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Obama, Romney still looking for an edge

Obama, Romney still looking for an edge

Three days. Nine states — give or take. A magic 270 electoral votes. For President Barack Obama and rival Mitt Romney, the final touch-and-go stretch of campaigning is down to…

In final days, many factors could sway a close Presidential race

In final days, many factors could sway a close Presidential race

A U.S. jobs report due Friday — the last one before Election Day — will provide a crucial snapshot of the vigor of the country’s economic recovery, with the potential…

Storm could wash out campaign travel schedules

Storm could wash out campaign travel schedules

President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney‘s meticulously arranged travel schedules, a crucial element of their final-stretch strategies, could be upended in the last full week before Election Day by…

Gender gap? We don’t have no stinkin’ gender gap

Gender gap?  We don’t have no stinkin’ gender gap

What gender gap? Less than two weeks out from Election Day, Republican Mitt Romney has erased President Barack Obama’s 16-point advantage among women, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows. And…

Campaign blitz swing states with tsunami of direct mail

Campaign blitz swing states with tsunami of direct mail

Television commercials may be king, but millions of dollars a week are fueling mail ads that are burying swing-state voters in appeals from the presidential candidates, political parties and their…

With less than two weeks to go, Obama & Romney step up the pace

With less than two weeks to go, Obama & Romney step up the pace

Locked in a stubbornly tight race, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are demonstrating the urgency of the campaign’s final stretch, with the incumbent alone set to cover 5,300…

With two weeks to go, does momentum favor Romney?

With two weeks to go, does momentum favor Romney?

  Republican Mitt Romney is acting like a challenger who feels he has enough momentum and time to overtake the president by Election Day, two weeks from now. Judging from…

The final faceoff: Feisty fireworks but little substance

The final faceoff: Feisty fireworks but little substance

President Barack Obama sharply challenged Mitt Romney on foreign policy in their final campaign debate Monday night, accusing him of “wrong and reckless leadership that is all over the map.”…

The final debate: Hyperbole trumps facts

The final debate: Hyperbole trumps facts

Voters didn’t always get the straight goods when President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made their case for foreign policy and national security leadership Monday night before their last…

George McGovern: A liberal who never wavered

George McGovern: A liberal who never wavered

  George McGovern was an unwavering, often unrequited advocate for liberal Democratic causes. He pursued those goals in plainspoken, usually understated, Midwestern style. He was a dedicated, decent man, a…