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2012 Presidential Race

2012 Presidential Race
Social media, including the all-important Facebook profile photo, is playing a bigger role in this election than ever before.

Romney and Obama's social-media war: By the numbers

Facebook and Twitter are a much bigger factor in this presidential campaign than in 2008. How do the candidates stack up against each other online?

2012 Presidential Race
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama during the second presidential debate: Their third and final debate will take place tonight in Boca Raton, Florida.

The presidential debate on foreign policy: A guide to the top 6 issues

Where do President Obama and Mitt Romney stand on Libya, Iran, and China? Here's what you need to know

2012 Presidential Race
The New Yorker, alongside The Columbus Dispatch and The Tampa Bay Times, are a few of the publications endorsing the re-election of President Obama.

8 major news outlets' presidential endorsements: A concise guide

Across the nation, editorial boards appear as divided over President Obama and Mitt Romney as the rest of us

2012 Presidential Race
President Obama creates a "U" with his hands before speaking at the University of Miami on Oct. 11: The president may be losing his grip on the Sunshine State.

Is Florida already out of President Obama's reach?

Mitt Romney holds a slim but steady lead in the important swing state, dimming Obama's prospects

2012 Presidential Race
The New York Times reports that Iran and the U.S. have agreed to one-on-one nuclear talks, though it's unclear if Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had signed off on the negotiations.

The renewed focus on Iran's nuclear program: How it affects the 2012 race

On the eve of the final presidential debate, The New York Times reports that the White House is preparing for one-on-one negotiations with Iran

2012 Presidential Race
Students playing the parts of President Obama, Mitt Romney, and moderator Bob Schieffer rehearse on the set of the final debate in Boca Raton, Fla.

The final presidential debate: A viewer's guide

This is it: The last face-off of the 2012 presidential race before election day. Here's what you need to know

2012 Presidential Race
Paul Brandus

Paul Brandus: The global hotspots the foreign policy debate will ignore

Romney and Obama are sure to trade jabs about Syria, Iran, and China. But it's unlikely that we'll hear anything about North Korea and the EU

2012 Presidential Race
Mitt Romney campaigns in Portsmouth, Ohio, on Oct. 13: Romney is gaining momentum in the Buckeye State.

Why Mitt Romney is catching up in Ohio

President Obama's big lead has dwindled in the swing state considered most likely to tip the election. What changed?

2012 Presidential Race
President Obama has a new diagnosis for his GOP challenger's shifting positions: Mitt Romney has a serious case of "Romnesia."

'Romnesia': Can Obama convince voters that Romney can't be trusted?

The president's new zinger is trending. Whether it has staying power is another question

2012 Presidential Race
Mitt Romney and President Obama greet each other before the second debate on Oct. 16: The Republican has moved ahead in Gallup's national poll.

2012 race: Will the popular-vote winner lose the Electoral College tally?

Romney is edging ahead in some national polls, but Obama is hanging onto leads in key swing states, raising the possibility of a very confusing election night

2012 Presidential Race
President Obama speaks in Manchester, N.H., on Oct. 18: The president has to be prepared to talk about Libya this time around because Romney will be ready after his second-debate flub.

5 ways Obama can win the final presidential debate

Obama needs to beat Mitt Romney in their final debate. Luckily for the president, the foreign policy theme isn't Romney's strong suit

2012 Presidential Race
President Obama and Mitt Romney share a laugh at the 67th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.

Obama's and Romney's best jokes from the Al Smith dinner

President Obama and Mitt Romney took a time-out from slugging each other to gently mock themselves (and Joe Biden)

2012 Presidential Race
Mitt Romney speaks during a rally in Chesapeake, Va., on Oct. 17: Romney needs to refine his Libya attack against the president during the final debate.

5 ways Mitt Romney can win the final presidential debate

There's one presidential debate left, with the score 1 to 1. Here's how Romney can win the tiebreaker on Monday

2012 Presidential Race
Dana Liebelson

Dana Liebelson: Miss Bush? Vote Romney!

The GOP nominee is George W. 2.0 — and the new model may be even more extreme

2012 Presidential Race
Candy Crowley is surely not Team Romney's favorite journalist after she threw the GOP candidate for a loop by fact-checking him on the fly.

Fact-checking Candy Crowley's 'act of terror' fact-check

The debate moderator comes under fire for siding with Obama in a key moment of the second presidential debate. Was she right?

2012 Presidential Race
The candidates offered up a wide range of facts, half-truths, and straight-up lies during the second debate on Oct. 16.

Fact-checking the second Obama-Romney debate: Who told the biggest whoppers?

The facts and figures flew furiously in Tuesday night's debate. Not all of them were true

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