President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney battled down to the wire on Tuesday, mounting a last-minute Election Day drive to get their supporters to the polls in a handful of states that will decide the winner in a neck-and-neck race for the White House.
Activists use peer pressure on voting history to urge Americans to vote
Groups looking to increase turnout in Tuesday's U.S. elections are using mass mailings that show whether the recipient voted in recent elections and compares the voting record to their neighbors, hoping peer pressure will get people to the polls.
Obama, Romney focus on swing states in late campaigning
President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney made their final urgent pleas to voters on Monday in a closing sprint through vital battleground states that will determine who wins their agonizingly close race for the White House.
Independent Parliament Member announces new political party
Wednesday evening it became apparent Mr. Booshi Wever, formerly a member of the MEP party, currently an independent Member of Parliament, is preparing to launch a new political party for Aruba. Elections are in less than 12 months and the politician has already met with various potential candidates, as well as supporters. The party has as key elements vision, determination, protection and wisdom and will carry the name Union Patriotico Progresista (UPP), progressive patriotic union.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell on Thursday endorsed Barack Obama's bid for re-election, citing the Democratic president's efforts to wind down the war in Afghanistan and tackle terrorism as well as an improving U.S. economy.
Romney, Obama effectively tied as election nears: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Republican challenger Mitt Romney held a 1 percentage point lead over President Barack Obama in Thursday's Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll in a presidential race that is effectively a dead heat less than two weeks before Americans vote.
Obama holds out prospect of post-election "grand bargain'
President Barack Obama voiced confidence that if re-elected he would secure within six months a deficit-reduction deal with Republicans equivalent to the "grand bargain" he failed to achieve last year.
Trump to give $5 million to charity if Obama releases records
Donald Trump offered to pay $5 million to the charity of President Barack Obama's choice if Obama releases his college and passport records, the real estate mogul and television personality said on Wednesday.
Voters say Obama won debate, but unlikely to shift race
Voters say President Barack Obama did a better job than Republican Mitt Romney in Monday's debate but their opinions of each candidate did not shift significantly, according to Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday.
After final debate, Obama says election comes down to trust
President Barack Obama warned voters on Tuesday that Republican rival Mitt Romney cannot be trusted to deal honestly with the public as the presidential campaign shifted from televised confrontation to a frantic dash for votes.