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The Final Primary Elections: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Delaware, Rhode Island and New York
After weeks of primaries and now just 56 days away from Election Day, it’s time for the final primer for the last primary day of the season. The final states to vote before November are New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Delaware and Rhode Island, with a gubernatorial...
What The President Will Say Tonight
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES In his speech to the American people tonight at 9 PM Eastern, President Obama will outline an expansion of the military effort to defeat ISIS clarifying what he meant when he said over the weekend that “the next phase is...
A Second Chance For Obama, The End Of The Road For Romney (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: HOW OBAMA WON — A TIE ON THE ECONOMY, A WIN FOR OBAMA ON EMPATHY: After a year of wrangling over who’s better suited to handle the economy and who appreciates the concerns of most Americans,...
What Happened to the Tea Party (and the Blue Dogs?)
Some of the Republican Party‘s most controversial House members are clinging to narrow leads in races where only a few votes are left to count. Rep. Michele Bachmann, the chairwoman of the Tea Party Caucus, led by almost 2,300 votes with 84 percent of precincts...
Out of Reach? 25 House Races to Watch on Election Night
There are 435 seats in the House of Representatives, and here is a look at 25 of the top match-ups worth watching on Election Day. Most are highly competitive and expensive races, while others are notable simply for the political characters on the ticket, including a migrant worker-turned-astronaut
Chamber of Commerce Ad Blitz in 9 House Districts
The Chamber of Commerce has become a major player in House races, since only last week. In yet another state where the presidential race is all but settled and the airwaves are relatively quiet, the U.S. Chamber will fill the void with a series of...
Romney Dominates In Denver, But The Proof Will Be In The Polling (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: KEEPING SCORE: ABC’s Jake Tapper reported on “Good Morning America” today that Obama officials are conceding Mitt Romney seemed more polished in last night’s debate. Some Obama campaign aides even said that President Obama
Paul Ryan's 2011 Medicare Plan: A Primer
Welcome to the next phase of the U.S. presidential campaign: a debate over Medicare. With Mitt Romney’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as his vice presidential running mate, conversation will swiftly turn to the proposal that has come to define Ryan’s political career —...
To Vet, Or Not To Vet? (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: MARCO, THE MORNING AFTER. Was Florida Sen. Marco Rubio being vetted by the Romney campaign’s vice presidential search team at this time yesterday? ABC’s Jonathan Karl answered that question definitively in his reporting: