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Nov. 5, 2012

5 Common Misconceptions About Voting: Your Vote Doesn't Count

Whether choosing between Obama and Romney or any other candidates, people often explain their voting behaviors with one of five statements, all of which are false. There's no good reason to vote.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Ohio Polls: Nate Silver 538 Predictions Have Obama Winning Ohio and a Second Term

Nate Silver's 538 blog at the New York Times, has President Obama winning Ohio, and the general election.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Latest Presidential Polls: Obama Holds Edge, But He Can Still Easily Lose On Tuesday

Polls overstate the Democratic portion of "likely voters," while they ignore lower enthusiasm among Democrats and higher enthusiasm among Republicans.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Ron Paul 2012: Why I Will Write In Ron Paul For President

Like a vote for Romney or Obama, a vote for a fringe candidate is certainly not a waste and is certainly not impractical.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Who Should I Vote For: 6 Most Important Questions If You Are Still Undecided in Election 2012

If you're heading to the voting booth and still undecided about whether to once again vote for Mitt Romney, consider these six points.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Presidential Polls 2012: 98 Percent Chance Obama Will Win, Says the Princeton Election Consortium

The GOP should have easily won this Presidential election. What went wrong?
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Nov. 5, 2012

California Propositions 2012: Prop 34, Prop 36 and a Complete Guide to All the Propositions

California’s long ballot has many in the Golden State perplexed, but PolicyMic has you covered with the resources you need to make decisions about the state’s 11 propositions.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Washington Initiative 502 Poll: 53 Percent Support Marijuana Legalization

A new PPP poll shows 53% of voters in Washington support initiative I-502, a measure that would legalize marijuana. Will the law pass on Election Day?
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Nov. 5, 2012

Presidential Polls: Global Polls Show Only Two Countries Want Romney in the Oval Office

A recent BBC World Service opinion poll detailed that a majority of countries around the globe favor Obama over Romney. Except for these two countries.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Electoral College Map: Obama Does Not Need to Win Florida or Ohio to Win the Election

For President Obama to win re-election on Tuesday, he may not have to win either Florida or Ohio.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Electoral College Map Predictions Show It Will Likely Be Obama 290, Romney 248

Mitt Romney continues to trail Barack Obama in those crucial Midwestern states. As a result, Romney's path to 270 electoral votes has become ever even more elusive.
Nov. 5, 2012

Latest Presidential Polls: Obama Will Win Because Alabama Football Defeated LSU, and Here is Why

There are a bunch of wacky sports election predictors out there. Here are three of the most interesting (and fun).
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Nov. 5, 2012

What is the Electoral College: The Controversial But Necessary System That Picks Our Presidents

Many voters have the misconception that elections are decided by the popular vote and that We the People pick our head of state. This is not technically true.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Election Results: Romney Will Lose Election 2012, But Here is How He Could Easily Have Won

Time and time again, the Romney campaign had an opportunity to bring a damaging blow to the struggling Obama administration, and they simply failed to do so.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Latest Presidential Polls: Majority in Ohio Trusts Obama to Handle Economy, And Here is Why

A new presidential poll suggests the majority of likely Ohio voters feel President Obama would handle the economy more effectively than Mitt Romney after 2012.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Florida Early Voting Results: Republican Voter Suppression Efforts Fail to Curtail Turnout

Republican-led efforts to suppress voter turnout by curtailing early voting hours have resulted in confusion. But they won't prevail.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Gary Johnson 2012: Third Party Presidential Debate Live Stream

Libertarian and Green Party nominees Gary Johnson and Jill Stein square off in third party presidential debate on Monday night.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Election Predictions: Obama is Likely Winner, So Why Are Some Pundits Predicting a Romney Landslide

While most presidential polls are predicting a Obama win, there are still a few wildly optimistic Romney hold outs. Here, we try and make sense of thosee Romney will win numbers.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Question 6 in Maryland: Gay Marriage Proposal Makes Maryland State to Watch

Maryland is a must-watch state. What we win on the ballot can spur similar grassroots activism to achieve the American dream for undocumented families and same-sex couples across the country.
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Nov. 5, 2012

If Romney Wins the Popular Vote, and Obama Wins the Electoral College, Here is What Happens

