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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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Democrats Sense An Opening In Indiana

U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly of Indiana talked with residents of Columbia Healthcare Center, a nursing home in Evansville, Ind., on Thursday.

October 10, 2012 U.S. Senate candidate Joe Donnelly holds a slim polling lead over Republican Richard Mourdock in a state no one expected to go Democratic this year. The question is whether GOP voters who have been reluctant to support Mourdock — who knocked out six-term Sen. Richard Lugar in the primary — will come home in the end

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Jack Welch Says He Was 'Right About That Strange Jobs Report'

Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch.

October 10, 2012 The former General Electric CEO joined others in raising questions about Friday's report and whether it might have been skewed to boost the president's campaign. Obama administration officials have rejected such talk. But Welch is still asking questions.

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Colorado Students Look To Vote For 'A Better Future'

A student walks through the quad at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

October 10, 2012 Colorado State University students say they are keenly aware that the current job market isn't a good one for newly minted college graduates, and they express worry over the size of the deficit.

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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

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Romney Shows His Soft Side; President Tightens His Pitch

Mitt Romney on a farm in Van Meter, Iowa, on Tuesday.

October 9, 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney showed his softer side and President Obama got to his points more quickly in Tuesday appearances on the campaign trail. Romney was in Iowa; Obama, in Ohio.

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Study: Unemployment Discussion Differs By Swing State

Job seekers line up to register at a Miami job fair in January. A new study shows that Florida voters discuss joblessness in ways quite different from those in Ohio and Virginia, two other presidential battleground states.

October 9, 2012 Analyzing 20 months' worth of blogs, news stories and story comments in Florida, Ohio and Virginia found that voters in the nation's swing states talk about unemployment in very particular ways. The findings could cast some light on what's driving the vote.

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Young 'Nones' Set To Transform The Political Landscape

Empty pews.

October 9, 2012 The number of atheists, agnostics and the religiously unaffiliated is on the rise, and they could eventually reshape the political landscape.

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Sesame Workshop To Obama Campaign: Leave Big Bird Out Of It

Sesame Workshop asked President Obama's campaign to stop running an ad featuring its Big Bird character.

October 9, 2012 Sesame Workshop asked President Obama's campaign to take down an anti-Mitt Romney ad featuring Big Bird. Since the first presidential debate, Obama has used a remark Romney made about the Sesame Street character to mock Romney.

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Is The V.P. Debate A Sideshow Or Something More?

Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-Texas) shakes hands with Sen. Dan Quayle (R-Ind.) before their vice presidential debate at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Neb., on Oct. 5, 1988.

October 9, 2012 In the past 35 years, there have been memorable moments in vice presidential debates, none greater than Lloyd Bentsen's "You're no Jack Kennedy" jab at Dan Quayle. But do they affect the election results?

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Romney's Jobs Plan Relies On His Tax Proposal

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shakes hands during a rainy campaign rally Monday in Newport News, Va.

October 9, 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney thinks the best way to boost employment is through a reduction in tax rates. Critics say it would be difficult for Romney's plan to work without ending some popular deductions.

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