Last-minute push in battle over marriage question The tight race for the constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union between a man and woman kicked into high gear over the weekend as the campaigns for and against the proposal started their sprint to the finish.6:50 a.m.
Ryan, Clinton in Minn. to rally their parties' faithful As Election Day comes down to the wire, Minnesota is getting some last-minute attention from both the Obama and Romney campaigns. Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and former President Bill Clinton were both here on Sunday.7:20 a.m.
Klobuchar, Bills square off in final Senate debate Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, DFL, and her Republican challenger, State Rep. Kurt Bills, faces off this evening in their final debate of the campaign season at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. The debate is hosted by MPR's Cathy Wurzer.7:24 a.m.
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Romney's Last Appeal To Voters Before Election Day
Mitt Romney is making his final appearance in the states where he needs to slip past President Obama in Tuesday's election. Over the weekend, Romney traveled more than 5,000 miles and held eight rallies in seven states.
Obama Plans Another Campaign Marathon For Monday
President Obama is milking every last hour from the final day of campaigning. The president is planning another 14-hour, voice-taxing marathon Monday, ending with a final rally in Iowa, where his national campaign began five years ago.
America's Changing Face Presents Challenges For The GOP
In the final days before the election, the parties are doubling down on their convictions. Long-term demographics, however, suggest shifts in America's electorate that could mean big challenges for the Republican Party in coming years — but also could offer some new opportunities.
Missouri Ballot Measure Would Raise Cigarette Tax
Missouri has the lowest cigarette tax in the country and health advocates cite that when pointing to the state's high smoking rates and minimal resources to help people quit. A ballot measure in the state proposes changing that, directing the tax revenue to schools and tobacco prevention programs.
Recovery To Take 'Quite A Long Time' In Storm-Ravaged Breezy Point
The beachfront, blue-collar town in Queens, N.Y., was hit hard not only by Superstorm Sandy's raging winds and floodwaters, but also by a massive fire that tore through the area. More than a hundred homes were destroyed as firefighters battled for nearly 10 hours. A local fire commander says he's hopeful Breezy Point will recover but knows it will take time.
New Jersey Residents Cope With Gas Rationing
Because of Superstorm Sandy, the state is rationing gas according to the final digit on each car's license plate. The system doesn't seem to be shortening the lines much. In Bayonne, home of the biggest oil terminal in New York Harbor, there was only one station open.
Post Election: Traditional Ads To Return To TV
It's been a record year for political spending — an estimated $6 billion. TV ads make up more than half of that amount. But what happens at TV stations when those ads no longer fill the air?
'Wreck It Ralph' Posts Great Opening Day Numbers
The movie Wreck It Ralph, opened to the largest weekend ever for an animated Disney film, bringing in nearly $50 million. That's despite storm damage from Sandy forcing hundreds of theaters in New York and New Jersey to close.
Clock Counts Down On Presidential Campaigns
Tuesday is Election Day and the presidential race appears too close to call. Political oddsmakers have made President Obama the favorite to win, citing his narrow lead in key states, and also in recent days his narrow lead in most national polls. But even the oddsmakers admit there's a chance the president could lose.