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Obama’s Swing State Success Explained

Ron Brownstein may be the best in the business at reading polls, and here he explains a conundrum that has puzzled a fair number of political observers: why the...

Will Obama Bounce Back or Fall Below His Floor?

In early June, shortly after President Obama stumbled in a press conference by saying, “the private sector is doing fine,” his senior White House and campaign...

Ad Nauseam

The presidential campaign has created a wonderful problem for television stations in swing states across America. How do they keep local businesses like car...

Morning Must Reads: Problem

The economy added 163,000 jobs in July as the unemployment rate ticked up slightly. The glacial pace of recovery continues. The fundamentals are dramatically...

In the Holy Land, Romney to Court the Jewish Vote

Every four years, a Republican presidential candidate claims he can lure Jewish voters away from the Democratic Party. And every cycle, most of those voters stay...

Morning Must Reads: Building

–On CNBC, former Citi honcho Sandy Weill calls for breaking up the banks. –After more than a week of out-of-context attacks on “you didn’t build that,” Obama...

Morning Must Reads: Fall

Obama will take another crack a making economic contrast work. Romney puts “the private sector is doing fine” on TV. Jim Messina’s crash course with corporate...

Morning Must Reads: Joblessness

Orrin Hatch falls less than 50 votes short of avoiding a Senate primary in Utah. The Times uncovers a Walmart bribery scandal in Mexico. There’s a minor...

Morning Must Reads: Solution

Romney is winning men by 1 point, losing women to Obama by 18 in a dozen general election swing states. His vice presidential search has begun. John Heilemann...

Why Obama's Re-Election Fortunes Are Looking Up

President Obama's performance in head-to-head matchups with his Republican competitors, especially Mitt Romney, have dramatically improved in recent weeks. In a...