9, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

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President Barack Obama at a campaign event at The Ohio State University Oval, on Oct. 9, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

Obama’s Early Ohio Voting a Boon — Five-Point State Lead in Time Poll

While President Barack Obama is virtually tied with Republican Mitt Romney in some Ohio polls, he holds a commanding lead among early voters in one new survey today. Among Ohioans who have not yet voted, the candidates are in a...

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President Barack Obama greets supporters after speaking at a campaign event at Delray Beach Tennis Center on Oct. 23, 2012 in Fla.

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President Barack Obama greets supporters after speaking at a campaign event at Delray Beach Tennis Center on Oct. 23, 2012 in Fla.

Obama Campaign Claims the Lead: `We Have the Ball,’ Axelrod Says

The election is up for grabs with two weeks remaining? — Not so fast, say President Barack Obama’s top campaign strategists. While polls show the president and Republican challenger Mitt Romney deadlocked nationally and in the battleground states that will...

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Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event on Oct. 5, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event on Oct. 5, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Obama-Romney Tie in Florida, Newspaper Endorsements Split

It’s hot in Florida, we already knew — a dead-heat, a CNN poll today finds. Among Florida’s likely voters, the poll finds, 49 percent support Republican Mitt Romney, 48 percent President Barack Obama. The survey has a possible four percentage...

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Joe Biden and Paul Ryan in last night's debate.

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Joe Biden and Paul Ryan in last night's debate.

So Who Won?

Who won last night’s vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky? It depends on who you ask. Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan virtually tied with Vice President Joe Biden, according to a CNN/ORC International poll of 381 registered voters who watched the...

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Senator Barack Obama of Illinois and Senator John McCain of Arizona prior to a presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, in this Oct. 15, 2008 file photo.

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Senator Barack Obama of Illinois and Senator John McCain of Arizona prior to a presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, in this Oct. 15, 2008 file photo.

Obama’s Advantage Over Romney Similar to Lead Over McCain in 2008

President Barack Obama’s advantage over Republican challenger Mitt Romney among female voters is similar to his pre-election margins four years ago, though Obama’s edge among all voters is smaller than at a similar point in 2008. Obama leads by 56...

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Mitt Romney during a campaign rally at SeaGate Convention Centre on Sept. 26, 2012 in Toledo, Ohio.

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Mitt Romney during a campaign rally at SeaGate Convention Centre on Sept. 26, 2012 in Toledo, Ohio.

Romney’s Talking Point: 6-pct Lag

Any good campaign needs to dust off its talking points from time to time. In an interview aired over the weekend, Republican Mitt Romney was asked when he, known as “a turnaround artist” in business, is planning to put his...

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