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Polls show Obama is widening his lead in Ohio and Florida

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For weeks, Republicans in Ohio have been watching with worry that the state’s vital 18 electoral votes were trending away from Mitt Romney. The anxiety has been similar in Florida, where Republicans are concerned that President Obama is gaining the upper hand in the fight for the state’s 29 electoral votes.

How to measure for a president

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It’s hard to say what the Founding Fathers would think of the modern presidency. But there’s no doubt they’d be horrified by the modern presidential campaign. In their day, no man worthy of the presidency would ever stoop to campaigning for it. George Washington was asked to serve. Decades later his successors were also expected to sit by the phone. "The Presidency is not an office to be either solicited or declined," wrote Rep. William Lowndes of South Carolina in 1821. Rutherford B.

Romney, Obama zero in on Ohio, a GOP must-win

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Ohio has emerged as the presidential race's undisputed focus. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are making multiple stops this week alone in a state that's trending toward the president, endangering Romney's White House hopes.

Tide shifts to Obama in most competitive states

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In a presidential race seemingly frozen in place for months, the advantage has shifted toward President Barack Obama after a series of miscues by Mitt Romney, punctuated by the Republican challenger's comments about people who pay no income tax.

Romney: Debates will set record straight

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Mitt Romney is set to kick off the most important stretch of his presidential campaign, a time when he said he will use his three debates with President Obama to set the record straight on his vision for the country and to stump more vigorously in swing states.

September 21, 2012

Weekly Show

As Mitt Romney ends a tough week by releasing another year of tax returns, we look at the effects of the leaked “47 percent” video on his campaign. Also, we sift through the recent onslaught of polls in the countdown to November. Joining Gwen:  John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times; Gloria Borger, CNN; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News; Sam Youngman of Reuters.

 

Romney campaign aims to recalibrate around economic message

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In response to sagging battleground polls and criticism from some Republican party insiders, the Romney campaign – as part of its recalibration – intends to get more specific with its economic message, trying to reach out to the increasing number of voters who believe Mitt Romney doesn't understand their problems.

Romney is latest in a long line to trip over a tongue

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As critics pummel Mitt Romney over his secretly recorded comments at a fund-raiser, he can at least take comfort in this: He’s not the first. Presidential campaign history overflows with candidates who tripped over their own loose tongues — some obscuring their actual meaning, others accidentally revealing it. Even a cursory analysis shows that well over 47 percent of races for the White House have seen a candidate suffer self-inflicted wounds.

Before debates, Romney faces a daunting path

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There are seven days until early voting begins in Iowa, less than two weeks until the first debate and 46 days left in the race for Mitt Romney to change the dynamic of a campaign that by many indicators is tilting against him.

Obama: Lessons learned will guide second term

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Learning on the job is a theme President Obama returns to with some frequency, not just because journalists press him to describe his mistakes in the last four years, but because Americans living through tough economic times want to know how Obama might apply the lessons of his first term if re-elected.