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Oct 29, 2012

Analysis: U.S. presidential race is all about Ohio – or is it?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With one week left in the tight battle for the White House, it’s all about the vital swing state of Ohio. Unless it’s about Colorado – or Iowa, or tiny New Hampshire.

Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney both have clear paths to the 270 electoral votes needed for victory – and they don’t all go through Ohio, the state that both sides have long viewed as key to capturing the White House.

Oct 23, 2012

In foreign policy debate, Romney and Obama get domestic

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It was billed as a debate on foreign policy, but that did not stop Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, from sparring repeatedly on issues that polls indicate are more important to voters: the economy and jobs.

After two contentious debates that helped to reshape the battle for the White House, the final encounter between Obama and Romney featured few actual differences on foreign policy.

Oct 23, 2012

Analysis: In foreign policy debate, Romney and Obama get domestic

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It was billed as a debate on foreign policy, but that did not stop Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, from sparring repeatedly on issues that polls indicate are more important to voters: the economy and jobs.

After two contentious debates that helped to reshape the battle for the White House, the final encounter between Obama and Romney featured few actual differences on foreign policy.

Oct 21, 2012

Romney has path to victory, but Obama still has slight edge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Suddenly, Republican Mitt Romney has a viable path to victory in the tight battle for the White House.

Democratic President Barack Obama still appears to have the upper hand in the state-by-state fight to cobble together the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency in the November 6 election.

Oct 21, 2012

Analysis: Romney has path to victory, but Obama still has slight edge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Suddenly, Republican Mitt Romney has a viable path to victory in the tight battle for the White House.

Democratic President Barack Obama still appears to have the upper hand in the state-by-state fight to cobble together the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency in the November 6 election.

Oct 17, 2012

Obama gets second chance in debate rematch with Romney

HEMPSTEAD, New York (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s camp promised that the American public would see a more energized candidate on Tuesday night as Obama tries to keep Republican challenger Mitt Romney at bay in a high-stakes debate three weeks before Election Day.

Romney’s campaign got a much-needed shot in the arm two weeks ago when he came out swinging in the first matchup between the two candidates, while Obama was widely criticized, including by his own supporters, for his passive response.

Oct 16, 2012

Pressure rises on Obama in debate rematch

HEMPSTEAD, New York (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s camp promised that the American public would see a more energized and visionary incumbent on Tuesday night as Obama tries to keep Republican challenger Mitt Romney at bay.

Romney’s campaign got a much-needed shot in the arm two weeks ago when the Republican came out swinging in the first matchup between the two candidates, while Obama appeared passive and tongue-tied at times.

Oct 16, 2012

Obama under pressure to come alive in debate rematch

, Oct 16 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s
camp is promising that the American public will see a more
energized and visionary incumbent on Tuesday night as Obama
tries to keep Republican challenger Mitt Romney at bay.

Romney’s campaign got a much-needed shot in the arm two
weeks ago when the Republican came out swinging in the first
matchup between the two candidates, while Obama appeared passive
and tongue-tied at times.

Oct 16, 2012

The pressure’s on Obama in debate rematch with Romney

, Oct 16 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama
is under heavy pressure in his debate rematch with Mitt Romney
on Tuesday to turn in a more forceful performance that restores
his momentum and draws sharper policy differences with his
Republican challenger.

Obama will try to make amends for his listless and heavily
criticized showing in the first debate when the rivals square
off in a nationally televised town hall setting that gives
undecided voters in the audience the opportunity to question the
candidates.

Oct 14, 2012

In second debate, Obama faces challenges on key issues

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Losing ground to Republican Mitt Romney on a host of issues, President Barack Obama faces a serious challenge to put his re-election bid back on track when the two men face off on Tuesday in their second debate.

Obama’s passive performance in their first debate two weeks ago and Romney’s subsequent surge have raised expectations for a more fiery encounter at New York’s Hofstra University.

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      "John Whitesides has covered U.S. politics, elections and Congress for 13 years, based in Washington. He joined Reuters in Asia, where he worked as an editor and correspondent in Hong Kong."
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