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 the numbers. New hiring reports or a new jobless rate. Spending totals or early vote totals. Percentage points and rhetorical points. Frequency of stops or […]

When partnership replaces partisanship, good things can happen

When partnership replaces partisanship, good things can happen

Chris Christie, the New Jersey Republican governor that many felt should have been the party’s nominee for President this year, sent a chill through political partisans Tuesday when he praised President Barack Obama for his response to the Superstorm Sandy disaster. “The President has been outstanding in this,” Christie said. Christie’s comments show some hope […]

Obama holds on to Ohio lead in latest polls

Obama holds on to Ohio lead in latest polls

With most polls showing President Barack Obama’s lead over challenger Mitt Romney holding at around 5 points in the all-important swing state of Ohio, Democratic political strategists are breathing a little easier. Both campaigns see Ohio as crucial to victory in what is an extremely tight race in the Electoral College. CBS News/New York Times/Quinnipiac […]

Can Bill Clinton save Barack Obama’s butt?

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 […]

Obama steps up attacks on Romney, calls opponent a ‘tax and spend’ candidate

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 […]

Up to 40 percent expected to cast early votes

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 […]

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 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, […]

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