NBC/WSJ/Marist polls: Obama leads in Iowa, running neck and neck in N.H, Wis.

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Less than a week before Election Day, President Barack Obama holds a statistically significant lead over Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the battleground of Iowa, while the two candidates are locked in tight races in New Hampshire and Wisconsin.

An uneasy economy, and those living through it

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In this Oct. 19, 2012, photo, Ray and Candice Arvin pose inside their home in Charlotte, N.C. Romney supporter, Ray Arvin used to own a small business with five employees, selling equipment to power companies, but he went out of business in 2009. He’s now a salesman for another equipment company. Polls consistently find that the economy is the top concern of voters, and Romney tends to get an edge over Obama when people are asked who might do better with it. Whether that truly drives how Americans vote is a crucial question for Election Day. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)Here was Chas Kaufmann's life before the Great Recession: $28,000 in restaurant tabs in a year, cruises, house parties with fireworks. His Mr. Gutter business was booming in the Pennsylvania Poconos.

EPA grants 16 states clean gas waivers after Sandy

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The Obama administration is temporarily waiving some Clean Air Act requirements in 16 states and the District of Columbia to reduce fuel disruptions from Superstorm Sandy.

U.S. power market regulator seeks $470 million from Barclays

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A lamp featuring a logo of Barclay's bank is seen outside a branch in London(Reuters) – U.S. federal energy regulators threatened to fine Barclays roughly $470 million to settle allegations that the bank and its traders manipulated California energy markets from November 2006 to December 2008. The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said in an order issued on Wednesday that Barclays has 30 days to show why they should not be penalized. FERC also said four of the company's power traders – Daniel Brin, Scott Connelly, Karen Levine, and Ryan Smith – have 30 days to show why they should not be assessed a total of $18 million in civil penalties. …

Justice Dept.: OK with new review of health law

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The Obama administration is telling the Supreme Court it does not object to reopening a Christian college’s challenge to President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul.

Mormon missionary applications surge after age rules lowered

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SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) – The Mormon Church’s decision to lower its age requirements for missionaries, who travel the world in pairs trying to convert people to their religion, has prompted a sharp spike in the number of young people clamoring to serve the faith. Mormonism has been gaining broad public attention recently from its association with Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, who served as a missionary in France and has talked about his work as a pastor in the Mormon Church. …

Obama, Republican Christie tour storm-hit New Jersey, trade praise

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U.S. President Barack Obama hugs marina owner after it was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in New JerseyATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) – Putting aside partisan differences, President Barack Obama and Republican Governor Chris Christie toured storm-stricken parts of New Jersey on Wednesday, taking in scenes of flooded roads and praising each other for their response to superstorm Sandy. Riding in the Marine One presidential helicopter, Obama and Christie got an aerial view of some of the hardest-hit areas of the New Jersey shoreline, and afterward the president promised to cut through red tape to help storm victims. …

Gingrich: Akin win could rebuke GOP establishment

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Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., speaks during a campaign stop at Union Station, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Still mourning the death of her mother, Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill returned to campaigning Wednesday as Republican challenger Todd Akin gained a dual boost from a former presidential hopeful and a political group that had aided one his rivals in the GOP primary.

GOP hopeful: "rape thing" not cause for abortion

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A Republican congressional candidate says abortion should not be legal, even when it involves “the rape thing,” according to audio provided Wednesday to The Associated Press.

Election movie marathon

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