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President Barack Obama in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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President Barack Obama in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Priorities Sets New Priority: Nevada

Priorities USA Action, a super-political action committee backing President Barack Obama, is shifting and increasing its television advertising buy to include the swing state of Nevada, its co-founder Bill Burton said this morning. The super-PAC’s new focus on Nevada, which...

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President Barack Obama leaves after meeting with supporters about voter registration at OMG Burgers on September 20, 2012 in Miami.

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President Barack Obama leaves after meeting with supporters about voter registration at OMG Burgers on September 20, 2012 in Miami.

Obama Hits Key 50-Percent Mark in 3 Swing States

Talk about consistency! President Barack Obama polled right at 50 percent among likely voters in three swing states, accordinga NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist College poll out today. The survey gave Obama identical five-percentage-point leads over Mitt Romney, 50 percent to 45 percent, in Colorado...

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A Mitt Romney supporter in Lansing, Mich.

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A Mitt Romney supporter in Lansing, Mich.

Pro-Romney Super-PAC Returning with Ads in Michigan and Wisconsin

The last Republican group to air presidential campaign ads in Michigan is returning to that state and to Wisconsin to aid Mitt Romney’s campaign. Restore Our Future, the pro-Romney super-political action committee, is spending $2.2 million in the two states...

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President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event on Sept. 13, 2012 in Golden, Colorado.

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President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event on Sept. 13, 2012 in Golden, Colorado.

Obama Gains Footing in Key States

President Barack Obama has gained a stronger footing in three states which he won in 2008, three states which Republican Mitt Romney hopes to take from him in November. Obama is favored by at least 50 percent of likely voters in...

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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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Former President Bill Clinton speaks at a campaign event on Sept. 12, 2012, in Orlando.

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Former President Bill Clinton speaks at a campaign event on Sept. 12, 2012, in Orlando.

Clinton `Explaining Stuff:’ — In a Hole, First Thing is to Stop Digging

The “secretary of explaining stuff,” as President Barack Obama has dubbed former President Bill Clinton since their party’s convention in Charlotte, was explaining things again today in Orlando, Florida. What is Republican Mitt Romney proposing? Cutting taxes by 20 percent,...

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President Ronald Reagan on his way to a campaign stop in 1984.

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President Ronald Reagan on his way to a campaign stop in 1984.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 28

That’s how many years since the last victory by a Republican presidential nominee in Wisconsin. Following Republican Ronald Reagan’s Wisconsin win amid his landslide re-election in 1984, Democratic presidential nominees have won six elections in a row there, including President...

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Mitt Romney, left, and his running mate Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan stand near the new Romney campaign plane during an RNC Farewell Victory rally on August 31, 2012 in Lakeland, Florida.

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Mitt Romney, left, and his running mate Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan stand near the new Romney campaign plane during an RNC Farewell Victory rally on August 31, 2012 in Lakeland, Florida.

Ryan’s Marathon Tale: Pants on Fire

Rep. Paul Ryan, facing criticism for making what fact-checkers counted as up to seven statements false or distorted in his Aug. 29 acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, is now qualifying another claim: his best marathon time....

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