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  • The 'big' day: Is Election Day still as huge?

    2 years, 1 month ago

    (AP) You heard it loud and clear Monday when Rep. Connie Mack, the Florida Republican, introduced Mitt Romney at a Florida rally — and, in these times of polarization, perhaps channeled the sentiment of an entire nation. He led the crowd ...

  • Americans face prospect of status quo Congress

    2 years, 1 month ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — A barrage of negative ads, more than $2 billion in spending and endless campaign stops all come down to this: Americans likely will elect a Congress as divided as the one they've been ranting about for two years. ...

  • A state-by-state look at the election

    2 years, 1 month ago

    (AP) A state by state look at key races on the ballot on Tuesday. The number of electoral votes is in parenthesis.Alabama (9) — Safe for Republican Mitt Romney.Alaska (3) — Romney will win.Arizona (11) — Romney's. GOP Rep. Jeff Flake ...

  • Ryans take their 3 children out for Halloween

    2 years, 1 month ago

    (AP) JANESVILLE, Wis. — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is taking his three children trick or treating in their Wisconsin hometown of Janesville.Ryan and his wife, Janna, took the threesome around their neighborhood Wednesday evening. Ryan says he used to ...

  • Odd politics as Obama, Christie tour storm damage

    2 years, 1 month ago

    (AP) Here's an image few expected to see less than a week before Election Day: President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie standing side-by-side in a show of unity.Obama is in New Jersey touring damage from superstorm Sandy with ...

  • Presidential race rained out even in sunny states

    2 years, 1 month ago

    (AP) DENVER — Crista Laughlin was a mile high and dry, but superstorm Sandy still kept the 40-year-old Obama campaign volunteer from walking precincts or working the phones. Instead, she was huddled inside her suburban Denver home, watching storm coverage on ...

  • Nature slams presidential candidates with October surprise

    2 years, 1 month ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Suddenly, after drifting through months of confusing finger-pointing and iffy economic theory, the presidential candidates are getting walloped by an all-too-tangible October surprise. Superstorm Sandy is a real-world, gut-level test. The force of nature has nearly halted campaigning ...

  • Very few voters to decide presidential race

    2 years, 1 month ago

    (AP) The outcome of the hard-fought but still deadlocked presidential race between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will be decided Nov. 6 by a small percentage of voters in just nine states. That's because presidents are elected not ...

  • Be your own fact-checker tonight during the debate

    2 years, 2 months ago

    (AP) There they go again. Or do they?Will Mitt Romney miscount the number of unemployed, as he has before? Will President Barack Obama's dubious claim of a peace dividend, bopped down in the last debate, rise again? When Obama and his ...

  • Obama, first lady plan to vote early for Nov. 6

    2 years, 2 months ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama won't be posing for any photos in the voting booth on Election Day — he's casting his ballot early. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama said Monday they are both voting early, a nod to ...

  • Shot fired at Obama campaign office in Denver

    2 years, 2 months ago

    (AP) DENVER — Denver police say someone has fired a shot through the window of President Barack Obama's Denver campaign office. Police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez says people were inside the office when the shooting happened Friday afternoon, but no one was ...

  • Few knockout punches occur in presidential debates

    2 years, 2 months ago

    (AP) Much is said of the gaffes, zingers and awkward gestures that have lurked in presidential debates. But only a handful of significant missteps have occurred in over half a century of television-era debates.And few, if any, have been decisive game ...

  • 5 things to watch for in the presidential debate

    2 years, 2 months ago

    (AP) Five things to watch for when Barack Obama and Mitt Romney meet in their first presidential debate tonight:1. ROMNEY MAKES HIS MOVE: He needs to re-energize his campaign after slipping in the polls. Can he do it by going on ...

  • Conservatives seize on Obama video

    2 years, 2 months ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Conservatives on Tuesday used a speech President Barack Obama delivered as a candidate in 2007 to accuse him of using racially charged rhetoric. "There's no way you can listen to this speech and not hear it as a ...

  • Minority churches using 'souls to polls' to rally vote

    2 years, 2 months ago

    (AP) MIAMI — It's not just the collection plate that's getting passed around this fall at hundreds of mainly African-American and Latino churches in presidential battleground states and across the nation. Exhorting congregations to register to vote, church leaders are distributing ...

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