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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.

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.

'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.

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.

Obama's Weekly Address Receives Belated Romney Response

Mitt Romney delivered the official GOP response to President Obama's weekly address on Saturday. Media observers were surprised, however, that the challenger's address was released hours after the president's message.
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Government Officials Continue Campaigning As Election Draws Near

Top Democratic officials are fanning out across the U.S. in the hopes of getting President Obama elected to a second term.


Lessons From Katrina Boost FEMA's Sandy Response

The federal agency has received praise from politicians and storm survivors alike for being prepared before the storm and responsive immediately afterward — two things the agency was not when Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast in 2005.

Race For Redrawn Calif. District Is Tight And Pricey

California's 7th Congressional District is the site of one of the most expensive races in the country. After California's independent redistricting committee redrew the district's boundaries, the seat has become competitive, and Democrats have put it on their list of seats they think they can take.

Obama And Romney Enter Crunchtime

President Obama and Mitt Romney are making their final push in the last weekend before Election Day. Their focus is on specific counties in certain battleground states where they hope their appearances will turn out supporters without turning off any voters still on the fence.