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As Polls Show Romney Trailing In Swing States, Obama Edges Towards 270 Goal

The race for the White House is not over. But with 6 weeks to go, Mitt Romney still trails in key battleground states he must win if he is to defeat President Obama.
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Record Number Of Early Votes Expected Ahead Of Election Day

Tuesday marks six weeks until Election Day, but registered voters in two dozen states are already able to cast a ballot for president.
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Early Voting Grows In Popularity Across Country

Melissa Block talks with Michael McDonald of the U.S. Elections Project at George Mason University. They discuss the history of early voting in the United States and how widespread it is today.
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New Yorkers Rush By As Embattled Anti-Jihad Ads Hit The Subway

New York's transit authority posted controversial ads condemning Islamic Jihad in the city's subway system Monday, after losing a legal battle to withhold the posters. The campaign's sponsor says the ads target radicalism, not "peaceful Muslims."
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U.S. Pensions In Crisis, But Not In Rhode Island

States and cities across the country face a trillion-dollar pension crisis that threatens to reduce local services, raise taxes and trim pension benefits for public employees. But sweeping reforms in Rhode Island have alleviated the state's unfunded pension liability.
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Controversial 'Anti-Jihad' Ads Posted In New York City

A controversial advertisement that equates Muslim jihad with savagery was posted in the New York City subway system on Monday. Pamela Geller, a conservative blogger and so-called "birther," won a court victory last week allowing her to place the ad in 10 stations.

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