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5 Myths About The Presidential Race

Certain things always get attention during a presidential contest, including debates and gaffes. They don't really matter, one political scientist suggests.

Judge Postpones Pennsylvania's Voter ID Law

In Pennsylvania, a judge has issued a preliminary injunction against the state's controversial voter ID law. In effect, the judge's ruling will allow registered voters to cast ballots in the upcoming election without showing the government-issued ID required by the law.

Pop-Up Politics: Beyond The Speeches

Can't wait for the presidential debate? We offer a "Pop-Up Politics" virtual face-off over key issues in the election. We've added pop-up bubbles to stump speeches to give context to the candidates' statements on the war in Afghanistan, energy and the economy.
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Free Speech: A Global Debate

An Internet video insulting the Prophet Muhammad sparked riots, but also an international debate about the limits of freedom of speech.


Judge Puts Pennsylvania Voter ID Law On Hold Through Election

Officials can still ask for identification, the judge rules, but cannot invalidate anyone's vote for lack of an ID card.

Romney Has Mile-High Expectations For Colo. Debate

President Obama and Mitt Romney are busy rehearsing for their first televised debate Wednesday night. In between practice sessions, Romney hosted a rally in Denver, where he scored the endorsement of ex-Bronco's quarterback John Elway.

Colorado's Undecided Voters Are A Hot Election Commodity

Colorado's nine electoral votes are up for grabs and in a state that is one-third Republican, one-third Democrat and one-third unaffiliated. It's that unaffiliated vote that has the presidential candidates returning to the state again and again.

In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Be Crucial To Winning The State

Democrats and Republicans are targeting Latinos in the state through ads and outreach. Obama won the state in 2008 and has a shot this November. One key — Hispanic voters whose numbers have doubled.

Candidates Say Little On Difficult Issue Of Housing

Despite millions of troubled mortgages around the country, housing hasn't been a major issue in the presidential race so far. Based on what they have said, President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney have more in common than their rhetoric suggests, an analyst says.