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Five Takeaways From The First Presidential Debate

By Alan Greenblatt on October 4th, 2012 | Last updated: October 4, 2012 at 7:21 am

President Obama came across as defensive and lackluster, while Romney sounded confident and may have begun a late-season pivot to the center. It may not be enough to erase Obama’s polling lead, even in the short run, but Democrats will want to hone their messages for the debates to come.

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Local experts discuss importance of presidential debates

By on October 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:45 pm

President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney will face off Wednesday night in this year’s first televised presidential debate.

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In the News: early voting, Florida justices, Brooksville West Nile

By on September 27th, 2012 | Last updated: September 27, 2012 at 4:11 pm

With Start of Early Voting, Election Day Becomes Election Month – NYTimes.com – Voters in Iowa went to the polls to cast the first ballots in the 2012 presidential race less than a week before hearing either candidate remark in [...]

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Expect to see a crowded Florida ballot in November

By on September 27th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Florida voters might be taken by surprise at the polls when they go to cast their votes in the presidential race. This year’s ballot includes the nation’s second-highest candidate total, 12, behind Colorado’s 17.

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Poll boosts are waning for Obama, Romney

By on September 11th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:39 pm

There was a small bounce for each Romney and Obama after their respective party conventions, however that effect has already begun to wane, says Susan McManus, a professor at the University of South Florida.

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Florida DNC Chairman previews President Obama’s acceptance speech

By on September 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:43 pm

The Florida Democratic National Convention chairman will be at the convention sharing thoughts about speakers. The DNC is taking place in Charlotte, NC.

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Celebrity endorsements can affect political campaigns, study says

By on September 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Celebrity endorsements and political opinions can affect a candidate’s campaign, according to a recent study from the University of Tennessee.

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USF political scientist says youth vote not as big in 2012

By on August 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm

From the “ Vote or Die” campaign to President Obama’s connection with the youth vote, 2004′s presidential elections saw an uncharactersitically high level of enthusiasm from young voters. This time around, the youth vote has been less targeted so far in [...]

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Florida political expert examines presidential polls

By on August 1st, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:56 pm

A series of recent polls by Quinnipiac University, CBS News and The New York Times found voters favoring President Obama.   In Pennslyvania, Florida and Ohio, more voters said Obama cares about the needs and problems of people like them than [...]

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Shooting rampage in Colorado movie theatre leaves 12 dead and 59 injured

By on July 20th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:40 am

Details are continuing to surface in the late night shooting spree at a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado.  During the midnight premier of “The Dark Knight Rises” a lone gunman entered the theatre, hurled a gas canister and then began shooting using an assault rifle, [...]

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