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  • Romney attends Pacquiao-Marquez fight Dec 8, 2012 10:17 PM
    Defeated presidential candidate Mitt Romney was a guest ringside Saturday night at the fourth fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez.

  • White House: Obama to meet Romney Thursday Nov 28, 2012 9:49 AM
    The White House says President Barack Obama will meet privately Thursday with his vanquished rival Mitt Romney, their first face-to-face encounter since the election.

  • Women overrule moody male voters Nov 24, 2012 8:17 PM
    For the first time in research dating to 1952, a presidential candidate whom men chose decisively — Republican Mitt Romney — lost. More women voted for the other guy.

  • How Obama victory could affect areas of US economy Nov 7, 2012 1:54 PM
    America's decision to re-elect President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney will affect important elements of the U.S. economy and financial system — from the health care law to the overhaul of financial rules.

  • Editorial: Letís move to post-election bipartisanship Nov 7, 2012 11:41 AM
    Now that Election Day is over, it is time for a new spirit of bipartisan collaboration -- in Washington and in Springfield, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • Re-elected, Obama heads back to divided government Nov 7, 2012 9:24 PM
    One day after a bruising, mixed-verdict election, President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner both pledged Wednesday to seek a compromise to avert looming spending cuts and tax increases that threaten to plunge the economy back into recession. Added Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. "Of course" an agreement is possible.

  • Obama, Romney conclude Election Eve campaigning Nov 6, 2012 1:55 AM
    President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made last-minute pleas for votes Monday, employing their last vestiges of energy, celebrity boosters and plenty of jet fuel to encourage every supporter and the few remaining undecideds to tip the 2012 election in their favor.

  • Voters in NY, NJ not deterred by stormís effects Nov 6, 2012 9:01 AM
    Election Day turnout was heavy Tuesday in several storm-ravaged areas in New York and New Jersey, with many voters expressing relief and even elation at being able to vote at all, considering the devastation.

  • Last-minute stops as Romney ends White House quest Nov 6, 2012 10:12 AM
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's years-long quest for the presidency is ending with a last-minute round of campaigning in one state he's showered with attention and another he's largely ignored. After he cast his vote near his Boston-area home, Romney was visiting Cleveland and Pittsburgh on Tuesday, betting an eleventh-hour appeal to working-class voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania will help him defeat President Barack Obama.

  • After grinding campaign, now itís up to voters Nov 6, 2012 10:57 AM
    Two fierce competitors who've given their all, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney now yield center stage to voters Tuesday for an Election Day choice that will frame the contours of government and the nation for years to come. After a grinding presidential campaign that packed suspense to the finish, Americans head into polling places in sleepy hollows, bustling cities and superstorm-ravaged beach towns deeply divided.

  • Judge orders Florida county to extend early voting Nov 4, 2012 8:00 PM
    A judge extended early voting hours in one Florida county Sunday after Democrats sued to allow more time in a presidential battleground state where more than 4 million ballots have already been cast.

  • Rivals stress differences and bipartisanship hopes Nov 4, 2012 9:13 PM
    Two days from judgment by the voters, President Barack Obama raced through four far-flung battleground states on Sunday while Mitt Romney ventured into traditionally Democratic Pennsylvania, seeking a breakthrough in a close race he mused aloud he might lose.

  • Hours to go, so many promises to keep Nov 4, 2012 4:28 PM
    Mitt Romney has a ton of promises to keep if he becomes president, and thatís on his first day alone, never mind the other 1,460 days. Barack Obama was similarly brimming with will-doís in his first presidential campaign, racking them up by the hundreds, big and small.

  • A look at the most competitive states in the race Nov 4, 2012 8:15 PM
    A look at the race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney for the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House. With two days left in the campaign, Obama appears closer to the goal, but Republican Mitt Romney has closed on the Democrat and pulled narrowly ahead in some battleground state polling.

  • Obama and Romney: Where they stand on the issues Nov 4, 2012 9:35 PM
    As President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney bring their campaigns down the homestretch, here's a detailed summary of where they stand, and where they differ, on the major issues, from the economy, the debt, foreign policy and a variety of social issues.

  • Romney, Obama each get something in jobs report Nov 2, 2012 8:18 AM
    President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney each got something Friday out of the final snapshot of the nation's economy heading into Election Day, with more job creation and an uptick in unemployment. That data fresh in hand, both candidates were plunging into a hectic pace of campaigning.

  • Presidential politics reignites in Sandyís wake Nov 1, 2012 1:54 PM
    Presidential politics reignited in the wake of natural disaster Thursday, with the candidates beginning their full-throttle closing arguments with new vigor on the same pocketbook concerns that have dominated the campaign from the start.

  • Romney, GOP suddenly plunging onto Democratic turf Oct 30, 2012 8:54 PM
    Mitt Romney is suddenly plunging into traditionally Democratic-leaning Minnesota and Pennsylvania, and his GOP allies are trying to put Michigan into play. Itís forcing President Barack Obama to defend his own turf in the campaignís final week. The question is: Why this Republican move?

  • Sandy upends final week of presidential race Oct 30, 2012 11:35 AM
    Superstorm Sandyís mayhem is upending the final week of the presidential race, with President Barack Obama calling off another of the waning days left to campaign and Republican Mitt Romney struggling to strike the right tone.

  • Nature slams campaigns into real world Oct 30, 2012 10:02 AM
    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. "It's sort of like Mother Nature is intervening and calling a timeout," said historian and presidential biographer Douglas Brinkley.

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