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Sep 19, 2012
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Sep 16, 2012

Groups race against time to get Florida voters registered

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.

Sep 12, 2012

Campaigns prepare for post-election court fights on voting laws

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The campaigns of President Barack Obama and his Republican rival, Mitt Romney, are preparing for what could be a series of legal battles over new U.S. voting laws after the November 6 election – especially if the result of the presidential race is close.

The campaigns and political parties are lining up lawyers for what would amount to a new wave of litigation surrounding election laws that have been approved by Republican-led legislatures in more than a dozen states since 2010.

Sep 12, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
Sep 7, 2012

Did Obama’s speech play fast and loose with the facts?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama delivered a 40-minute, 4,458-word speech at the Democratic National Convention, and a fact check shows that most of his references were accurate. But there were a few caveats.

Obama in Thursday night’s speech took out of context a statement by Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney about the end of the Iraq war.

Sep 7, 2012
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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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