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Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama during a town hall style debate at Hofstra University.

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Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama during a town hall style debate at Hofstra University.

Washington Daybook: Swing States

Both President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney will claim victories in debate today as they and their surrogates attend rallies in the swing states of Iowa, Ohio and Virginia. Expect the frenetic campaign pace to continue through the weekend...

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Big Bird from "Follow That Bird," presented by Sesame Street.

Photograph by Warner Bros./Everett Collection

Big Bird from "Follow That Bird," presented by Sesame Street.

Obama’s Big Bird Trap: That Debate

Has President Barack Obama walked into a Big Bird trap? The president has had no shortage of fun over the past week with Republican Mitt Romney’s evocation of the Sesame Street favorite in their first debate. The president has played...

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Big Bird on the run in a scene from the movie "Follow That Bird."

Photograph by Warner Bros./Everett Collection

Big Bird on the run in a scene from the movie "Follow That Bird."

Big Bird’s Budget: Obama’s Buddy

President Barack Obama might as well appoint Big Bird as a campaign surrogate. For a second day on the campaign trail, Obama mocked Republican rival Mitt Romney’s threat in this week’s presidential debate to pull funding from PBS, and by...

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President Barack Obama takes the stage during a campaign event at  in Fairfax, Va.

Photograph by Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo

President Barack Obama takes the stage during a campaign event at in Fairfax, Va.

Obama’s Rebound: `Economy Has Come Too Far to Turn Back Now’

Updated with Romney reaction at 12:15 pm EDT “This morning we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since I took office,” President Barack Obama said today at a campaign rally in Virginia. “Today’s news...

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Job applicants meet potential employers at the NYC Startup Job Fair held in New York City.

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Job applicants meet potential employers at the NYC Startup Job Fair held in New York City.

7.8% Jobless: Obama Campaign Gift

Updated again at 11:35 am EDT Direct mailings to voters in Virginia are calling three-and-a-half years of unemployment over 8 percent “a hammer blow to America’s middle-class families. ” It is part of Republican Mitt Romney’s persisting message: Voters have...

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President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are seen at the Lavanderia coin laundry in Miami during their televised debate.

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President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are seen at the Lavanderia coin laundry in Miami during their televised debate.

Washington Daybook: The Whole World is Watching

OK. The whole world wasn’t watching, though President Barack Obama can be forgiven for thinking it was. Some 67.2 million viewers tuned in Wednesday to watch his subdued — many say weak — debate performance, 28 percent more than watched...

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