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Akin Faces Another Deadline To Leave Senate Race

Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin is launching a bus tour across Missouri. He's the congressman whose controversial comments about rape led to calls that he drop out of the race. Tuesday is the last day for Akin to remove himself from the ballot. He's made clear he's in the race to stay, but Akin has an uphill fight to unseat Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill.
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Romney Thwacks Obama For Calling Libya And Other Hot Spots 'Bumps'

GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney tried to raise doubts about President Obama's handling of foreign policy. The Obama campaign responded by accusing Romney of trying to politically exploit the deaths of four Americans in Libya.
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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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