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Team Obama has released a 20-page pamphlet along with a new ad outlining President Obama's second-term plan.

President Obama's economic booklet: Too little, too late?

The president lays out his vision for a second term in pamphlet form — but critics say it's muted and not exactly groundbreaking

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President Obama's "horses and bayonets" quip became another debate-night meme, but it might have come at the expense of our Naval officers.

'Horses and bayonets': Did Obama diss the Navy?

Obama's riposte to Romney's charge that the U.S. fleet isn't what it was a century ago gets laughs. But who did the president's remarks really insult?

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President Obama is getting flack from Republicans over comments he made on The Daily Show about the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack.

Why Republicans are booing Obama's Daily Show appearance

Asked by Jon Stewart whether his Libya response was "optimal," Obama says "it's not optimal" any time four Americans are killed — and GOPers pounce

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Obama waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Oct. 18: The president has been trumpeting the signs of recovery, like falling unemployment and the rebounding housing market.

Obama's new 'Morning in America' strategy: Will it work?

Like Ronald Reagan 28 years ago, President Obama is prominently cheering the emerging signs of economic recovery

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An Obama supporter shows off a dye-job that recreates his logo in hair during CarolinaFest in Charlotte on Sept. 3.

Is North Carolina already out of reach for President Obama?

Mitt Romney seems awfully confident that the swing state is going red

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President Obama was all smiles after the Oct. 16 presidential debate.

Mitt Romney's 'binders full of women': Will Obama win back female voters?

Romney has made big gains with one of Obama's most important voting bloc. But that may change in the wake of Tuesday's debate

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Obama answers a question during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University on Oct. 16 in New York: The president took charge in his second face-off with Mitt Romney, making sure to point out when he thought Romney was not being truthful.

Obama's improved debate performance: 4 key factors

President Obama bounced back from his loss to Mitt Romney in the first debate. How did he do it?

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Paul Brandus

Paul Brandus: How a flailing president can get his groove back

Obama embarrassed himself in Round 1. The rematch presents a great opportunity for a comeback

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President Obama campaigns in Florida on Oct. 11: Women in 12 crucial swing states are increasingly leaving the Obama camp and supporting Mitt Romney, according to a new poll.

Is President Obama really behind by five points in the swing states?

A new USA Today/Gallup poll shows Mitt Romney with a sizable lead. Malarkey, insists the Obama campaign

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"When you look at the president's plan, I don't think that there can be any question that we're on the right course for today's economy," says one Regular Joe in Team Obama's new ad.

Anatomy of a campaign ad: 'Stick with this guy'

Team Obama makes a quietly insistent case that the president is taking the economy in the right direction. But is it too quiet given Romney's bluster?

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A sign directs people where to cast their ballots during early voting at the Wood County Court House in Bowling Green, Ohio, on Oct. 2.

Early voting: Obama's secret weapon?

Mitt Romney is surging in public opinion surveys. But President Obama is ahead in the only polling that really counts — the actual election

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President Obama participates in a town hall at the University of Miami on Sept. 20: In Tuesday's presidential debate, candidates will answer questions from the audience.

The second presidential debate: Does the town-hall format favor Obama?

The candidates will be expected to show that they can empathize with regular voters. That could be a challenge for Mitt Romney

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To win the next debate, President Obama will have to ramp up the energy.

5 ways Obama can win the next debate

Mitt Romney turned the campaign upside down with his victory in the first presidential debate. Can President Obama turn the tables in the second one?

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In a video released during African American History Month in February, President Obama announced the launch of "African Americans for Obama."

The Obama campaign's most controversial ad: 'African Americans for Obama'

A seemingly generic clip of the president asking for black support has attracted 3.6 million views and counting — because of conservative outrage

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During the first debate, Mitt Romney said his health-care plan would cover most people with pre-existing conditions, a claim his campaign later backtracked on.

Is it smart for Obama to revert to attacking Romney as a flip-flopper?

The Republican's sudden transformation into "Moderate Mitt" is forcing the Obama campaign to change strategy

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All eyes are on Joe Biden heading into Thursday's VP debate against GOP wunderkind Paul Ryan.

Would a Biden debate win stop Obama's slide?

The pressure is on the VP to resurrect his boss' struggling campaign after President Obama's debate disaster

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