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'Des Moines Register' Endorses Romney With Eye Toward Economy

The Iowa paper favored Barack Obama for president in 2008 and hasn't endorsed a Republican since Richard Nixon in 1972. "The president's best efforts to resuscitate the stumbling economy have fallen short," the Register writes.
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Bust To Boom: Why Housing Matters, Economically

The presidential candidates won't let up on their economic talk, but job creation has stolen housing's thunder. Energizing the housing market could drive economic recovery, but a number of economic and political potholes lie ahead.
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Candidates Sprint To Election In Tight Contest

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney holds a slim lead in the popular vote in many polls. That's quite a turnaround from a little more than a month ago, when President Obama held clear leads in polling. Guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic about the race toward the finish line.
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Tiny N.H. Draws Big Money And Names To Gubernatorial Race

There are 11 gubernatorial races this fall, and one of the most competitive is in the swing state of New Hampshire. Out-of-state money and political muscle are flowing into the race, which both candidates say amounts to a stark choice on social and fiscal issues.
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Among Israelis, Romney Appears The Favorite

Surveys taken in many foreign countries show Barack Obama is widely preferred over Mitt Romney. But in Israel, Romney appears far more popular.
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The 'Ten Commandments Judge' Wants His Seat Back

In bright-red Alabama, the race for chief justice of the state's Supreme Court is surprisingly heated, pitting a controversial and archconservative former justice against a relatively unknown Democrat.
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Obama May Not Need To Repeat 2008 Support From White Voters To Win

President Obama did better with white voters four years ago than most Democratic presidential candidates in recent decades. Polls show he won't repeat that success. But the growth in nonwhite voters the past four years means he has a way to overcome the loss.

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