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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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Burr says presidential race could hinge on foreign policy

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video Tonight the vice presidential candidates square off for their only debate. They'll focus on foreign and domestic policy, as will the presidential hopefuls tuesday. Today we talked with Sen. Richard Burr about some of the issues the candidates will tackle. Full story...
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Jill Biden to campaign in NC on Saturday

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The wife of Vice President Joe Biden will visit North Carolina this weekend. President Barack Obama's re-election campaign said Tuesday evening that Jill Biden will attend campaign events for the Democratic ticket geared toward women on Saturday. Full story...
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Ex-NC Gov. Hunt back again to campaign for Obama

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It's another North Carolina election season and Jim Hunt is once again out peddling for votes. This time the former four-term governor is spending the final weeks before Election Day working for President Barack Obama's re-election bid on what's called a "middle class listening tour." Full story...
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US jobless rate falls to 7.8 pct., 44-month low

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The US unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. The rate fell because more people found work, a trend that could impact the presidential election. Full story...
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Romney barrels out of first debate on offense

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Mitt Romney is barreling out of the first presidential debate energized by a solid performance that showed his determination to take it to President Barack Obama with gusto. Full story...
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Former Congressman joins debate watching party in Wilmington

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Supporters of President Barack Obama gathered at a private home in Wilmington to watch the presidential debate Wednesday night. They discussed their views as local and state office seekers addressed the crowd leading up the main event. Full story...
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First debate sets up moment of high-risk theater

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President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney come face to face for the first time in this presidential campaign Wednesday for a nationally televised debate that will give millions of Americans a chance to size up two fierce competitors in a moment of high-risk theater. Full story...
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Obama using voter registration to stay close in NC

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Dozens of volunteers armed with clipboards and voter registration forms gather at President Barack Obama's Raleigh field office every day. Their mission: Fan out across the city seeking new voters in the rapidly growing state. Full story...
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CIVITAS POLL: Obama, Biden lead Romney, Ryan in NC

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A new poll from the Civitas Institute found that the Democratic ticket of President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden is 4 percentage points ahead of the Republican slate — presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. Full story...
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President Obama falsely claims fast and furious program 'begun under the previous administration'

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Asked about the Fast and Furious program at the Univision forum on Thursday, President Obama falsely claimed that the program began under President George W. Bush. In actuality, the Fast and Furious program was started in October 2009, nine months into the Obama presidency. Full story...
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Poll: Obama job approval rising, race still tight

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A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds that Americans are feeling markedly better about the country's future and about Barack Obama's job performance. That said, the president's re-election race against Republican Mitt Romney remains a neck-and-neck proposition. Full story...
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First lady back in NC to speak at NC Central, ECU

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First lady Michelle Obama is returning to North Carolina to build support for her husband on college campuses and to encourage a techno-savvy method the Obama campaign is using to register voters. Full story...
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