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Obama offers a glimpse of his priorities

RUNNING HARD:US President Barack Obama says Republicans are alienating Hispanics, and predicted a deficit-reduction deal with Republican lawmakers if he is re-elected

Reuters, DAVENPORT, Iowa

Romney has narrowed the gap on Obama or moved slightly ahead in the eight swing states that will decide which candidate gains the 270 electoral votes needed to win. However, in Ohio, a vital part of most victory scenarios for either candidate, a Time magazine poll showed Obama with a 5-point edge on Romney.

In Nevada, which has the highest state unemployment rate at 11.8 percent and has been among the leaders in home foreclosures, Romney warned that four more years of Obama’s leadership could be devastating for the economy.

“If he’s re-elected, I’m convinced you’re going to see the values of your homes continue to bump along in the basement. And you’re going to find it hard to get a mortgage as well,” he told a rally in Reno, Nevada.

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