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There’s more to Election Day than just the presidential campaign. The polarization of the parties has led directly to the divided and dysfunctional Congress we’ve seen over the past two years, leading to the lowest congressional approval ratings in recent … Continue reading
Draw a line along President Obama’s endorsements by Mayor Bloomberg and The Economist, his post-Sandy stand with Chris Christie, and the deployment of Colin Powell ads to the swing states, and you’ll see why the president suddenly has the Big … Continue reading
The weather is getting cold, but the ground game here in Ohio is already hot. The polls are tight in the Buckeye State with President Obama maintaining a small but steady lead of between two and four points in most … Continue reading
Here in Ohio and other Rust Belt battleground states where this election will be decided – the auto bailouts are a personal, political and pocket-book issue. The latest campaign skirmish over the auto industry concerns comments Mitt Romney made on … Continue reading
John Avlon offers his take on a controversy surrounding some claims Mitt Romney has made about the auto industry.
CNN’s John Avlon is traveling with CNN Election Express to a state that may call the election: Ohio.
’Tis the season for dirty tricks. Less than one week out from Election Day, we are witnessing a war of attrition, a game of inches. With state polls this close, every vote counts. And so beyond the positive effort to … Continue reading
Turn on the television in any swing state these days and you’re likely to see Mitt Romney smiling wistfully and saying this: “Republicans and Democrats both love America. But we need to have leadership — leadership in Washington that will … Continue reading
John Avlon speaks with Dean Kahler, a survivor of the Kent State shooting who is passionate about the 2012 election.
On the Battleground Bus Tour, we’ve met some extraordinary people. Usually, our focus is talking with the swing voters in swing states who will decide this election. But while Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast, we started reporting … Continue reading
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, President Obama has been coordinating storm response from the White House—while Mitt Romney has been dodging questions about what critics say was a primary campaign call to cut funding for the Federal Emergency Management … Continue reading
The deficit and debt are major concerns for swing voters — and President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have very different visions of how to deal with it. That’s why it was significant to see 80 CEOs of major American … Continue reading
The Super-PAC October Surprise is here with unprecedented negative spending – and an overwhelming advantage for conservative shadow money groups flooding the airwaves against Democratic candidates. Total non-party outside spending is now estimated by the Center for Responsive Politics to … Continue reading
Incorrect precinct numbers from one Iowa town, and a 20-vote misallocation to Mitt Romney, casts his eight-vote victory in question—along with his claim to be the only candidate to win both Iowa and New Hampshire. Did Rick Santorum win the … Continue reading
Demographics are destiny, but Team Obama may be taking that a bit too literally. Play-to-the-base campaigns are particularly risky for Democrats given that only 21 percent of Americans identify as liberal, but the Obama campaign has staked its reelection on … Continue reading
Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock believes that rapes resulting in pregnancy are “something that God intends to happen.” Do you? It’s a relevant question as we enter the last two weeks of this election, because Mourdock’s comments are not … Continue reading
With two weeks until the election, CNN sent John Avlon and their chief business correspondent Ali Velshi on the road to take the temperature among swing-state voters.
Meet the man who could defeat Michele Bachmann. Jim Graves is a 58-year-old self-made Minnesota businessman and grandfather of seven, still married to his high-school sweetheart, running against a symbol of unhinged hyperpartisanship in the halls of Congress. Bachmann’s bizarre … Continue reading
CNN’s Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) and John Avlon (@JohnAvlon) hit the road on the CNN Election Express to interview voters in four swing states. The road trip will start in Boca Raton, Florida, the morning after the third presidential debate. Interviews … Continue reading