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Oct 10, 2012

Romney takes slight lead over Obama in presidential race: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican challenger Mitt Romney has pulled ahead of President Barack Obama in the race for the White House for the first time in more than a month and leads 45 percent to 44 percent among likely voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll released on Wednesday.

With just under four weeks to go before the November 6 election, Romney’s surge followed his strong performance against Obama in last week’s debate and erased a jump in support that Obama had enjoyed following the September 3-6 Democratic National Convention.

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Oct 4, 2012

Fact or fiction in the U.S. presidential debate?

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.


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?

Oct 4, 2012
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Sep 20, 2012

Amid court challenges, early voting begins in US election

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
Election Day.

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.

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      "General assignment reporter in Washington, DC where she has previously covered the White House, Justice Department, Homeland Security and foreign affairs. Debbie has covered three presidential campaigns, including extensive coverage of Obama from 2007 through inauguration. Also worked in bureaus in Madrid, Bangkok, Montreal, Toronto, New York and Buenos Aires. In February she covered her fifth Olympics in Vancouver."
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