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  • Republicans drive to renewed control of U.S. House

    Republicans drove toward renewed control of the House on Tuesday as Democrats failed to make any significant inroads into the GOP’s delegations from the East, South and Midwest.

    November 7, 2012

  • Nasty campaign tactics surface

    With a week to go until Election Day, the nasty campaign tactics are coming out.
    People in Florida, Virginia and Indiana have gotten calls falsely telling them they can vote early by phone and don’t need to go to a polling place.

    October 30, 2012

  • Sandy upends final week of presidential race

    Superstorm Sandy is upending the final week of the presidential race, with President Barack Obama calling off another campaign day to tour ravaged New Jersey and Republican Mitt Romney struggling to strike the right tone as he tries to close the deal with voters.

    October 30, 2012

  • Romney woos Florida early vote; Obama eyes New Hampshire

    Juggling politics and storm preparations, Mitt Romney dangled a plea for bipartisanship before early voters in Florida on Saturday as Barack Obama worked to nail down tiny New Hampshire’s four electoral votes. Both campaigns scrambled to steer clear of a most unlikely October surprise, a superstorm barreling up the East Coast.

    October 28, 2012

  • Clashing views mark governor race rematch

    Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says he would stay the course if re-elected, including continuing tax cuts for businesses and consumers. Republican nominee Bill Maloney is telling voters he’ll pursue changes such as creating an intermediate appeals court and providing medical benefits to public employees through individual health savings accounts.

    October 28, 2012

  • Young voters shifting to right

    This generation of young Americans has been called many things, from civic-minded to “entitled.” But fiscally conservative?
    That’s a new one, and it just might have an impact on the presidential election.

    October 28, 2012

  • 1342516_29565745.jpg Nonvoters are trying to tell us something

    There's one electoral bloc that both parties can vilify at their leisure: those U.S. citizens who refuse to vote.

    October 27, 2012 1 Photo

  • Romney: Obama made ‘problem worse’

    Seizing on fresh evidence of economic sluggishness, Republican challenger Mitt Romney said Friday that President Barack Obama inherited a bad situation when he took office and then “made the problem worse.” Obama looked ahead to the second term he’s hoping to win.

    October 27, 2012

  • Obama predicts second-term deals

    President Barack Obama is confidently predicting speedy second-term agreement with Republicans to reduce federal deficits and overhaul immigration laws, commenting before setting out Wednesday on a 40-hour campaign marathon through battleground states that could decide whether he’ll get the chance.

    October 25, 2012

  • Obama, Romney in final sprint to Election Day

    The endgame at hand, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney plunged into the final two weeks of an excruciatingly close race for the White House Tuesday with TV advertising nearing an astronomical $1 billion and millions of Americans casting early ballots in all regions of the country.

    October 24, 2012

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