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The latest national survey conducted by Rasmussen and published on Saturday shows that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney remains ahead of President Barack Obama 10 days ahead of the Nov. 6 election. The results are based on interviews conducted over the previous three evenings.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul has no plan to endorse Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, he told CNBC’s Futures Now on Thursday. When he spoke to Fox News a week ago, Dr. Paul told the channel that he was not ready to announce who he would be voting for.
The Department of Labor announced on Friday that the official unemployment rate had decreased from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September. This is the first time in 44 months that the jobless rate has fallen below the eight-percent (8%) mark.
A new national survey conducted for Bloomberg News between Sept. 21 and Sept. 24 shows that President Barack Obama would garner 49 percent of the votes were the Nov. 6 election held today. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is currently the favorite of 43 percent of voters. Just over 10 percent of their supporters could still be persuaded to change their minds between now and the contest.
The U.S. embassy in Islamabad has released a series of advertisements showing President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemning the controversial film depicting Prophet Muhammad as a child molester, a womanizer and a ruthless killer in an attempt to placate Muslims in Pakistan. According to the embassy, the ads will be shown on seven Pakistani television stations and will cost the taxpayer $70,000 to air.
President Barack Obama spoke to his Libyan, Egyptian and Yemeni counterparts in the past couple of days following the death of four American diplomats in Benghazi, Libya, on Tuesday. Unconfirmed reports suggest that one of the victims, U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, may have been raped before he was killed.
President Barack Obama will give his acceptance speech tonight in the Time Warner Cable Arena and not the Bank of America Stadium as originally planned. Although the last-minute change of venue is being blamed on the inclement weather, rumors suggest that the Obama campaign was unable to fill the 74,000-seater stadium and decided to move to a much smaller venue to avoid embarrassment.
President Barack Obama indicated on Wednesday that he would like to see a 2010 Supreme Court ruling allowing businesses and unions to contribute unlimited amounts of cash towards political campaigns overturned. The court’s decision a couple of years ago encouraged the emergence of super political action committees, or super PACs.
Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney and his newly selected vice president, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, went to the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, N.C., on Sunday where around 6,000 people had congregated to hear the new duo talk about the country’s future after Obama. Their visit came only one day after the former Massachusetts governor revealed the identity of his running mate.