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Newspaper Endorsements: Prized, But Often Ignored

Voters say they put little to no stock in the editorials, even when they fervently agree with those endorsements. That's reflective of newspapers' status in many markets. But one Republican expert says a newspaper endorsement can be effective at persuading undecided voters.
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Romney Faces Challenges In Nevada

Republican nominee Mitt Romney campaigned in Nevada on Wednesday.
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Indiana Senate Hopeful Under Fire For Rape Comment

Women's issues were back front and center in politics on Wednesday after Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said in a debate Tuesday night that when a rape results in pregnancy "it is something that God intended to happen." Democrats pounced and Mitt Romney distanced himself from the remarks. But the Romney campaign did not ask Mourdock to pull down a TV ad Romney taped for him. Mourdock is in a tight race with Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly in an overall fierce contest for control of the U.S. Senate.
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Could There Be A Tie In The Electoral College?

When all the advertising and polling and debates and appearances are finished and votes have been cast, only one thing matters in the presidential race — the tally of the electoral college.
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TV Show Times Cut To Make Way For Political Ads

Audie Cornish talks to Jon Ralston, host of the Nevada TV show Ralston Reports. He talks about the unprecedented number of political ads airing in Nevada this year. Many shows, including his, have been shortened to create more time for ads to run.
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Obama Pushes Early Voting On Swing State Tour

President Obama campaigned in Iowa, Colorado, Nevada and California on Wednesday.
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Obama Campaign Invokes '537' To Get Out The Vote

An Obama campaign ad airing in swing states referencing the 2000 Florida recount uses memorable images of the days following the election to encourage supporters to vote. It calls 537 "the number of votes that changed the course of American history."
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Congress And The Fiscal Cliff

Prospects for congressional action on the fiscal cliff: What presidential election results could mean for expiring tax cuts and massive federal budget cuts.

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Political Memes: Fast, Cheap And Out Of Control?

This year's presidential debates may be remembered as much for what the candidates said as for those witty Internet memes that followed. Experts say the rise of the political meme largely blindsided the campaigns.

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