If Mitt Romney wins the popular vote, but loses the Electoral College tally, the ensuing calamity could spur a GOP-led revolt to amend the Constitution and junk the current election system.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Ohio Polls: Dead Heat, But Here are the 3 Keys to a Romney Victory in Ohio

With two days until the presidential election, it appears that once again Ohio will decide who wins the election.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Minnesota Amendment 1, Referendum 74: Details on the Gay Marriage Propositions Across the Country

On Tuesday, four states vote on same-sex marriage propositions: Maryland, Washington, Minnesota, and Maine. Here's a look at the details of Question 6, Referendum 74, Question 1, and Amendment 1.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Obama vs Romney: Vote for Mitt Romney if You Care About Science

Since President Obama has spent the last four years thumbing his nose at science, the fact remains that Romney is the better choice between the two candidates.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Mourdock Polls and Akin McCaskill Polls Show Their Rape Comments May Cost Republicans the Senate

The Tea Party that was once strong in 2010 has lost considerable ground just two years later. Akin and Mourdock are poised to lose, while Cruz in set to win big in the heart of the Bible Belt.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Brown Warren Polls: Elizabeth Warren is Pulling Away, and Scott Brown Should Be Worried

Recent polling has shown Warren pulling away, with leads between 4 and 7 percentage points. If history is any judge, Brown has an uphill battle ahead.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Presidential Polls: A Romney Loss May Push GOP to the Center on Climate Change

After Hurricane Sandy, if President Obama wins reelection, his second term may force those in the GOP to take up Mayor Bloomberg's approach and move to the center on climate change.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Latest Presidential Polls: Obama Surging Due to Lower Unemployment Numbers in Ohio, Florida

The latest job numbers show that things are trending well for President Obama going into election day.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Michigan Polls: Dead Heat, But Here is Why Obama Will Win Michigan

I sat down with Michigan Representative Stacy Erwin Oakes and she gave her predictions for Tuesday night.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Arizona Polls: Latest Senate, House, and Proposition Polls Hint At Major GOP Victories

Despite Arizona's less conservative bent over the past 12 years, polling reveals that this should be an excellent year for conservative victories across the state.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Why Should I Vote for Obama: 5 Facts About the Candidates to Help Undecided Voters Decide

As Kathy Griffin said, "Undecided voters are assholes." For undecideds still on the fence, here are some fast facts about the candidates (Romney, Obama, and Roseanne Barr) to help you decide.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Brown vs Warren Polls: Elizabeth Warren Win Will Be Good for Dems, But Not for the Political Process

Why a Scott Brown loss will be good for Democrats. But it might not be good for the actual governance of the Senate.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Washington State Polls: While Obama Leads, the State May be Getting Less Liberal

Washington state hasn't had a Republican governor since 1980, but Republican Rob McKenna may beat out Democrat Jay Inslee in 2012. While Obama leads, the state may lean to the right elsewhere.
Nov. 5, 2012

Argo Movie Review: Ben Affleck Brings Us the Feel Good CIA Movie of the Year

"Argo" asks us to shed our post-1989 reflexes and entertain the possibility that good people in bad institutions did the right thing during the Cold War.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Mitt Romney's Record Shows the Truth: He Is Not Bipartisan

Contrary to his recent statements, Mitt Romney is not a bastion of bipartisanship.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Who Should I Vote For: Obama, Because He Restored My Faith in the Presidency

I voted for Obama in 2008 and slowly began to lose my faith. After the events of the last few months, a strongly believe an Obama second term will be better for this country than a Romney first.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Youth Vote 2012: Why Millennials Are Disillusioned This Time Around

Many millennials are voting this year for the first time, but they won't have the same fervor that voters had four years ago.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Obama vs Romney: A Foreigner's Perspective on Why Barack Obama Should Win

As Americans head to the polls, their vote will affect more than just the U.S., it will affect the rest of the world. As a foreigner looking in, I cast my vote, in spirit, for Barack Obama.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Obama vs Romney: Obama Negative Campaigning May Cost Him the Election on Tuesday

The 2012 presidential campaign has proven that Obama is "The Mudslinger-in-Chief."
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Nov. 5, 2012

Who Will Win the Election: Obama Will Lose Due to Weakest Economic Recovery Since WWII

