Cracks in the “Blue Wall.”

Cracks in the “Blue Wall.”

It's heartburn time for the Obama campaign. That's because the "Blue Wall," states that formed a protective barrier surrounding safe Obama campaign Electoral College votes, has begun to crumble.

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Two men revealed.

Two men revealed.

For many, the first presidential debate marked the first opportunity to actually see President Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney outside the hyper-controlled environments of campaign appearances, television ads or condensed, sound-bite media coverage. What they saw was revealing.

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It ain’t over. (But the fat lady is warming up.)

It ain’t over. (But the fat lady <em>is</em> warming up.)

If you believe the polls, MItt Romney has lost the election. But there is reason to doubt the polls and there is reason to believe that the experience of 2008 does not necessarily apply to 2012.

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Romney: Right to speak up.

Romney: Right to speak up.

Was Romney wrong to speak critically of U.S. foreign policy in the wake of the attacks on U.S diplomatic missions in North Africa and the Middle East? Does "politics stops at the water's edge" apply during a presidential campaign?

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Dems used to look like Joe Biden.

Dems used to look like Joe Biden.

Democrats used to look like Joe Biden. I remember them. They were in my parents’ Sunday School class. The lived next door. I played astronaut with their kids in cardboard boxes that once contained washing machines.

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Photos from Thursday at the DNC in Charlotte.

Photos from Thursday at the DNC in Charlotte.

The Democrats got to bat in the bottom of the ninth this election year and they took the opportunity to rebut the efforts of the Republicans from the week before. Here are photos from Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention, the night that marks the ​real​ beginning of the campaign for many voters.

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