Early voting begins next week in Ohio. That helps explain why both campaigns are pouring so much love into the state right now. When people booed descriptions of Mitt Romney's policies, the president told them, "Don't boo, vote."
Even as Pennsylvania's controversial new voter ID law faces court challenges, nonprofits and other groups are busy helping the state's voters, especially the poor and elderly, weave their way through a sometimes complicated bureaucratic process to get a photo ID before the election.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's swing through Ohio took him from the suburbs of Columbus through parched cornfields and pumpkin patches to industrial corridors near Cleveland and Toledo. Romney says his policies will make things better for struggling Americans.
President Obama's new ad uses anticipatory guilt to try and get young voters who might not be as excited as they were four years ago to vote. Meanwhile, Republican Mitt Romney's new ad is born of the now-infamous video in which he is seen talking about the "47 percent."
The principal chief of the Cherokee Nation is calling on Massachusetts senator to apologize for a video that allegedly shows members of his staff imitating "stereotypical 'war whoops chants.'" Brown has said he doesn't condone the actions.
A battle is under way in Iowa over whether a state Supreme Court justice can keep his job. Critics have launched an all-out campaign to throw him off the bench because of his ruling three years ago clearing the way for same-sex marriage. The judge's supporters are fighting back, in a fashion.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker made his national name attacking unions. Vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan — another Wisconsinite — is also not a fan of organized labor. But after the Green Bay Packers lost a game due to a bad call by replacement NFL referees, how does a labor dispute play in this political environment?
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