President Obama is urging his followers to stay the course in the midst of a weak recovery, but here is why he will lose.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Ohio Presidential Polls: Race is Dead Even, And Attack Ads Are Not Playing a Role

We all know how the children of swing states are fed up with “Bronco Bama and Mitt Romney,” but will voter fatigue prevent their parents from voting?
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Nov. 5, 2012

Obama vs Romney: Why I Voted for Barack Obama Instead of Mitt Romney

Given what I have heard and seen from both candidates, this is why I voted for Barack Obama over Mitt Romney.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Voter ID Laws Are Shutting Out Minorities and Poor Voters

The voter ID law now in effect in Kansas works on the surface, but why wasn't it challenged like similar laws in Texas? How good intentions used fear and wealth to bar access to democracy.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Young Voter Turnout: Millennials Will Vote in High Numbers, Just Like the Baby Boomers Did

In spite of claims that millennials are oblivious to the issues America is facing, hard data shows that war, joblessness and the economy was what got young people to the ballot box then and now.
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Nov. 5, 2012

5 Reasons Americans Should Not Vote For Obama

On Tuesday, Americans will make their final choice for president in a tightly contested race. But as Obama's tired political song-and-dance shows, there are plenty of reasons not to reelect him.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Obama vs Romney: Why Candidates Election Rhetoric Could Undermine US China Relations

Given the American public’s hawkish attitude toward China, tough talk is an easy way for both candidates to score points. But, at what cost?
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Nov. 5, 2012

Obama Emails Are Awesome, But They Could Also Destroy Democracy

Targeted political advertisements don’t only undermine our privacy, they also hinder the very ideal of democracy on which our polity stands.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Latest Ohio Polls: Dead Even, Here is a Look Inside the Obama Ohio Field Effort

Win, lose, or recount, Barack Obama's reelection campaign will have a lasting impact on thousands of neighborhoods around America.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Ohio Polls: Obama Leads in Ohio by Narrow Margin, But Romney Could Still Win

In the final homestretch, President Obama is leading Ohio with a slight edge. No Republican has ever won the presidency without winning Ohio. Will Romney win without Ohio? Or could he still win?
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Nov. 5, 2012

Election Polls: 81 Percent of Senate Races Will Be Decided By This Fact

From words said in debates to political ads, every bit of the campaign season was part of the discussion online. This infographic breaks it all down.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Why I am Voting Feminist in Election 2012

While the newest polls show that Romney may be erasing Obama's lead with women, but both are lacking when it comes to feminist concerns like health care, unemployment, and other rights.
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Nov. 5, 2012

You’ll Almost Certainly Vote For the Winning Obama/Romney Party: What Can You Now Expect?

Whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney win the presidential election, the same party will remain in control.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Obama Energy Policy: New EPA Regulations Prove He Has No Respect for Democracy

Win or lose this election, the left is going to make sure it has its way. That's why Obama is turning to the un-elected administrative state to keep his policies alive even if he loses.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Bloomberg Obama Endorsement Was Used for Political Gain After Hurricane Sandy

Bloomberg's endorsement of Obama came at a rather convenient time, wouldn't you say?
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Nov. 5, 2012

Hillary Clinton News: Secretary of State Balkan Visit Highlights the Truth of US Hypocrisy

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to the Balkans highlights discrepancies between U.S. rhetoric on self-determination and practice in international politics.
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Nov. 5, 2012

West Virginia Election Results: LIVE Presidential Polls Here Predict Romney As the Winner

Live coverage in West Virginia of the presidential race between Obama and Romney, as well as key Senate, House, and gubernatorial races.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Why I Am Voting For Mitt Romney

Although Barack Obama came into office with high hopes, he hasn't delivered. It's time to give Mitt Romney a chance to be president.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Who Should I Vote For: Surprisingly Mitt Romney, If You Are a Woman

Mitt Romney has binders full of women, but why should women vote for him?
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Nov. 5, 2012

Mitt Romney Economic Plan: Big Bird Will Survive Spending Cuts, But These Programs Will Not

These programs have been deemed “unnecessary” not because of their actual value, but because of the great length of time it takes to reap those profits.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Delaware Election Results LIVE: Presidential Polls Have Obama Up By 25 Points

