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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.

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.


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.

Iowa Becomes First Swing State To Begin Early In-Person Voting

There goes Iowa again, always having to be first. The home of the first-in-the-nation caucuses is also the first swing state to begin early in-person voting in the presidential election.

'Decided Voters' Take Advantage Of Early Voting

Those who have made up their minds, both Democrats and Republicans, take advantage of early voting. Paul Gronke, a Political Science professor at Reed College, talks to David Greene about who votes early, and how early voting has changed the way people go to the polls. Gronke is Director of the Early Voting Information Center.

Obama Encourages Ohio Supporters To Vote Early

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."

Pa. Voters Battle Bureaucracy Ahead Of ID Law Ruling

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.