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Republicans are losing ground up and down the ballot. But why?

Ask Democratic strategists when they want the election to happen and they’ll uniformly say “today.” Ask any Republican strategists the same question and they’ll acknowledge they’re glad they have until Nov. 6 to make their case to voters. Read full article >>

Watch: Ann Romney on ‘The Tonight Show’

Ann Romney and Jay Leno covered several big topics as she made her late show debut Tuesday night on the Tonight Show. The two chatted about her emergency plane landing in Colorado last week (“A lot of smoke, Jay.”), Mitt Romney’s comments...Show More Summary

Most are negative about Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” comments

A majority of Americans have unfavorable views of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney’s comments — caught on film at a fundraiser — regarding the “47 percent” of people who pay not federal income taxes and simply would not vote for him, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.  Read full article >>

Obama showering Ohio with attention and money

After President Obama pledged in March to create up to 15 manufacturing centers nationwide, the first federal grant went to a place at the heart of his affections: Ohio. When the Obama administration awarded tax credits to promote clean energy, the $125 million taken home by Ohio companies was nearly four times the average that went to other states. Read full article >>

Hatch Act permits range of feds’ political action

Attention feds: You can vote for your boss, or to get a new one. Some federal employees apparently don’t realize they are allowed to vote for president and in other elections because of confusion over the Hatch Act, says Carolyn Lerner. Read full article >>

Scott Brown responds to war cry video

Make sure to sign up to receive “Afternoon Fix” every day in your e-mail inbox by 5(ish) p.m.! EARLIER ON THE FIX:  The best political ads of 2012, so far (VIDEO) Who are the undecided voters? (VIDEO) Read full article >>


Obama defended free speech; Clinton defended Obama. Scott Brown staffers were caught whooping. Romney blasted teacher union cash, and praised stay-at-home-parenting. The Romney campaign thinks Obama’s team is “spiking the football.“  Read full article >>

Romney says Obama never raised taxes

In a rally with running mate Paul Ryan in Ohio Tuesday, Mitt Romney declared that President Obama has not raised taxes. “His idea now, he’s got one new, he’s got one new idea,” Romney said. “I admit this, he has one thing he did not do in his first four years, he’s said he’s going to do in his next four years, which is to raise taxes.” Read full article >>

Obamas discuss daughters’ growth

In an election in which the mom-in-chief is a key campaigner, there is one thing Michelle Obama has promised she will not discuss: her daughters’ dating lives. Just about everything else in the parenting realm, it seems, is fair game. Read full article >>

Romney camp: Dems ‘spiking the football’ too early

Two top staffers for Republican Mitt Romney told reporters that President Obama’s campaign was overselling its success — both in polls and on social media. Political director Rich Beeson said that the campaign was relying on internal data, not the public polls that show Romney trailing in key swing states. Read full article >>

The best political ads of 2012, so far (VIDEO)

We here at The Fix love political ads. We know that puts us in the minority in this country, but it’s true. Below, we take a look at four of the best ads of the 2012 election so far, and why they work: What are some that we missed? Make...Show More Summary

For the last time, Todd Akin is staying in

On the last day Missouri Rep. Todd Akin (R) could withdraw from the race against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D), he made clear in a press conference that he’s going to keep on keeping on.  Though the event was billed as a news conference, Akin did not take questions.  Read full article >>

Ad watch: Obama again attacks ’47 percent’ quote, Romney’s taxes

President Obama, “Fair Share”  What it says: “Instead of attacking folks who work for a living… Shouldn’t we stand up for them?” What it means: Obama’s not dropping the 47 percent. Or Mitt Romney’s taxes. It’s the incumbent’s secondShow More Summary

Romney says teachers’ unions should be barred from making political contributions

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Tuesday that he believes teachers’ unions should be prohibited from making political contributions because many times those unions will be sitting across the table from Democratic lawmakers in negotiating their contract terms. Read full article >>

Romney: It’s better to have a parent at home

At NBC News’ Education Nation Summit Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said it was preferable for one parent stay home when kids are young.  The comment came during a discussion of early childhood education and preparing children for kindergarten. Show More Summary

The all-important early vote, and how to track it

Voting in the 2012 election is underway. And yes, you read that correctly. Several states have already begun accepting completed absentee ballots, and in-person early voting has even begun in three states: South Dakota, Idaho and Vermont. As...Show More Summary

Washington Post poll: Brown leads Mandel in Ohio Senate race

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) holds a substantial lead over Republican challenger Josh Mandel with six weeks left until Election Day, according to a new Washington Post poll released Tuesday, giving Democrats some breathing room in a race where outside groups have put nearly $20 million toward defeating the incumbent. Read full article >>

5 takeaways from the Washington Post Ohio and Florida polls

This morning the Post released two new polls in Ohio and Florida — both of which showed President Obama running ahead of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney in perhaps the two most critical swing states in the country. Read full article >>

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan kick off Ohio bus tour

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, are hitting the road together again, this time on a bus tour through the battleground state of Ohio as a new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows President Obama surging ahead of them in the Buckeye State. Read full article >>

Romney, speaking to Clinton Global Initiative event, calls for foreign aid overhaul

NEW YORK — Mitt Romney, addressing former President Bill Clinton’s annual global charitable gathering here Tuesday morning, called for an overhaul of the country’s foreign assistance programs that he said would stimulate economic growth across the developing world. Read full article >>

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