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Can Bill Clinton save Barack Obama’s butt?

With President Barack Obama sidelined — for the time being — by duties dealing with the Superstorm Sandy crisis, his campaign is turning to former President Bill Clinton to fill in an energize voters. Clinton appears up to the task, hitting the road and attacking challenger Mitt Romney at every stop. On Monday, Clinton slammed Romney for claiming Chrysler is moving jobs from Ohio to China, calling it “the biggest load of bull in the world.” Some Democratic strategists tell Capitol Hill Blue the President is better off staying at the White House in a commander in chief role and
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Superstorm Sandy shuts down the federal government in Washington

The federal government is shut down in Washington today, something that some might view as a positive from Superstorm Sandy — and she is now called — and the devastation that stretches from North Carolina to the upper reaches of the Northeast. The storm also brought a halt to much of the campaign hyperbole in the contentious Presidential race as Barack Obama suspended his politicking and headed back to Washington. Challenger Mitt Romney stayed on the campaign trail but shifted his schedule to avoid the areas ravaged the most by the storm. The “superstorm” left millions without power, at least
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Sandy becomes Campaign 2012’s October surprise

A new swing voter named Sandy may impact the 2012 Presidential election more than anything or anyone else as the candidates go into the final week. Sandy, of course, is better known as Hurricane Sandy or “Frankenstorm,” the moniker for the superstorm headed ashore at New Jersey and set to wreak havoc in the swing states of New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia. Sandy is scrambling schedules, canceling events and affecting everything from fundraising to media coverage. “In politics, timing is everything,” political consultant Wilson Evers tells Capitol Hill Blue. “Sandy’s timing could not be worse for either Barack
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Obama steps up attacks on Romney, calls opponent a ‘tax and spend’ candidate

As a contentious and extremely-close Presidential race enters its final week — battling not only for votes but also to cope with massive scheduling changes from the “Frankenstorm” — the surreal nature of a campaign run amok is highlighted by the Democratic incumbent accusing his Republican challenger of non-stop taxes and big government. President Barack Obama zeroed in on Mitt Romney‘s vow of “big change,” saying the former Massachusetts government will bring “cradle-to-grave” taxes and and government out of control if he wins. Said Obama at a campaign stop in Nashua, New Hampshire: He’s been running around saying he’s got
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Romney picks up major newspaper endorsement but does it mean anything?

Mitt Romney picked up the endorsement of Iowa’s largest newspaper as the Des Moines Register — for the first time in 40 years — gave its nod to a Republican for President. The last Republican to gain the Register’s seal of approval was Richard Nixon in his re-election bid in 1972. Romney’s campaign immediately flooded the Internet with Tweets and posts about the endorsment. But, in the real scheme of things, newspaper endorsements don’t sway voters.  Public opinion polls show most voters hold media is about as low a light as politicians. “There was a time when newspaper endorsements meant
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It’s neck and neck as Campaign 2012 begins final full week

With polls seesawing back and forth and voter attitudes swinging wildly, the 2012 Presidential race heads into its final full week with both candidates scrambling across swing states in a frantic search for that one or two percent that could make the difference on November 6. “At this point, it’s anybody’s race and we could see a scenario where Mitt Romney will take the popular vote while President Obama holds on to his job by winning the Electoral College,” political strategist Allen Wilson tells Capitol Hill Blue.  “It is developing into that kind of year.” In all-important Ohio, Obama holds
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Racism on the rise among Americans, even though some don’t realize it

A standard mantra from those who want President Barack Obama out of office states that the reasons are policy-driven, not racially-motivated. But a new Associated Press polls suggests racism is still strong in America and attitudes towards blacks have not improved since the nation elected Obama. According to the poll, a slight majority of Americans “express prejudice toward blacks” even though some don’t acknowledge their inherent racism. In fact, racial prejudice in America has increased since 2008 and much of that prejudice is directed towards the man the nation sent to White House four years ago. The AP used a
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Up to 40 percent expected to cast early votes

Early voters could account for up to 40 percent of all ballots cast in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, and polls of people who already voted show President Barack Obama with a comfortable lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Both candidates have been urging supporters not just to vote but to do it early as Republicans and Democrats campaign vigorously – particularly in key battleground states – to lock up as many votes as possible before Election Day on November 6. Polls of people who say they already have voted show Obama with a lead in many of the states.
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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 a super storm barreling toward some battleground states. And it’s more than just travel that could be disrupted. A confluence of high wind, heavy rain, extreme tides and maybe snow could make it harder for Americans to participate in early voting, an important part of both campaigns’ efforts, particularly for Obama. Romney and Vice President Joe Biden both canceled weekend campaign events in coastal Virginia Beach, Va., though their events
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‘Shuck and jive?’ Shucks, that just typical Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin, the poster girl for the shallowness of American politics, keeps her foot in her mouth so much that she probably needs athlete’s foot powder for mouthwash. Her latest slip of the lip came in a Facebook posting that said: Why the lies? Why the cover up? Why the dissembling about the cause of the murder of our ambassador on the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil? We deserve answers to this. President Obama’s shuck and jive shtick with these Benghazi lies must end. Those who make the mistake of taking Palin seriously jumped on the
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