The presidential race heads into its final two weeks with polls showing a dead heat nationally and some tightening in the most closely competitive states, suggesting the outcome could turn on a mistake or which campaign better mobilizes its forces.
President Barack Obama entered the final five weeks of the Nov. 6 election with more campaign funds under his direct control than Republican nominee Mitt Romney, who benefits more from the national party and outside groups including super-political action committees.
President Barack Obama, buoyed by small-dollar donors and high-tech industry employees, raised more money last month than Republican challenger Mitt Romney, who was boosted by Wall Street contributors.
President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney jockeyed for advantage on the economy in the home of the nation’s first primary yesterday, offering a preview of a 2012 contest that’s still taking shape.
U.S. military chiefs will testify today whether they support the prohibition on openly gay service members, days after a Defense Department study determined that repealing the ban poses a “low risk” to the effectiveness of the armed forces.