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The 12 worst political clichés of 2012

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They’re sprinting toward the finish line in a photo-finish horse race, playing for all the marbles as the air war and ground games intensify. And we’re not just talking about the 2012 presidential election campaign. We’re talking about all of the clichés, the overused metaphors, the unclever cleverness. [Read More]

Electoral College Update: Storm response boosts Obama, complicates Romney’s path to 270

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Obama’s small lead reflects an important change in the dynamics of the race. Last Monday, Romney led in six of the ten previous polls. Now, Obama is ahead in states (and the District of Columbia) with 281 electoral votes — more than enough to win if he just hangs on. [Read More]

LA Mayor Villaraigosa, Obama campaign’s tireless “go-to guy,” going full speed till Tuesday

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Democratic Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who’s been nothing short of a political whirlwind for the Barack Obama campaign, can legitimately claim the mantle of the campaign’s “go to guy” as the race comes to a close. And he’s not stopping — until the polls close. On Sunday, he raced from Los Angeles to Florida [...] [Read More]

The ten best and ten worst political campaigns of 2012

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From Texan Ted Cruz to Hawaii’s Mazie Hirono, there have been some outstanding political campaigns run in 2012. And yet there were more than a few “oops” moments and downright bad campaigns. Here are ten of the best and ten of the worst campaigns of 2012. [Read More]

The ten keys to winning the 2012 presidential election

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With President Obama leading by an average of one-tenth of one percentage point in the last ten national polls, either candidate could eke out a win. Here is a look at ten factors that could decide whether the incumbent Democrat or his Republican challenger emerges victorious on Nov. 6. [Read More]

From abortion to pot, the ten most important ballot issues of 2012 election

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Thirty-eight states have ballot measures that will be in play on Nov. 6 and though many deal with issues such as taxes and administrative issues, other states will decide on hot-button national topics from Obamacare to marijuana legalization. [Read More]

Presidential campaign nears record-shattering $2 billion spending mark

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2012 has broken all records in presidential fundraising: Never before any candidate has raised and spent as much as in this year’s election campaign. [Read More]
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Poll: Suburbanites split between Obama and Romney, president has edge among ‘empty nesters’

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Suburbia hasn’t been spared the political split that has the nation in a gridlock with less than a week before the election. Romney leads among suburban independents. Obama leads among “empty nesters.” [Read More]