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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]

Voices of the West: Getting out Latino voters in Nevada (VIDEO)

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Sparks, NV – As Mitt Romney’s campaign pulls its cash out of North Carolina — confident of a victory there with polls showing a 5-point lead — the attention of both candidates focuses tighter on the eight remaining swing states. In Nevada, where President Obama is up 3 points, the Latino vote will be key [...] [Read More]
Categories: Latinos, Nevada, Obama

Voices of the West: How unions keep Obama up in Nevada

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Reno – Democrats like to say that demographics — i.e., a booming Latino population — is going to push President Obama over the line in Nevada, where the RealClearPolitics.com average has him up by 3 points, even after Mitt Romney’s recent surge. Demographics help, but demos don’t mean anything without ground troops. And as we [...] [Read More]

Oops!Paul Ryan can’t tell a Longhorn from a Cowboy

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Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan had his own “oops” moment today — and Texas A&M grad Rick Perry is probably getting a good laugh out of it. While visiting the Cleveland Browns practice field in Berea, Ohio, Ryan confused back-up quarterback Colt McCoy, a University of Texas grad, with starting signal-caller Brandon Weeden, a proud Oklahoma State Cowboy. [Read More]