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The best $25 billion Obama ever borrowed (politically)

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Democrats call it a rescue. Republicans call it a bailout. However you prefer to describe president Obama’s decision to pump money into General Motors and Chrysler at a time of severe financial duress, one thing is clear: It is proving to be the most politically important economic policy Obama implemented.

Reading Between the Lines

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Both presidential candidates have been campaigning hard with under a week to go until Nov. 6 (Photo: CNN)

The days tick down to a precious few, and partisans on both sides of the political divide are asking the same essential question: What’s gonna happen?

Romney forces see Pennsylvania, Michigan and Minnesota ripe for turning red

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After a season dominated by talk of Ohio, Virginia and Florida, Campaign 2012 suddenly shifted focus to a new trio of states Wednesday amid a new verbal battle about which candidate is better positioned to win on Tuesday.

Obama leads Romney in three swing states: NBC/WSJ poll

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President Obama narrowly leads Mitt Romney in three battleground states less than a week before the election, according to new NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls.

Romney's jobs math doesn't add up

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Mitt Romney’s plan to create 12 million jobs in his first term relies on two kinds of policies: ones that are politically improbable, bordering on the impossible, and ones that will be in place no matter who wins next week’s presidential election.

Storm provides Obama with a commander-in-chief moment

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For a day at least, Hurricane Sandy appears to have done for President Obama what he has not been able to do for himself. In a campaign notable mostly for its negativity, the historic storm provided Obama with a commander-in-chief moment a week before Election Day.

Obama and Romney in exceedingly close race, poll finds

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President Obama and Mitt Romney enter the closing week of the campaign in an exceedingly narrow race, according to the latest poll by The New York Times and CBS News, with more voters now viewing Mr. Romney as a stronger leader on the economy and Mr. Obama as a better guardian of the middle class.

Storm response dominates Obama's agenda

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With a death toll of at least 50 and losses that could top $45 billion, "super-storm" Sandy put President Obama, East Coast governors, local officials and tens of millions of people to the test Tuesday.

Ohio, the Bull’s-eye State: Obama, Romney aim full arsenals at vital electoral prize

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Kathy Wade was out mowing her lawn on a raw and rainy Friday when Doyle and Jane Peyton, volunteer canvassers for Mitt Romney’s campaign, stopped at the curb in her suburban neighborhood 20 miles from Columbus. Doyle asked her: Had she decided how she would vote in the presidential election?

Romney hides positions from U.S. voters, Plouffe says

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White House senior adviser David Plouffe said Republican Mitt Romney is “disingenuously” hiding his positions from voters as polls show the U.S. presidential contest deadlocked in the campaign’s final days.