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Republicans ramp up their social media presence before third presidential debate

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By JANA KASPERKEVIC Hearst Washington Bureau Less than a week ago, during the second presidential debate, Mitt Romney lost the debate on social media. And it seems as if the Republicans paid attention — and are trying to do better this time around. A closer look at today’s promoted trends and tweets reveals that pro-Romney/Ryan [...] [Read More]

Pre-debate poll: Obama and Romney tied

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President Obama and Mitt Romney are tied at 47 percent apiece, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal national poll released on the eve of the presidential candidates’ third and final debate. Obama is ahead 49-44 percent among all registered voters, but draws considerably less enthusiasm than he did in 2008 particularly among younger voters [...] [Read More]

5 things Obama, Romney must accomplish in foreign policy debate

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The Democratic incumbent is hoping that he can use the third debate to regain a clear advantage on global issues. And the former Massachusetts governor is hoping to use it to close the deal with any voters who haven’t yet made up their minds.

Here are five things that Obama and Romney must accomplish in tonight’s debate at Lynn College in Boca Raton, Fla.

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Electoral College Update: Obama’s Midwestern firewall keeps him in contention

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Welcome to our weekly Electoral College update. Every Monday morning between now and Election Day, Nov. 6, we will analyze the latest poll results from the 12 most competitive states and let you know which ones are more Republican than the national average and which are more Democratic. We’ll also give you an update on any major shifts in the battleground states in the preceding week. [Read More]
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Back in Albany, Spitzer leaves Cuomo, boosts Hillary ’16

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ALBANY — Eliot Spitzer returned to New York’s capital city Sunday more than 4-1/2 years after he abruptly resigned from office amid a prostitution scandal. Most of Spitzer’s remarks, at a fundraising lecture for WAMC Northeast Public Radio, the Albany-based NPR affiliate, dealt with national affairs. The former governor and attorney general predicted Barack Obama [...] [Read More]
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce weighing in for $700K on CT Senate race with TV, radio ads. Murphy charges the support blows McM’s “moderate” label

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What’s $700,000 among friends? This is a release from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a new campaign in Connecticut for Linda McMahon, in a tight race with US Rep. Chris Murphy. The USCC filed a report with the Federal Election Commission today indicating a $700,000 expenditure for McMahon, plus a $22 digital media expense. […] [Read More]

Joe Lieberman: Do not go gentle into that good night

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He’s not on the ballot. Joe Lieberman is nevertheless probably making some in the Obama administration squirm. A mere three days until the incumbent president and Republican Mitt Romney engage in a foreign policy debate in Boca Raton, Fla., the final time they will face off, Lieberman is requesting a classified briefing “as soon as [...] [Read More]
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White tie and jokes: Top ten Obama, Romney zingers from Al Smith dinner (VIDEO)

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BY KYLE CAMPBELL Hearst Washington Bureau President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney have exchanged personal attacks, argued policies and questioned each other’s political records during this debate season, but the two candidates implement a new strategy when they took the stage of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York — humor. Both [...] [Read More]