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Washington: National Elections

  • Democrats maintain control of Senate; Reid: 'Time to put politics aside'

    2 years, 10 months ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Democrats won a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, snatching Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning back fierce, expensive challenges in Virginia, Ohio and Connecticut to maintain the control they've held since 2007. With a ...

  • Exit poll shows economy still the top concern

    2 years, 10 months ago

    (AP) Preliminary results of an exit poll conducted for The Associated Press show that the presidential election hinges once again on the economy.The survey of voters as they leave polling places Tuesday shows 6 in 10 voters say the economy is ...

  • Feverish early-vote effort turns to Election Day

    2 years, 10 months ago

    (AP) COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ever urgent as the clock ran down, Barack Obama's and Mitt Romney's teams pressed voters Monday to get to the polls while thousands who were already there waited in long lines for their final chance to avoid ...

  • The 'big' day: Is Election Day still as huge?

    2 years, 10 months ago

    (AP) You heard it loud and clear Monday when Rep. Connie Mack, the Florida Republican, introduced Mitt Romney at a Florida rally — and, in these times of polarization, perhaps channeled the sentiment of an entire nation. He led the crowd ...

  • Americans face prospect of status quo Congress

    2 years, 10 months ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — A barrage of negative ads, more than $2 billion in spending and endless campaign stops all come down to this: Americans likely will elect a Congress as divided as the one they've been ranting about for two years. ...

  • A state-by-state look at the election

    2 years, 10 months ago

    (AP) A state by state look at key races on the ballot on Tuesday. The number of electoral votes is in parenthesis.Alabama (9) — Safe for Republican Mitt Romney.Alaska (3) — Romney will win.Arizona (11) — Romney's. GOP Rep. Jeff Flake ...

  • Ryans take their 3 children out for Halloween

    2 years, 10 months ago

    (AP) JANESVILLE, Wis. — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is taking his three children trick or treating in their Wisconsin hometown of Janesville.Ryan and his wife, Janna, took the threesome around their neighborhood Wednesday evening. Ryan says he used to ...

  • Odd politics as Obama, Christie tour storm damage

    2 years, 10 months ago

    (AP) Here's an image few expected to see less than a week before Election Day: President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie standing side-by-side in a show of unity.Obama is in New Jersey touring damage from superstorm Sandy with ...

  • Presidential race rained out even in sunny states

    2 years, 10 months ago

    (AP) DENVER — Crista Laughlin was a mile high and dry, but superstorm Sandy still kept the 40-year-old Obama campaign volunteer from walking precincts or working the phones. Instead, she was huddled inside her suburban Denver home, watching storm coverage on ...

  • Nature slams presidential candidates with October surprise

    2 years, 10 months ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Suddenly, after drifting through months of confusing finger-pointing and iffy economic theory, the presidential candidates are getting walloped by an all-too-tangible October surprise. Superstorm Sandy is a real-world, gut-level test. The force of nature has nearly halted campaigning ...

  • Very few voters to decide presidential race

    2 years, 10 months ago

    (AP) The outcome of the hard-fought but still deadlocked presidential race between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will be decided Nov. 6 by a small percentage of voters in just nine states. That's because presidents are elected not ...

  • Be your own fact-checker tonight during the debate

    2 years, 10 months ago

    (AP) There they go again. Or do they?Will Mitt Romney miscount the number of unemployed, as he has before? Will President Barack Obama's dubious claim of a peace dividend, bopped down in the last debate, rise again? When Obama and his ...

  • Obama, first lady plan to vote early for Nov. 6

    2 years, 10 months ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama won't be posing for any photos in the voting booth on Election Day — he's casting his ballot early. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama said Monday they are both voting early, a nod to ...

  • Shot fired at Obama campaign office in Denver

    2 years, 10 months ago

    (AP) DENVER — Denver police say someone has fired a shot through the window of President Barack Obama's Denver campaign office. Police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez says people were inside the office when the shooting happened Friday afternoon, but no one was ...

  • Few knockout punches occur in presidential debates

    2 years, 11 months ago

    (AP) Much is said of the gaffes, zingers and awkward gestures that have lurked in presidential debates. But only a handful of significant missteps have occurred in over half a century of television-era debates.And few, if any, have been decisive game ...

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