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Obama edges Romney in polls

Media reports and opinion polls suggest President Barack Obama holds a narrow lead over Republican Mitt Romney in the race for the White House with less than two weeks before the November 6 U.S election.

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Candidates make their pledges in race to the White House

Here's a selection of media stories on Friday:

  • The Obama administration is considering a possible tax cut that would increase workers' take-home salaries and replace the payroll reduction policy which is set to expire at the end of this year, reports The Washington Post.
  • Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has vowed to generate stronger job growth in the economy, reports Reuters.
  • Rock star Meat Loaf joins Romney on the campaign trail in the must-win swing state of Ohio. Source: Sky News Australia.
  • Colin Powell, a retired four-star U.S. Army general perhaps best known for having served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush, endorses Obama's bid for re-election. Source: CNN.

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