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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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Katy Perry’s political statement: Tight in all the right places

Singer Katy Perry found an interesting way to promote her support for President Barack Obama, donning a short tight dress that looked like a ballot for her appearance at a campaign rally for the President in Las Vegas this week. To borrow a phrase from an old James Bond movie, Perry’s attire was “tight in all the right places and not too many buttons.” Perry is well known for using her physical attributes for promotion be it a viral YouTube video of her having plaster applied to her naked breasts or flashes of a butt or a boob at public
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Obama turns to obscenities to attack Romney

President Barack Obama took Campaign 2012 to a new level —  albeit a lower one — when he referred to his challenger as “a bullsh—r” in an interview with Rolling Stone. Obama, bragging that he does well in the six-to-12 year-old demographic told the magazine: I do very well, by the way, in that demographic. Ages six to 12? I’m a killer. You know, kids have good instincts. They look at the other guy and say, “Well, that’s a bullsh—r, I can tell.” The President’s use of an obscenity in a national publication brought an instant response from the Mitt
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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 the president, in turn, has largely eliminated Romney’s edge among men. Those churning gender dynamics leave the presidential race still a virtual dead heat, with Romney favored by 47 percent of likely voters and Obama by 45 percent, a result within the poll’s margin of sampling error, the survey shows. After a commanding first debate performance and a generally good month, Romney has gained ground with Americans on a number
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