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Powell standing by Obama in 2012 presidential race

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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a longtime Republican, is sticking with President Barack Obama in this year's election. He tells "CBS This Morning" he respects Mitt Romney but thinks he's been vague on many issues. Full story...
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Etheridge, Vilsack make final push for Obama

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videoUS Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and former North Carolina Rep. Bob Etheridge teamed up to stump for President Obama's reelection. The two made a stop this afternoon at Obama campaign headquarters in Wilmington. Full story...
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Obama launches 2-day blitz; Romney ups pace, too

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President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are showing the urgency of the campaign's final stretch. The incumbent alone is set to cover 5,300 miles Wednesday in the busiest single day of his re-election bid. Both men are claiming a growing advantage even as voters show little give. Full story...
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Obama wins by a landslide in kids' online election

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It's a landslide for President Barack Obama - at least among people too young to vote. Nickelodeon's Linda Ellerbee said Monday that the president captured 65 percent of the vote to beat Republican Mitt Romney in the network's "Kids Pick the President" vote. Full story...
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Democrats tour state as Romney camp scales back

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video A day after Mitt Romney's campaign announced it's shifting resources from North Carolina to other battleground states, the Democratic National Committee and Obama for America stepped up their Tar Heel state efforts today in Wilmington. Full story...
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Romney campaign shifting NC resources elsewhere

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President Barack Obama's campaign says Mitt Romney's team is making a mistake shifting money and workers out of North Carolina, where the two candidates have been competing hard for months. Full story...
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Big-name support hits campaign trail in NC, Wilmington

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With early voting underway and Election Day quickly approaching, Republicans and Democrats are rolling out big name support on the campaign trail across North Carolina, including in Wilmington. Full story...
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Early voting in 2012 could exceed '08 totals in NC

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The campaigns of President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and their parties' slates of candidates are nearing high gear as in-person early voting begins in all of North Carolina's 100 counties Full story...
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FACT CHECK: Stumbles in latest presidential debate

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In the rough-and-tumble of a town hall-style presidential debate, the facts took something of a beating Tuesday night. Mitt Romney wrongly claimed that it took 14 days for President Barack Obama to brand the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya a terrorist act. Obama yet again claimed that ending the Afghanistan and Iraq wars makes money available to "rebuild America," even though it doesn't. Full story...
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With one debate left, Obama, Romney circle back to who's best on economy

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Both campaign teams are calling last night's presidential debate a win for their candidate. President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney engaged in a pushy, interruption-filled encounter, making charges and countercharges that the other guy wasn't telling the truth. Full story...
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Mrs. Obama urges NC college students to vote early

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Michelle Obama wants North Carolina college students to work hard for her husband, making sure they and their friends cast ballots as the battleground state prepares for early voting. Full story...
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Clinton, Ryan continue campaign effort as Obama, Romney prepare for debate

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As President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney prepare for tonight's debate, the Obama campaign is turning to Bill Clinton to make the case against what it says is Romney's $5 trillion tax cut plan. Full story...
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Obama out to seize momentum from Romney in debate

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The pressure is on President Barack Obama to deliver a Goldilocks performance in the second debate: Not too cool, as he was in his first, listless encounter with Mitt Romney. And not too hot, as some critics styled Vice President Joe Biden in his faceoff with Paul Ryan. Full story...
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Obama, first lady plan to vote early for Nov. 6

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama say they both plan to vote early. The first lady says on Twitter that she dropped her absentee ballot in the mail Monday, telling her followers: "I couldn't wait for Election Day." Full story...
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Pizza Hut backpedals on presidential debate stunt

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Pizza Hut is rethinking its contest daring people to ask "Sausage or Pepperoni?" at the presidential debate Tuesday. Full story...
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