Live coverage in Delaware of the presidential race between Obama and Romney, as well as key Senate, House, and gubernatorial races.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Binders of Women and Big Bird: The 10 Most Popular Memes of Election 2012

This election season has been a great source of entertainment. Here are the 10 online memes to prove it.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Romney China Policy: Why China Wants a Second Term For Barack Obama

Under normal circumstances, China might want to see a Republican in the White House, but Mitt Romney's extensive China-bashing has made the country cool to a Republican victory in 2012.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Top 4 Reasons to Vote For Barack Obama

On Tuesday, Barack Obama is the only choice for president.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Romney Climate Change Apathy is Despicable

With 48 hours before Election Day, ClimateSilence.org reminds voters that Governor Romney has no plans to battle climate change.
Nov. 5, 2012

Google News Censorship: Media Companies Threaten Google News with Content Blackout

Google News is being threatened by countries and media cooperatives to share their revenue stream, or face government sponsored embargo.
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Nov. 5, 2012

October Jobs Report: Weakest Economic Recovery Since WWII Will Cost Obama Reelection

The high unemployment and continued substandard job creation will lead voters to choose Romney over Obama.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Obama vs Romney: A Romney Win Means a Far Right SCOTUS, Obama Will Keep it Liberal

The next president may get to appoint Supreme Court justices who determine the direction of the country for decades to come. A Romney win could mean the most conservative SCOTUS in history.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Rhode Island Election Results: LIVE Presidential Polls Have Obama Up By 26 Points

The election is finally here! Check out our live coverage in Rhode Island of the presidential race between Obama and Romney, as well as key Senate, House, and gubernatorial races.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Presidential Polls: 80 Percent of Undecided Voters Think Global Warming is a Big Issue

A recent poll shows 80% of undecided voters care about climate change, which makes them look much more like Obama supporters. In the aftermath of Sandy, this puts Romney in a bad place.
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Nov. 5, 2012

How Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street Have Influenced Election 2012

Despite their low-profile during this election cycle, Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party have profoundly influenced the presidential campaigns.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Latest Polls Show 96 Percent Would Vote for a Woman President

As Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are fighting the last battles, a new video reminds Americans that only men are allowed in these kinds of fights.
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Nov. 5, 2012

According to Science, Your Biases Picked Who You Voted For

According to researchers, our unconscious bias is a powerful force in this election. So if you want to be an informed voter, don't just be aware of the issues, but also of your own biases.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Syrian Civil War: Why Syrian Rebels Could Shake Up the US Elections

Syria's rebel factions are moving fast to gain ground before the U.S. elections and a power-consolidating conference in Doha. Come Nov. 6, a new phase in Syria's civil war could begin.
Nov. 5, 2012

Homeland 2 Episode 6 Recap: A Gettysburg Address Ends with a Shocking Twist

In the show's sixth episode, Carrie and Brody try to trust each other, and a routine investigation goes catastrophically wrong.
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Nov. 5, 2012

How to Absentee Vote from Overseas

Amidst claims over voter fraud state side, voting from afar may be easier than ever, thanks to new legislation which allows overseas voters to access forms on the internet.
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Nov. 5, 2012

South Carolina Election Results LIVE: Romney Will Likely Cruise to Victory in the South

Check out our live coverage in South Carolina of the presidential race between Obama and Romney, as well as key Senate, House, and gubernatorial races.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Bring the Ballot into the 21st Century, and Your Smartphone into the Ballot Box

In the year 2012, we've got longer ballots and shorter attention spans. PollVault's See Your Ballot is here to fill the gap.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Florida Election Results LIVE: Romney Holds a 6 Point Lead Over Obama

Relay the election results in real time in the state of Florida.
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Nov. 5, 2012

7 Best Twitter Reactions to the Presidential Election

Making a choice between Romney and Obama at this presidential elections is consuming Americans hearts, souls and minds. Here is what the word is on Twitter.
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Nov. 5, 2012

October Jobs Report Shows Economy is Recovering, Despite Republican Obstructionism

Both presidential campaigns are eager to claim responsibility for improvements in the economic reports, but only one candidate has persevered in the face of 4 years of strong headwinds.