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Monday, October 1, 2012

What ‘October Surprises’ Loom?

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney both campaigned in the battleground state of Ohio in September. (AP)

Both presidential candidates are prepping for Wednesday’s debate. Most polls show President Obama leading rival Mitt Romney nationally and widening his lead in key swing states.

But it’s October, the month political operatives worry about — famous for surprises that have changed the game in many campaigns. This October begins with a debate followed by a jobs report on Friday.

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October 23 Comment

New Documentary Profiles Human Rights Watch Team

An elite group known as the E-Team travels across the globe documenting human rights violations and war crimes.

October 23 Comment

Bottom Of The Sea Is ‘A World Of Surprises’

The world's oceans cover nearly two-thirds of the Earth's surface, yet little is understood about the ocean floor.

October 22 13 Comments

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Critics say a ban would violate the state's voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

October 22 4 Comments

Modest Raise For Social Security Recipients

Economist Diane Swonk says the 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase falls short of the inflation older Americans actually see.