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President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally at the Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport October 25, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo: AFP /Getty/Mandel Ngan)

Obama on climate change: 'We're not moving as fast as we need to'

10/26/12 07:29PM

President Obama got a rare question about climate change during an interview with MTV, and he pointed to a "huge contrast" between him and Mitt Romney. "We're not moving as fast as we need to," Obama said. "This is an issue that future generations, MTV viewers, are going to have to be dealing with even more than the older generation is. So this is a critical issue -- and there's a huge contrast in this campaign between myself and Governor Romney. I'm surprised it didn't come up in the debates." read more

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, gestures as he speaks to supporters at Oklahoma state Republican Party Headquarters in Oklahoma City, May 9, where he repeated his view that marriage should be restricted to one man and one woman. (Photo: Sue...

CEO thriving under Obama pressures employees to vote Romney anyway

10/26/12 06:54PM

Mitt Romney may not be polling too well with those women voters in Ohio he's desperate to win over, and he's far behind President Obama in the polls of Latino and African-American voters, but there's one demographic he's never failed to win: the CEOs. Reports of CEOs urging their employees to vote Romney this November have been coming in for months now, but the latest comes from Jack Dewitt, president of Michigan's Request Foods. He recently wrote to a scathing letting to his employees where he complained that the past four years under Pres. Obama's leadership had been "a complete failure." read more


Billboard in Georgia compares Obama to Hitler

10/26/12 02:34PM

A controversial new anti-Obama digital billboard has popped up in Forsyth County, Ga., just north of Atlanta, NBC affiliate WXIA reports. The billboard displays five different anti-Obama messages, including "More Jobs, Less B.O." and "I was anti-Obama before anti-Obama was cool." The most controversial image shows a picture of Adolf Hilter in the look of Shepard Fairey's iconic Obama "Hope" poster with the words "Yes we can" written below, and "Comrade Obama" written next to it, along with a hammer and sickle. It's unclear who sponsored the billboard. read more

Photo: AP/Jim Cole

Poll: Should Romney denounce Sununu's remarks?

10/26/12 11:36AM

Romney-surrogate John Sununu made the latest in a series of denigrating and arguably racially insensitive remarks about Pres. Obama last night when he insinuated that former Secretary of State Colin Powell supported Obama because of race. Here's the exchange:
 Sununu: When you take a look at Colin Powell, you have to wonder if that’s an endorsement based on issues or whether he’s got a slightly different reason for preferring President Obama. Morgan: What reason would that be? read more


Fired Ohio Dem election officials lose court battle

10/25/12 08:17PM

msnbc has been closely following the case of two fired elections officials in Ohio. The two Democrats who were removed from their positions by the Republican Secretary of State after they tried to preserve early voting in their district on the final three days before Election Day. read more

Photo: AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Obama becomes first sitting president to vote early

10/25/12 05:37PM

President Obama made history today, becoming the first sitting president to cast a ballot before Election Day. On the campaign trail before casting his vote, he praised early voting as a "great option" for people who "lead very busy lives." He encouraged supporters to vote early in a video he recorded just before leaving for Chicago to cast that ballot. The president joined more than 7.5 million Americans who have already voted either in person or by mail, including his wife. The first lady cast her ballot early by mail last week. read more