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Politics
  • 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

  • Romney moderates positions on foreign policy

    Mitt Romney abruptly moderated his foreign policy positions in this week’s debate on issues like ending the war in Afghanistan and averting another conflict in Iran, hoping to neutralize one of President Barack Obama’s main strengths with the election only two weeks away.

    October 24, 2012

  • Romney criticizes Obama’s second-term plans

    Heading into the campaign’s final weeks, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is upping his criticism of President Barack Obama’s plans for a second term, accusing the Democrat of failing to tell Americans what he would do with four more years.

    October 21, 2012

  • Jobless rate falls in most battleground states

    Unemployment rates fell last month in nearly all of the battleground states that will determine the presidential winner, giving President Barack Obama fresh fodder to argue that voters should stick with him in an election focused squarely on the economy.

    October 20, 2012

  • Obama, Romney seek support from women

    One day after their contentious, finger-pointing debate, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney vied aggressively for the support of women voters Wednesday, as they and their running mates charged across nearly a half-dozen battleground states in the close race for the White House with 20 days to run.

    October 18, 2012

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