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The only nonuniversity employers ranking so highly are tech companies. The Obama Victory Committee got donations from 54 Google employees, 48 Microsoft workers, 43 workers from IBM and 40 from Oracle.

The fund, which can accept up to $75,000 per person, also raised $3.4 million from 5,600 retirees and $5.1 million from 4,600 self-employed individuals.


Obamas to visit chat show, Romney may soon follow

NEW YORK — President Obama and his wife, Michelle, will make their first joint appearance on the daytime show “The View” next week.

The show says the president and first lady will tape an episode Monday to air Tuesday. Mr. Obama’s appearance in July 2010 was the show’s most-watched episode ever.

Republican challenger Mitt Romney might not be far behind. Mr. Romney said in private remarks to donors made public this week that going on “The View” is high risk because of the sharp-tongued female hosts, only one of whom is a conservative.

That conservative, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, said Wednesday that she had reached out to Mr. Romney, and the campaign said he would love to come on the show in October.

CBS’ “60 Minutes” also announced both candidates will appear Sunday in separate interviews.


Challenge to voter-ID law headed to state court

HARRISBURG — A legal challenge to Pennsylvania’s tough new law requiring every voter to show photo identification will reappear in court next week in front of the same judge who initially refused to halt the law.

A court clerk said Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson will take up the case Tuesday to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court-ordered review of whether registered voters are able to get the state-issued photo IDs they need.

If they cannot get the kind of access to a photo ID promised by the law, or if the judge believes any voters will be disenfranchised, then he is obliged to halt the law from taking effect before the Nov. 6 presidential election, the high court said in its ruling Tuesday.

The Supreme Court asked for an opinion by Oct. 2, just 35 days before the election.

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