Campaigns’ faith outreach centers on economy

BETHESDA, Md. (RNS) With voters focused intently on pocketbook issues, both Mitt Romney and President Obama are framing their faith-outreach efforts around the economy as the presidential campaign enters its final weeks. By Daniel Burke and David Gibson.

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Jewish voters still favoring Obama

(RNS) For all the efforts by the Romney campaign to court Jewish voters, Obama's campaign is expressing growing confidence that they have been able to keep them in the Democratic fold. By Aamer Madhani. 

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Poll: White working class voters are still looking for a candidate, and still religious

(RNS) Many common perceptions of the white working class are wrong, according to the Public Religion Research Institute, including the idea that the group is turning its back on religion and is very concerned about candidates' stances on abortion, same-sex marriage and other social issues. By Lauren Markoe.

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Sister Simone Campbell, âÂ?Â?Nun from the Bus,âÂ?Â? calls GOP budget âÂ?Â?immoralâÂ?Â?

(RNS) Sister Simone Campbell, who became a celebrity of sorts this summer when she led the “Nuns on the Bus” tour for social justice, challenged the GOP in a rousing speech to the Democratic convention that called the Romney-Ryan budget plan “immoral.” By David Gibson.

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N.Y. Cardinal Timothy Dolan defends Obama invitation to Al Smith Dinner

(RNS) New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan defended his invitation of President Obama to the annual Al Smith Dinner in October, saying he's trying to encourage civility and dialogue amid a bitter battle over abortion rights and access to contraception. By Chris Lisee.

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