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Akin Slowly Regains Support After 'Legitimate Rape'

Less than two weeks out from the election, the Democratic Senate seat the GOP figured would be easiest to pick off seems maddeningly out of reach. In Missouri, Republican candidate Todd Akin remains dogged by his "legitimate rape" comment. Mainstream Republican groups have stayed away from the race, and Democrat Claire McCaskill appears to be in good shape to win a second term.
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Economists: Romney's 12 Million Jobs Target Realistic, Even If He Loses

Mitt Romney's pledge to add 12 million jobs to the economy over four years may sound like a very big number, especially coming out of a deep recession followed by three years of lackluster job growth. But some economists say it's realistic, and even if President Obama wins re-election.
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Romney: Obama's Policies Slowed The Recovery

After a week full of campaigning across several battleground states, Mitt Romney delivered an economic policy address in Ames, Iowa, on Friday.
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Why The Economy Won't Help Obama — Or Romney

The economy is growing and consumer confidence is rising. But the data are too mixed to point to a robust economy. And it may be too late anyway to change voters' impressions.
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It's All Politics, Oct. 25, 2012

Now comes the debate over the debates. No matter who "won" or "lost," it's clear that there has been momentum building toward Mitt Romney since he first debated President Obama. Plus, in Indiana, GOP candidate Richard Mourdock's comments about rape, pregnancy and God put his Senate bid in jeopardy.
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In Twitter We Trust: Can Social Media Sway Voters?

Social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, have been important parts of this year's presidential campaigns. As Americans prepare to head to the polls, experts discuss social media's influence on politics, and whether Twitter can predict who will win the election.
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A History Of Electoral Dysfunction

Electoral dysfunction -- including fraud and voter suppression -- isn't new. We speak with three eminent historians, also known as the American History Guys, about how today's presidential election compares with those of the past.

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