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President Obama is beating Mitt Romney by nearly 20 points among women, who seem disaffected by the GOP's recent hostility to contraception.

Obama's massive lead with women: How much will it actually help?

New polls show that, when it comes to women voters, the president is leaving Mitt Romney in the dust — but that hardly guarantees Obama a second term

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More stable gas prices could win over the 62 percent of Americans who are displeased with Obama's response to the high prices.

Will stabilized gas prices help Obama?

A slew of new reports shows that the price of gas is starting to plateau. President Obama's re-election team may be breathing a sigh of relief

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Staffers at President Obama's re-election headquarters: A recent visit to the office uncovered what some might call an overconfident team.

Does Obama's 'cocky' team think Mitt Romney is a 'joke'?

BuzzFeed takes a look inside Obama re-election headquarters one year in, and finds lots of good cheer in Chicago — maybe a little too much

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8 liberal celebrities who have fallen out of love with Obama

8 liberal celebrities who have fallen out of love with Obama

The president's 2008 campaign was filled with plenty of star power, but celebrity endorsements are a little harder to come by in 2012

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The House GOP's budget is "thinly veiled social Darwinism," President Obama said on Tuesday. "It is antithetical to our entire history as a land of opportunity and upward mobility for everybody who's willing to work for it."

Paul Ryan's 'social Darwinism' budget: The perfect target for Obama?

In a fiery preview of the fall campaign, President Obama slams Mitt Romney and his party for supporting Ryan's controversial financial blueprint

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President Obama said Monday that he expects ObamaCare to survive, saying a Supreme Court rejection of the law would constitute "an unprecedented, extraordinary step."

Is Obama wrong to 'declare war' on the Supreme Court?

The president whips partisans into a frenzy by warning conservative justices that overturning ObamaCare would constitute the very judicial activism they despise

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Robert Shrum

Robert Shrum: Will a Tea Party Supreme Court guarantee Obama a second term?

The court's conservative wing appears ready to engage in some despicable judicial activism on ObamaCare. Politically, at least, the justices are doing Obama a favor

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The fate of President Obama's signature domestic achievement is in jeopardy after three days of rough Supreme Court arguments, and will surely play a big role in the 2012 campaign.

The ObamaCare decision: How it could shape the 2012 election

The Supreme Court may very well strike down all or part of President Obama's biggest domestic achievement. Would that kill his re-election bid — or help it?

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President Obama's poll numbers have taken a sudden and drastic dip, falling to a record-low 41 percent in one survey this week.

Why Obama's poll numbers are crashing: 5 theories

Economic forecasts are brightening, and the GOP presidential race is turning ugly. But puzzlingly, Obama's approval rating just hit a record low

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"I'm more than happy to accept the dubious honor of being Barack Obama's 'enemy of the week,'" Sarah Palin wrote on Facebook, "if that includes the opportunity to debate him."

Should President Obama debate Sarah Palin?

After Team Obama attacks the Alaskan political star in a fundraising video, she challenges him to square off with her "anytime, anywhere"

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The national average price for a gallon of gas has climbed to $3.80, creating a big obstacle for President Obama's re-election bid.

How badly will rising gas prices hurt Obama?

The president's poll numbers have taken a big hit as frustratingly high pump prices sour Americans on Obama's handling of the economy

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A still from President Obama's 17-minute documentary film, "The Road We've Traveled."

Obama's 'glitzy' 17-minute campaign documentary: Will it work?

The president enlists an Oscar-winning documentarian and Tom Hanks for a short film highlighting the successes of his first term — and making the case for a second

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If President Obama wins a second term, he'll end the Bush tax cuts and champion same-sex marriage, pundits predict.

What would President Obama do with a second term?

The Democratic incumbent is campaigning hard for four more years. He's been less vigorous in explaining what he'd do with them

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President Obama leads Mitt Romney 49 percent to 44 percent in RealClearPolitics' national poll average, but that hardly means the Democrat is a shoo-in for a second term.

Obama's re-election bid: 6 reasons he's still in trouble

Many GOP insiders are sinking into despair about their odds of unseating President Obama in the fall. They might want to cheer up

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"My presidency is not over," a confident President Obama said Thursday. "I've got another five years coming up."

'Another five years': Is Obama getting cocky?

The president tells Hispanic voters that he'll keep trying to deliver on his promise of immigration reform — in his second term

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Voters may blame President Obama for rising price of gas, which could be a blow for for his re-election campaign.

The rising price of gas: Will it hurt Obama's re-election chances?

Obama's campaign could find itself running on fumes if prices at the pump continue to tick upward

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