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** FILE ** Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Obama speak during the first presidential debate, at the University of Denver on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Goldman/Eric Gay)

New polls show Romney overtaking Obama in Colorado, nationally

A new poll shows Mitt Romney flipping a 5-point deficit in Colorado before the first presidential debate, which was held on Wednesday in Denver, to a 3.5-point advantage later in the week — another signal that Mr. Romney's comparatively strong debate performance has started to translate into rising poll numbers for the Republican.

President Barack Obama gestures during a rally in Virginia Beach, Va., Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Obama, DNC raise $181M in September

President Obama and the Democratic National Committee raised $181 million in September from a total of 1.8 million donors — by far the campaign's biggest monthly haul during the 2012 election cycle.

** FILE ** Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, gavels open the abbreviated first session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Priebus: Midway through debate, Obama 'realized he's been president for the past four years'

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus delivered the weekly Republican address Saturday, highlighting the respective performances of President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the first of three presidential debates Wednesday and painting Mr. Romney as the "one choice" for voters if they want better results than Mr. Obama has delivered during his nearly four years in the White House.

President Obama greets supporters on stage during a campaign event Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

Obama offers cautious optimism, presses Congress in weekly address

In his weekly address, President Obama highlighted the millions of new jobs created over the past 2½ years and a Friday report that put the national unemployment rate for September at 7.8 percent — the lowest since he took office — but said the country has "come too far to turn back now" and pressed Congress to act on measures to preserve current tax rates for middle-income families, offer homeowners the chance to refinance their mortgages at lower interest rates, and provide post-9/11 veterans a better shot at finding work once they return from overseas.

New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg

Bloomberg finances independent in Maine Senate race

One of the most prominent independent politicians in the country, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has put half a million dollars of his substantial wealth behind a fellow independent who is battling a Republican for a U.S. Senate seat in Maine.

**FILE** Martina Ryberg (right) of Plymouth State University talks April 4, 2012, with Tara Rossetti of On Call International during a job fair for college students in Manchester, N.H. (Associated Press)

Under-30 unemployment rate at 11.8 percent

While the government reported Friday that the overall jobless rate fell to 7.8 percent in September, President Obama's important bloc of voters under age 30 still faces a much tougher job market, according to the Labor Department's latest survey.