The head of the Democratic national committee was Toledo this weekend, reinforcing the themes of President Obama’s campaign- jobs and the economy. Debbie Wasserman Schultz comes days before the Obama is set to visit Ohio as part of a two day bus tour. Wasserman Schultz says the battleground state is crucial to winning the election and while recent polling numbers have been good for the President in Ohio, Republican hopeful Mitt Romney raised more money than Obama. Wasserman Schultz says that’s likely to continue.
Enrique Pena Nieto and his family celebrated Sunday in Mexico City after he claimed victory in the presidential election.
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"Mexico's old guard sailed back into power after a 12-year hiatus Sunday," The Associated Press writes, "as the official preliminary vote count handed a victory to Enrique Pena Nieto, whose party was long accused of ruling the country through corruption and patronage."
Sign of the times: In Bethesda, Md., a Starbucks breaks some bad news. Ice is in short supply in many places where the power is out.
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For about 2.7 million people across mid-Atlantic and west to Ohio it's Day 3 without power.
Friday's "land hurricane" — technically known as a derecho — may be long gone, but it is certainly not forgotten. Crews, many brought in from states well outside the affected region, continue to work on restoring power. But utilities are warning it could be next weekend before everyone is back on the grid.
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Members of Congress have left town for the Fourth of July recess, but Washington is still reacting to the Supreme Court decision upholding President Obama's health care law. Each party is looking for ways to use the decision to its advantage in the fall campaign. Going into the weekend, a Gallup poll showed voters evenly split; 46 percent said they approved of the ruling, 46 percent disapprove.