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Obama striving for midterm momentum
 
Despite polls pointing to gains for the Republican opposition, US president Barack Obama says he is confident that Americans support his vision for the country [AFP]
During an appearance on Comedy Central's mock newscast 'The Daily Show', host John Stewart asked Obama about his famous campaign slogan, in light of recent developments. "Yes we can ... but," Obama responded to audience laughter [Reuters]
Obama has been barn-stomping across the US, speaking alongside Democratic candidates. In Charlottesville, Virginia, several thousand turned out to rally for Congressman Tom Perriello [AFP]
With millions of Americans still looking for work, the economy is a dominant issue in this campaign. To show he understands business and the concerns of working people, Obama toured Stromberg Metal Works in Beltsville, Maryland, where he shared a laugh with some employees [Reuters]
US elections often involve negative campaign ads, but the tone of this year's midterms has been particularly nasty and personal [AFP]
The conservative Tea Party movement, which has become a significant force in American politics, exhibits visceral disdain for Obama. The Republicans hope Tea Party activists will support their candidates on November 2 [AFP]
Both Democrats and Republicans are concerned about science education in America. They worry the country is not training enough engineers and high-tech wiz kids. To show his commitment to technology and innovation, Obama hosts a science fair at the White House [AFP]
When 33 Chilean miners were pulled from a collapsed mine 700m below the earth, they became international celebrities. Obama invited the miners to visit him at the White House [Reuters]
Even with the House of Representatives and Senate on the line, a President needs to eat. Obama gives his order to waitress Jayme Stern while visiting the Famous 4th Street Delicatessen in Philadelphia [REUTERS]
Young people formed a crucial bloc for Obama's presidential campaign, but it is unclear how much support his party will get from the demographic this time around. He tried to mobilise young people during a rally at the University of Southern California [Reuters]
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