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Economic News Brightens Obama Rally

Amid steady rain at a campaign rally in Cleveland Friday, President Obama had some sunny economic news to share. The unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since he took office. NPR's Scott Horsley reports from the campaign trail.
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Romney Health Care Debate Claim Gets Corrected By His Own Staff

Mitt Romney said during Wednesday's debate that pre-existing conditions would be covered under his health care plan. But the Republican presidential candidate's plan wouldn't guarantee that people who don't have coverage now will be able to buy it.
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Big Bird Makes A Campaign Appearance

The Sesame Street character is getting lots of newfound attention since Mitt Romney brought up federal funding for PBS in Wednesday's debate.
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Romney Brushes Off Positive Unemployment News

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney campaigned in Virginia and Florida on Friday.
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Indiana Senate Race No Longer A Sure Shot For GOP

Indiana's Treasurer Richard Mourdock beat veteran Republican Senator Richard Lugar in a contentious primary battle earlier this year. Mourdock was the darling of Tea Party activists. But it turns out that Lugar was the darling of the general electorate. Now polls have the race as a toss up. Sensing the possibility of picking up a Republican Senate seat, outside money is starting to pour into Indiana to aid Representative Joe Donnelly, the Democratic nominee.
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Jobs Report Buoys Obama On The Campaign Trail

President Obama campaigned in Virginia and Ohio the same day that the U.S. Labor Department reported the unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent in September.
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Virginia May Hold Keys To White House, Senate

Obama's path to capturing Virginia again remains far from certain in a dead-heat race with Mitt Romney, whose White House dreams rely heavily on securing the state's 13 electoral votes. And the state's race between two well-regarded former governors could determine control of the U.S. Senate.

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