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Bachmann doubles down on anti-Muslim accusations in debate

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MI) said she stood by five letters alleging that Muslim extremists had infiltrated the U.S. government in a debate Sunday against Democratic challenger Jim Graves. “I certainly do stand by those letters, because what we know is that terrorism continues to remain a very real threat in…

Watch live: Obama campaigns in swing state Ohio

President Obama holds a campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Nov. 5. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Heckler with aborted fetuses sign dragged from Obama event

A man holding an upside sign that appeared to depict aborted fetuses was forcibly removed from an event where Barack Obama was speaking on Sunday night. Soon after the president began his speech at the University of Cincinnati’s Fifth Third Arena, the man began shouting from the balcony while holding…

Scarborough repeatedly shouts ‘Benghazi!’ to block voter suppression talk

Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Monday attempted to shut down any talk of voter suppression by shouting “Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!” over and over again to change the subject to the September attacks on Americans in Libya, a topic that Republicans believe hurts President Barack Obama. During a discussion about…

GOP strategist: Voter fraud part of Republican ‘mythology’

Republican strategist Steve Schmidt admitted Monday that allegations of voter fraud have been invented by his party. While both the GOP and the Democratic party want to maximize the ranks of eligible voters, said Schmidt, who helped coordinate Rep. John McCain’s (R-AZ) failed bid for the presidency four years ago,…

Republican candidate’s robocalls tell Ariz. Democrats wrong polling place

More than a half dozen Democrats in Scottsdale, Arizona have come forward to say that they received automated telephone calls — or robocalls — from Rep. Jeff Flake’s (R-AZ) Senate campaign that told them to vote in the wrong place. “It was totally wrong,” lifelong Democrat Mary Crecco told KPNX.…

99-year-old Florida woman casts first-ever ballot for Obama

After living through women’s suffrage, Jim Crow and dozens of presidencies, a 99-year-old Florida woman cast her first-ever ballot last week, and she voted for President Barack Obama. “I said I’m going to vote if the Lord spares my life this time,” Rosie Lewis told NBC affiliate WBBH-TV in Fort…

Romney vows to put ‘ghoulish ghosties to bed’ in ‘Scooby-Doo’ spoof

“Perennial presidential candidate and TV dad” Mitt Romney and his five sons were the subject of a new “Election eve special” animated short released by Funny or Die on Sunday. The GOP presidential nominee, voiced by Fred Willard, was a guest star in the “Romney Boys Mysteries,” which recast the…

‘KKK’ painted on ‘dozens’ of Missouri homes and cars

Police in Richmond Heights, Missouri have arrested a man suspected of a hate crime for spray painting “Ku Klux Klan” and “KKK” on houses and vehicles. KSDK reported that “dozens” of residents of one neighborhood woke up on Sunday to find racist symbols of the Ku Klux Klan white supremacists…

Superstorm recovery poses challenges for New Jersey voting

With 300 polling places around the state of New Jersey shut down by superstorm Sandy, residents found themselves balancing their civic obligations with day-to-day survival, Mother Jones reported Monday. “We really don’t care about the election right now,” one storm victim said. “It’s the furthest thing from our mind. We…

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