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Romney Talks Economy, Military Cuts In Virginia

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney campaigned with veterans in Northern Virginia on Thursday. And like President Obama, he was in territory that voted for the opposite party four years ago.
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Obama Holds Slim Advantage In Swing State Virginia

President Obama traveled to a Republican stronghold in the swing state of Virginia. And he addressed a group that has long favored the GOP — veterans and military families.
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GOP Reassess Akin After 'Legitimate Rape' Comments

Now that Missouri Republican Todd Akin is not dropping out of the Senate race against incumbent Claire McCaskill, the GOP is rethinking how distant it wants to remain from him. Akin became toxic for remarks about "legitimate rape" — but the GOP Senate map nationwide is looking increasingly grim.
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2012 Gender Gap Could Be Historic, But Maybe Not For The Reason You'd Think

New polls suggest the percentage of women voting for President Obama over Republican Mitt Romney could reach historic levels. The surprise? The divide is attributed primarily to this year's size-of-government debate, not to a focus on social issues like abortion and reproductive rights.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

New polls showed President Barack Obama ahead in several key swing states with just six weeks to go until the election. Mixed economic news this week with reports showing higher consumer confidence but weaker GDP growth. And the NFL reached a tentative agreement with its referee union. Chris Cillizza of The Washington Post, Lisa Lerer of Bloomberg News and Michael Hirsh of National Journal join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Election Day? Expert Says 35 Percent Of All Votes Could Be Cast Before Nov. 6

With voters in the swing state of Iowa today joining those in two-dozen other states who can already cast their vote for president, experts say the surge in early voting is necessitating a change in campaign strategy.

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