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Obama, the Underdog
President Obama faces reelection while the economy is stagnant and his most significant legistlative accomplishments -- health care reform and a job-goosing stimulus -- are unpopular, writes National Journal's Josh Kraushaar. Further setting up an autumn dogfight is the other red flag, in that his previously enthusiastic base of college-aged voters, African-Americans, and Hispanics may be waning.
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Romney Is Still Far Behind in Hispanic Outreach
A conference call with the Republican National Committee, meant to introduce Republican Mitt Romney's Hispanic outreach team, instead turned into a grim picture of how much work Romney still has to do in swaying Latino voters. In the call, the RNC's director of Hispanic outreach said that Romney was "still deciding" on his immigration position; an hour later, she quickly admitted on Twitter that she misspoke, linking to a page with Romney's immigration policies.