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Time's Running Out For Missouri's Todd Akin

In the closing days of the campaign, some serious money is coming in behind the controversial GOP Senate nominee, and one recent poll showed his race against Claire McCaskill is a dead heat. But most observers think he's already done his campaign too much damage.
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Stuck In The Middle (Class) With You

When the presidential candidates speak about the "middle class," they're making a safe bet that you'll think they're talking to you. The middle class doesn't have an economic definition, and Americans of widely varying income levels identify with it. The class-based term seems to have lost its distinction.
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In Iowa, The Physics Of Politics

Both campaigns want to claim momentum heading into the final days of the campaign. This is especially true in battleground states like Iowa, where enthusiasm and voter turnout can make all the difference. Momentum is a common political metaphor, but what does it really tell us?
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With Buses And Billboards, Small-Money Groups Try To Make A Mark

From a DVD claiming that President Obama's real father was a communist poet, to small-market TV ads of child readers urging support for the president, this campaign season has seen its share of outside-the-mainstream efforts to influence the election.
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With Buses And Billboards, Small-Money Groups Try Winning Votes

From a DVD claiming that President Obama's real father was a communist poet, to small-market TV ads of child readers urging support for the president, this campaign season has seen its share of outside-the-mainstream efforts to influence the election.
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Nonvoters: The Other Abstinence Movement

In an election where we're told every vote counts, a large swath of eligible Americans are not planning to vote early or late or at any time. For myriad reasons — cynicism, apathy, moral objections — some people are choosing to abstain. Here's what they told us.
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Campaigns Strive To Project Confidence, But Not Hubris, In Final Days

Whether a candidate is behind or ahead in the opinion polls, political campaigns have a vested interest in portraying every race as close — even if it's looking like a blowout.
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'For Whom Will You Vote?' May Be Wrong Question

It's the question most pollsters ask. But one political economist says there's a better one to ask if you want to predict a candidate's fate.
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Obama And Romney Go On A Whirlwind Tour In Election's Final Weekend

It's a nonstop sprint to the finish as President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney speed through campaign stops in at least seven states Saturday, looking for support where each needs it most.

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