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  • Obama turns re-election prospects over to voters Nov 6, 2012 10:12 AM
    President Barack Obama is extending congratulations to rival Mitt Romney "on a spirited campaign." Obama says he's "confident we've got the votes to win." Obama says he knows Romney supporters are "just as engaged, just as enthusiastic."

  • 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.

  • Springsteen, Jay-Z, put the pop in Obama rally Nov 5, 2012 9:40 PM
    Someone has to introduce the president. On Monday, the final day of the presidential campaign, President Barack Obama, however, didn't bring along an opening act. He brought along two main acts: Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z.

  • Economy better off 4 years later? A mixed bag of answers Nov 4, 2012 7:07 AM
    "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" Ronald Reagan asked in 1980 at the end of a televised debate. The answer was his landslide win. Since then, the question has become a cudgel for political challengers, a survey question for pollsters and a barometer for the mood of the country. Campaign 2012 is no exception.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Stakes high for White House, control of Congress Nov 3, 2012 8:36 PM
    Apart from the candidates, divided government — perhaps a politically correct term for dysfunctional government — is on the ballot after a two-year stretch that produced gridlock on many issues and record-low congressional approval ratings.

  • Obamaís iPod a bit like his electorate ó varied Nov 3, 2012 7:29 AM
    President Barack Obama's iPod could pass for a voter outreach tool. During an interview with a radio station in Cincinnati, Obama said he has "a pretty good mix." "I've got old school — Stevie Wonder, James Brown. I've got Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan," he said.

  • Campaigns lawyered up for election overtime chance Nov 2, 2012 9:41 AM
    Legions of lawyers are ready to enter the fray in case Election Day turns on a legal challenge. One nightmare scenario would be for the results in a battleground state like Florida or Ohio to be too close to call, with thousands of absentee or provisional ballots yet to be counted.

  • 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.

  • One scenario has Rommney-Biden as winning ticket Nov 2, 2012 9:08 PM
    On Jan. 20, Mitt Romney takes the presidential oath of office. Standing close by is his new vice president, Joe Biden. Highly unlikely though that outcome may be, it's possible under the complex U.S. system for selecting presidents. A 269- 269 tie between Romney and Barack Obama in the Electoral College, the body set up to formally choose the president, would trigger fallback mechanisms that might leave the country in a constitutional and political tempest.

  • A final factcheck as election looms Nov 2, 2012 8:45 PM
    In campaign speeches that serve as closing arguments, President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney are still at it. Romney is still misrepresenting the impact of Obama's health care law on your wallet. Obama is still masking the sticker shock of his plan to tax the rich.

  • Obama coming to Madison day before election Nov 2, 2012 7:34 AM
    President Barack Obama plans to hold a rally in Madison on Monday, the day before the election. The visit will be his third to Wisconsin over five days. He was in Green Bay on Thursday and he planned to be in Milwaukee for a rally with pop singer Katy Perry on Saturday. The Obama campaign confirmed Mondayís visit but did not release any further details. Obama was in Madison in early October, the day after the first presidential debate, and attracted more than 30,000 people. Republican Mitt Romney planned to campaign in West Allis on Friday. A Marquette University poll released on Wednesday showed Obama leading Romney by 8 points.

  • Romney claims Obama doesnít understand business Nov 1, 2012 10:43 AM
    Mitt Romney said Thursday that President Barack Obama doesn't have a clue about how business works. The Obama campaign shot back by saying that Romney doesn't know what he's talking about.

  • Polls giving partisans lots of room to argue Nov 1, 2012 10:43 AM
    Don't like the latest poll numbers on the presidential race? Just wait. More are coming — probably before you can say "margin of sampling error." Regardless of what any given poll says, it's likely that someone — a campaign, an interest group, a political party or a rival polling operation — will argue that the survey is invalid at the same time someone else argues that it's significant.

  • 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.

  • Political ads gear up for final push of campaign Oct 31, 2012 9:50 AM
    he campaign ad war has intensified and expanded in the last week of the presidential contest, with President Barack Obama, Republican challenger Mitt Romney and allied independent groups making their final, full-throated advertising pitches to voters in the major battlegrounds.

  • Money men: Who are top 5 donors to Romney? Oct 31, 2012 7:37 AM
    Republicans hit the jackpot with casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. Worth an estimated $25 billion, Adelson has donated $44.2 million so far to aid Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and organizations supporting Romney this election.Other top donors giving millions of dollars to aid Romney's campaign include a trio of Texas money moguls and the head of a South Florida-based energy conglomerate.

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