WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Under pressure to regain his balance in the race for the White House, Mitt Romney is going through intense preparation for the first presidential debate next week while his campaign appeals to fellow Republicans to keep faith with their candidate.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Expiration of U.S. farm law on October 1, shutting off dairy supports and putting 2013 crop subsidies in limbo, will cause pain for some farmers and frustration for many but programs like food stamps and crop insurance will roll on, analysts said.
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, who was shunned by fellow Republicans last month over controversial remarks about rape, brushed off criticism on Friday that he was being sexist when he said his opponent Claire McCaskill wasn’t “ladylike” in their recent debate.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s lead over Republican Mitt Romney dipped slightly to five percentage points ahead of next week’s first debate in the race for the White House, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Republican candidate Mitt Romney raised money and slammed President Barack Obama’s Middle East policy on Friday in a rare campaign appearance in Pennsylvania, a former swing state that he admitted was now difficult for him to win on November 6.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – If history is a guide, Democrat Barack Obama will have a tough time in the first presidential debate on Wednesday, Republican Mitt Romney will be particularly aggressive, and both will risk committing a damaging gaffe if they wander off their talking points.
VIRGINIA BEACH/SPRINGFIELD, Virginia (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney battled to capture the military vote in Virginia on Thursday as they tried to squeeze out an advantage in one of the most tightly contested swing states ahead of the November 6 election.