• Thursday October 25, 2012 Happening Now

      12 days left until the election! (Can you believe it?!?)

      A new AP poll suggests Mitt Romney has erased the gender gap among women. AP suggests Romney has a 2 point advantage in a head-to-head matchup, but the 16 point advantage President Obama had is erased.

      A Time magazine poll of Ohio suggests Obama leads Mister Romney in the crucial swing state of Ohio by five points.

      In a huge swatch of national polls out yesterday and today, Obama leads some, Romney leads others. It is safe to say this race is a tie.

      It's now going to be all about retail politics, and getting out the vote. You can expect a very busy schedule from both sides.

      PRES OBAMA

      1205EDT -- Air Force One arrives Richmond Intl Airport. POOL TAPE

      1315EDT -- POTUS makes remarks at a campaign event in Richmond, VA. LIVE

      1430EDT -- Air Force One departs Richmond Intl Airport. POOL TAPE

      MITT ROMNEY

      1100EDT -- Attends rally at Jet Machine, Cincinnati, OH. ABC LIVE

      1510EDT -- Attends rally at Worthington Industries, Worthington, OH. LIVE

      PAUL RYAN/SURROGATES

      1230EDT -- Attends rally at Universal Fibers, Bristol, VA. LIVE via LiveU

      1210EDT -- Ann Romney attends a St. Augustine Victory Rally at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Convention Center, St. Augustine, FL.

      1210EDT -- Sen McCain attends meet and greet at the Bay of Pigs Museum and Library of the 2506 Assault Brigade, Miami, FL.

      1230EDT -- Fmr VP Dick Cheney attends fundraiser for Mitt Romney at the home of Jay and Sabrina Brown, Austin, TX. CLOSED

      New controversy erupted this week over comments by the republican candidate in Indiana - Richard Mourdock about rape. President Obama even weighed in on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

      Get ready for a massive storm expected to slam into the Northeast early next week. It will be the remains of Hurricane Sandy spinning out in the Atlantic right now. Janice Dean will have the details.

      We get weekly jobless numbers today at 8:30am.

      The Meningitis outbreak case count is now at 317. The good news is that the risk of stroke or death in patients is now *mostly* gone. Jonathan Serrie reporting.

      Five are dead in fighting near the capital of Syria - Damascus - ahead of a truce deadline.

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