WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and his Republican rival, Mitt Romney, faced off in their first of three debates before the November 6 presidential election. Here is some fact-checking of claims made by the candidates.
DOES ROMNEY’S PLAN CALL FOR $5 TRILLION TAX CUT?
Obama repeatedly criticized what he called Romney’s $5 trillion tax cut. But Romney said his plan did not call for a $5 trillion tax cut. Which one is right?
White House pool report says snow is forecast in Denver. Wow – that would be a fun ending to a debate
WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – The Nov. 6 election is still
seven weeks away, but early, in-person voting begins in two
states on Friday, even as Democrats and Republicans battle in
court over controversial plans to limit such voting before
Idaho and South Dakota are the first states to begin early
voting on Friday, although North Carolina has been accepting
absentee ballots by mail since Sept. 6. By the end of September,
30 states will have begun either in-person or absentee voting,
and eventually all the states will join in.
Aung San Suu Kyi remembers Tom Lantos, who she never got to meet but who championed her cause
Still trying to get used to the idea Aung San Suu Kyi isn’t under house arrest any more. Amazing to see her in US Capitol getting medal
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Voting-rights groups that virtually stopped registering voters in Florida for a year as they challenged the state’s new restrictions on elections now are scrambling to get people there registered for the November 6 election.
The effort in Florida – a large, politically divided state that is crucial in the nationwide race between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney – comes two weeks after a federal judge rejected strict limits on voter-registration drives that have led to a big drop in Floridians signing up to vote.