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Presidential swing state update

9:22 pm Oct. 24, 2012

With 12 days left until Election Day, it might be time to remove a few states from the “swing state” category and analyze where the candidates are going – and are not going – in coming days. The math has not changed much in recent days on this race, as …

White House on Benghazi email

2:04 pm Oct. 24, 2012

The White House today pushed back against stories that detailed how emails were sent just two hours after the September 11 attacks in Libya detailing a claim of responsiblity by a terrorist group with links to Al Qaeda. “There were emails about all sorts of information that was becoming available …

GOP memo on early voting

1:01 pm Oct. 24, 2012

Republicans released a memo today on their view of how absentee and early voting is going so far in the 2012 race for the White House; the bottom line is that the GOP feels good about what the numbers show so far. Both parties have battled over what the early …

Congressional election snapshot

10:41 pm Oct. 23, 2012

While most of the political oxygen is being sucked up by the race for the White House, there are scores of important races for the U.S. House and Senate which could well determine what gets done and what does not when the 113th Congress convenes next year. Let’s start with …

The Presidential campaign schedule

10:39 pm Oct. 23, 2012

There are ten ‘swing states’ at this point in the race for the White House – eleven if you want to include Pennsylvania – but a glance at the schedules for President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney may help us eliminate a few of those states. For example, the President …

New Obama and Romney ads out

8:44 am Oct. 23, 2012

Both the Obama and Romney campaigns rolled out new television ads in the immediate aftermath of the final Presidential debate in Boca Raton, Florida, with just two weeks until Election Day. The new Obama ad is targeted at key swing states like Florida and Ohio, and is basically a summary …

The final Obama Romney debate

6:26 am Oct. 23, 2012

With about 15 minutes left in the final Obama-Romney debate, Republicans decided to rush their surrogates into the “Spin Alley” reaction area at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. A few minutes later, Democrats followed to get their message out, as both sides declared victory. The reaction was predictable, as …

Behind the scenes at the Lynn debate

2:16 pm Oct. 22, 2012

Once again, members of the news media are elbow-to-elbow in a college campus gymnasium, waiting on the third debate between President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.  Here is your look behind the scenes. The setup is a familiar one – several rows of …

New Obama ad attacks on foreign policy

10:46 am Oct. 22, 2012

From Boca Raton, Florida – President Obama is out with a new ad attacking Mitt Romney on foreign policy, just hours before the two men are set to meet in their third and final debate before Election Day. “President Obama ended the Iraq War; Mitt Romney would have left 30,000 …

Obama, Romney square off over foreign policy

10:16 pm Oct. 21, 2012

From Boca Raton, Florida – President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will square off Monday night in their third and final debate, a discussion to be focused on foreign policy, which has already caused fireworks between the two campaigns in recent weeks. Last week’s debate at Hofstra University in …