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Obama Gets Weepy at Final Rally

Romney holds last event in NH, then announces 2 more

(Newser) - President Obama returned to Iowa for what he says will be the final campaign event of his political career. The president, sharing a stage with Michelle, shed a few tears as he reminisced about his 2008 campaign and didn't mention Mitt Romney once in his 29-minute speech, Politico reports....

What Election? Sandy Recovery Continues

Marines head to Staten Island, Queens

(Newser) - Sure, it's Election Day tomorrow—but to plenty of families still reeling from Sandy's effects, civic duty is a secondary concern, the Washington Post reports. "Everyone’s trying to live. They got kids. How’s anybody gonna go out and vote?" says a Manhattan school lunch helper....

An 11th-Hour Look at Swing States

What's happening in Ohio, Florida, and more

(Newser) - If you're tired of hearing the phrase "swing states," take heart: the end is near (or at least until the post-race analysis begins). Until then, an 11th-hour look at what's happening in several battleground states:
  • Ohio: Obama got heckled in Cincinnati yesterday by a man whose

Candidates Make Final Push
 Candidates Make Final Push 

Candidates Make Final Push

Obama, Romney have packed schedules on last day of campaign

(Newser) - With Election Day looming tomorrow, President Obama and Mitt Romney are making their final cases:
  • Both have rallies scheduled in that oh-so-important of states, Ohio, today. Obama is also visiting Wisconsin and Iowa, while Romney will hit Florida, Virginia, and New Hampshire, the AP reports. Romney has also been making

Christie: I'm Still Voting for Romney

NJ gov defends praise of Obama

(Newser) - President Obama won Chris Christie's praise for his handling of superstorm Sandy, but he hasn't won the New Jersey governor's vote. "The fact of the matter is what New Jerseyans expect from their governor is to work for them, not to work for any particular political...

Romney's Testy 'Mormon Video' Goes Viral

Are liberals kidding themselves by relishing his 'weird' beliefs?

(Newser) - A video of Mitt Romney irritably defending his faith went viral this week, a sign that Democrats are likely reveling in his ill temper and Mormon beliefs during the last days of the campaign, the Washington Post reports. Romney gets irate in the 2007 video when his interviewer—Jan Mickelson...

Barbour: Sandy Stole Romney&#39;s Momentum
 Barbour: Sandy 
 Stole Romney's 

Barbour: Sandy Stole Romney's Momentum

Final Sunday before E-Day.

(Newser) - Election Day looms large on today's talk show dial, with surrogates from both campaigns scrambling to make the case for their guy, reports Politico . Haley Barbour conceded Mitt Romney has lost a bit of mojo, saying "the hurricane is what broke Romney’s momentum," before trying to...

As Clock Winds Down, Race Is a Nail-Biter
 As Clock 
 Winds Down, 
 Race Is a Nail-Biter 

As Clock Winds Down, Race Is a Nail-Biter

Obama shows slight leads in many polls, others deadlocked

(Newser) - With the hourglass blessedly running out on Election 2012, Team Obama is scrambling to get out the vote, while Team Romney is making a late move for Pennsylvania, as the AP reports that both campaigns are projecting confidence going into Tuesday's vote. A look around the landscape and the...

Let the 3-Day Home Stretch Begin

Romney, Obama hit the swing states

(Newser) - Quick, rattle off as many of the "battleground states" as you can. Points for Ohio, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado, Nevada, Wisconsin, Iowa, and New Hampshire. Partial credit for Pennsylvania, where Mitt Romney is still hoping for an upset, reports AP . And now you have a good idea where...

Christie Was This Close to Being VP Pick

Politico says he was Romney's 'first choice'

(Newser) - It's no secret that Chris Christie was a serious contender to be Mitt Romney's VP candidate, but Politico today sheds some light on just how close he came. In fact, Christie was Romney's "first choice," and the candidate nearly pulled the trigger in late July,...

Rove: Romney's Going to Win a Squeaker

Poll numbers, early results all in Romney's favor, says Karl Rove

(Newser) - Political guru Karl Rove may be predicting a Mitt Romney win next week, but at least he's keeping his predictions more modest than Dick Morris' " landslide ." Instead, Rove notes in the Wall Street Journal that Romney has a thin lead in national polls—he's ahead in...

Obama Gains in Swing States
  Obama Gains in Swing States 
Poll Numbers

Obama Gains in Swing States

But he and Romney are dead even nationally

(Newser) - Hurricane Sandy has thrown polling into disarray—Gallup, for instance, has suspended its daily tracking poll—but some data is still trickling in for those desperate for presidential election score updates. Here's what we know today:
  • President Obama has expanded his lead in Michigan, and now leads 48% to

Romney Looks to Swing 3 Blue States

Campaign, super PACs eye Pennsylvania, Michigan, Minnesota

(Newser) - With the election less than a week away, Mitt Romney is making a push in some seemingly unlikely places. Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Minnesota have all gone blue since at least 1988—and Minnesota has the longest blue streak of any state, going the way of the Democrats since 1972. Still,...

Get Ready for a Romney Landslide
 Get Ready for a 
 Romney Landslide 
dick morris

Get Ready for a Romney Landslide

GOP's Dick Morris sounds very, very confident

(Newser) - The rest of the political universe seems to think the race is pretty close, but the GOP's Dick Morris predicts a huge night for Mitt Romney and the GOP. In a column for the Hill headlined "Here comes the landslide," Morris maintains that the debates proved President...

Poll: Working-Class Ohioans Critical to Obama Victory

Plus: Most Americans think Obama will win

(Newser) - President Obama and Mitt Romney are both planning a series of campaign events in Ohio as Election Day draws nearer, and a new Quinnipiac University/ New York Times /CBS News poll finds that working-class voters in that state are likely key to Obama’s re-election. Obama and Romney are about...

Presidential Campaigns Set to Resume

Mitt back on trail today, Obama following suit tomorrow

(Newser) - With Election Day less than a week away, President Obama and Mitt Romney are preparing to get back on the campaign trail—or at least those parts of it not flooded by superstorm Sandy.
  • Romney resumes his campaign schedule today with three rallies in Florida, while Obama will start campaigning

Chrysler CEO: No, We're Not Moving Jobs to China

Romney releases controversial ad aimed at Ohio

(Newser) - Sandy can't keep all the politicking tamped down. The latest fuss centers around Mitt Romney's recent comments in Ohio—followed by an ad—about Chrysler and China. "I saw a story today that one of the great manufacturers in this state, Jeep, now owned by the Italians,...

Sandy Proves Romney Was Wrong to Diss FEMA

Eugene Robinson recalls small-government point during debate

(Newser) - There's something of a Sandy-related brouhaha swirling around comments Mitt Romney made in the ancient days of 2011: Seems that when asked during a Republican debate about disaster relief, Romney sounded like he wanted to gut FEMA, saying he'd shift responsibility for disaster management to the states—or...

How Romney May Be Linked to Meningitis Outbreak

Salon looks at his lax regulation

(Newser) - Less than a week before Election Day, a potential hit to Mitt Romney’s campaign: Salon reports that the recent meningitis outbreak in the US can be linked to Romney’s failure to regulate when he served as governor of Massachusetts. Numerous problems had been reported at the New England...

How Romney Used Mormon Church to Defer Taxes

Bloomberg reports on loophole he used

(Newser) - Since 1996, Mitt Romney has been deferring some of his taxes through something called a charitable remainder unitrust, a tax shelter Congress cracked down on little more than a year after Romney set his up. As Bloomberg describes it, the trust “allowed rich people to take advantage of the...

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